April 9, 1945|
|Died:||June 14, 2012
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Miami (FL) Northwestern|
|College:||Mississippi Valley State|
|NFL Draft:||1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Dave McDaniels (born April 9, 1945 – June 14, 2012) was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Mississippi Valley State University.
McDaniels attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School. He accepted a scholarship from Mississippi Valley State University, where he played at wide receiver. As a freshman, he made 9 receptions for 200 yards. The next year he had 34 receptions for 496 yards and 3 touchdowns.
As a junior, he posted 65 receptions for 1,236 yards (led the NAIA) and 7 touchdowns. His 137.3 yards per game broke an NAIA record. In his last year he tallied 51 receptions for 800 yards and 2 touchdowns.
He was inducted into the Mississippi Valley State University Athletics Hall of Fame.
McDaniels was selected in the second round (45th overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, becoming the highest drafted player from Mississippi Valley State University, until Jerry Rice in 1985. In training camp he was tried both at wide receiver and tight end.
He had a disappointing rookie season, playing in only 4 games and spending most of the year on the team's taxi squad. On January 27, 1969, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, in exchange for future hall of famer Mike Ditka.
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