UNLV football ranks third in Academic All-MW Team members.
UNLV: Joined the team for fall preseason camp ... Will vie for starting slot at strong safety ... Is the 18th Pac-10 transfer and fourth player to come to UNLV since 1999 ... Follows in the footsteps of fellow Trojan and Rebel Eric Wright, who was a 2007 second-round pick by the Cleveland Browns and is now with the Detroit Lions.
USC: Redshirted his fi rst season for the Trojans before going on to compete for a starting job in the defensive secondary over the ensuing three seasons ... Played in over 20 games and recorded more than 20 tackles as a part of the nickel and special teams' packages ... Graduated in May of 2011 with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Gordon S. Marshall School of Business.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Damien HS, La Verne, CA. ... Voted 2007-Sierra League Outstanding Senior, 2006-First Team All Sierra League Defensive Back and All-CIF Southern Section Defensive Back, 2005-Honorable Mention First Team ... Started in all 23 varsity games ... Totaled 59 tackles with four interceptions ... Notable performance included three touchdowns in one game; one rushing, one interception for a touchdown and one kickoff return touchdown to win the game ... Helped Damien to the 2006 Sierra League Championship, going undefeated ... Was an AP Scholar, National Honor Society Life Member, National Society of High School Scholars, Gold Honor Cord: Cumulative GPA of 3.5-4.0+, Academic Honor Roll: 15 consecutive quarters, Western Association of Accreditation Committee, California Scholarship Federation Life Member and received the President's Award for Academic Excellence.
PERSONAL: Daniel Harper was born on June 4, 1989, in Inglewood, CA ...The son of Kenny and Christina Harper ... Current student of UNLV Management Information Systems Graduate Program.