LSU Football BIO
Danny Etling
Player Profile:
Danny Etling 2256842
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Terre Haute, Ind.
High School: South Vigo HS
Other College: Purdue
Major: Communications (Masters)
Born: 07/22/1994

2017 Vice-Chair SEC Football Leadership Council
2017 LSU Graduate (Mass Communications)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2016 SEC Community Service Team

Enters second year with the Tigers in 2017 after leading LSU to an 8-4 overall mark and a win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl in 2016 ... Took over as LSU's quarterback in the second quarter of the Jacksonville State game in week 2 and never relinquished the role ... Started the final 10 games at quarterback, leading the Tigers to a 7-3 mark over that span ... Joined the Tigers in June of 2015 after transferring from Purdue, where he played his first two years of college football ... Strong-armed passer who can also tuck it and run when necessary ... Has great pocket awareness and understands the philosophy of getting the ball into the hands of LSU's talented playmakers ... Possesses tremendous football knowledge ... Served as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy during the summer of 2017 ... Also a standout in the classroom as he earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in 2016 as well as being named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... LSU's 2017 nominee for the Good Works Team ... Named Vice-Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council by a group of his peers from other schools in the league ... Achieved Eagle Scout status as part of his commitment to the Boy Scouts ... Active in community endeavors ... Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in mass communications ... Played in 13 games at Purdue over two seasons, throwing for 2,490 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Started 12 consecutive games in a two year span (last seven games in 2013, first five games in 2014) for the Boilermakers.

Posted a 7-3 mark as LSU's starter ... Entered lineup in the second quarter of the Jacksonville State game in week 2 and kept the job for the remainder of the season ... First LSU start came in win over Mississippi State ... Finished season by completing 160-of-269 passes for 2,123 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions ... Completed 59.5 percent of his passes ... Ranked No. 6 in the SEC in passing yards per game (193.0) and pass efficiency (135.6 rating) ... Threw for 200 or more yards in seven of his 10 starts ... Had streaks of 101 and 93 passes without an interception during the season ... Capped first year with the Tigers by throwing for 217 yards and a pair of TDs in LSU's 29-9 win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl ... Paired with Derrius Guice to become the first LSU duo in school history to have a 300-yard passing/200-yard rushing game at Texas A&M ... Set his LSU career high with 324 passing yards in win over Texas A&M as he connected on 20-of-28 attempts in directing an LSU offense that scored 54 points against the Aggies ... Completed 14-of-25 passes for 204 yards and rushed for 16 yards on four carries against Florida ... Was 10-of-16 passing for 157 yards against Arkansas where six of his 10 completions were for a first down ... Paired with Leonard Fournette to become the third LSU duo to pass-run for 200 yards in the same game in win over Ole Miss ... Finished 19-of-28 for 208 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Rebels ... Threw a career-best 80-yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark in win over Southern Miss ... Became part of the sixth trio in school history to have a 200-yard passer and a pair of 100-yard rushers after finding nine different receivers for 216 yards while Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams each rushed for more than 100 yards against Missouri ... Extended the streak of LSU wins with quarterbacks in their first starts in Tiger Stadium to 13 consecutive games in the 23-20 victory over Mississippi State ... . Against Mississippi State, became first LSU QB to get his starting debut against a SEC foe in Tiger Stadium since Jarrett Lee in 2008 ... . Connected on 19-of-30 passes with 215 yards and a 37-yard TD pass against Mississippi State ... Entered with 14:42 left in the second quarter against Jacksonville Sate and led the Tigers to a touchdown with just six snaps on his first drive when he connected a 46-yard pass with DeSean Smith ... Went 6-of-8 in his first quarter of action for the Tiger against Jacksonville State ... Finished the game 6-of-14 passing with one TD pass and added a rushing touchdown.

Joined the Tigers during the summer of 2015 and had to sit out due to NCAA transfer rules ... Practiced all of 2015 with the Tigers, serving as scout team quarterback each week.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014 at Purdue)
Played and started first five games of season, leading Boilermakers to a 2-3 mark during that span ... Finished season 89-of-162 for 800 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions ... Threw two TDs and 181 yards in 43-34 win over Western Michigan to open season ... Connected on 27-of-40 passes for 234 yards, two scores and two interceptions in 30-14 loss to No. 11 Notre Dame ... Connected on 15-of-26 passes for 198 yards and a pair of TDs in 35-13 win over Southern Illinois ... Final start and appearance came in 24-10 loss to Iowa where he completed 11-of-26 passes for 61 yards in week 5.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013 at Purdue)
Played in eight games, starting final seven games of the year ... Connected on 149 of 267 passing attempts (55.8 percent) for 1,690 yards and 10 touchdowns ... First collegiate appearance came in reserve against Northern Illinois on Sept. 28 where he completed 19-of-39 passes for 241 yards and two TDs ... First collegiate start came against Nebraska on Oct. 12 ... Completed 14-of-35 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown in loss to Huskers ... Was 14-of-25 for 160 yards at Michigan State on Oct. 19 and followed that with a 13-of-29 performance for 89 yards in loss to fourth-ranked Ohio State on Nov. 2 ... Finished 15-of-28 for 145 yards and a touchdown against Iowa on Nov. 9 and was 21-of-33 for 223 yards and a touchdown at Penn State on Nov. 16 ... Completed 20 passes on 29 attempts for 163 yards and a TD in 20-16 loss to Illinois on Nov. 23 ... Closed out freshman season by completing a career-best 33 passes on 49 attempts for 485 yards and four TDs in 56-36 loss to Indiana.

Mid-year enrollee ... Rated a four-star prospect and listed as the No. 9 “Pro-Style Quarterback” by ... Four-star prospect, ranked No. 175 on the Top 300 and the No. 12-ranked “Pro-Style Quarterback” by ... Listed by's Tom Lemming as the No. 20 “Pro-Style Quarterback” in the nation among the 2013 class ... Participated at the 2013 Offense-Defense All-America Bowl Game in Houston ... Selected as one of 25 prep quarterbacks nationally to compete at the Elite 11 finals in Redondo Beach, Calif., ... As a senior threw for 1,505 yards and 11 touchdowns for South Vigo.

Full name is Daniel Patrick Etling ... Goes by Danny ... Born July 22, 1994 ... Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in mass communication.

Attempts: 30, twice (Last: vs. Missouri, 2016; First: vs. Mississippi State, 2016)
Completions: 20 at Texas A&M, 2016
Yards: 324 at Texas A&M, 2016
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Long: 80 vs. Southern Miss (TD), 2016

Attempts: 3, four times (Last: at Arkansas, 2016; First: vs. Jacksonville State, 2016)
Yards: 23, twice (Last: at Auburn, 2016, First: vs. Mississippi State, 2016)
Touchdowns: 1 vs. Jacksonville State, 2016
Long: 14 vs. Missouri, 2016


2013 (Purdue)
80 (TD)
2014 (Purdue)
Purdue Totals
13-12 429-238-12
80 (TD)
2015 (LSU) Transfer Season
2016 (LSU) 11-10 269-160-5 2,123 11 80 (TD)
2017 (LSU)
LSU Totals
80 (TD)
Career Totals 24-22 698-398-17 4,613 27 80 (TD)


2013 (Purdue)
2014 (Purdue)
Purdue Totals
2015 (LSU) Transfer Season
2016 (LSU) 11-10 41 46 1 18
2017 (LSU)          
LSU Totals
11-10 41 46 1 18
Career Totals 11-10 41 46 1 18
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