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Phillip Bernard Daniels (born March 4, 1973) is a former American football defensive end and is currently the defensive line coach for the Philadelphia Eagles 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.

Phillip Daniels
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Daniels playing for the Redskins in the 2009 preseason.
Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Defensive line coach
Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1973-03-04) March 4, 1973 (age 46)
Donalsonville, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school:Donalsonville (GA) Seminole County
NFL Draft:1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 99
Career history
As player:
As coach:
As administrator:
Career highlights and awards
As Coach
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:514
Forced fumbles:15
Fumble recoveries:12
Player stats at

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 defensive end as a senior and served as team captain.

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 and was named the NFC defensive player of the week.[1]

Daniels was released by the Redskins on July 28, 2011.[2] Head coach Mike Shanahan said that he saw Daniels as a coach or in a front office somewhere because of the way he prepare and handles himself and Daniels was hired the following year as the Washington Redskins Director of Player Development.[3]

Post-playing careerEdit

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

Daniels coached the defensive line in the 1st Annual NFLPA All-Star game. He was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles as Assistant Defensive Line Coach on January 20, 2016.[5] Daniels won his first Super Bowl ring when the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

On February 8, 2019, Daniels was promoted internally to become the Eagles' defensive line coach, replacing Chris Wilson, whose contract had expired.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Daniels and his wife, Leslie, have four children; two sons, DaVaris and DaKendrick, and two daughters, Damara and DaKiya. His son, DaVaris, played college football as a wide receiver for the University of Notre Dame. Furthermore, he is the uncle of T. J. Jones, a former wide receiver at the University of Notre Dame, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Phillip Daniels is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, having joined while at the University of Georgia.[7][circular reference]


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  3. ^ Jones, Mike (February 17, 2012). "Redskins hire Phillip Daniels as director of player development". Retrieved May 29, 2012.
  4. ^ "Daniels Returns to Lead Player Development". Retrieved February 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  6. ^ Gallen, Daniel (February 8, 2019). "Philadelphia Eagles promote ex-NFL player to defensive line coach".
  7. ^ List of Phi Beta Sigma brothers#American football

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