The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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6-2, 340 • Sophomore • defensive lineman
Here comes Nebraska’s long-term answer at nose tackle. While this fall is the third season in the program for the big man from Dallas, Daniels still won’t celebrate his 20th birthday until the Aug. 31 season opener. A season to learn under older brother and grad transfer Darrion Daniels won’t hurt, and neither will another offseason to build his strength and conditioning. Damion Daniels recorded 12 tackles in 12 games last year after redshirting in 2017. While the younger Daniels may not start, watch how many consecutive plays he can go before coming out. D-line coach Tony Tuioti said in the spring that the number was around three, with the goal of reaching five and eventually Darrion’s total of 6-8.