|Date of birth:December 8, 1973|
|Place of birth: Valdosta, Georgia|
|High school: Valdosta (GA)|
|NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172|
|Debuted in 1996 for the Baltimore Ravens|
|Last played in 1996 for the Baltimore Ravens|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Dexter Lavista Daniels (December 8, 1973) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 1996. Daniels played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.
Daniels was born in Valdosta, Georgia in 1973. He attended Valdosta High School, where he played high school football for the Valdosta Wildcats and was named USA Today Defensive High School Player of the Year in 1991.
Daniels accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and he played for the Florida Gators football team under coach Steve Spurrier from 1992 to 1995. The Gators won Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships in 1993 and 1994, and finished the 1995 regular season as the 12–0 SEC champions, but were ultimately defeated 62–24 by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Fiesta Bowl for the Bowl Alliance national championship. Daniels was a first-team All-SEC selection after his senior season in 1995.
Daniels graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1997.
- Florida Gators
- Florida Gators football, 1990–99
- History of the Baltimore Ravens
- List of Florida Gators football players in the NFL
- List of University of Florida alumni
- Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Dexter Daniels. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- databaseFootball.com, Players, Dexter Daniels. Retrieved July 18, 2010
- Dave Krider, "Top players named: 'Picture-book tackler' Daniels leads Valdosta," USA Today (December 27, 1991). Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 97, 99, 180 (2011). Retrieved August 28, 2011.
- College Football Data Warehouse, Florida Yearly Results 1995–1999. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- Norm Carlson, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 95–97 (2007).
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1996 National Football League Draft. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- National Football League, Historical Players, Dexter Daniels. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
- Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.
- Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
- Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.
- McCarthy, Kevin M., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6.
- Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.