On Saturday night Auburn’s head coach Gus Malzahn said, “I have decided to dismiss Elijah Daniel from our team. My hope is that he will learn from this situation.”
Daniel was arrested and charged with four counts of burglary and four counts of theft following an investigation of break-ins at an on-campus dorm.
The lineman, who is 6-2, 282 pounds, played in all 13 games last season for the Tigers and started two games. He was credited with eight solo tackles and seven assists. He made 3 1/2 tackles for lost yardage with one sack and tied for the team lead in quarterback hurries with 17.
Daniel was in on nine tackles, including three for lost yardage, as a freshman while playing in 14 games for the 2013 SEC champions. He was credited with 2.5 quarterback sacks and 11 QB hurries.
A four-star defensive end from Avon Ind., Daniel originally committed to play football for Ole Miss, but flipped to the Tigers late in the recruiting process.