Danny Kanell

Football quarterback Daniel Kanell is a former NFL and AFL player, as well as a former ESPN broadcaster. He played in the National Football League (NFL) and the Arena Football League (AFL). On the side, he worked for ESPN as an analyst and host for the Russillo and Kanell radio show. On ESPNU's late-night sports and humor show UNITE, he served as the host until June of that year.

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He played as a quarterback for four years at Florida State University. Charlie Ward, an American professional NBA basketball player, was backed up by Danny Kanellwhen he started playing. Ward was the next freshman in the team after Chip Ferguson in 1985. He had to face some stiff competition during this time, but his back-to-back commendable performances when he played as a backup got him the job once again as a sophomore.

He tossed for 2,781 yards in his lesser year with 17 TD versus 13 INT on 380 pass endeavors. He was a part of the celebrated Choke at Doak amusement against Florida, where he drove Florida State once again from a 31-3 final quarter deficiency to tie the diversion. He then beat Florida in the rematch at the Sugar Bowl named the "Fifth Quarter in the French Quarter", completing the year with a 10–1–1 record.

In his senior year (1995), he tossed for 2,957 yards with 32 TD versus 13 INT on 402 pass endeavors. He drove the group to a 10–2 record, including a win over Notre Dame in the 1996 Orange Bowl. He was given an "honorable mention" in the All-American rundown of his senior year.

During his career at the college, he played in 35 games and finished 62.7% of his 854 pass endeavors. He tossed for 8,372 yards, 47 touchdowns, which was at the time a school record, and 26 capture attempts over his four years as a Seminole. He likewise kept running for one touchdown and figured out how to catch one go for lost three yards. In September 2012, Kanell was enlisted into the Florida State Athletic Hall of Fame.

Later, his main competitor became another sophomore, Jon Stark, and the team usually chose between Starkand Kanell alternately. He got lucky during a match against Maryland, which brought him a lot of recognition. Ward was injured due to bruised ribs, so Kanell was chosen from the start of the game. He utilized the golden opportunity fully and completed 28 out of 38 passes, for 341 yards, with no interceptions and five touchdowns. That year turned out to be great for Kanell; he completed seven touchdowns with no interceptions and a total of 499 yards while also doing a great job backing up Ward, who won four trophies that year - Heisman Trophy, Davey O'Brien, Maxwell, and Walter Camp Awards.

New York Giants took Kanell in 1996. His debut in NFC came in that season as well. He had some great performances in the NFC playing for the Giants. Despite all these performances, he was only making $216,000, which was the league's minimum salary. So next season, he got into a three-year contract with the Giants worth $9.5 million. His performance declined gradually over the years, however. As a result, Giants replaced him with Kerry Collins.

Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 21-11-1973
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Height: 1.9 m
Alma Mater: Florida State University
Nationality: American
Wife: Courtenay Kanell
Children: N/A
Ethnicity: White
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Salary: $95,000
Net Worth: around $2 million
T.V. Show(s): “SVP & Russillo”
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Former American football
Employer: ESPN
Birth Date: 21 Nov, 1973
Age: 46 yrs
Occupations: Baseball player
American football player
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale
Education: Florida State University
Gender: Male
Description: American football player
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Last Modified: Jan 15 2022
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