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Former OSU Standout Darrion Daniels Named Team Captain at Nebraska

Darrion is shining in the preseason for a former Big 12 rival.

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Darrion Daniels surprised many at the end of 2018 when he announced he would graduate and transfer from Oklahoma State after an injury-laden season was cut short in Stillwater only four games in. What’s not surprising is that he’s already taken on a huge role at his new stop.

After transferring to Nebraska for his final year of eligibility, Daniels, in the course of an offseason, has earned the title of team captain. He’ll serve alongside QB Adrian Martinez, Matt Farniok and fellow defensive captain Mohamed Barry.

Daniels signed with OSU in 2015 as a four-star recruit, shocking many by picking the Pokes over Iowa, Texas Tech, OU and others. He played as a true freshman in 2015 and competed in 33 total games over the next four seasons before choosing to head to Huskertown. As a senior this season at Nebraska, he’ll play alongside his younger brother Damion, also a defensive tackle, as the Huskers look to become relevant again under coach Scott Frost.

Losing Daniels to transfer was a tough blow for OSU because it was an unexpected and one of many that also took place in the offseason. In addition to Daniels, OSU lost DT starters Trey Carter and Enoch Smith, as well as the rest of the starters on the defensive line.

The good news is that while OSU could undeniably put Daniels to use, it seems they’ve found some confidence in replacing his production. Those around the program have raved about Brendon Evers and Cam Murray, two underclassmen set to start this week at DT to start this season, and depth with transfers Israel Antwine, Sione Asi and Amadou Fofana seem rock solid.

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