Daniels Named First-Team All-American

Dec. 11, 2010

DALLAS -- TCU defensive end Wayne Daniels has been named a first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America.

Daniels is the fifth Horned Frog to be a first-team All-American this season. He joins linebacker Tank Carder, safety Tejay Johnson, kickoff returner Jeremy Kerley and center Jake Kirkpatrick.

One of just two unanimous first-team All-Mountain West Conference selections this year, Daniels has team-high totals of 12 tackles for loss and 6 1/2 sacks.

Daniels' 12 stops behind the line of scrimmage top all MWC defensive linemen and surpass the total from his first three seasons combined (10). His 6 1/2 sacks equal his career output entering the 2010 campaign.

A senior from Kilgore, Texas, Daniels opened the season with two sacks in a 30-21 win over Oregon State.

Daniels has been instrumental in TCU leading the nation in total defense (215.4 yards) for the third straight season. The Horned Frogs also rank first in scoring defense (11.4 points), pass defense (126.3 yards), fewest first downs allowed per game (11.3), opponent third-down percentage (21.9) and three-and-outs forced per game (6.4). TCU is third in run defense (89.2 yards).

The third-ranked and undefeated Horned Frogs (12-0) will face No. 5 Wisconsin (11-1) Jan. 1 in the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO.



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