Dexter Daniels (American football)

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Dexter Daniels
No. 48
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1973-12-08) December 8, 1973 (age 44)
Valdosta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 241 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Valdosta (GA)
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Dexter Lavista Daniels (December 8, 1973) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 1996. Daniels played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Daniels was born in Valdosta, Georgia in 1973.[1] He attended Valdosta High School,[2] where he played high school football for the Valdosta Wildcats and was named USA Today Defensive High School Player of the Year in 1991.[3]

College career[edit]

Daniels accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and he played for the Florida Gators football team under coach Steve Spurrier from 1992 to 1995.[4] The Gators won Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships in 1993 and 1994, and finished the 1995 regular season as the 12–0 SEC champions,[5] but were ultimately defeated 62–24 by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Fiesta Bowl for the Bowl Alliance national championship.[6] Daniels was a first-team All-SEC selection after his senior season in 1995.[4]

Daniels graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1997.

Professional career[edit]

The Baltimore Ravens selected Daniels in the sixth round (172nd pick overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft,[7] and he played in four games for the Ravens during their inaugural 1996 season in Baltimore.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^, Players, Dexter Daniels. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  2. ^, Players, Dexter Daniels Archived 2010-02-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved July 18, 2010
  3. ^ Dave Krider, "Top players named: 'Picture-book tackler' Daniels leads Valdosta," USA Today (December 27, 1991). Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  4. ^ a b 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 97, 99, 180 (2011). Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  5. ^ College Football Data Warehouse, Florida Yearly Results 1995–1999. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  6. ^ Norm Carlson, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 95–97 (2007).
  7. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1996 National Football League Draft. Retrieved July 18, 2010.
  8. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Dexter Daniels. Retrieved July 18, 2010.


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  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
  • Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.
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  • Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.