Wayne State College

Richard Daniel

Inducted: 2022

Papillion-LaVista graduate Richard Daniel turned into one of Wayne State’s top defensive ends ever during his career at WSC from 2008-12. Daniel was a three-time First Team All-NSIC South Division selection as a sophomore, junior and senior and was a steady performer on the Wildcat defense As a sophomore in 2010, Daniel led the NSIC in tackles for loss (17.5) and was third in sacks (9.5), ranking 12th nationally in sacks and 18th in tackles for loss. Had 58 tackles. During junior season, he had 59 total tackles and tied for first in the NSIC in sacks (eight) and made 16 tackles for loss for 71 yards while also tied for first in the NSIC with four forced fumbles. As a senior, Daniel was named NSIC Defensive Player of the Year with 59 tackles ranking fourth in the NSIC in sacks (eight) and fifth in tackles for loss (14.5-65 yards). He also received the NSIC Glen Galligan Award at end of season given to a student athlete who makes positive contribution on and off the field. Daniel currently ranks fifth in all-time sacks at Wayne State with 27. Richard Daniel was inducted into the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame on October 29, 2022.