Danny Copeland
No. 25, 26     
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-01-24) January 24, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth: Camilla, Georgia
Career information
College: Eastern Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 9 / Pick: 244
(by the Cleveland Browns)
Debuted in 1989 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1993 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Interceptions     2
Sacks     1
Fumble recoveries     7
Stats at NFL.com

Danny Lamar Copeland[1] (born January 24, 1966 in Camilla, Georgia[2]) is a former American football defensive back who played five seasons in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl XXVI for the Washington Redskins.

College career[edit | edit source]

He played college football at Eastern Kentucky University.[3]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

The lone touchdown of his career came in a 1992 game against the Dallas Cowboys, when he recovered a fumble in the end zone with about three minutes left in the game, giving the Redskins a 20–17 win.[4] Copeland surprised the Redskins by announcing his retirement before the 1994 season despite the fact that he had started 14 games and recorded 125 tackles the previous season.[5] He stated injuries and reduced desire to play as the reasons for his retirement at the age of 28.[5] He had 327 tackles and two interceptions in his three seasons as a Redskin.[5]

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