West Chester resident Phillip Daniels is following up on a successful career in the NFL by coaching football at Bishop Shanahan High School and staying in shape through powerlifting, writes Patrick Garbin for UGASports.com.
Daniels began his ascension in football at the University of Georgia, where he tallied 13 sacks, 18 other tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles.
He was a fourth-round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft and spent 15 years playing with Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, and Washington Redskins. The 201 games he played in the NFL are the second-most of any defensive player from the University of Georgia.
After his playing career ended, he served as an administrator and coach in the NFL with Washington, Kansas City, and Philadelphia. In fact, he coached the Eagles’ defensive line when they won the Super Bowl.
Currently, he is an assistant coach at Bishop Shanahan, where his son DaKendrick Daniels is a senior and a sought-after recruit. Daniels also spends his time powerlifting.
“I think being a powerlifter helped prolong my NFL career,” he said. “It helped me to where it was difficult for anyone to knock me off the ball and made me feel that I was more physical and stronger than any player I opposed. To this day, I still powerlift.”
Read more about Phillip Daniels at UGASports.com.