DURHAM, N.C. - Duke senior safety Matt Daniels has received second team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Foundation, as announced on Thursday night by the organization.
A native of Fayetteville, Ga., Daniels paced Duke and currently ranks second in the ACC in tackles with 126 total stops while adding 4.0 tackles for loss, 14 pass break-ups and two interceptions on the year. A first team All-ACC selection, Daniels finished third in the balloting for the league's Defensive Player of the Year award after registering the 23rd-highest single-season tackle total in school history.
Daniels reached double figures in the tackle column five times in 2011 including a career-best 18-stop performance in his collegiate final game at North Carolina. In addition, his pass break-up total of 14 marks the second-highest single-season total in school history.
For his career, Daniels played in 46 games with 37 starting assignments and was on the field for 2,737 total snaps. His career totals include 324 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 27 pass break-ups, four interceptions, seven caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Daniels is one of 14 players in Duke history to record 300-plus tackles and, on the school's all-time charts, ranks 13th in tackles, tied for sixth in PBUs and third in caused fumbles.
Daniels is the first Duke defensive back to garner All-America accolades since Ray Farmer received a third team citation in 1994.
This is the 122nd edition of the Walter Camp All-America team - the nation's oldest All-America team. Voting members are the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors.