Phillip Daniels
Daniels playing for the Redskins in the 2009 preseason.
Washington Redskins
Director of Player Development
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-03-04) March 4, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth: Donalsonville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Debuted in 1996 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 2010 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
 As administrator:
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
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 yearsEdit

Daniels attended Seminole County High School (Donalsonville, GA) and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball.

College careerEdit

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 defense end as a senior. He is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.

Professional careerEdit

Seattle SeahawksEdit

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 BearsEdit

Daniels signed with the Chicago Bears before the 2000 season and played for them until 2003.

Washington RedskinsEdit

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.[1] In 2006 Daniels was involved in play in which quarterback Peyton Manning had his neck bent backwards as he was releasing the ball after Andre Carter tackled him low. Many believe this play to be the origin of Peyton Manning's neck injury, since (as seen in game footage) Manning shakes his arm as if he had lost feeling just prior to walking back out on the field. Manning would go on to miss the entire 2011-2012 season due to neck injury.

Daniels was released by the Redskins on July 28, 2011.[2] Head coach Mike Shanahan offered Daniels a spot on his coaching staff, but he declined in hopes of joining another team.[3]

Post-playing careerEdit

On February 17, 2012, Daniels was hired as the director of player development of the Washington Redskins.[4]


Daniels and his wife, Leslie, have four children; two sons, DaVaris and DaKendrick, and two daughters, Damara and DaKiya. His son, DaVaris, currently plays college football as a wide receiver for the University of Notre Dame.


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