2016 Athlon Sports Preseason All-C-USA Fourth Team
C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2015, 2014 & 2013)
2015 Phil Steele’s Preseason C-USA Third Team

2016 (SENIOR): Started 10 games at the left tackle position, missing two contests due to injury … played on an offensive line that paved the way for Aaron Jones to rush for a single-season program-record 1,773 yards, while Jones also became UTEP’s all-time leading rusher … Miners averaged 185.5 rushing yards per game and scored 20 touchdowns on the ground … the offensive line yielded 22 sacks (1.83 per game), ranking in the top half of Conference USA … capped season off with a season-high 555 yards of total offense, including a season-best 384 yards rushing (most since 1983) and four scores during a victory against North Texas … opened season with 518 yards of total offense against rival NM State, while rushing for 289 yards … rushed for 323 yards against Houston Baptist … followed with 237 yards rushing at Florida Atlantic.

2015 (JUNIOR): Started the first 11 games at the left tackle position, while missing final contest due to injury … played on an offensive line that led Conference USA in sacks allowed with 12 …UTEP ranked tied for sixth nationally in sacks allowed per game (1.0) … efforts helped UTEP offense surge for a season-best 542 total yards, including a season-high 269 rushing yards and three rushing scores, during a come-from-behind overtime victory at rival NM State … the Miners followed with a season-high 280 yards in the air during a triumph over Incarnate Word … UTEP gained 408 total yards – its second-most during the season – during a victory over Florida Atlantic … the Miners recorded 271 yards passing and three touchdown passes versus FAU … the Miners gained 392 total yards, including 231 pass yards and a pair of scores against Rice.

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 13 games at the right tackle position ... played on an offensive line unit that has only surrendered 13 sacks in 13 games (ranked first in Conference USA and eighth nationally) ... the Miners also ranked fourth in C-USA in rushing offense, averaging 207.8 yards per game, while scoring 27 rushing touchdowns ... the rushing offense totaled seven games of 200-plus yards, including four 300-plus yard games ... the Miners ran for a season-high in yards (351) and touchdowns (five) during a win over North Texas ... led team to New Mexico Bowl, its first since 2010.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Participated in eight games, including a start at left guard at Rice ... efforts against the Owls helped freshman running back Aaron Jones gain a career-best 186 yards rushing.

2012: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Two-time All-District 4-4A first team selection (2010 & 2011) ... Texas Top-30 offensive lineman by Dave Campbell's Texas Football magazine ... recorded 30 pancake blocks as a junior and 50 his senior campaign ... paved the way for a team that rushed for 3,000 yards to rank second in the Dallas Metro area ... led team to the bi-district playoffs as a sophomore ... scholar-athlete with 4.18 GPA ... benched 400 pounds and had a squat of 620 pounds.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ronald Jerome Daniels, Jr. ... parents are Morris and Jennifer Turner ... born in Galveston, Texas ... has two sisters ... management major.

Jerome Daniels

Jerome  Daniels


Little Elm, Texas

High School:
Little Elm HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 305




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