Robertson Daniel Athlete Profile

#4 Robertson Daniel

Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2013-2014 Hometown: San Jose, CA Last School: De Anza Junior College


  • Exercise science major
  • Favorite athlete is LeBron James
  • Grew up in Brooklyn, NY then moved to San Jose, Calif. where he graduated high school

Before BYU

  • All-State and All-American safety at De Anza College
  • Attended Branham High School in San Jose, Calif.

2013 | Junior Year

  • Notched season-high 10 tackles in win at Utah State
  • Forced a fumble to go alone with five tackles against Georgia Tech
  • Recorded his first sack  and first tackle for loss as a Cougar against Houston
  • Tallied eight tackles (six solo) and three pass breakups in the win over Boise State
  • Started 12 games at field corner (missed one start due to illness) and played in all 13
  • Finished fourth on the team with 66 tackles
  • Recorded a team-high two interceptions
  • Tallied one sack, nine pass breakups and two forced fumbles
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Third Team
  • Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team

2014 | Senior Year

  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent First Team
  • Recorded six tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup in 41-7 win at Texas
  • Named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Defensive Back of the Week (9/8)
  • Tallied four tackles, two pass breakups and an interception return for 32 yards against Virginia
  • Tied career highs in total and solo tackles against UCF with 10 and seven, respectively
  • Totaled six solo tackles and two pass breakups in loss to Nevada
  • Had his 10th pass breakup of the year against Middle Tennessee, passing his 2013 total of nine and passing Jernaro Gilford for third all-time at BYU with 19 (Official NCAA defensive statistics began in 2000)
  • Earned letterman honors as a senior
  • Played in 12 games, starting 10 of them
  • Totaled a team-high 14 pass breakups on the year, tying him with Corby Eason, Preston Hadley and Brian Logan for second all-time in a single season at BYU 
  • His 14 pass breakups combined with the nine from his junior year tied him with Daniel Sorensen for the all-time lead for pass breakups in a career at BYU with 23
  • Named to the College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team