Danieal Manning

Danieal LaCraig Manning[1] (born August 9, 1982) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Abilene Christian.

Danieal Manning
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Manning in 2012.
No. 38, 27
Personal information
Born:August 9, 1982 (age 36)
Corsicana, Texas
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Corsicana (TX)
College:Abilene Christian
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:552
Forced fumbles:9
Total return yards:3,370
Total touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

High school career

Before college, he was a highly touted defensive back at Corsicana High School in Corsicana, Texas. A three-year starter, as a senior he totaled 67 tackles, three interceptions and three blocked kicks and was named second team all-state by the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association. He also starred in track, finishing second in the state in Class 4A in both the 100-meter dash and triple jump [2]

College career

Manning originally signed with the University of Nebraska, but he never enrolled there, choosing to attend Abilene Christian University.[3] For the Abilene Christian Wildcats football, as a sophomore he was named Division II third-team All-American at defensive back, as a junior first-team All-American as a return specialist, and as a senior first-team All-American as a defensive back.[2]

Professional career

Manning was ranked as the ninth best safety available in the 2006 NFL Draft by Sports Illustrated.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.47 s 1.61 s 2.64 s 4.07 s 7.23 s 39 in
(0.99 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
17 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears selected Manning in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was the highest selection from Abilene Christian University since Johnny Perkins in 1977) and was also the first player from a non-Division I in 2006.

Midway through the 2008 NFL season, Manning took over Devin Hester's duties as the Bears' kick returner. On December 11, 2008, he returned a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown, making it the first regular season opening kickoff returned for a touchdown for the Bears since 1972.[6] A week before this touchdown, Manning picked off David Garrard's pass on the Jaguars opening drive, and returned it to the Jaguars five-yard line.[7]

Manning led the league in return average and number of 30+-yard returns, despite only starting half the season. Manning was Bears starting nickelback in 2008, and competed with Josh Bullocks, Corey Graham, Kevin Payne, and Craig Steltz for starting free safety.[8] Manning won the starting position before the start of the Bears 2009 summer training camp.[9] On passing downs, Manning played nickelback, while Steltz filled in for him at free safety.[9] Due to Manning's larger role on defense, the Bears chose second-year wide receiver Johnny Knox to take over kick-returning duties.[10]

Houston Texans

Manning signed a four-year, $20 million contract (with $9 million guaranteed) with the Houston Texans on July 28, 2011.[11]

In week 4 of the 2012 season, Manning intercepted Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck and returned it 55 yards for the first defensive touchdown of his career.[12]

On March 31, 2014, Manning was released by the Texans.

Cincinnati Bengals

On April 3, 2014, Manning signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.[13]

Second stint with Texans

On September 1, 2014 Manning signed with the Houston Texans.[14]


Manning announced his retirement from the NFL on July 14, 2015.[15]


On December 18, Manning announced he would be returning to his Alma Mater Abilene Christian as an assistant coach on Adam Dorrel's staff.[16]

NFL statistics

2006 CHI 16 70 54 16 0.0 4 1 0 2 26 13 15 0 7
2007 CHI 16 79 68 11 0.0 0 0 0 2 33 17 33 0 6
2008 CHI 14 33 28 5 1.0 0 0 0 1 42 42 42 0 4
2009 CHI 15 92 72 20 1.0 2 2 4 1 35 35 35 0 2
2010 CHI 16 72 59 13 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
2011 HOU 13 59 44 15 0.0 0 0 0 2 22 11 22 0 5
2012 HOU 16 77 59 18 1.0 3 1 1 2 59 30 55 1 8
2013 HOU 6 24 21 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2014 HOU 16 46 32 14 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Career 128 552 437 115 4.0 9 4 0 11 217 20 55 1 43



