DaVaris Daniels caught 49 passes for 745 yards and seven touchdowns during the 2013 season.
Junior wide receiver DaVaris Daniels has been suspended from the university for the spring semester for academic reasons, sources have confirmed to Blue & Gold Illustrated.
When reached by Blue & Gold Illustrated, Daniels’ mother refused comment. It is unclear what Daniels’ plan is in reaction to this news. He is eligible for the NFL Draft if he chooses that route.
Daniels caught 49 passes for 745 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior season in 2013. He snared two touchdowns in two of the first three games and did not reach the end zone again until he scored in each of the final three games of the regular season.
Head coach Brian Kelly spoke often throughout the 2013 season of Daniels needing to develop more consistency and learn how to play through the bumps and bruises of a grueling college football season as departing wide receiver TJ Jones did when he blossomed his senior year.
With Jones graduating, Daniels would have brought the most experience to spring practice and would have been expected to highlight a receiving corps that was otherwise filled with inexperience. Sophomore wide receiver Chris Brown has 17 career receptions, the most of any returning wide receiver.
Daniels sat out his freshman season in 2011 before catching 31 passes for 490 yards as a sophomore in 2012. His six-catch, 112-yard performance against Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game was easily his best of the season.
In a statement released to ESPN.com, Daniels says he plans to re-enroll at Notre Dame this summer and play his senior season. He also sent out a tweet along those lines early Thursday evening: "Small bump. Not entering the draft. Can't wait to get back with my brothers this summer!"
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