Robertson Daniel
Defensive Back 4
205 lbs.
San Jose, 
Last School
De Anza Junior College
Roster Years

Career Summary

Robertson Daniel came to BYU as an All-American from De Anza Junior College in California. He lettered as a junior and senior while playing in 25 games and starting in 22. As a senior, Daniel took second place all-time at BYU for pass breakups in a single season. Daniel's 23 total pass breakups are tied for No. 1 in a career at BYU. He also registered 110 tackles and three interceptions as he proved to be a strong defensive player during his career. He was named to several All-Independent teams for his standout performances. See the summary tabs below and the recognition and stats tabs for more details. 


  • Signed free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders and later signed with the Green Bay Packers


  • 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.
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2013

  • 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
Senior Year 2014

  • 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
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year