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Tony McDaniel
DT #78
Height:
6-7
Weight:
305
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Columbia, SC
Experience:
7

Biography

FINS FACT
NFL players need motivation and sometimes it comes when you least expect it. Such was the case for Tony, an undrafted free agent in training camp with the Jaguars in 2006. “In high school, I wasn’t one of the top players in the nation,” Tony said. “In college, I wasn't really one of the top players. I’ve always been a guy that people say has potential. So when the head coach, Jacksonville’s Jack del Rio, comes and says ‘You’re a good player’ and ‘You can do all this if you just work on a couple of things,’ to a guy who hadn't even made the team yet, it was kind of the confidence booster that made me believe that I can do this.”
FINS FACT
NFL players need motivation and sometimes it comes when you least expect it. Such was the case for Tony, an undrafted free agent in training camp with the Jaguars in 2006. “In high school, I wasn’t one of the top players in the nation,” Tony said. “In college, I wasn't really one of the top players. I’ve always been a guy that people say has potential. So when the head coach, Jacksonville’s Jack del Rio, comes and says ‘You’re a good player’ and ‘You can do all this if you just work on a couple of things,’ to a guy who hadn't even made the team yet, it was kind of the confidence booster that made me believe that I can do this.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Acquired by the Dolphins for a 2009 7th-round (232nd overall) draft choice on March 20, 2009 . . . Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2006.

PRO
2010 - Played in 15 games with one start . . . Finished with 36 tackles (30 solo), 2.5 sacks for 11.5 yards in losses . . . Added three passes defensed . . . Finished second on the Dolphins in tackles twice . . . Was suspended for game vs. New England (10/4) by the NFL . . . Finished tied for second on the team in tackles with four stops at Green Bay (10/17) . . . Had four tackles at Baltimore (11/7) . . . Recorded five tackles against Chicago (11/18) . . . Posted one tackle, a three-yard sack of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, vs. Pittsburgh (11/24) . . . Had two tackles, including a half sack for 4.5 yards in losses, combining with Cameron Wake for a nine-yard sack of quarterback Jake Delhomme vs. Cleveland (12/5) . . . Finished second on the team with four tackles, including a sack of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick for a four-yard loss, vs.  Buffalo (12/12).

2009 - Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career . . . Finished with 16 tackles (13 solo) and a career-high one and a half sacks . . . Made Dolphins debut at Atlanta (9/13) and posted one tackle . . . Recorded a season-high three tackles vs. Buffalo (10/4) . . . Had two tackles at Carolina (11/19) . . . Posted two tackles and 1.5 sacks for 16.5 yards in losses at Buffalo (11/29) . . . Recorded two tackles at Tennessee (12/20) . . . Had two tackles vs. Houston (12/27).

2008 - Appeared in ten games with three starts in his final season with the Jaguars . . . Sustained a season ending toe injury and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 16 . . . Totaled career-high 22 tackles (15 solo), a half sack, three QB pressures and three passes defensed . . . Recorded four tackles (three solo) in the season-opener at Tennessee (9/7) . . . Recorded four tackles and a half sack vs. Pittsburgh (10/5) . . . Made first career start and totaled three solo tackles and two passes defensed at Denver (10/12) . . . Replaced John Henderson in the starting lineup at Detroit (11/9) and vs. Tennessee (11/16).

2007 - Played in four games before being placed on injured reserve on Oct. 31 with a broken wrist . . . Finished with four solo tackles and two QB pressures . . . Suffered knee injury in third preseason game against Tampa Bay and was inactive for first two regular season games . . . Saw first action of the season and had one solo tackle and one QB pressure at Denver (9/23) . . . Saw action on ten plays and recorded two solo tackles at Kansas City (10/7) . . . Played season-high 25 snaps and had one QB pressure vs. Houston (10/14).

2006 - Played in 11 games as a reserve DT and also on special teams . . . Finished with 21 tackles and one sack . . . Saw action in first career game in season-opener vs. Dallas (9/10) . . . Recorded one solo tackle vs. Pittsburgh (9/18) . . . Recorded half sack and registered four tackles vs. New York Jets (10/8) . . . Had four tackles and one QB pressure at Houston (10/22) . . . Recorded career-high 10 tackles (nine solo) and a half sack of Vince Young vs. Tennessee (11/5) . . . Inactive for final five games with a hip injury (12/3-12/31).

COLLEGE
Three-year letterman as a defensive tackle at Tennessee (2003-05) . . . Left school following his junior season . . . Collected 33 career tackles, six for a loss, and one sack . . . Played in nine games as a junior and finished with 13 tackles . . . Appeared in 13 games with one start as a sophomore . . . Played in 11 games as a true freshman . . . Majored in arts and sciences.  

PERSONAL
Single . . . Has two sons, Ataeous and Anthony . . . Attended W.J. Keenan High in Columbia, South Carolina . . . Earned All-State honors as a senior . . .  Recorded nearly 100 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament and the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree . . . Donated money to help purchase toys and meals for the holidays . . . Full name is Anthony Dewayne McDaniel, born January 20, 1985 in Columbia, S.C.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 106 193 123 70 10.5 1 13 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 SEA 11 21 12 9 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 16 53 23 30 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIA 11 11 6 5 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 12 19 13 6 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 15 36 30 6 2.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 16 16 13 3 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 JAC 10 16 10 6 0.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 JAC 4 5 5 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 JAC 11 16 11 5 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --

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