#1 Daniel Dayton
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Knoxville, Tenn./Knox Halls HS|
2010 (JUNIOR): Voted Honorable Mention All-America by the Victory Sports Network ... Named Daktronics NAIA National Scholar-Athlete and Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete ... Played in all 11 contests at wide receiver and eight as the primary punt returner ... Collected 12 receptions for 109 yards and returned 15 punts for 209 yards, ranking second nationally in yards per return (13.9) and 14th in total punt return yards ... Made two catches for 18 yards in lidlifter at Austin Peay and had three receptions for 20 yards at Kentucky Christian ... Recorded one catch versus West Virginia Tech and Shorter Univ. ... Posted three receptions for 25 yards against Union College ... Registered two catches, including season-long 23-yard reception, at the Univ. of the Cumberlands ... Began returning punts versus West Virginia Tech in the fourth game of the season ... Totaled two returns for 19 yards against the Golden Bears ... Returned six punts for 84 yards, including one for 20 yards, versus Lindsey Wilson ... Recorded two returns for 30 yards, including one for 22 yards, at Bethel Univ. ... Returned three punts for 78 yards, including season-long 53-yarder, against Belhaven Univ.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete ... Played in 10 games, at receiver and on special teams, making six receptions for 43 yards and two tackles ... Did not play at Bethel Univ. ... Caught one pass and made one tackle in lidlifter versus Campbellsville Univ. ... Posted one reception for 14 yards at UVA-Wise and two catches for 11 yards at Shorter College ... Registered two catches for 16 yards and made one tackle at Lambuth Univ.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Caught 14 passes for 126 yards in eight games ... Recorded season-high four receptions and 32 yards against Shorter College ... Posted two catches against Bethel College, at Faulkner Univ. and versus Kentucky Christian.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for coach Kevin Julian at Knox Halls HS ... Selected First Team All-KIL ... Chosen as Comcast/ION-TV Player of the Game and Knoxville Quarterback Club Player of the Week ... Garnered 10 statistical receiving awards, including most yards, average yards per catch and most touchdowns ... WVLT-TV Athlete in the Classroom Award ... Also four-year letterwinner in baseball, earning All-Region honors twice.
PERSONAL: James Daniel Dayton ... Son of Michael and Rebecca Dayton ... Born October 11, 1989 ... Majoring in Nursing.