Danny Amendola is an American football wide receiver, who currently plays for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Texas Tech Red Raiders football, a college football team of the Texas Tech University.
Danny Amendola Bio; Parents, Education, Height, Weight
Daniel James Amendola was born on 2nd November 1985 to parents Willie Amedola and Rose Amedola. He grew up along with an elder brother Matt in The Woodlands, Texas.
Amendola pursued his early education at The Woodlands High School. Afterward, he went to Texas Tech University and majored in Communication Studies. He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 meters) and his listed weight is 190 lbs (86 kg).
His Career; NFL, Stats
Danny played college football for Texas Tech from 2004 to 2007. There he had 204 receptions for 2,246 yards and 15 touchdowns, and returned 116 punts for 1,283 yards and one touchdown, giving him an average of 11.06 yards per return.
Danny Amendola’s NFL career stats (Picture: Pro Football Reference)
In April 2008, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the NFL side Dallas Cowboys. After his contract expired at the Cowboys, Amedola moved to the Philadelphia Eagles in January 2009. He then joined the St. Louis Rams and began his first NFL action in 2009. He also played for NFL teams such as New England Patriots (2013-2017) and Miami Dolphins (2018). Recently, Danny joined the Detroit Lions on 11 March 2019.
Contract & Salary
Danny signed a 1 year contract with the Detroit Lions, worth $4,500,000 in March 2019. It includes $4,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,500,000.
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In 2019, he will earn a base salary of $4,250,000 and a roster bonus of $234,375, while carrying a cap hit of $4,484,375.
Dating Model Girlfriend
The 33-year-old is currently in a relationship with girlfriend Emily Tanner. The couple began dating in 2019. Emily, aged 24 is a health and lifestyle model, amassing more than 473k followers on her Instagram. She graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Public Health in 2017.
Danny Amendola recently broke up with girlfriend Olivia Culpo in 2019 (Picture: )
Previously, Danny was in a relationship with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Olivia Culpo. They dated for two years and recently ended their romance in early 2019. According to E! News, Amendola “couldn’t handle Olivia’s demanding lifestyle” and “wasn’t pleased with certain choices she was making.”
Some Interesting Facts About Danny Amendola
- Danny’s father Willie sued Cowboys Stadium for $1 million in 2013. He was dragged nearly 30 yards by the golf cart before he was able to jump off while he was at midfield for a postgame interview.
- His brother Matt, aged 38 played college football for the Baylor football team.
- Amendola’s journey to make it to the NFL was featured on the HBO documentary program, Hard Knocks.