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WSC's Richard Daniel Named NSIC Glen Galligan Recipient

Posted: 14 November, 2012

BURNSVILLE, Minn.- Richard Daniel of Wayne State College has been named the 2012 NSIC Glen Galligan Award recipient. The award is given to a student-athlete who participates at his institution for four years and is academically superior while making a positive contribution to the institution. The Galligan Award was initiated in 1948 to honor an outstanding senior football player in the NSIC. Galligan was the athletics director at Winona State University from 1929-47 and head football coach from 1927-33 and 1935.

Off campus, Daniel works weekly at CareAge of Wayne, a retirement community in town; he volunteers at the Tower School, a school for challenged students of the Wayne Public Schools; is a leader of the Wayne State Campus Crusade for Christ; and has led ten day mission trips to South Africa the past two summers to work at an orphanage. This past summer, he was the leader of the mission trip, being responsible for raising the money to fund the trip. Daniel will attain his degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in December.

Daniel was named the 2012 NSIC Defensive Player of the Year and an All-NSIC South Division First Team. Daniel was a dominant force for the Wildcat defense again this season ranking in the top five in four major defensive categories.  He led the NSIC in fumbles forced with six, tied for third in fumbles recovered with three and was fourth in sacks with eight for 40 yards and tied for fifth in tackles for loss with 14.5 for 65 yards.  Daniel ranked fourth on the Wildcat team in tackles this season with 59 and also had two blocked kicks, eight quarterback hurries and two pass breakups while finishing his Wildcat career ranked fifth all-time in sacks with 28.

Daniel joins Silas Fluellen (2009) as Wayne State’s only recipients of the Glen Galligan Award.

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