|Date of birth:September 28, 1981|
|Place of birth: Provo, Utah|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Louisville Fire (2008)
|Roster status: Recallable reassignment|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Comp. / Att.||525 / 883|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Daniel Aaron Southwick (born September 28, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed by the Louisville Fire as a street free agent in 2008. He signed with the Oakland Raiders in May 2009 and was released before training camp of that same season. He has also been a member of the Dallas Vigilantes, Tampa Bay Storm, San Jose Sabercats, San Antonio Talons, Chicago Rush, Cleveland Gladiators, Portland Thunder/Steel, Spokane Shock, Los Angeles Kiss, Orlando Predators, Massachusetts Pirates and Philadelphia Soul.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Danny was born to Dan Southwick and Shawn (Southwick) King in Provo, Utah. He attended Timpview High School in Provo, where he lettered in football. As a senior in 1999, Southwick threw for 2,970 yards and 27 touchdowns.
College career[edit | edit source]
Southwick originally signed with Brigham Young University out of high school, when he elected to take a two-year Mormon mission. Upon returning from his mission, Southwick enrolled at Oregon State University. Southwick then transferred to Dixie State College for a season. From Dixie State, Southwick transferred to the University of Utah, where he walked-on and was listed as the backup quarterback going into fall camp with the Utes. Southwick then went back to Dixie State. He played his senior season of college football at Occidental. Southwick's college statistics, excluding post-season play, include 271 completions out of 478 passes (57%) for 3,804 yards, and 29 touchdowns with 23 interceptions. As a starter in college, during the regular season, Southwick compiled a record of 13 wins and 5 losses.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
On February 25, 2011, Southwick was assigned to the Dallas Vigilantes, but he was placed on reassignment just 3 days later on February 28.
On May 16, 2011, he signed with the Tampa Bay Storm. On July 16, 2011, Southwick made his first career arena football start for the Storm, where he was eventually replaced by Matt Grothe due to his ineffective play.
On May 13, 2015, Southwick was traded to the Los Angeles KISS for future considerations.
He was assigned to the Portland Thunder on February 1, 2016. The Thunder changed its name to the Portland Steel on February 24, 2016. He was placed on reassignment by the Steel on April 25, 2016.
On May 26, 2016, Southwick was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS. On June 25, 2016, he was placed on reassignment.
On July 6, 2016, he was assigned to the Orlando Predators.
On May 23, 2017, Southwick was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators.
On April 17, 2019, Southwick was assigned to the Columbus Destroyers. He was placed on recallable reassignment on April 19, 2019.
AFL statistics[edit | edit source]
Stats from ArenaFan:
Personal[edit | edit source]
Southwick is the stepson of talk show host Larry King.
References[edit | edit source]
- Dick Harmon (December 23, 2002). "Southwick won't sign with BYU". www. heraldextra.com. Daily Herald. http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/college/southwick-won-t-sign-with-byu/article_7d132942-85f9-53e3-bc5a-bc4c58626ecf.html. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Martin Renzhofer (October 7, 2004). "Diamond in the Desert: Dixie State Football". www.sltrib.com. The Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/sports/ci_2424264. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Neil K. Warner (May 25, 2009). "Southwick making most of another chance". www. heraldextra.com. Daily Herald. http://www.heraldextra.com/sports/southwick-making-most-of-another-chance/article_8b9b9879-c24d-5988-88f3-e71aa5f93c68.html. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Brandon Judd (May 7, 2014). "Well-traveled quarterback Danny Southwick has learned the power of persistence in his football career". www.desertnews.com. Desert News. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602599/Well-traveled-quarterback-Danny-Southwick-has-learned-the-power-of-persistence-in-his-football.html?pg=all. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- "Frye trying to catch on with Raiders". www.newsok.com. NewsOK.com. June 14, 2009. http://newsok.com/article/3377410. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
- Bryan Burns (July 16, 2011). "Tampa Bay Storm falls to Georgia Force 58-40 despite Matt Grothe's big day". www.tampabay.com. Tampa Bay Times. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/football/storm/tampa-bay-storm-falls-to-georgia-force-58-40-despite-matt-grothes-big-day/1180988. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
- "Darron Thomas, Nathan Enderle out and Danny Southwick in as Portland Thunder starting quarterback". www.oregonlive.com. Oregon Live LLC.. April 10, 2014. http://www.oregonlive.com/portland-thunder/index.ssf/2014/04/darron_thomas_nathan_enderle_o.html. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- "Shock Assigned Quarterback Danny Southwick". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. April 7, 2015. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4948183. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- Jim Meehan (April 8, 2015). "Shock notes: Hopes pinned on QB Danny Southwick". www.spokesman.com. The Spokesman-Review. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/apr/08/shock-notes-hopes-pinned-on-qb-danny-southwick/. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
- "Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on April 26, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160426225740/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=&team=220. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- "Portland AFL Organization Rebrands to Steel". Our Sports Central. February 24, 2016. http://www.oursportscentral.com/sports/portland-steel/t-3996.
- "Steel Sign Former Oregon Quarterback Darron Thomas". arenafan.com. April 25, 2016. http://www.arenafan.com/news/?page=pressrel&article=13127. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
- "Transactions". nationalarenaleague.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180502031223/http://www.nationalarenaleague.com/transactions.html. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- "Transactions". afldigital.com. https://web.archive.org/web/20180612093526/http://www.afldigital.com/index.cfm?view=transactions. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
- "Daniel 'Danny' Southwick". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/players/11773/. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
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