Phillip Daniels

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Phillip Daniels
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Daniels playing for the Redskins in the 2009 preseason.
Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Assistant defensive line coach
Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1973-03-04) March 4, 1973 (age 45)
Donalsonville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Donalsonville (GA) Seminole County
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Career history
As player:
As coach:
As administrator:
Career highlights and awards

As Coach

Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 514
Sacks: 62.0
Forced fumbles: 15
Fumble recoveries: 12
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

Phillip Bernard Daniels (born March 4, 1973) is a former American football defensive end and is currently the assistant defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Georgia.

Daniels has also played for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.

Early years[edit]

Daniels attended Seminole County High School (Donalsonville, GA) and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball.

College career[edit]

Daniels attended and played college football at the University of Georgia. While there he played three different positions. As a sophomore, he played defensive tackle, linebacker as a junior, and finally defensive end as a senior and served as team captain.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Daniels was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played for the team from 1996 to 1999.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Daniels signed with the Chicago Bears before the 2000 season and played for them until 2003.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Daniels signed with the Washington Redskins as an unrestricted free agent in 2004. On December 18, 2005, he had career high four sacks and also recovered a fumble in a 35-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys and was named the NFC defensive player of the week.[1]

Daniels was released by the Redskins on July 28, 2011.[2] Head coach Mike Shanahan said that he saw Daniels as a coach or in a front office somewhere because of the way he prepare and handles himself and Daniels was hired the following year as the Washington Redskins Director of Player Development.[3]

Post-playing career[edit]

On February 17, 2012, Daniels was hired as the director of player development of the Washington Redskins.[4]

Daniels coached the defensive line in the 1st Annual NFLPA All-Star game. He was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as Assistant Defensive Line Coach on January 20, 2016.[5] Daniels won his first Super Bowl ring when the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

Personal life[edit]

Daniels and his wife, Leslie, have four children; two sons, DaVaris and DaKendrick, and two daughters, Damara and DaKiya. His son, DaVaris, played college football as a wide receiver for the University of Notre Dame. Furthermore, he is the uncle of T. J. Jones, a former wide receiver at the University of Notre Dame, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Phillip Daniels is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, having joined while at the University of Georgia.[6][better source needed]


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