Daniel Muir

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Daniel Muir
Daniel Muir 2010.jpg
Muir with the Colts, 2010
No. 97     Oakland Raiders
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-09-12) September 12, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
College: Kent State
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2007 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2013
Tackles 114
Sacks 1.5
Fumble recoveries 0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Daniel Travanti Muir (/ˈdænjəl trəˈvɑːnti ˈmjʊər/; born September 12, 1983) is an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) and is currently a member of the Oakland Raiders. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Kent State.

Muir has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Muir attended Fairmont Heights High School and later transferred to Parkdale High School in Riverdale, Maryland where he was a four-year letterman. He played both defensive tackle and offensive guard. He earned All-State honors after finishing his senior season with 96 tackles, including 13.5 sacks. He recorded 179 tackles, including 28.5 sacks, his final two seasons. He also lettered in wrestling, where he finished second in state as a junior and third as a senior.

College career[edit]

Muir attended Kent State where he started 45 of his 46 career games there. He also left Kent State ranked third in school history in career sacks (14.5) and seventh in tackles-for-losses (35). He finished his career with 198 tackles, he also had three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one interception. He began his college career at defensive tackle before moving to defensive end, where he earned First-team All-MAC honors as a senior.

Muir did not play in 2002 due to the NCAA's initial eligibility guidelines. In 2003 as a freshman, he started the first 11 games before turning over his starting position to a senior in the season finale. He finished the season with 46 tackles, 7.5 for losses, 1.5 sacks and one blocked field goal. In 2004 as a sophomore, he started 11 games recording 48 tackles, eight for losses, and 4.5 sacks. In 2005 as a junior, he started 11 games and earned Second-Team All-MAC honors, he recorded 52 tackles, 8.5 for losses, and three sacks. In 2006 as a senior, he started 12 games and recorded 52 tackles, 11 for losses, and 5.5 sacks. He returned his only career interception for five yards.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measureables[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1⅞ in 303 lb 4.90 s 1.69 s 2.82 s 4.59 s 7.39 s 29½ in 9 ft 7 in 37 reps
All values from Kent State Pro Day[1]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Muir was undrafted in the 2007 NFL Draft but was signed by the Green Bay Packers on May 4, 2007. In 2007, he played in three games, after becoming the only undrafted rookie to make the roster out of training camp. He recorded eight tackles, four solo for the season. He played for the Packers in Dallas, Chicago, and against Detroit. Before the start of the 2008 season, he was waived by the Packers.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

After being waived by the Packers before the start of the 2008 season, he was claimed by the Indianapolis Colts. He was re-signed to a one-year $1.7 million contract on April 13, 2010.[2]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Muir joined the St. Louis Rams on July 31, 2011, by signing a one-year $1.85 million contract. He was cut September, 2011.

Second stint with Colts[edit]

On October 10, 2011, Muir resigned with the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived on November 8, 2011.[3]

Second stint with Packers[edit]

Muir signed with the Green Bay Packers on March 23, 2012.[4] He was released on August 31.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

Muir was signed by the New York Jets on October 10, 2012.[6] He was waived on October 30, 2012.[7]

Houston Texans[edit]

On July 25, 2013, Muir signed with the Houston Texans. He was released by the Texans due to an Injury Settlement.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On October 09 2013 Muir signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Personal[edit]

Muir is one of many siblings and was raised by his Jamaican native parents in Lanham, Maryland. He married his college sweetheart Kristin Wright on April 25, 2009.

Muir hosted a Christmas dinner for homeless teens with the help of Outreach Inc.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Muir". NFL Draft Scout.com. March 25, 2009. Retrieved April 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ Caplan, Adam (April 13, 2010). "NFL Transaction Wire Blog (4/12-4/18)". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ NFL Transactions Report, January 7, 2011 
  4. ^ Packers bring back DT Daniel Muir
  5. ^ "Packers make cuts, newcomers targeted". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  6. ^ Orr, Conor (10 October 2012). "Jets sign former Colts, Packers DT Daniel Muir in wake of D-line injuries". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Orr, Conor (30 October 2012). "Jets waive RB Jonathan Grimes and DT Daniel Muir". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.outreachindiana.org/NewsandEvents/tabid/73/Default.aspx

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