Danny Coale

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Danny Coale
No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Lexington, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Episcopal High School
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 152
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Kinsman Coale (June 27, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who was most recently a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech, where he played wide receiver for the Hokies in addition to punting.[1]

Early Years[edit]

Coale was born and raised in Lexington, Virginia.He is the son of Jimmy Coale, professor of physical education and head strength and conditioning coach at Virginia Military Institute and his wife, Kathy. Coale is one of three boys, with two brothers, Kevin, a former University of Virginia lacrosse player, and Ryan, a baseball player.

High School[edit]

Coale did a little bit of everything for Coach Mark Gowin at Episcopal. He played wide receiver and defensive back, returned punts and kickoffs, and also handled the place-kicking and punting duties. Coale caught 27 passes for 564 yards and nine scores as a senior and scored twice on returns. He recorded 27 catches for 780 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior and had four interceptions as a junior, returning one for a touchdown. All together, Coale compiled 109 career catches for 2,367 yards and 33 touchdowns, earned all-state honors three-straight seasons, including first-team honors his last two years, was a second-team All-Met pick by The Washington Post as a senior, listed as the No. 17 overall player on the Virginia 33 by SuperPrep, Ranked the No. 21 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times and a member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team. Coale also earned first-team all-state honors as a lacrosse player.

College career[edit]

Coale was a 4-year starter at Virginia Tech. He finished his collegiate career with 2,658 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. He also handled punting duties during his senior year. Coale graduated with a degree in finance during fall 2010 and is working on a second undergraduate degree in marketing management.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Coale was drafted in the 5th round, 152nd overall by the Cowboys during the 2012 NFL Draft. On June 11, 2012, he signed a 4-year deal receiving $390,000.[2]

He suffered a broken toe in a conditioning drill, which forced him to miss organized team activities and weeks of training camp. He was released on August 30 and re-signed to the practice squad on September 1, 2012. His season was cut short when he suffered a torn ACL on November 15, 2012.[3]

The next season he experienced swelling in his repaired left knee, which set him back in training camp and was waived on August 31, 2013. On September 17, 2013, he was waived from the practice squad to make room for Jamar Newsome.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

He was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad on September 19, 2013, but was released on September 25, to make room for Da'Rick Rogers.[4]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Coale was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 28, 2014, but was released on August 6 to make room for James Shaw.[5]


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