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Daniel Bullocks
Safeties coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-02-28) February 28, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Detroit Lions ( 2006 2009)
 As coach:
* Northern Iowa (2012–2014) (DB)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     169
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     4
Fumble recoveries     1
Interceptions     0
Defensive touchdowns     1
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Bullocks (born February 28, 1983) is an American football coach and former player. He played football professionally as safety in the National Football League (NFL) with the Detroit Lions from 2006 to 2010. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft following his college football playing career at Nebraska.

Early yearsEdit

Bullocks attended Hixson High School[1] in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along with his brother Josh from 1997 to 2001. Daniel and Josh were both multi-sport standouts participating in track and field, as well as excelling in football. Daniel played quarterback throughout his high school career while Josh played running back. The Bullocks brothers led the Hixson Wildcats to four consecutive TSSAA football playoff appearances. Daniel and Josh were heavily recruited by several NCAA Division I schools including the University of Tennessee before deciding to attend the University of Nebraska. Daniel and Josh both graduated from Hixson High School in 2001.

College careerEdit

Bullocks attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln where he started 22 games in four seasons, serving as co-captain during his senior season, when he was selected as a second-team All-Big 12 Conference defensive back for the second consecutive year.

Professional careerEdit

Detroit LionsEdit

Bullocks was selected by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played 31 games for the Lions, starting in 21.[2] He was waived and subsequently placed on injured reserve on August 19, 2009. The Lions re-signed Bullocks on April 20, 2010. The Lions released him on July 8, 2010.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

Bullocks served as the defensive secondary coach for the University of Northern Iowa from 2012 to 2014. On January 19, 2015, Bullocks was announced as the cornerbacks coach for Eastern Michigan University under head coach Chris Creighton.[4] On January 22, 2016, Bullocks was announced as the assistant defensive backs coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Bullocks is the identical twin brother of Josh Bullocks, also a safety at the University of Nebraska, who was selected in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints. Daniel and his wife Vanessa have 4 children.

ReferencesEdit

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