Chase Daniel is an American professional football player who like most others in the sport began playing competitively from high school. He joined the National Football League (NFL) as an undrafted free agent but has since then gone ahead to sign and play for a couple of top clubs in the league. Here, you will learn more about him, his wife and what makes him a threat to other teams on the opposing side as per his body stats and the good use he puts them to on the field of play.
His Early Life and Football Career
Chase was named William Chase Daniel when he was born on born October 7, 1986, as a son to Bill and Vickie Daniel in Texas.
Growing up, he attended Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas where he began playing football under former American footballer and now coach Todd Dodge. Their team emerged runner-up in the 5A Division II state competition in 2003 but had earlier won the title in 2002 and repeated the same feat in 2004.
By the end of his high school year, he had scholarship offers seeking for his consent from Maryland University, Oklahoma State University, Stanford University and including Texas A&M University. Nevertheless, Chase Daniel remained faithful to the verbal commitment he made to the University of Missouri as he began playing with them from the 2005 season through 2008.
He would then start his rookie season as a backup quarterback for Brad Smith but by his second year, the Texas lad was making the starting line up. His impressive play continued as he broke and set many records in the team and even appeared on the cover of an edition of the ESPN magazine with one of his teammates Chase Patton. Daniel left college as the Missouri career total offense yardage leader having helped his varsity side finish in his final season with 10 wins and a respectable #19 ranking in AP Polls.
Despite his impressive college stats, awards, and honors, Chase Daniel left the 2009 NFL Draft barren without a team pick. This was because some scouts expressed misgivings on whether his college spread offense style of play could fit into the different pattern of play in the NFL. He would, however, be signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins who didn’t see him good enough to make their final roster cut in September 2009.
Nevertheless, where the views of the NFL scouts and Redskins got blurred in seeing the kid’s potentials, the New Orleans Saints saw beyond it as he got signed a day after the Redskins offloaded him.
Chase had a difficult time finding his place in his new team as he was waived, cut, resigned and tossed to and fro before finding some playing time in the team which won Super Bowl XLIV. He tarried with them till the 2012 season before he went off to seek a reinvigoration of his rather slow-paced career with the Kansas City Chiefs.
With the Chiefs, “The Lone Star State” footballer regained form as he found ample playing time beginning in 2013 to the end of the 2015 season when he left them.
He would then go on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016 to 2017, made a return to the New Orleans Saints at the beginning of 2017 before joining the Chicago Bears in 2018 for a $10 million two-year contract which had $7 million guaranteed.
According to sources online, Chase Daniel who signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bears has a base salary quoted as $2 million.
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Chase Daniel’s Wife – Hillary Daniel
Love found Chase Daniel with Hillary Mullin (Daniel) who he met in the fall of 2007 while they were students at the University of Missouri. Their relationship went on a hiatus following Daniel’s graduation from college in hope of joining an NFL team.
Nevertheless “Que sera sera” as they were reintroduced to each other again in January of 2012 after which they invested heavily in Skype calls and plane trips to give their long-distance relationship a chance to succeed. This was so because Chase was with the New Orleans Saints at the time.
It all paid off when Chase proposed to the apple of his eyes early in 2014 during a weekend trip to Kansas City from Dallas. Later that year, the two got married and are today, parents to Preston (their son) who was born on September 2, 2017.
Height, Weight, Body Stats
Daniel’s body stats as we found it was given as; weight 225 lb (102 kg) with a decent 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) height for a footballer.