Danny Kanell

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Birthday
21, 1973
Birthplace
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Birth Sign
Scorpio

About

Football player who played professionally in both the National Football League and the Arena Football League. During his senior season as the starting quarterback at Florida State University, he finished the year with a win over Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl.

Before Fame

He first played football as a junior in high school, leading Westminster Academy to a 12-1 record and state championship. As a senior, he led them to a 9-2 record, losing in the state championship. In the 1993 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, he was taken in the 14th round by the New York Yankees.

Trivia

At the conclusion of his senior season at Florida State, he was named to the Honorable Mention list of All-Americans. He was subsequently taken in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. After being cut by the Atlanta Falcons in 2000, he next played for the AFL New York Dragons team in 2004, followed by a stint with the NFL's Denver Broncos. After the 2004 season, he retired. He has since served as a football analyst for various ESPN shows.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Associated With

He served as Jake Plummer's back-up while a quarterback for the 2004 Bronco's team.