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12   Damon McDaniel
Damon McDaniel

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Landstown

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 201

Position:
WR


At Florida State: Will enter the fall battling with Joslin Shaw to back-up De'Cody Fagg as the Seminoles X receiver...recorded 16 catches for 223 yards and two TDs in spring scrimmages...was third on the team this spring in receptions and second in TD catches...was named the team's most improved receiver and the offense's "King of 3-on-3" for his tenacious blocking in those drills...considered one of the best blocking receivers on the team.

Freshman Year (2006): Played in five games for the Seminoles...saw action versus Clemson, Duke, Maryland, Boston College and Virginia... recorded three catches for 51 yards and a TD versus the Blue Devils...first catches and TD of his FSU career came at Duke...was on the receiving end of a 14-yard TD pass from Xavier Lee in the fourth quarter of the Duke game...the only freshman wide receiver to score a TD...had more yards than any other first year wideout...averaged 17 yards per catch, second to only Greg Carr...the only true sophomore on the Seminoles roster who enters the season with a TD catch.

High School: Graduated from Landstown High School in 2006... one of the top prep receivers in the country, regarded by Rivals.com as a four-star player and No. 2 overall high school prospect in the state of Virginia...rated as the No. 6 wide receiver in the nation and the No. 69-ranked overall player in the Rivals100 for 2006...named to the 2006 PrepStar100 and ranked as the No. 6 wide receiver prospect...a fourstar player according to Scout.com...finished his senior season with 80 catches for 1,700 yards and 24 TDs and was named to the VirginiaPreps.com All-Eastern Region Offense...ranked as the 35th overall prospect and the No. 3 wide receiver on The ESPN 150 for 2006...a preseason All-American selection by PrepStar Magazine prior to his senior campaign after catching 68 passes for 1,106 yards and 15 TDs and carrying 26 times for 238 yards and five TDs as a junior in 2004...chose Florida State over Florida, LSU, Miami, Ohio State and Virginia Tech.

Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1988...enrolled in undergraduate studies...longtime friend and former high school teammate of Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin.

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