Dan Campbell Biography
Daniel Allen Campbell, nicknamed “MCDC” for short and “Motor City Dan Campbell”, is a famous American football coach and a former tight end who is the head coach for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
Dan Campbell Age
Dan was born in Clifton, Texas, United States, on 13 April 1976. He is 47 years old.
Dan Campbell Height
Campell stands at an average height of 1.96 m.
Dan Campbell Education
Dan studied at Glen Rose High School for his high education. Later, He joined Texas A&M University. In his last 2 seasons, Campbell shared the tight end position with Derrick Spiller. As a junior, Dan posted 2 touchdowns and 12 receptions for 143 yards (11.9-yard average).
Dan Campbell Family
Dan has not shared any details regarding his parents and whether he has any siblings. However, information about this matter is in progress and will be updated if any news comes up.
Dan Campbell Wife
He got married in 2005 to his pretty wife, Holly Campbell. The couple has two children namely Piper Campbell and Cody Campbell.
Dan Campbell Children
Dan and Holly are proud parents of two children Piper Campbell and Cody Campbell.
Dan Campbell Salary
Dan receives an annual salary of $4 million.
Dan Campbell’s Net worth
Campbell has an approximate net worth of $10 million.
Dan Campbell Career
Dan was selected in the third round (79th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. In 2000, Campbell was a part of the team that appeared in Super Bowl XXXV and started 4 games. In 2001, Dan was mainly used as a blocking tight end and became the team’s regular starting tight end after passing Howard Cross on the depth chart.
In 2002, his blocking helped Kerry Collins throw for a club record 4,073 yards. Dan was named the head coach in 2003 and was one of the first free agents to sign with the Dallas Cowboys after Bill Parcells. Campbell quickly became a team leader and although Jason Witten emerged as a mentor and remained a key blocker on the offensive line as the primary tight end, Campbell still served.
In 2004, He was placed on the injured reserve list on September 30 and played in three games because of torn ligaments in his foot. In 2005, on July 27, he returned to start all four preseason games and recovered from an appendectomy missing only 10 days of practice. The team alongside Witten employed two tight end sets, which allowed him to start 12 games.
On March 14, 2006, Dan was signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent. Known mainly as a blocking tight end, he posted career-highs in average per reception (14.7 avg), long reception (30 yards), receiving yards (308), and touchdowns (four), the most by a Lions tight end since 2001.
On September 22, 2007, Campbell was placed with an elbow injury on injured reserve. On September 9, 2008, Dan was again recognized with a hamstring injury on the injured reserve. On February 9, 2009, He was released. On February 26, 2009, Dan with the New Orleans Saints signed as a free agent, reuniting with head coach Sean Payton, who was his offensive coordinator with the Giants and the Cowboys. On August 10, he was placed with an MCL injury on injured reserve he suffered in training camp.
In 2010, He began his coaching career when he was hired as a coaching intern by the Miami Dolphins. Dan was promoted to the tight ends coach in 2011. Following the firing of the Dolphin’s head coach Joe Philbin on October 5, 2015, He was named the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2015 season. Dan led the team to five wins and seven losses.
In January 2016, Dan Campbell was hired as their assistant head coach and tight ends coach under head coach Sean Payton by the New Orleans Saints. On January 20, 2021, He was hired as head coach of the Detroit Lions. In his first interview as Lion’s head coach, Dan became known for his style described as emotional, passionate, and intense.
After starting the season 0–10–1, which included a 16–16 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9, Dan and the Lions recorded their first victory against the Minnesota Vikings during Week 13.