Danny Southwick

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Danny Southwick
Free agent
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-28) September 28, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Provo, Utah
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Provo (UT) Timpview
College: Occidental
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.: 523 / 881
Passing yards: 6281
TD-INT: 113-40
QB Rating: 94.41
Rushing TDs: 3
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Daniel Aaron Southwick (born September 28, 1981) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Louisville Fire as a street free agent in 2008. He signed with the Oakland Raiders in May 2009 and was released before training camp of that same season. He has been a member of the Louisville Fire, Dallas Vigilantes, Tampa Bay Storm, San Jose Sabercats, San Antonio Talons, Chicago Rush, Cleveland Gladiators, Portland Thunder/Steel, Spokane Shock and Los Angeles Kiss.

Early life[edit]

Danny was born to Dan Southwick and Shawn (Southwick) King in Provo, Utah. He attended Timpview High School in Provo, where he lettered in football. As a senior in 1999, Southwick threw for 2,970 yards and 27 touchdowns.[citation needed]

College career[edit]

Southwick originally signed with Brigham Young University out of high school, when he elected to take a two-year Mormon mission. Upon returning from his mission, Southwick enrolled at Oregon State University.[1] Southwick then transferred to Dixie State College for a season.[2] From Dixie State, Southwick transferred to the University of Utah, where he walked-on and was listed as the backup quarterback going into fall camp with the Utes. Southwick then went back to Dixie State. He played his senior season of college football at Occidental.[3] Southwick's college statistics, excluding post-season play, include 271 completions out of 478 passes (57%) for 3,804 yards, and 29 touchdowns with 23 interceptions. As a starter in college, during the regular season, Southwick compiled a record of 13 wins and 5 losses.

Professional career[edit]

Southwick began his professional career signing with the Louisville Fire of Arena Football 2. After finishing the season with the Fire, the franchise folded as well as the Arena Football League.[4]

In 2009, Southwick signed with the Oakland Raiders,[5] but was released prior to the preseason.

On February 25, 2011, Southwick was assigned to the Dallas Vigilantes, but he was placed on reassignment just 3 days later on February 28.

On May 16, 2011 he signed with the Tampa Bay Storm. On July 16, 2011, Southwick made his first career arena football start for the Tampa Bay Storm, where he was eventually replaced by Matt Grothe due to his ineffective play.[6]

In April 2014, he was named the starting quarterback for the Portland Thunder.[7]

On April 7, 2015, Southwick was assigned to the Spokane Shock.[8][9]

On May 13, 2015, Southwick was traded to the Los Angeles KISS for future considerations.

He was assigned to the Portland Thunder on February 1, 2016.[10] The Thunder changed its name to the Portland Steel on February 24, 2016.[11] He was placed on reassignment by the Steel on April 25, 2016.[12]

On May 26, 2016, Southwick was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS. On June 25, 2016, he was placed on reassignment.

On July 6, 2016, he was assigned to the Orlando Predators.

AFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2011 Tampa Bay 18 35 51.4 190 3 4 49.40 1 9 0
2012 San Jose 10 14 71.4 139 1 0 120.83 1 9 1
2013 Chicago 36 58 62.1 373 5 1 94.97 3 -4 0
2013 Cleveland 7 14 50.0 119 3 0 118.75 0 0 0
2014 Portland 166 265 62.6 2,086 39 17 97.15 15 49 2
2015 Spokane 21 32 65.6 291 6 3 95.18 2 0 0
2015 Los Angeles 191 338 56.5 2,341 43 10 97.51 24 10 0
2016 Portland 74 125 59.2 742 13 5 85.48 1 15 0
2016 Los Angeles 1 1 100.0 9 0 0 104.17 0 0 0
Career 524 882 59.4 6,290 113 40 94.44 47 88 3

Stats from ArenaFan:[13]

Personal[edit]

Southwick is the stepson of talk show host Larry King.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dick Harmon (December 23, 2002). "Southwick won't sign with BYU". www. heraldextra.com. Daily Herald. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ Martin Renzhofer (October 7, 2004). "Diamond in the Desert: Dixie State Football". www.sltrib.com. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Neil K. Warner (May 25, 2009). "Southwick making most of another chance". www. heraldextra.com. Daily Herald. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  4. ^ Brandon Judd (May 7, 2014). "Well-traveled quarterback Danny Southwick has learned the power of persistence in his football career". www.desertnews.com. Desert News. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Frye trying to catch on with Raiders". www.newsok.com. NewsOK.com. June 14, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  6. ^ Bryan Burns (July 16, 2011). "Tampa Bay Storm falls to Georgia Force 58-40 despite Matt Grothe's big day". www.tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Darron Thomas, Nathan Enderle out and Danny Southwick in as Portland Thunder starting quarterback". www.oregonlive.com. Oregon Live LLC. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Shock Assigned Quarterback Danny Southwick". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ Jim Meehan (April 8, 2015). "Shock notes: Hopes pinned on QB Danny Southwick". www.spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Portland AFL Organization Rebrands to Steel". Our Sports Central. February 24, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Steel Sign Former Oregon Quarterback Darron Thomas". arenafan.com. April 25, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Daniel 'Danny' Southwick". arenafan.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 

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