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Gary Dennis Danielson (born September 10, 1951) is a former professional American football player and a current college football commentator. Danielson was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
from 1976 to 1984 and for the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
in 1985, 1987, and 1988. He is currently working for CBS Sports
CBS Sports
as a commentator for its college football coverage; he previously held the same position for ABC Sports.

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1 Playing career 2 Broadcasting career 3 Personal life 4 References

Playing career[edit] Danielson played high school football at Divine Child High School under Tony Versaci in Dearborn, Michigan, and graduated in 1969. He played college football at Purdue University and graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts in industrial management. He would later earn a Master's degree in physical education in 1976. Danielson had succeeded Mike Phipps
Mike Phipps
as the Boilermakers' starting quarterback in 1970, and had 30 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions with a 46 percent completion rate in two full seasons as a starter. Danielson spent two years in the short-lived World Football League
World Football League
as a non-starter, with the New York Stars/Charlotte Hornets in 1974 and the Chicago Winds in 1975.[1] The Winds franchise folded a month before the league's collapse in October, and Danielson signed with the Lions for the 1976 season. He amassed 13,764 passing yards and 81 touchdowns in 101 games in the NFL. He ranks fourth in Lions history in passing yards and touchdowns. His five touchdowns in a 1978 game against the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
is still tied for a Lions record. Broadcasting career[edit] Danielson got a start on his broadcasting career before his playing days were over. He was a part-time anchor/reporter at WDIV-TV
WDIV-TV
during the off-season while a member of the Lions. In Cleveland, he co-hosted a sports talk show while a member of the Browns.[2] After retiring from the Browns, Danielson joined ESPN
ESPN
as a college football analyst. He continued to work in that capacity for ESPN/ABC Sports until 2006, when he joined CBS Sports
CBS Sports
as a college football analyst, partnered with Verne Lundquist
Verne Lundquist
(and later Brad Nessler) on the network's primary broadcast team during Southeastern Conference telecasts. He also serves as the college football radio analyst for Paul Finebaum
Paul Finebaum
where he appears weekly during the college football season. Starting in the 2011 college football season, Danielson became a weekly guest on Mike's On: Francesa on the FAN with Mike Francesa. He has also become a regular guest on The Dan Patrick Show. Personal life[edit] Danielson is married to wife Kristy with whom he has four children.[2] The two met in college at Purdue, where Kristy's father, George King, was the head basketball coach.[3] The Danielson family resided in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where the children attended Rochester Adams High School. Son Matt Danielson played college football at Northwestern.[4] Danielson ran an importing and exporting business with former Lions teammate James Jones in the early 1990s.[5] He has also invested in business ventures with former Browns teammate Bernie Kosar.[6] References[edit]

^ WFL summary page - accessed 2010-10-09 ^ a b http://www.cbssports.com/cbssports/team/gdanielson ^ Traylor, Grant (June 9, 2012). "Danielson sounds off on college football". The Herald-Dispatch. Huntington, West Virginia.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-25.  ^ Milian, Jorge (September 9, 1994). "Jones Leaves The Backfield For Broadcast Booth". Sun-Sentinel. Deerfield Beach, Florida.  ^ Business Wire (17 November 2011). "Former NFL Teammates Gary Danielson And Bernie Kosar
Bernie Kosar
To Champion Capsalus Corp. Health & Wellness Platform". TheStreet.com. 

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Purdue Boilermakers starting quarterbacks

Bolley (1887–89) Aldrich (1893) Sears (1897–98) Jones (1899–1900) Waterman (1899–1900) Johnston (1902–05) Shackleton (1904–05) Jacobs (1923) Taube (1923–25) Smiley (1924) Speidel (1926) Smiley (1926) Harmeson (1927–29) Weaver (1930) Pardonner (1931–33) Peelle (1931–33) Stalcup (1934–36) Shackleton (1937–39) Smerke (1940–42) Vacanti (1943) Schultz (1944) DeMoss (1945–48) Gorgal (1949) Schnaible (1949–50) Samuels (1950–52) Evans (1952) Froncie Gutman (1952–54) Dawson (1954–56) Spoo (1957–58) Fitchner (1959) Allen (1960) Maury Guttman (1960) DiGravio (1961–63) Meyer (1961–62) Hogan (1962) Griese (1964–66) Phipps (1967–69) Kiepert (1968) Piebes (1970) Danielson (1970–72) Bobrowski (1973) Terrizzi (1974) Vitali (1974–75) Nagel (1975) Vitali (1975–76) Metallic (1977) Herrmann (1977–80) Campbell (1981–83) Everett (1983–85) George (1986) Downing (1987) McCarthy (1987–88) Fox (1988) Lesniewich (1989) Letnich (1989) Hunter (1989–91) Pike (1991–93) Hunter (1992) Trefzger (1993–96) Reeves (1996) Dicken (1996–97) Brees (1997–2000) Hance (2001) Orton (2001–04) Kirsch (2002, 04) Painter (2005–08) Siller (2008, 10) Elliott (2009) Marve (2010–2012) Henry (2010, 13) Robinson (2010) TerBush (2011–12) Etling (2013–2014) Appleby (2014–2015) Blough (2015–2017) Sindelar (2017– )

