Danieal Manning life and biography

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Danieal Manning biography

Date of birth : 1982-08-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Corsicana, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Chicago Bears, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Danieal Manning is a professional American football free safety for the Chicago Bears.

NFL Career:

Enters fifth season with Chicago after piling up 286 tackles (190 solo) with the Bears... In 61 career games (40 starts) he has accounted for 6 INTs, 14 PBUs, 2.0 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 21 special teams tackles... Has posted 1,895 kickoff return yards (68 returns) for a 27.9 average, which ranks second among active players with at least 60 returns or more... Has 1 career kickoff return for TD... Made immediate impact in his rookie season appearing in every game, starting 14 in the regular season and all 3 playoff games at free safety, the most regular season starts by a Bears rookie defensive back since Mike Brown (16, 2000)... Became first Bears rookie with an INT in his NFL debut since Dwayne Joseph in 1995 (9/3 vs. MIN) after picking off Brett Favre at GB (9/10/06).

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2008 - NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (12/11).

2009 SEASON: Saw action in 15 games, making 10 starts at FS... Posted 77 tackles (54 solo), 1.0 sack and 1 TFL... Added 1 INT, 3 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries... His sack was a safety of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the season opener... Credited with 2 special teams stops as well... Returned 28 kickoffs for 744 yards (26.6 avg)... Inactive for final game with a calf Injury.

2008 - Took over kickoff return duties midway through the season and led the NFL with a 29.7-yard kickoff return average (1,070 yards on 36 returns), including 1 TD... Also tied for the league lead with seven kickoff returns of 40-plus yards and the 1,070 kickoff return yards rank fifth in franchise history... Finished the season with a return of 40-plus yards in the final six games, the longest stretch in the League since the 1970 AFC-NFC merger... Tallied 31 tackles (20 solo), 1.0 sack, 1 INT and 4 PBUs... Added a career-high 11 special teams tackles... Left game at ATL (10/12) and was inactive for Games 7-8... Tallied a career-high 187 kickoff return yards at HOU (12/28).

2007 - Appeared in all 16 regular season games for the second consecutive year, while starting 15 contests (13 at FS, 2 at RCB)... Credited with 1 blocked field goal at DET (9/30).

2006 - Appeared in all 16 games, entering the starting lineup in the third game of the season at FS while starting the final 14 games of the regular season... Recorded 80 tackles, the most by a Chicago rookie defensive back since Charles Tillman in 2003 (89)... Led the team with 5 forced fumbles (4 on defense and 1 on special teams), the most combined forced fumbles by a Bear since Tony Parrish had 5 (5 and 0) in 1998... Added 2 INTs, 5 PBUs, 1 fumble recovery and 8 special teams tackles... Started all 3 postseason contests gathering 11 defensive tackles and 4 special teams tackles.


Three-year starter at Abilene-Christian (2003-05) became second-highest drafted player in school history when selected with the 42nd overall pick by Chicago... Started all 30 games he appeared in for the Wildcats tallying 159 tackles, 2 sacks, 12 TFLs, 11 INTs, 13 PBUs, 6 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries and blocked 4 kicks... Registered 10 career TDs: 3 kickoff returns, 3 punt returns, 2 receiving, 1 fumble return and 1 INT return... Set school record with 6 career special teams returns for TDs.


Three-year starter at Corsicana H.S. (Texas) earning second-team all-state honors as a senior by the Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association... Originally signed with Nebraska after being recruited by Texas, Oklahoma, Penn State, Purdue, Arkansas and Alabama... Track standout finished 2nd in state in 100 meters and triple jump and 4th in the 200 meters... Notched 4th-fastest 100-meter in the nation as a senior (10.34).

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