Polk led NCAA Division II's top offense while carrying a 153.74 pass efficiency rating after completing 65.7 percent of his passes (188-of-286) for 2,487 yards and 16 touchdowns. He threw just five interceptions.
Polk also rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the second-straight season finishing with 1,069 yards on 147 carries with a school-record 19 touchdowns.
He also finished fourth in the nation with 322.6 total yards of offense, 12th in scoring with 10.4 points per game, 14th in pass efficiency rating at 153.7 and 32nd in rushing yards.
Polk's 3,556 yards of total offense in 2007 also stand as a school record at Midwestern State.
He finished his career as MSU's all-time leader in rushing yards (3,560), total offense yards (8,276), touchdowns scored (44) and touchdowns accounted for with 82.
He also grew up in Dallas, playing his high school football at South Cliff High School.
Even though he played quarterback for Midwestern State, he is expected to make the transition to wide receiver with the Cowboys.
"I've been compared to (current Dallas receiver) Patrick Crayton a lot," he told Midwestern State's official web site. "It's the same situation for me and I'll have to play special teams, too."
QUICK SCOUTING REPORT: Great athlete. Possible WR/DS projection. Ran for 1,000 + and threw for 2000+ yards in 2007.
DANIEL POLK BIO
2007: Polk was the lone quarterback in college football (NCAA FBS, NCAA FCS, NCAA Divisions II and III, NAIA) to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 1,000 more in 2007... He became the first quarterback in Lone Star Conference history to accomplish the feat... Polk has accounted for another program record of 82 touchdowns during his career (44 rushing, 38 passing).
2006: earned third-team All-Southwest Region honors from Don Hansen's Football Gazette and second-team All-LSC South honors after leading the nation's best Division II offensive juggernaut… became the first quarterback in school history to pass and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season finishing with 1,114 passing yards while leading the LSC in rushing with 1,199 yards on 154 carries (7.8 per carry)… eclipsed the century mark in rushing yards four times, including an MSU-record 259-yard outburst against Southeastern Oklahoma on Oct. 28, 2006 to garner Hanson Football Gazette National Player of the Week honors… an underrated passer, he completed 56.2 percent (77-of-137) of his passes and recorded 146.1 pass efficiency rating while completing 12 passes for touchdowns to just five interceptions… accounted for 23 touchdowns all told… averaged 7.95 yards of total offense per play.
2005: was a first-team All-LSC South selection while seeing limited field time… found time to rush for 869 yards and eight touchdowns on 91 carries for a 9.5 yards per carry… blitzed Eastern New Mexico with 244 rushing yards and two touchdowns on Oct. 29, 2005 for a then-school record and also completed 7-of-11 passes for 149 yards and two more scores… passed for 521 yards and five TDs for a 148.8 pass efficiency rating… set a school record for average yards per touch at 9.08 yards of total offense a play.
2004: named LSC South Division Freshman of the Year leading MSU to its first postseason appearance since 1991 after Rahsaan Bell a suffered season-ending injury with three games to play… burst onto the scene with 150 yards on 18 carries in a reserve role against Texas A&M-Commerce on Oct. 9, 2004… quarterbacked team to a clutch 29-19 win over Abilene Christian on Nov. 6, 2004 to clinch a playoff berth and an LSC South Division title… completed 10-of-15 passes for 117 yards while rushing for 73 yards and two touchdowns against ACU while catching a pass for 28 more yards… recorded career-high 307 passing yards in playoff loss at Colorado School of Mines on Nov. 13, 2004.
2003: was an all-district quarterback as a three-year starter for coach J.B. Wallace at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas, Texas… was a two-year starter at small forward in basketball and was the team captain as a four-year starter at catcher on the baseball diamond.
PERSONAL: Daniel, a respiratory care major, is the son of Daniel, Sr. and Arlene Polk of Dallas, Texas… he was born May 19, 1985.
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