Danny Lamar Copeland (born January 24, 1966 in Camilla, Georgia) 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.
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January 24, 1966 |
|NFL Draft:||1988 / Round: 9 / Pick: 244
(by the Cleveland Browns)
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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. 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. He stated injuries and reduced desire to play as the reasons for his retirement at the age of 28. He had 327 tackles and two interceptions in his three seasons as a Redskin.
Since retiring from football, Danny Copeland moved back to Georgia and founded COGI Athletic Company, Inc. He is also a motivational speaker.
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- "Danny Copeland". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- Richard Justice (December 14, 1992). "Redskins Recover, Pounce on Cowboys, 20–17". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- "Copeland's early retirement catches Redskins off guard". The Free Lance-Star. May 4, 1994.
- "NFL star Danny Copeland coming home for Meigs reunion". The Moultrie Observer. February 13, 2016.
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