Michael Wayne Daniels Jr. or Mike Daniels was born on 5th May, 1989 in Stratford, New Jersey. He is known for playing defensive tackle in American football for the NFL. His father’s name is Michael Daniels and his mother is Carlene Daniels. He has been a great athlete since his high school day. He accepted the offer from ‘University of Iowa’ and played for the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was chosen for the ‘Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the week’.
He was also in ‘All-Big 10 team’, which was a great honor. Daniel professionally started playing for ‘Green Bay Packers’ in 2012. After playing seven seasons the ‘Green Bay Packers’ team, he was released in July, 2019. He got so many offers but finally chose the ‘Detroit Lions’. Now, he signed a contract of $9.1 million with them. Now, He is in the defensive tackle position for this team in the NFL or National Football League.
How old is Mike Daniels? Michael Wayne Daniels Jr. or Mike Daniels was born on 5th May, 1989 in Stratford, New Jersey. He is known for playing defensive tackle in American football for the NFL. His father’s name is Michael Daniels and his mother is Carlene Daniels. He has a brother named Sean Daniels, who is also a football player. His brother plays for ‘Arena Football League’.
Mike went to ‘Highland Regional High School’ situated in New Jersey. He has been a great athlete since his high school days. He used to play defensive tackle and running back during his school days. When he was in the second year, he got 41 tackles and 6 sacks. He also did 97 tackles and twelve sacks. He was team captain twice in his junior school life and also scored 25 touchdowns. He was also in wrestling as a letterman for 3 years and did discus throw.
Where did Mike Daniels go to college? Unfortunately, he was not recruited that much after high school. After his high school, he received a scholarship from the University of Iowa’ and ‘Temple University’. He accepted the offer from ‘University of Iowa’. During the first year because of the redshirt rules he could not play for one year. He played for the Iowa Hawkeyes in his second year. His first match during his college life was against the ‘Florida International University Golden Panthers’. In that match, he did an assisted tackle and made two solo tackles. During his second year he played 13 games and did 10 tackles. He was chosen for the ‘Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the week’. He was also in ‘All-Big 10 team’, which was a great honor.
Daniels name was in the ‘Pony Express Award preseason watch list’ in the last year of his college. He was in the 3rd team of the ‘All-Big 10 by Phil Steele’. He started his games by doing defensive tackle in that season. He had thirty two solo tackles which was a record in all 13 games. While playing against the ‘Tennessee Tech’, he scored 1 assists and 1 solo tackles. During the match against Nebraska he made 9 tackles which was really great. Due to his amazing performance, he got a place on the ‘second team all-Big Ten team’.
Mike Daniels has four kids with his wife Heaven Daniels. He has two sons and two daughters. The interesting fact is that, their first three kids were born on the same date 3rd August but the years are different. Their names are not available in the media.
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What position is Mike Daniels? He was praised by scouts as ‘quick off the ball’. He was also known for his good instincts. He was good at understanding the offensive schemes which was easy for him to tackle. In 2012, Daniel played for the ‘Green Bay Packers’ in the 4th round (overall 132nd) at the ‘2012 NFL Draft’. He was selected for the defense tackle. Since then, he has been playing in that position. His first touchdown was scored against the Lions. In 2012, he made 12 tackles, 2 fumbles, 2 sacks and defended 1 pass. In 2013, he played 16 games and made 6.5 sacks and 28 tackles. In the year 2014, Daniel had 5.5 sacks and 47 tackles playing 16 games.
In 2015, there was a contract extension of $42 million from the Packers which was for him. He really improved his performance. His team Packers did not do well against the ‘Arizona Cardinals’ and lost the match by 38–8. But Daniel managed the first interception from the opponent team’s quarterback, Carson Palmer. In that season he had 49 tackles, defended 2 passes, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception. In 2017, he had 7 tackles and 1.5 sacks within the first week and that was a record.
They won the match against the Seattle Seahawks with 17–9.In 2018, Daniels replaced Aaron Donald in the ‘Pro Bowl’ for an injury issue. In that year, he had 18 tackles and 2 sacks in all 10 games. Unfortunately, he suffered a foot injury after that. He missed next six games due to that reason. So, he could not continue the entire season. He was in the 93rd position on the ‘NFL Top 100 Players’ in that year.
After playing seven seasons the ‘Green Bay Packers’ team, he was released in July, 2019. He got so many offers but finally chose the ‘Detroit Lions’. Now, he signed a contract of $9.1 million with them. Now, He is in the defensive tackle position for this team in the NFL or National Football League.
Who is number 76 for the Green Bay Packers?
Number 76 is a very honorable position for the ‘Green Bay Packers’. Lastly, it was Mike Daniels until he was released.
Is Mike Daniels married? Mike Daniels is married to his long time girlfriend Heaven Daniels, who is a host of a talk show ‘The Better Half’ of Fox 11, vlogger, makeup artist, charity junkie, singer and into many other things. Daniels met Heaven when he was in ‘University of Iowa’. Heaven is also a very talented and educated person. She achieved her B.A. in Vocal Performance and Liberal Arts. She also has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has a certificate of a Zumba instructor. They are very happy with each other.