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#8 Daniel Jolly
Position: V-Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Sophomore
City/State: San Antonio, Texas
High School: John Marshall
Experience: 1 Letter

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)—He saw action in all 12 games on special teams (mainly the FG/PAT unit, where he played all 53 snaps), and in most on offense, usually at fullback and early on at tailback.  He finished third on the team in rushing with 23 rushes for 62 yards (2.7 per), with seven carries of five or more yards.  He had the bulk of his work in the opener against Colorado State, when he had 13 attempts for 42 yards, and he had three rushes for 14 yards against North Texas.  He also caught two passes for 11 yards and earned two first downs on the year.  He ran with authority at both positions in the spring, gaining 58 yards on 14 carries in the first two major scrimmages; he missed the spring game as suffered a knee sprain midway through the second scrum and sat out the last week of drills (he was fine by early May).

 

2003 (Fr.)—He saw action in seven games at tailback (no starts), missing the first month of the year after suffering a knee sprain and the Missouri game due to illness (flu).  He had his first game action in his home state of Texas, scoring a touchdown on his second collegiate carry.  He was a scoring machine, as at one point, he had 11 rushes and four touchdowns before finishing the season with six scores on 47 rushes.  He gained 109 yards for a 2.3 per carry average, but many of his attempts came in short yardage situations; he earned nine first downs on the season and was 8-for-12 in third- and fourth-and-1 situations.  He rushed nine times for 28 yards and a score at Kansas State, and had 13 rushes for 20 yards at Texas Tech, with a multiple TD game (two) in CU’s overtime win over Kansas.  He arrived on campus in June, and between his workouts back home and the CU weight room, he had added 10 pounds to his frame since signing day.

 

HIGH SCHOOLA three-time first-team all-district (28-5A) performer, he scored all kinds of honors his senior year.  PrepStar named him to its all-Midlands team, SuperPrep tabbed him all-Southwest (ranking him as the No. 81 player in Texas, and the fifth running back), while Rivals.com rated him the No. 18 running back nationally.  He was the district most valuable player, and was also named the San Antonio player of the year.  He was a first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press, with the coaches placing him on their second-team.  As a senior, he rushed 292 times for 2,109 yards and 23 touchdowns, averaging 7.2 yards per carry with a long run of 70 yards.  He topped the 100-yard mark 10 times in 11 games, with the only exception against Warren, when he rushed twice for 62 yards and two scores in a 42-0 win.  As a junior, he rushed for 1,282 yards and 15 scores, and had 963 yards and 13 TDs as a sophomore.  He caught 20 passes for 100 yards and two scores as a sophomore; five passes for 20 yards as a junior and none as a senior.  He also averaged 20 yards or more on kick returns all three seasons.  He played some fullback as a freshman, picking up 112 yards on 12 tries.  Two of his top career games came his senior year: against O’Connor in a 28-21 win, he rushed for 300 yards and three touchdowns, including the game winner.  In a 37-35 win over William Taft, he scampered for 278 yards and four touchdowns, gaining 198 of the yards in the second half.  As a junior, he previously had lit up the Taft defense, going for 225 yards and two scores in a 24-14 victory.  John Marshall under coach Mike Carew was 10-2 his senior year, winning the district title before falling in the second round of the playoffs, and was 7-5 his junior year and 14-1 his sophomore season (reaching the state semifinal after winning the city championship with an undefeated regular season).  He also lettered once in track (sprints, relays), and played AAU basketball from seventh to ninth grade. With his team ranked in the nation’s top 25 in ninth grade, earning a trip to nationals (he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds that year).

 

ACADEMICSHe is undecided on his major at CU, but is interested in communications.  A consistent member of the honor roll at John Marshall, he owns a 3.0 grade point average and is in the “Gifted & Talented Program.”

 

PERSONALHe was born September 3, 1984 in Fairfield, Calif.  Hobbies include the Korean Martial Art “Kuk Sool”, as he started when he was just three and at the time was the youngest to receive the black belt at age 8 and followed that up by being the youngest to win a world championship (at age 9).  He also enjoys computers, video games, electronics and video editing (says he’s a “Tech-head”).   He likes to just be known simply as “Jolly” (perhaps he’ll become the “Sting” or “Bono” of college football).  Committed to CU around Father’s Day 2002, one of the early ones in the class to do so.

 

                                                     RUSHING                                         High Games       RECEIVING                         High Games
Season                  G                  Att      Yds  Avg.   TD  Long       Att Yds       No    Yds   Avg.   TD  Long       Rec  Yds
2003                     7                  47       109   2.3      6      10           13   28          1         1       1.0      0       1              1        1
2004                    12                 23         62    2.7      0       7            13   42          2       11      5.5      0       6              1        6
Totals                   19                 70       171   2.4      6      10           13   42          3       12      4.0      0      6               1       6

 

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