48 Daniel Gard
Rugged walk-on reserve who has demonstrated the ability to step in and play when called on. Has a solid understanding of the offense.
2009: Made two starts at fullback (Jacksonville State and BYU) before suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for five games...used exclusively as a blocking back but has skills as a runner...also missed the Gator Bowl after suffering a concussion in practice...currently behind Lonnie Pryor and Debrale Smiley at fullback.
Graduated from The Kings Academy in 2006, where he was a standout linebacker and an all-star fullback as a two-way prep star...nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman as a senior...an All-State second team selection as a senior linebacker as he was credited with a single-season career-high 114 tackles...led his team to the state championship playoffs, was team captain, the team's Most Valuable Player on defense and played in the Outback All-Star game following his senior season...earned all-area first team honors as a senior fullback as he rushed for 352 yards and three touchdowns...totaled 96 tackles on defense while rushing for 860 yards and 16 touchdowns on offense...attended Georgia Southern out of high school, but never played in a game...born March 26, 1988.