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#31 Jessie Daniels
Position: Strong Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Breaux Bridge, La.
High School: Breaux Bridge HS
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Jessie Daniels Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/16/2007

CAREER
Played in 49 games, starting 35 times ... Capped career with 183 tackles, 11 tackles for losses, four interceptions and three sacks ... Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game in Houston.

SENIOR SEASON (2006)
LSU’s quarterback in the secondary ... Played in 12 games with 11 starts at strong safety for the Tigers ... Missed the  Alabama contest with a hamstring injury ... Recorded 47 tackles (24 solo, 23 assisted) ... Also been credited with 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, two PBU, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble ... Was the Tigers’ leading tackler against ULL, recording a career-high tying eight tackles ... Also had a tackle for a loss and a sack against the Ragin’ Cajuns ... Registered seven tackles, all solo stops, against Florida ... Also recovered a fumble and was credited with a tackle for loss against the Gators.

JUNIOR SEASON (2005)
Played and started in 11 games ... Missed the Appalachian State game with a shoulder injury and was then forced to sit out the SEC Championship game against Georgia with an ankle injury ... Returned to full strength against Miami in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl helping lead the Tigers to a 40-3 win over the Hurricanes ... Recorded 39 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, from the strong safety position .... Added 2 sacks and 1 interception ... Interception came against Ole Miss ... Had a sack for a 9-yard loss against Tennessee and added a sack for a 12-yard loss against Vanderbilt ... Recorded a season-high 7 tackles in win over Arkansas ... Had 6 stops, 1.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and pass breakup in overtime loss to Tennessee.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004)
Starter at strong safety in all 12 games ... Third on the team with 64 tackles, including 31 solo stops ... Added 2 tackles for loss and 3 interceptions ... Had 2 fourth quarter interceptions in win over Ole Miss to halt a Rebel comeback attempt ... Played last three games of the regular season with a cast on his right hand after having a pin inserted following an injury against Vanderbilt ... Did not miss any game action with the injury ... Had season-high 8 tackles in win over Florida, including a critical stop on third-down for the Tigers that forced a Florida punt late in the fourth quarter ... Other interception came against Mississippi State ... Recovered a fumble vs. Vanderbilt.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003)
True freshman who saw action in all 14 games with one start for the Tigers ... Key member of LSU special teams coverage units  ... Listed as LSU's starter when the Tigers played their dime package on defense ... Started LSU's season-opener against UL-Monroe as the Tigers opened with a six defensive back set against the Indians ... Registered 33 tackles, 23 of which were solo ... Added 2 tackles for loss, 9 quarterback hurries and 5 pass breakups ... Had 6 tackles in win over Arkansas and added 5 in victories over UL-Monroe and South Carolina ... Capped season with 1 tackle for a 2-yard loss and a pass breakup in LSU's win over Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl ... Finished the year by seeing action on 553 plays, 381 coming on defense and 172 on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the state's top defensive backs in 2002 ... As a senior, recorded 62 tackles and 5 interceptions in just eight games at free safety earning first-team 4A all-state honors for a third-straight year ... Recognized by Rivals.com as the No. 32 safety in the country ... Member of FSN South's Countdown to Signing Day "All-South" Third Team, Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen and The Shreveport Times' Top 20 ... Showed great speed (4.5 40-yard dash) as a starting running back ... Picked off two passes and returned them for a total of 98 yards in a victory over 5A quarterfinalist Acadiana on Sept. 6, 2002 ... Played bi-district and regional playoff rounds with a broken hand ... Was the first commitment in the 2003 signing class, giving the Tigers his pledge in February of 2002 ... Coached by Mike Mowad.

PERSONAL
Nickname is Country ... Born Jan. 8, 1984 ... Majoring in general studies ... On pace to graduate in the spring of 2007 as he enters the 2006 fall semester just 22 hours shy of earning his degree ... Hobbies include fishing and hunting ... Has a stocked pond in his backyard ... Listens to “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins before every game ... Credits his hobby of duck hunting with making him a better football player ... “It (duck hunting) teaches you how to be patient. You can’t make any sudden moves. I think it helps me play football better.” ... Last year, the day before LSU beat Arkansas to win the SEC Western Division, Daniels was in a marsh duck hunting ... Aspires to coach high school football or serve as a little league baseball coach. 

SEASON HIGHS
Total tackles: 8 vs. ULL
Tackles for loss: 1 twice
Sacks: 1 vs. ULL
Interceptions: 0

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 8, twice
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Tenn., 2005
Sacks: 1, three times
Interceptions: 2 vs. Ole Miss, 2004

DANIELS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks INT
2003 14-1 23 10 33 2-6 0-0 0
2004 12-12 31 33 64 2-1 0-0 3-32
2005 11-11 22 17 39 4.5-30 2-21 1-0
2006 12-11 24 23 47 2.5-5 1-1 0
Totals 49-35 100 83 183 11-42 3-22 4-32

 

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