Kooistra in 2007.
|No. 75, 60|
|Date of birth:||October 14, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||335 lb (152 kg)|
|College:||North Carolina State|
|NFL Draft:||2003 / Round: 7 / Pick: 215|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Daniel Scott Kooistra [KOI-struh] (born October 14, 1980) is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at North Carolina State and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
Kooistra attended North Carolina State University where he started every game as a tackle as a junior and a senior. As a senior in 2002, Kooistra was starting tackle for team that posted 11–3 record, capped by a win in the Gator Bowl. He was a History major.
Kooistra was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the seventh round (215th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He made his NFL debut versus the Denver Broncos on September 7. In his first season, he played in eight games. In 2004, he played in all 16 games and in both the 2005 and 2006 seasons he played in 15 games.
On January 30, 2007, Kooistra was tendered a 3-year deal with the Bengals keeping him in Cincinnati through the 2009 season. Kooistra was waived by the Bengals on November 3, 2009. He was re-signed on November 9, but waived again on November 24.
Kooistra signed with the Cleveland Browns on December 22, 2009 after quarterback Brady Quinn was placed on injured reserve. Kooistra was waived on December 26 when the team promoted practice squad linebacker Titus Brown. Kooista was re-signed on December 29 after the team waived linebacker Arnold Harrison, but waived again on January 1, 2010 after defensive end Titus Adams was claimed off waivers.
Kooistra was re-signed to a future contract by the Browns on January 5, 2010. Kooistra was cut on September 4.
Kooistra signed with the Baltimore Ravens on October 5, 2010.