DeAndre McDaniel

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DeAndre McDaniel
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-26) November 26, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Tallahassee, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Tallahassee (FL) Godby
College: Clemson
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2007 First Team All-ACC Freshman Team
  • 2009 First Team All-ACC
  • 2010 First Team All-ACC

DeAndre McDaniel (born November 26, 1987) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints practice squad in 2011. He played college football for the Clemson Tigers.

McDaniel has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers practice squad.

Early years[edit]

McDaniel attended Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Florida. But Stayed In Havana Florida With His Grandmother And Little Sister As a senior, he recorded 48 tackles, four interceptions and four sacks. As junior, he recorded 53 tackles and returned three of his eight interceptions for touchdowns.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2007, McDaniel was a first-team All-ACC freshman selection by Sporting News after recording 33 tackles and two interceptions. As a sophomore in 2008 the Tigers moved him to linebacker. He finished the season with 77 tackles and an interception.

In June 2008, McDaniel was arrested for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature after an argument with his girlfriend. McDaniel reportedly choked his girlfriend, punched her in the head and chest, and pushed her down a flight of stairs, causing her to seek medical attention for "serious bodily injury".[1][2]

In 2009, McDaniel was moved back to safety, where he recorded eight interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown. After a bowl victory over Kentucky, McDaniel decided to return to Clemson for the 2010 season. His eight interceptions tied a Clemson school record.

In 2010, McDaniel finished with 4 interceptions and 75 total tackles, including 12 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Despite his strong collegiate career and physical talent he was not selected in the NFL Draft.

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

McDaniel went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. On July 25, the day the NFL lockout ended, McDaniel announced on his Twitter account that he was signed by the New Orleans Saints.[3] He was waived on August 30.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

McDaniel was signed to the practice squad of the Indianapolis Colts on September 7, 2011. He was released on September 12.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.realfootball365.com/articles/clemson/11752
  2. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3457784
  3. ^ "DeAndre McDaniel's Twitter account". Twitter. July 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-25. I'm a Saint twitter! New Orleans here I come!!!!!!! 

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