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In this file photograph Notre Dame's DaVaris Daniels (10) runs for a ground gain during action against Purdue at Notre Dame Saturday, September 8, 2012. ¬ (Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)

Temple linebacker Blaze Caponegro, left, knocks Notre Dame running back George Atkinson III (4) out-of-bounds during the second half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. Notre Dame defeated Temple 28-6. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (AP)

Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, left, pushes off Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen on his way to an 82-yard touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) (AP)
Irish receiver Daniels suspended for spring
Posted on Jan. 9, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 9, 2014 at 5:32 p.m.

NOTRE DAME — Weeks after Notre Dame returns one starter following an academic-related suspension, it has lost another player.

Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels will be suspended for the spring semester due to an academic issue, according to a statement Daniels made to

”I understand that attending the University of Notre Dame is a privilege and with that comes a certain level of academic responsibility,” he said. “Therefore, I will not be attending Notre Dame in the spring semester but fully expect to re-enroll in the summer semester to earn my degree and continue playing football for the Irish.”

Because Daniels plans to re-enroll after the spring, he should not miss any game time. However, it is not known if Daniels will face additional team discipline when he returns in the summer.

Daniels was primed to return as Notre Dame’s top receiver in 2014, following 49 catches, 725 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. Daniels figured to be the primary target for returning quarterback Everett Golson next season.