Danny Etling Family Background & His NFL Career

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Danny Etling Family Background & His NFL Career

Danny Etling plays in the quarterback position for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. The Falcons signed him on the 14th of August 2019 following a claimed off waivers by them. 

Before playing for the Falcons, Danny was in the roster of the New England Patriots. He was drafted 219th overall in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Patriots. He won the Super Bowl LIII with them in 2018 and also tried transitioning to the wide receiver position. 

Parents, Family

Danny’s parents are Joe Etling and Gretchen Etling. Joe is from Terre Haute, Indiana, and Gretchen is from Indianapolis, Indiana. Both Joe and Gretchen are lawyers. 

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Danny’s parents first met each other at Indiana University in the 1980s.

Danny Etling’s Education, Early Footballing Career

Danny attended the Terre Haute South Vigo High School in Terre Haute, Indiana. He played for the high school football team and gathered stats of 1,505 throwing yards and 11 touchdowns during his senior year. 

After his high school graduation, he joined Purdue University; he committed to Purdue during his junior year in high school. He played for the Purdue Boilermakers in the 2013 and 2014 collegiate seasons. 

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Danny Etling with the New England Patriots (Photo: Pro Football Rumors)

However, on the 11th of June 2015, he requested and was granted a release from his scholarship from Purdue. 

Following his release, it was announced on the 22nd of June that same year that Danny would be joining Lousiana State Unversity (LSU). However, due to NCAA rules, he couldn’t play football right away and had to sit out the 2015 college football season. 

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After the 2015 season, he was eligible to play again, and he played for the LSU Tigers for two seasons: 2016 and 2017. 

All in all, he played 37 games during his collegiate football career, starting 35 of them. He played 13 games for Purdue University, and 24 for the LSU. 

Salary

Danny earns a salary of around $495K in the Atlanta Falcons team according to Pro Football Reference.

Bio / Facts About Danny Etling: Age, Weight

  • Danny Etling was born on the 22nd of July 1994 in Terre Haute, Indiana, the United States.
  • He stands at the height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters) and weighs around 218 lbs (99 kgs).
  • He achieved Eagle Scout ranking through the Boy Scouts program.
  • Danny graduated from LSU with a 3.8 GPA and a degree in Mass Communications.
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