Amendola was ranked as the No. 195 wide receiver available in the 2008 NFL Draft by TheRanchReport.com.
Amendola capped a stellar four-year career with one of the best receiving seasons in school history, amassing 109 receptions, 1,245 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2007.
He also finished among the NCAA leaders in receiving yards per game (16th, 95.8) and receptions per game (4th, 8.4). His 109 receptions on the season also ranked fourth. Additionally, Amendola's receptions total in 2007 is more than eight of the ten players in the game recorded during their respective careers.
A multi-talented player for the Red Raiders, Amendola was also the team's leading punt returner each of the last four seasons.
He rolled up 1,283 career punt return yards, which ranks third all-time at Tech, and is only the third player in school history with more than 100 returns (116). He finished his career ranked seventh on the career all-purpose yardage list with 3,839 yards.
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2006 - Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention ... ranked sixth in the Big 12 Conference with 9.2 yards per punt return ... finished the season with a career-high 487 receiving yards ... now ranks third all-time in school history behind Wes Welker and Tyrone Thurman in career punt returns and punt return yardage.
2005 - All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches) ... team's top punt returner with 29 returns on the season ... returned three punts 25 yards in the win over Oklahoma ... also had three receptions for 28 yards ... caught a pass for 22 yards and returned three punts 34 yards in loss at Oklahoma State ... had four returns against Texas A&M, one for 28 yards that set up a score ... also had two receptions for 16 yards ... caught one pass and returned four punts against Baylor ... posted career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (60) at Texas ... also returned a punt ... caught three passes for 30 yards in the Kansas State win ... biggest play for Amendola in Nebraska came on fumble recovery following Hodges interception in the waning minutes of the win ... grabbed a reception for six yards in the game and returned three kickoffs 58 yards.
2004 - All-Big 12 Conference First Team return specialist ... SBC/Big 12 Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 1) ... only true freshman on the field for the Red Raiders this season ... last true freshman punt returner was Wes Welker ... finished the season with 29 punt returns for 371 yards and a touchdown ... averaged 12.8 yards per return ... most yards per return at Tech by a freshman since Tyrone Thurman's 13.5 yards in 1985 ... 371 yards ranks as seventh single-season best at Tech ... numbers also better than those of former Red Raider and NCAA punt return record holder Wes Welker during his freshman season ... also caught 13 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown and averaged 18.6 yards on eight kickoff returns ... in the bowl win over Cal, returned two punt returns for 11 yards and a 20-yard kick return.
High School - The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas ... Three-Star Recruit (TheInsiders.com) ... No. 80 wide receiver in the nation (SuperPrep.com) ... No. 58 overall prospect in Texas (Dallas Morning News) ... No. 77 overall prospect in Texas (Rivals.com) ... No. 97 overall prospect in the nation (Big 12 Insiders Top 100) ... No. 97 overall prospect in Texas (Texas Insiders Top 100) ... State Top 100 (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... PrepStar All-Region Team ... First-Team All-State (Texas Sports Writers Association) ... team finished the 2003 season ranked 20th nationally by USA Today ... The Woodlands advanced to Class 5A championship game ... Class 5A Region II Player of the Week after catching nine passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in second round of playoffs against Temple ... finished senior season with 60 receptions for 864 yards and nine touchdowns ... caught 60 passes for 985 yards and eight touchdowns in 2002 ... also registered 120 kickoff return yards and 315 punt return yards as a junior ... first-team all-district punt returner and second-team all-district wide receiver as a junior ... 4.65 in the 40 ... benches 275, squats 350 and has a 33-inch vertical ... also recruited by Arkansas, Colorado, Michigan and Texas A&M ... High School Coach: Weldon Willig.
Personal - Danny Amendola ... born November 2, 1985, in The Woodlands, Texas ... son of Rose and Willie Amendola ... has an older brother, Matt.
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