2006 (Jr.): Played in nine games to earn third letter . . . started at Buffalo and vs. Western Michigan . . . had catches at Central Michigan, vs. Western Michigan, at Michigan and vs. Kent State . . . managed a season-long reception of 14 yards at CMU.
2005 (So.): Played in nine games to earn second letter . . . started the season finale vs. Central Michigan . . . tied his career high with five catches vs. CMU . . . tallied a career-high 64 receiving yards vs. Bowling Green, including one touchdown reception . . . had a career-long reception of 64 yards vs. Bowling Green, which was the longest reception for a Ball State player on the season . . . ranked third on the team with a 12.3 yards-per-catch average.
2004 (Fr.): Played in the final six games of the season with his first career start in the season finale at Central Michigan . . . earned first letter as a true freshman . . . had a career-high five catches vs. Northern Illinois . . . managed a season-high 40 receiving yards vs. NIU . . . tallied a season-long catch of 21 yards at Central Michigan . . . credited with a career-best five kickoff returns at Bowling Green for a career-high 69 yards . . . managed a career-long kickoff return of 22 yards vs. Eastern Michigan and tied that with a 22 yarder at BG . . . ranked third for Ball State with a 15.1 kickoff return average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in football for Coach Bill Kramer . . . helped team to a 13-2 overall record and a runner-up finish in the Class 5A State Championships as a senior . . . helped Naples H.S. to a 26-4 mark in his career . . . all-state as a senior after earning third-team honors as a junior . . . two-time all-county . . . rushed for 980 yards and passed for 900 yards as a senior . . . rushed for 1,600 yards and had 700 receiving yards as a junior . . . helped Naples to a state championship in 2001 and a semifinal appearance in 2002 . . . also earned three letters in track as a sprinter and triple jumper.
Personal: Son of Tim and Kathy Dunford . . . managed a 3.0 grade-point average on Ball State’s 4.0 scale last spring . . . two brothers . . . born Dec. 19, 1985, in Buffalo, N.Y. . . . full name is Daniel Patrick Dunford.