Phillip Daniels

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Phillip Daniels
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Daniels playing for the Redskins in the 2009 preseason.
Washington Redskins
Position: Director of Player Development
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-03-04) March 4, 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth: Donalsonville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL draft: 1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Career history
As administrator:
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 512
Sacks: 62.0
PDs: 51
FFs: 15
INTs: 1
Stats at

Phillip Bernard Daniels (born March 4, 1973 in Donalsonville, Georgia) is a former American football defensive end and is currently the Director of Player Development for the Washington Redskins 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.

Daniels is well known for his love of the weight room and owns a gym called Monster Garage Gym located in Gurnee, IL.[5] Daniels was known as the strongest Redskin while playing for Washington. Daniels Powerlifting is showcased on his YouTube page with amazing power and strength. Daniels train high school and college athletes and is also a volunteer coach at Vernon Hills High School located in Vernon Hills, IL. [6]

Daniels is the owner of Demolition Sports Nutrition a sports supplement company that supply athletes with safe products to help take their game to the next level. [7]


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.


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