2018 NFL Draft: New England Patriots, 7th round (219th overall)
2017 SEC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2017 Vice-Chair SEC Football Leadership Council
2017 LSU Graduate (Mass Communications)
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2016 SEC Community Service Team
Consummate student-athlete as he excelled in both the classroom and the football field for the Tigers ... Named the 2017 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for football ... Graduated with a 3.9 grade point average in mass communications, while serving as a two-year starter at quarterback for the Tigers in 2016 and 2017 ... Transferred from Purdue following the 2014 season ... Sat out 2015 and served as the scout team quarterback for LSU ... Started 12 games at Purdue in 2013-14 and then started the final 23 games of his LSU career ... Posted a 16-7 mark as LSU’s starting quarterback ... Played in 24 games at LSU, starting 23 times ... Passed for 4,586 yards and 27 touchdowns in his two years with the Tigers ... Accounted for 30 touchdowns (27 passing, 3 rushing) ... Connected on 59.7 percent of his passes (325-of-544) with only seven interceptions ... His 1:77.1 interception ratio ranks second in the history of the SEC for quarterbacks with at least 500 attempts trailing only AJ McCarron of Alabama (1:86.3) ... For career, ranked among the Top 10 in LSU history for passing yards per game (No. 3 at 191.1 yards per game), completion percentage (No. 6 at 59.7 percent), passing yards (No. 8 at 4,586), and completions (No. 9 at 325) ... Twice named to the CoSIDA All-District 6 Team ... Named to the 2016 SEC Community Service Team as well as being a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll that year ... Named the Vice-Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council in 2017 and participated in SEC Spring Meetings ... Served as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy during the summer of 2017 ... Achieved Eagle Scout status as part of his commitment to the Boy Scouts ... Active in many other community endeavors.
SENIOR SEASON (2017)
Starter in all 13 games for the Tigers, leading LSU to a 9-4 mark and berth in the Citrus Bowl ... Connected on 165-of-275 passes for 2,463 yards, 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions ... Rushed for 128 yards and two scores ... Set LSU single season record for interception ratio, throwing just two interceptions on 275 attempts (1:137.5) ... His 1:137.5 interception ratio ranks No. 2 in SEC history for a single season ... . His 2,463 passing yards ranks No. 8 in LSU history, while his 110 consecutive passes without an interception is the sixth-longest streak in school history ... Only two interceptions in 2017 came on a desperation attempt at the end of the Troy game and on final attempt in first quarter vs. Alabama ... In 2017 became only the fifth quarterback in LSU history to throw for 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons ... Threw at least one TD pass in nine games and had two or more touchdown passes six times ... Threw for a career-best 347 yards and three TDs on 19-of-30 passing in win over Texas A&M ... In his two career games vs. Texas A&M, connected on 39-of-58 passes for 671 yards, five touchdowns, no interceptions and led the Tigers to a combined 99 points in wins over Aggies in 2016 and 2017 ... Tossed for 229 yards on 19-of-33 passing in bowl game vs. Notre Dame ... Threw for 200 yards and two TDs and added a rushing score in road win over Ole Miss ... Opened season by connecting on 14-of-17 passes for 171 yards in win over BYU in New Orleans ... Other rushing TD came in road win over Tennessee in a driving rainstorm ... Ranked No. 2 in the SEC in passing yards per completion (14.9) ... Directed LSU offense that set school-record and tied NCAA record for fewest turnovers in a season with eight (4 fumbles, 4 interceptions).
