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Danny McManus
Player Profile:
Danny McManus 1235437
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minn.
High School: St. Thomas Academy
Major: History

Danny McManusWill return for a fifth year after missing most of the 2016 season.

SENIOR (2016)
Opened the season as one of the starters at cornerback ... recipient of the team’s Earl Hamilton Varsity Award as the senior player who displays the friendliness, sense of humor, and appreciation of the outdoors that characterized Hamilton ... averaged nine tackles in the first three games before an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year ... collected a career-high and team-leading 14 tackles in the Ivy League opener against Penn, including a tackle for a loss of a yard and two more for no gain ... second on the team with eight stops in the season-opening, 22-21 victory over 22nd-ranked New Hampshire, Dartmouth's first win over the Wildcats in 40 years.

JUNIOR (2015)
Return specialist, primarily on kickoffs, and reserve cornerback made key contributions to the title-winning campaign ... led team with 14 kickoff returns ... returned three kicks 74 yards and a punt nine more while pitching in a trio of tackles in the opening quarter of the 31-10 win at Georgetown to open the season ... recovered a fumble in the red zone, posted three tackles and broke up a pass in the 49-7 blowout of Sacred Heart ... recorded a season-high 76 yards on three kickoff returns at Penn, plus had a pair of stops on special teams in a 41-20 triumph ... batted away a third-down pass to force a Yale punt and brought down three Bulldogs as the Big Green cruised to a 35-3 homecoming victory ... secured the 21-3 win over Cornell with his first career interception, bringing it back 14 yards, with 1:20 to play ... collected two solo stops in the 34-18 victory at Brown ... began the second half against Princeton with a career-best 44-yard kickoff return, setting up the Green for their first score of the day ... late in the third quarter, made his biggest defensive play of the season, breaking up a pass with the Tigers leading by a field goal, allowing the Big Green to thwart the possibles scoring drive and rally for a 17-10 victory to end the season for a share of the conference crown.

SOPHOMORE (2014)
Played as a reserve and special teamer in the first nine contests before making his first collegiate start in the season finale at Princeton ... made a tackle on a punt coverage and a kickoff coverage in the season-opening 35-25 win over Central Connecticut ... dropped a Yale kick returner inside the 20 after Dartmouth took its first lead late in the third quarter en route to a 38-31 victory ... had two more special teams stops in the 24-21 triumph over Holy Cross ... recorded four tackles and forced a fumble in a 42-7 win at Cornell ... made first kick return of the year against Brown, advancing 29 yards ... had two more at Princeton, averaging 21 yards ... also had a season-high eight stops (one for a loss) and broke up three passes from his cornerback position in his start against the Tigers.

FRESHMAN (2013)
Appeared in half of the 10 varsity games as a rookie, including the season opener at Butler ... made both tackles against Columbia on consecutive plays, the second a one-yard loss against the run ... also saw action against Penn, Bucknell and Brown.

HIGH SCHOOL
St. Paul Pioneer Press High School Player of the Year ... twice chosen All-Pioneer Press ... finalist for the St. Paul Downtown Lions Club Award ... as a senior recorded 97 tackles (16 for loss), four interceptions and two fumble recoveries ... ran for 373 yards and four touchdowns ... added 131 receiving yards and two touchdowns through the air ... returned punts and kickoffs and held on placements ... also an ice hockey standout.

PERSONAL
History major ... full name is Daniel Greeley McManus ... born on Aug. 15, 1994 ... son of Timothy and Amy is the third brother to play at Dartmouth ... preceded by all-conference receivers Timmy ’11 and Ryan ’15 ... also has two sisters, one of whom is a year behind him at Dartmouth ... father played football at Drake ... enjoys swing dancing.


Complete Career Statistics

TACKLES g ua a total tfl-yds pd ff fr blk
2013 5 2 0 2 1.0-1 0 0 0-0 0
2014 10 12 7 19 0.5-1 3 1 0-0 0
2015 10 12 5 17 0.0-0 4 0 1-0 0
2016 3 17 10 27 0.5-1 0 0 0-0 0
TOTAL 28 43 22 65 2.0-3 7 1 1-0 0

 

INTERCEPTIONS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2013 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2015 10 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.4
2016 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 28 1 14 0 14 14.0 0.5

 

KICK RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2013 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 10 3 71 0 29 23.7 7.1
2015 10 14 344 0 44 24.6 34.4
2016 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 28 17 415 0 44 24.4 14.8

 

PUNT RETURNS g no. yards td long avg/r avg/g
2013 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2015 10 4 12 0 9 3.0 1.2
2016 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 28 4 12 0 9 3.0 0.4

 

ALL PURPOSE g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g
2013 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2014 10 0 0 0 71 0 71 7.1
2015 10 0 0 12 344 14 370 37.0
2016 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 28 0 0 12 415 14 441 15.8
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