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Cleveland Browns
Cleveland Browns
starting quarterbacks

Cliff Lewis (1946–1947, 1949) Otto Graham
Otto Graham
(1946–1955) George Ratterman
George Ratterman
(1953–1956) Babe Parilli
Babe Parilli
(1956) Tommy O'Connell
Tommy O'Connell
(1956–1957) Milt Plum (1957–1961) Len Dawson
Len Dawson
(1961) Jim Ninowski (1962–1963, 1965) Frank Ryan (1962–1968) Gary Lane (1967) Bill Nelsen (1968–1972) Mike Phipps
Mike Phipps
(1970–1976) Don Gault (1970) Brian Sipe
Brian Sipe
(1974–1983) Will Cureton (1975) Dave Mays (1977) Terry Luck (1977) Paul McDonald (1982–1984) Gary Danielson
Gary Danielson
(1985–1988) Bernie Kosar
Bernie Kosar
(1985–1993) Jeff Christensen (1987) Mike Pagel (1988, 1990) Don Strock (1988) Mike Tomczak (1992) Todd Philcox (1992–1993) Vinny Testaverde
Vinny Testaverde
(1993–1995) Mark Rypien
Mark Rypien
(1994) Eric Zeier
Eric Zeier
(1995) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(1999) Tim Couch (1999–2003) Doug Pederson
Doug Pederson
(2000) Spergon Wynn (2000) Kelly Holcomb (2002–2004) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2004) Luke McCown
Luke McCown
(2004) Trent Dilfer
Trent Dilfer
(2005) Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye
(2005–2007) Derek Anderson (2006–2009) Brady Quinn
Brady Quinn
(2008–2009) Ken Dorsey
Ken Dorsey
(2008) Bruce Gradkowski
Bruce Gradkowski
(2008) Jake Delhomme
Jake Delhomme
(2010) Seneca Wallace
Seneca Wallace
(2010–2011) Colt McCoy
Colt McCoy
(2010–2011) Brandon Weeden
Brandon Weeden
(2012–2013) Thad Lewis
Thad Lewis
(2012) Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer
(2013–2014) Jason Campbell
Jason Campbell
(2013) Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel
(2014–2015) Connor Shaw
Connor Shaw
(2014) Josh McCown
Josh McCown
(2015–2016) Austin Davis
Austin Davis
(2015) Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III
(2016) Cody Kessler
Cody Kessler
(2016) DeShone Kizer
DeShone Kizer
(2017) Kevin Hogan
Kevin Hogan
(2017)

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Portsmouth Spartans / Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
starting quarterbacks

Chuck Bennett (1930) Glenn Presnell
Glenn Presnell
(1931–1933) Dutch Clark
Dutch Clark
(1932–1937) Vern Huffman
Vern Huffman
(1938) Dwight Sloan (1939) Byron White
Byron White
(1940–1941) Harry Hopp (1942) Frank Sinkwich
Frank Sinkwich
(1943–1944) Chuck Fenenbock (1945) Dave Ryan (1946) Clyde LeForce (1947–1949) Fred Enke (1948–1949) Frank Tripucka
Frank Tripucka
(1949) Bobby Layne
Bobby Layne
(1950–1958) Jim Hardy
Jim Hardy
(1952) Tom Dublinski (1953–1954) Harry Gilmer
Harry Gilmer
(1955) Tobin Rote
Tobin Rote
(1957–1959) Earl Morrall
Earl Morrall
(1959–1961, 1963–1964) Jim Ninowski (1960–1961) Milt Plum (1962–1967) George Izo (1965) Karl Sweetan (1966–1967) Bill Munson (1968–1970, 1973–1975) Greg Landry (1968–1978) Joe Reed (1975–1977, 1979) Gary Danielson
Gary Danielson
(1977–1978, 1980–1982, 1984) Jeff Komlo (1979, 1981) Eric Hipple
Eric Hipple
(1981–1986, 1989) John Witkowski (1984) Joe Ferguson (1985–1986) Chuck Long (1986–1988) Todd Hons (1987) Rusty Hilger (1988) Bob Gagliano (1989–1990) Rodney Peete
Rodney Peete
(1989–1993) Andre Ware
Andre Ware
(1990, 1992–1993) Erik Kramer (1991–1993) Dave Krieg (1994) Scott Mitchell (1994–1998) Don Majkowski
Don Majkowski
(1996) Charlie Batch
Charlie Batch
(1998–2001) Frank Reich (1998) Gus Frerotte
Gus Frerotte
(1999) Stoney Case (2000) Ty Detmer
Ty Detmer
(2001) Mike McMahon (2001–2002) Joey Harrington (2002–2005) Jeff Garcia
Jeff Garcia
(2005) Jon Kitna
Jon Kitna
(2006–2008) Dan Orlovsky
Dan Orlovsky
(2008) Daunte Culpepper
Daunte Culpepper
(2008–2009) Matthew Stafford
Matthew Stafford
(2009–present) Drew Stanton
Drew Stanton
(2009–2010)

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