Daniel Bullocks

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Daniel Bullocks
No. 27
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-02-28) February 28, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Chattanooga (TN) Hixson
College: Nebraska
NFL draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Bullocks (born February 28, 1983) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently an assistant football coach at Eastern Michigan University. He played football professionally as safety in the National Football League (NFL) with the Detroit Lions from 2006 to 2009. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft following his college football playing career at Nebraska.

Early years[edit]

Bullocks attended Hixson High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with his brother Josh from 1997 to 2001. Daniel and Josh were both multi-sport standouts participating in track and field, as well as excelling in football. Daniel played quarterback throughout his high school career while Josh played running back. The Bullocks brothers led the Hixson Wildcats to four consecutive TSSAA football playoff appearances. Daniel and Josh were heavily recruited by several NCAA Division I schools including the University of Tennessee before deciding to attend the University of Nebraska. Daniel and Josh both graduated from Hixson High School in 2001.

College career[edit]

Bullocks attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where he started 22 games in four seasons, serving as co-captain during his senior season, when he was selected as a second-team All-Big 12 Conference defensive back for the second consecutive year.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Bullocks was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played 31 games for the Lions, starting in 21.[1]He was waived and subsequently placed on injured reserve on August 19, 2009. The Lions re-signed Bullocks on April 20, 2010. The Lions released him on July 8, 2010.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Bullocks served as the defensive secondary coach for the University of Northern Iowa from 2012 to 2014. On January 19, 2015, Bullocks was announced as the cornerbacks coach for Eastern Michigan University under head coach Chris Creighton.[3]


Bullocks is the identical twin brother of Josh Bullocks, also a safety at the University of Nebraska, who was selected in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints.