Daniels and Simmons return to help guide the young defensive corps
Murphy first ACC quarterback to rush for 1,000 since 2009
Murphy rushes for third 100-plus game, scores two TDs
Hilliman rushes for two touchdowns for third straight game
Shakim Phillips and Tyler Rouse combined for over 100 receiving yards.
DANIELS' CAREER HIGHS
2014 (JUNIOR): Played all 13 games, making nine starts at middle linebacker ... second on the team with 72 tackles, including 44 solo tackles, seven tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks ... had two fumble recoveries, one against NC State (Oct. 11) and one against Louisville (Nov. 8)... member of the BC defense that ranked second in the nation, allowing just 94.5 rushing yards per game ... registered four tackles (two solo) against Massachusetts (Aug. 30) ... recorded seven tackles (three solo) and an interception returned for 23 yards against Pittsburgh (Sept. 5) ... tallied eight take-downs (seven solo) in BC's win against No. 9 Southern California (Sept. 13) ... recorded five tackles at NC State ... matched a career high and tied the team season-high with 11 tackles -- all solo -- against Clemson (Oct. 18) ... also matched a career-high three tackles for loss against the Tigers ... tallied seven tackles at Wake Forest (Oct. 25), at Virginia Tech (Nov. 1) and vs. Louisville ... made four tackles at No. 1 Florida State (Nov. 22) ... made four tackles, including two unassisted, in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Penn State (Dec. 27).
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 13 games at linebacker ... finished the season ranked third on the team with 88 tackles, including 54 solo tackles ... recorded 6.5 tackles for a loss of 12 yards, including 3.0 sacks ... tallied one interception -- the first of his collegiate career (at New Mexico State) -- and two pass break-ups ... tallied at least 10 tackles in each of three games -- Wake Forest (Sept. 6), Army (Oct. 5) and Syracuse (Nov. 30) ... the notched four solo takedowns and had one tackle for loss against Villanova (Aug. 31)...had four solo tackles and assisted on six against Wake Forest (Sept. 6) ... recorded five tackles, a forced fumble and broke up a pass against Florida State (Sept. 28)...registered career-highs with 11 tackles (nine solo), three tackles for loss and two sacks against Army (Oct. 5)...notched eight solo tackles and assisted on one at Clemson (Oct. 12)...tallied nine tackles (five solo) at North Carolina (Oct. 26) ... posted five tackles (three solo) against NC State (Nov. 16)...recorded six tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss and a sack at Maryland (Nov. 23)...notched 10 tackles (eight solo) at Syracuse (Nov. 30).
2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games ... made one start at weak side linebacker at Wake Forest (Nov. 3) ... contested 254 snaps on the season between defense and special teams units ... competed in 70 plays or more in each of two games -- at Wake Forest and Notre Dame (Nov. 10) ... totaled 25 tackles (16 solo) on the season ... made a season-high eight tackles including five solo stops and 0.5 tackles for loss against Notre Dame ... recorded seven tackles (five solo) at Wake Forest ... tallied five tackles (three solo) at Georgia Tech (Oct. 20).
HIGH SCHOOL: Played the 2011 season for the Worcester Academy Hilltoppers ... Earned All-Ohio Division I first-team honors and All-Southwest District first-team honors as a senior linebacker at St. Xavier ... was a 2010 RivalsHigh.com All-America first-team choice ... gained TriStateFootball.com's Cincinnati Defensive Player of the Year award in 2010 ... captured All-Greater Catholic League South Co-Player of the Year honors ... registered 34 tackles for loss, including 18 sacks, in 2010 ... made 82 stops, including 14 tackles for loss (seven sacks) as a junior ... played for head coach Steve Specht ... also played on the school's basketball team.
PERSONAL: Steven Wayne Daniels ... enrolled as a communication major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences ... recipient of the Gaffney Family Football Scholarship Fund … Steven is the son of Minerva and Steven Daniels; has two brothers and two sisters.