Pat Fitzgerald, Dan Persa, Al Netter and Brian Peters talked about NU's bowl berth
2012: Redshirt sophomore ... Earned starting cornerback spot prior to Minnesota game and started seven straight games to end the season ... 33 total tackles this year, including 29 solo stops ... One tackle vs. Vanderbilt and two vs. Boston College ... Missed South Dakota and Indiana games due to injury ... One stop and a PBU at Penn State ... Registered six tackles at Minnesota ... Career-high 11 tackles against Nebraska, including 10 solos, and one pass breakup ... Notched four solo stops and one PBU vs. Iowa ... Three tackles at Michigan and two at Michigan State ... Three solo stops in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State.
2011: Played in 12 games and notched 12 total tackles ... Began the year as a reserve cornerback and special teams contributor but worked his way up the depth chart ... Replaced starter Jordan Mabin when Mabin was injured in the first quarter of the season finale vs. Michigan State ... Made his first career start in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas and recorded three tackles.
2010: Did not see action.
High School:PrepStar All-Southeast Region cornerback ... Ranked 98th-best corner by ESPN.com ... First-team all-district selection for Tallahassee's Florida High School ... National Underclassmen MVP ... Team's Defensive Back and Playmaker of the Year ... Tallahassee Quarterback Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Max EmfingerAll-American ... All-state special mention ... For career, totaled 1,175 all-purpose yards, seven interceptions, 20 pass breakups, 105 tackles, four forced fumbles, four defensive TD's and five offensive TD's ... Had a 99-yard-plus kickoff return for TD ... Played cornerback, safety, wide receiver and running back during career ... Named school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a Florida Academic all-state selection ... Lettered four years ... Team captain ... Also lettered in track and weightlifting ... Member of school's 1,000-pound club in weightlifting ... Selected to play with Team Florida by the International Sports Specialists ... Member of school's Honor Roll and National Honor Society ... Top 10 in senior class ... Coached by Jarrod Hickman.
Personal: Born Daniel Smith Jones ... Nickname is DJ ... Son of Daniel Sr. and Janet Jones ... Cousin, Sam Madison, played for the Miami Dolphins ... Majoring in economics with a minor in business institutions.