Marquay McDaniel

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Marquay McDaniel
No. 16 Calgary Stampeders
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-04-20) April 20, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Hampton
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • Grey Cup champion (2014)
  • 3x All-MEAC (2004-2006)
  • CFL West Division all-star (2013)
  • CFL all-star (2013)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Marquay McDaniel (born April 20, 1984) is a professional American and Canadian football wide receiver for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football for the Hampton Pirates. He has also been a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL).

Professional career[edit]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

In his rookie season McDaniel played in all 18 games and led the CFL with 2,535 all-purpose yards. He had 688 yards and three touchdowns on 57 receptions, 1,153 yards on 57 kickoff returns, 615 yards on 73 punt returns and 79 yards on five missed-field goal returns. He was Hamilton’s nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award. He had six catches for 100 yards in the Ticats’ East semifinal loss to BC.

In 2010 McDaniel started all 18 regular-season games for the Tiger-Cats and finished second on the club in receiving yards with 998. He made 76 catches with seven of the grabs going for touchdowns. He also returned 15 kickoffs for 332 yards and six punts for 46 yards. McDaniel had six catches for 85 yards in the East semifinal.

2011 was a down year for McDaniel as he only saw action in one game, making four catches for 60 yards in a July 16 contest against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Shortly after being released by Hamilton on Aug. 31, he signed with the Stampeders and spent the remainder of the season on Calgary’s practice roster.

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

2012 was a return to form for McDaniel, he started 14 games and all three post-season contests. In the regular season, he caught 53 passes for 744 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball twice for 15 yards. His first touchdowns as a Stampeder came on Sept. 23 in Saskatchewan when he recorded two scores. McDaniel also saw time on special teams, returning 12 punts for 130 yards, one kickoff for 18 yards and one missed field goal for 31 yards. In the playoffs, McDaniel tallied 12 catches for 220 yards and a touchdown. His major came on the second play of the West final as he made a 68-yard catch and run for his longest career touchdown.

In 2013 McDaniel started all 18 games and was the team’s leading receiver and fourth in the league with 76 catches for 1,047 yards and eight touchdowns and five carries for 42 yards and touchdown. He surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career on Oct. 26 against the Riders. He has also returned four punts for 44 yards. He was hurt in the last regular season game and was on the injured list for the Western Final. McDaniel was named a West Division all-star and CFL all-star.

In 2014 McDaniel started 12 games and was the team’s leading receiver for the second season in a row with 54 catches for 792 yards and four touchdowns. He added one carry for three yards. He also returned seven punts for 52 yards and one kickoff for 22 yards. He was placed on the six-game injury list prior to Game 12 after breaking his arm on Sept. 13 and returned to the lineup for the final regular season game. He was named CFL offensive player of the week for his 12-catch, 165-yard comeback performance in the last game of the regular season. McDaniel started the Western Final and had two catches for 58 yards including a 46-yard touchdown. He also started the Grey Cup where he hauled in seven catches for 61 yards. The Stampeders won the championship beating his former team, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, in a 20-16 contest.

In 2015 McDaniel started all 18 games and had 86 catches for 1,038 yards and four touchdowns, plus caught five two-point converts which is a CFL season-record. He also carried the ball three times. McDaniel also started both playoff games and had six catches for 27 yards and returned four punts for 40 yards. In 2016 McDaniel started 16 games and was the team’s leading receiver with 1,074 yards and four touchdowns on 83 catches and added one carry for three yards. He also had a two-point convert. He played his 100th regular-season game on June 25. This is his third 1,000-yard receiving season, and his third season to lead the Stampeders in receiving yards. He was on the one-game injury list for Games 17 and 18.[1] In 2017 McDaniel re-signed with the Stampeders through to the 2018 season.[2]

CFL Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Played Receptions Yards Touchdowns
2009 HAM 18 57 688 3
2010 HAM 18 76 998 7
2011 HAM 1 4 60 0
2012 CGY 14 53 744 3
2013 CGY 18 76 1,047 8
2014 CGY 12 54 792 4
2015 CGY 18 86 1,038 4
2016 CGY 16 83 1,074 4
Total 117 489 6,441 33

Source: Player Bio


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