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    Matt Danielson
    Matt Danielson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rochester Hills, Mich.

    High School:
    Rochester Adams

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 235

    Position:
    QB

    Birthdate:
    06/18/1979



    The Scouting Report: The teams veteran quarterback, Danielson provides a great deal of expertise as a signal caller and special teams performer ... Although he is not listed among the top three QBs on the preseason depth chart, his presence is needed at quarterback and with the team.

    2001: Played on special teams in season-opener at UNLV ... Did not make any appearances at quarterback.

    2000: Saw action in eight games ... Completed six-of-eight passes for 109 yards and one touchdown vs. Purdue ... First career touchdown pass was a 35-yarder to Louis Ayeni vs. Purdue ... Ran for a TD vs. Illinois.

    1999: Redshirted.

    High School: Named honorable mention all-state ... All-region, all-league ... Team MVP and team captain as a senior ... Led high school to the playoffs for the first time in schools history ... In the fall of 1998, led his prep school to an undefeated season ... Team captain ... Completed more than 60 percent of his passes ... Totaled 430 passing yards and six touchdown passes for his best prep game ... Lettered four times as a prep (2--football, 2--baseball) ... All-region and all-league in baseball ... Team captain in baseball ... High school coach was Jim DeJaeger.

    Personal: Born Matt David Danielson on 6/18/79 ... Son of Gary and Kristy Danielson ... Father was an NFL quarterback for the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns and now is a college football commentator for ABC Sports ... Grandfather, George King, is a former athletics director and basketball coach at Purdue ... Sociology major.

    Danielson's Career Statistics

    Passing Year GP ATT COMP INT PCT YDS TD LNG 2000 8 26 13 1 50.0 164 1 35

    Rushing Year GP ATT YDS AVG. TD LNG 2000 8 11 -7 -0.6 1 16