Chase Daniel, years before he was ever the backup quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, left a legacy at the University of Missouri that has earned him a spot in the school's 2014 Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame class.
Along with former college teammates Jeremy Maclin and Chase Coffman, Daniel will be inducted Friday night in a ceremony to be held at Memorial Stadium, which is located on the school's campus.
"It's one of the highest honors bestowed upon a former student-athlete," Daniel said when he learned the news in December. "I'm very blessed to be going in with Chase Coffman and Jeremy Maclin, two guys I got to play with for three or four years each.
"It's a good feeling. It's pretty awesome."
Photos of QB Chase Daniel from 2014
During the course of his four-year Missouri career (2005-2008), Daniel set career records for the Tigers in passing yardage (12,515), touchdown passes (101), completion percentage (68 percent) and total offense (13,485).
The program regards Daniel as "arguably the greatest and perhaps most beloved quarterback in school history," as he led the Tigers to the number one national ranking during the 2007 season, the same for which he was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Missouri ended the 2007 season with a final national ranking of fourth in the Associated Press poll and the finish still ranks as the school's best to this day.
Daniel tweeted on Thursday about heading to Columbia for the ceremony: