Seattle Dragons starting QB BJ Daniels has accepted the position of head football coach at his alma mater, Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, Florida.
Daniels played his college ball at the University of South Florida. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft by the 49ers. He had stops with the Seahawks, Texans, Giants, Bears, Falcons, Roughriders of the CFL, and Stallions of the AAF.
Daniels was taken in the Phase #5 portion of the 2020 XFL draft. He finished the season completing 19 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown.
“With the coronavirus situation and the fact that when I was with the XFL it closed down a lot of sports, it definitely forced my hand a little bit to pursue the career and the dream that I wanted to do,” Daniels told reporters at WTXL in Tallahassee. “Coaching is that dream and that goal. This is the first step for what I want to do and that is continue to give back and encourage the young student athletes here at Lincoln High School. Just to do what I can to give all the knowledge and information I’ve accumulated over my entire career and just pass it along.”
This is Daniels’s first time coaching. but his lengthy playing career should be a good foundation for him to succeed.