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Posted a 7-3 mark as LSU’s starter ... Entered lineup in the second quarter of the Jacksonville State game in week 2 and kept the job for the remainder of the season ... First LSU start came in win over Mississippi State ... Finished season by completing 160-of-269 passes for 2,123 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions ... Completed 59.5 percent of his passes ... Ranked No. 6 in the SEC in passing yards per game (193.0) and pass efficiency (135.6 rating) ... Threw for 200 or more yards in seven of his 10 starts ... Had streaks of 101 and 93 passes without an interception during the season ... Capped first year with the Tigers by throwing for 217 yards and a pair of TDs in LSU’s 29-9 win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl ... Paired with Derrius Guice to become the first LSU duo in school history to have a 300-yard passing/200-yard rushing game at Texas A&M ... Set his LSU career high with 324 passing yards in win over Texas A&M as he connected on 20-of-28 attempts in directing an LSU offense that scored 54 points against the Aggies ... Completed 14-of-25 passes for 204 yards and rushed for 16 yards on four carries against Florida ... Was 10-of-16 passing for 157 yards against Arkansas where six of his 10 completions were for a first down ... Paired with Leonard Fournette to become the third LSU duo to pass-run for 200 yards in the same game in win over Ole Miss ... Finished 19-of-28 for 208 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Rebels ... Threw a career-best 80-yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark in win over Southern Miss ... Became part of the sixth trio in school history to have a 200-yard passer and a pair of 100-yard rushers after finding nine different receivers for 216 yards while Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams each rushed for more than 100 yards against Missouri ... Extended the streak of LSU wins with quarterbacks in their first starts in Tiger Stadium to 13 consecutive games in the 23-20 victory over Mississippi State ... . Against Mississippi State, became first LSU QB to get his starting debut against a SEC foe in Tiger Stadium since Jarrett Lee in 2008 ... . Connected on 19-of-30 passes with 215 yards and a 37-yard TD pass against Mississippi State ... Entered with 14:42 left in the second quarter against Jacksonville Sate and led the Tigers to a touchdown with just six snaps on his first drive when he connected a 46-yard pass with DeSean Smith ... Went 6-of-8 in his first quarter of action for the Tiger against Jacksonville State ... Finished the game 6-of-14 passing with one TD pass and added a rushing touchdown.
JUNIOR (TRANSFER) SEASON (2015)
Joined the Tigers during the summer of 2015 and had to sit out due to NCAA transfer rules ... Practiced all of 2015 with the Tigers, serving as scout team quarterback each week.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014 at Purdue)
Played and started first five games of season, leading Boilermakers to a 2-3 mark during that span ... Finished season 89-of-162 for 800 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions ... Threw two TDs and 181 yards in 43-34 win over Western Michigan to open season ... Connected on 27-of-40 passes for 234 yards, two scores and two interceptions in 30-14 loss to No. 11 Notre Dame ... Connected on 15-of-26 passes for 198 yards and a pair of TDs in 35-13 win over Southern Illinois ... Final start and appearance came in 24-10 loss to Iowa where he completed 11-of-26 passes for 61 yards in week 5.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013 at Purdue)
Played in eight games, starting final seven games of the year ... Connected on 149 of 267 passing attempts (55.8 percent) for 1,690 yards and 10 touchdowns ... First collegiate appearance came in reserve against Northern Illinois on Sept. 28 where he completed 19-of-39 passes for 241 yards and two TDs ... First collegiate start came against Nebraska on Oct. 12 ... Completed 14-of-35 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown in loss to Huskers ... Was 14-of-25 for 160 yards at Michigan State on Oct. 19 and followed that with a 13-of-29 performance for 89 yards in loss to fourth-ranked Ohio State on Nov. 2 ... Finished 15-of-28 for 145 yards and a touchdown against Iowa on Nov. 9 and was 21-of-33 for 223 yards and a touchdown at Penn State on Nov. 16 ... Completed 20 passes on 29 attempts for 163 yards and a TD in 2016 loss to Illinois on Nov. 23 ... Closed out freshman season by completing a career-best 33 passes on 49 attempts for 485 yards and four TDs in 56-36 loss to Indiana.
Mid-year enrollee ... Rated a four-star prospect and listed as the No. 9 “Pro-Style Quarterback” by Rivals.com ... Four-star prospect, ranked No. 175 on the Top 300 and the No. 12-ranked “Pro-Style Quarterback” by ESPN.com ... Listed by MaxSports.com’s Tom Lemming as the No. 20 “Pro-Style Quarterback” in the nation among the 2013 class ... Participated at the 2013 Offense-Defense All-America Bowl Game in Houston ... Selected as one of 25 prep quarterbacks nationally to compete at the Elite 11 finals in Redondo Beach, Calif., ... As a senior threw for 1,505 yards and 11 touchdowns for South Vigo.
Full name is Daniel Patrick Etling ... Goes by Danny ... Born July 22, 1994 ... Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in mass communication.
DANNY ETLING’S LSU CAREER PASSING HIGHS
Attempts: 33 vs. Notre Dame, 2018 (Citrus Bowl)
Completions: 20 at Texas A&M, 2016
Yards: 347 vs. Texas A&M, 2017
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Long: 80 vs. Southern Miss (TD), 2016
DANNY ETLING’S LSU CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 10 vs. Notre Dame, 2018 (Citrus Bowl)
Yards: 57 vs. Troy, 2017
Touchdowns: 1, three times (Last: at Tennessee, 2017; First: vs. Jacksonville State, 2016)
Long: 19 vs. Troy, 2017