Mike Daniels

Birth Day May 5th, 1989
Birth Place Stratford,New Jersey
Age 35 Years Old

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Michael Wayne Daniels Jr. is an American football defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Mike Daniels: I thank God I got cut so I could play for Matt Patricia

Those aren’t words you hear that often. Especially from a guy like Mike Daniels, who was known as one of the best and strongest defensive tackles in the league during his seven years in Green Bay. He was good against the run and terrific against the pass, racking up 29 sacks. That’s a Packers record for an interior lineman. But the Packers cut Daniels loose last week, a move that saved them more than $8 million in cap space but still surprised many. Because while Daniels did miss six games last year with a foot injury, he is still widely respected around the league. Within an hour, 13 teams called. Several made offers. He chose Detroit over all of them.


“Coach (Matt) Patricia,” Daniels said. "Just flat out. He’s just a genius. He really is, man. He understands the game of football, he knows what it takes, so to be able to play for a coach like that means everything. It means everything. “I’m really just trying to be restrained right now because I’m so excited. If I could do a backflip right now, I’d do one. I’m really excited.” Daniels met with a few teams during his brief foray on the open market, but as soon as he talked to Patricia during a private meeting in Allen Park, it was all over. He was sold on Patricia and this system so much that he actually became thankful he got cut.

Famous for

  • American Football defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL)

Early Life of Mike Daniels

Where was Mike Daniels Born?

Mike Daniels was born on May 5.1989 in Stratford, New Jersey and holds American Nationality. He has raised by his parents Michael Daniels(father)and Carlene Daniels(mother) along with his brother Sean Daniels who is also a football player. Regarding his education, He attended Highland Regional High School in New Jersey where he played running back and defensive tackle. Daniels was also a three-year letterman in wrestling and state qualifier in the discus (43.77m or 143’06) and threw the shot put (17.95m or 58’09) at the New Jersey Meet of Champions.

Body Measurement of Mike Daniels

How tall is Mike Daniels?

Mike Daniels is 6ft tall and has a weight of 141kg. The defensive tackle player Mike Daniels has a big body which he uses that as an advantage to get inside of blockers. 

Career of Mike Daniels

  • Daniels was selected in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2012 draft by the Green Bay Packers.
  • He scored his first touchdown on December 9, 2012, against the Lions after recovering a fumble by Matthew Stafford.
  • During his rookie season in 2012, Daniels played 14 games with 12 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 pass defended, and 2 fumble recoveries.
  • In 2013, Daniels appeared in 16 games making 28 tackles and 6.5 sacks. In 2014, Daniels started all 16 games with 47 tackles and 5.5 sacks. 
  • On December 14, 2015, Daniels signed a 4-year contract extension worth $42 million.
  • Daniels was ranked 95th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016, and 84th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017 after starting all 16 games in both seasons.
  • on January 9, 2018, the NFL announced that Daniels would replace Aaron Donald in the 2018 Pro Bowl due to an undisclosed injury.
  • He was ranked 93rd by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
  • In 2018, Daniels played in 10 games, recording 18 tackles and two sacks before suffering a foot injury in Week 11.
  • On July 24, 2019, Daniels was released by the Packers after seven seasons.
  • On July 26, 2019, Daniels signed a one-year, $9.1 million contract with the Detroit Lions.


  • He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Personal Life of Mike Daniels

Is Mike Daniels married?

Mike Daniels is a married man who is married to Heaven Daniels on July 12, 2014, who is a TV Talk Show Host on Fox11's show The Better Half,  Makeup Artist, Vlogger and many more as she is a talented lady.  They have 4 children including two sons and two daughters but their names are not available and there is an interesting fact that his first three children share the same birthday on August 3 even though they were born in different years.

Birthday of Mike Daniels

Mike Daniels celebrates his birthday on the 5th of May with his friends and family.

Net Worth of Mike Daniels

Professional American Football Defensive Tackle Mike Daniels earns a considerable amount of money from his profession.  The Net worth of Mike Daniels is under evaluation. Additionally, Daniels signed a one year contract of $9.1 Million with the Detroit Lions.

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