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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Maurice Daniels




219 lbs.




Coalinga, Calif.

Previous School

Robeson HS / West Hills College

New Mexico: Talented linebacker who was a late signee that was highly recruited by several Mountain West and Pac-12 schools … was a key reserve and third-down backer for UNM.

2015 (Junior Season): Played in 13 games with no starts, mostly as a pass rushing backer … recorded 43 total tackles and leads team with 12.5 tackles for loss and a 5.5 sacks … credited with two hurries, four pass breakups and a forced fumble … recorded a season-high seven tackles with a forced fumble in his first action against Mississippi Valley State … had 1.5 sacks and 2.5 TFLs in that game … recorded a TFL in nine of his 12 games, including eight games in a row … had four tackles against Arizona State with an 11-yard sack … had four solo stops and 2 TFLs against New Mexico State … had five tackles in UNM’s 14-13 win over Boise State … broke up a career-high three passes with two tackles against Boise State … only bowl game tackle was for a loss against Arizona.

Junior College:  One of the nations top pass rushers in the JUCO ranks … recorded 28.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore with 19.5 sacks … overall he recorded 54 tackles and five forced fumbles.

High School:  Prepped at Robeson High School in Chicago, Illinois … talented enough to play receiver as well defensive line … also returned kickoffs.

Personal: Born on July 30, 1995 … majoring in liberal arts.