2012 - RS Freshman: Member of UI squad.
2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.
High School: Two-time DuPage Valley All-Conference selection ... Two-time letterwinner in football, basketball and track ... Earned academic all-state honors in football his junior and senior years ... High school coach was Mike Stone.
Personal: Full name is Hayden Christiansen Daniels ... Son of Jerry and Bridget Daniels ... Born on May 9, 1993 ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Has three siblings, all of whom played college athletics ... Brother, Owen, played football at Wisconsin and plays for the Houston Texans ... Sister, Meredith, played water polo for Brown ... Brother, Harrison, plays football at Princeton and is entering his senior year ... Plans on attending chiropractic school after graduation ... Chose Illinois over Central Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Buffalo.