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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.

Danny Copeland
No. 25, 26
Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1966-01-24) January 24, 1966 (age 52)
Camilla, Georgia
Career information
College: Eastern Kentucky
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 9 / Pick: 244
(by the Cleveland Browns)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 2
Sacks: 1
Fumble recoveries: 7
Player stats at


College careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

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]

Personal lifeEdit

Since retiring from football, Danny Copeland moved back to Georgia and founded COGI Athletic Company, Inc. He is also a motivational speaker.[6]


  1. ^ "Danny Copeland". Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Danny Copeland". Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
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  4. ^ Richard Justice (December 14, 1992). "Redskins Recover, Pounce on Cowboys, 20–17". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  5. ^ a b c "Copeland's early retirement catches Redskins off guard". The Free Lance-Star. May 4, 1994. 
  6. ^ "NFL star Danny Copeland coming home for Meigs reunion". The Moultrie Observer. February 13, 2016.