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Report: Ex-La Cueva star Daniels gives up football

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — La Cueva High alumnus Ronnie Daniels, New Mexico’s all-time career high school rushing leader, says he is giving up football and his fans should not “sob over this,” according to a story published Friday by a San Diego State athletics fan website.
Daniels, a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder, had signed with SDSU in February after numerous suspensions and an eventual dismissal in spring 2012 from Texas Tech’s program.
“All I have to say is sorry to all my fans and family,” Daniels told AztecsSportsReport via text message. “I know it is hard for you to see me not pursue an athletic career. At the end of the day I have to do what’s best for me. The time I sat out I had adapted and acquired a unique set of skills that I plan to use for everyone’s benefit. Although the game is fun, it is definitely time to set aside childish things and help everyone progress.
“Again, I’m sorry fans but don’t want you to sob over this. … Football fell far from the tree. It’s dead to me. Not balanced.”
Journal calls Friday to Daniels and San Diego State for further comment went unreturned.
If Daniels never plays again, his lone college football game was a nine-carry, 43-yard performance that included one touchdown in a 59-13 Tech win over New Mexico on Sept. 17, 2011. He was suspended shortly thereafter and never played again.


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