FRANKFORT—The athletic accomplishments of Paintsville High School’s Kash Daniel received special recognition recently on the floor of the Kentucky House of Representatives, thanks to state Rep. Hubie Collins of Wittensville.
Rep. Collins sponsored House Resolution 85 to recognize Daniel, a senior for the Tigers who has been named Kentucky’s “Mr. Football” for 2015 and the Gatorade State Football Player of the Year. Daniel also received the prestigious Paul Hornung Award presented to Kentucky’s top high school football player by the Louisville Quarterback Club.
Daniel starred at both linebacker and quarter for Paintsville High, leading the Tigers to a 13-1 record during his senior season and a run to the Class IA semifinals. He rushed and passed for 2,245 total yards as a senior, with 36 touchdowns. Defensively, he recorded 158 tackles, four fumble recoveries, four interceptions and two defensive touchdowns.
Daniel’s accomplishments were noted by TV sports channel ESPN, where he ranked as a three-star recruit nationally and as the 42nd best linebacker in the nation. He was also named a U.S. Army All-American and was a team captain for the victorious West Squad. He has verbally committed to play football at the University of Kentucky.
“I was proud to ask my colleagues in the Kentucky House to join our community in honoring Kash Daniel for his exemplary high school career at Paintsville High School,” Rep. Collins said. “We wish him all the best as he joins a Kentucky-dominated recruiting class that hopes to revitalize the football tradition in this Commonwealth. We wish this young man the very best of luck as he goes on to represent his school, his family and his community proudly at the University of Kentucky.”
Rep. Collins represents Johnson, Morgan and Wolfe counties in the state’s 97th House District.