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Football Adds Transfer Daniels to 2022 Roster

by Michael Bonnette
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Football Adds Transfer Daniels to 2022 Roster

BATON ROUGE – Jayden Daniels, a three-year starter at quarterback for Arizona State, is transferring to LSU, head coach Brian Kelly announced on Sunday.

Daniels helped the Sun Devils to an 18-12 mark and two bowl appearances in his three seasons at Arizona State. Daniels joins the Tigers after passing for over 6,000 yards and 32 touchdowns in 30 games at Arizona State. He added 1,288 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns in becoming one of the best all-around players in the Pac-12 over the past three years.

“Jayden is an outstanding player who will make our quarterback room even stronger,” Kelly said. “He’s a playmaker with a strong arm and the ability to make plays with his feet. We are excited to welcome Jayden to our program as we continue to build a roster of student-athletes who will compete for championships on the field and work just as hard in the classroom to earn their degree.”

Daniels, a native of San Bernardino, Calif., led Arizona State to an 8-5 mark and an appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl in 2021. He threw for 2,380 yards and 10 touchdowns and added another 710 yards and six scores on the ground. He led the Pac-12 in completion percentage at 65.4 as he connected on 197-of-301 passes.

In 2019, Daniels became the first true freshman quarterback in Arizona State history to start a season-opener for the Sun Devils. He capped his rookie season throwing for 2,943 yards, 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He added 355 rushing yards and three TDs in leading Arizona State to an 8-5 mark and win over Florida State in the Sun Bowl.

Arizona State played just four games during the COVID-shortened 2020 season, going 2-2. Daniels threw for 701 yards and five touchdowns to go with 223 rushing yards and four scores.