  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed


  1. ^ "Danieal Manning Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Short Work for Manning Archived April 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "SI.com". CNN.
  5. ^ "*Danieal Manning, DS #11 CB, Abilene Christian". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Bears, Manning beat Jaguars". MyCentralJersey.com. 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  8. ^ Dickerson, Jeff (2009-07-22). "Position battle: Safety". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  9. ^ a b "Bears do secondary shuffle". Chicago Sun-Times. 2009-07-29. Archived from the original on August 8, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (2009-09-30). "Why is Johnny Knox returning kickoffs instead of Danieal Manning?". chicagobears.com. Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-05.
  11. ^ Texans improve 'D' with deals with Joseph, Manning Archived January 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine July 28, 2011
  12. ^ Houston Texans of to franchise-best 4–0 start with 38–14 win over Tennessee Titans Archived January 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine September 30, 2012.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-03. Retrieved 2014-04-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. Retrieved 2014-09-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/HoustonTexans/status/621008844013989888
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/ManningUp38/status/810677256280481792
  17. ^ "Danieal Manning Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 5 February 2015.

External links

2006 Chicago Bears season

The 2006 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 87th season in the National Football League and 25th post-season completed in the National Football League. The Bears posted a 13–3 regular season record, the best in the NFC, improving on their previous year’s record of 11–5. The Bears retained their NFC North divisional title, and won the National Football Conference Championship title against the New Orleans Saints, on January 21, 2007. The Bears played the Indianapolis Colts at Super Bowl XLI, where they lost 29–17. They finished the 2006 NFL season tied for second in points scored, and third in points allowed.Due to the NFL's scheduling formula the Bears played 6 intra-division games, posting a record of 5–1. Because of rotating cycle scheduling, the Bears matched up against all four teams in the AFC East (going 2–2) and NFC West (going 4–0). In the remaining games, the Bears played the NFC's other reigning division winners, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants, posting a record of 2–0. During the entire season, the Bears played 10 games at home, 8 games on the road, and 1 game at a neutral field for the Super Bowl. Including the playoffs and Super Bowl, the Bears finished with a record of 15–4.

Noteworthy football stories for the 2006 season were replacing retired cornerback and kick returner Jerry Azumah, the quarterback controversy between productive but inconsistent and potentially fragile Rex Grossman and veteran free agent Brian Griese, the record setting returns by Devin Hester, Bernard Berrian's breakout season, competition between the Bears' running backs (Cedric Benson and Thomas Jones), and 5th round draft pick Mark Anderson's 12 quarterback sacks as a rookie.

2006 Chicago Bears–Arizona Cardinals game

On October 16, 2006, during the sixth week of the National Football League (NFL) regular season, the Chicago Bears defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 24–23, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The undefeated Bears staged the "comeback of the year" against the 1-win Cardinals after trailing by 20 points at halftime. This game is the first game in which the Bears won after trailing by 20 or more points since 1987 (they defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27–26). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first win in Bears history in which they trailed by at least 20 points in the second half, and the Cardinals became the first team in NFL history to lose consecutive games in a season after being ahead by 14 or more points at the end of the first quarter in each of their games. The Bears also set an NFL record for the biggest comeback without scoring an offensive touchdown in league history. Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart became the first quarterback in history to throw at least 2 touchdown passes in each of his first 2 career starts. The last time a team won after committing 6 turnovers was over 20 years prior.The postgame press conference was notable for Cardinals head coach Dennis Green's profanity-laced rant, highlighted by the quote "The Bears are who we thought they were". The game was ranked #6 on NFL Top 10 on NFL Network for Top Ten Greatest Comebacks of All Time under the title "Cardinals Blow It"/"Monday Night Meltdown", as well as Top Ten Meltdowns at #7.

2008 All-Pro Team

The 2008 All-Pro Team is composed of the National Football League (NFL) players that were named to the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Writers Association (PFWA), and Sporting News All-Pro Teams in 2008. These are the current teams that historically appear in Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the NFL. Although the NFL has no official awards, according to the NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, the NFL Record and Fact Book has historically listed All-Pro teams from major news sources such as the Associated Press, Sporting News, Pro Football Writers Association, as well as teams from organizations that no longer release All-Pro teams such as Newspaper Enterprise Association and United Press International.The AP team is selected by a national panel of 50 media members, and it lists both first and second teams. The Sporting News surveyes 664 players, coaches, and general managers to determine its All-Pro team. The Pro Football Writers Association's All-NFL team results from the votes of over 300 members as well as from the editors and writers of Pro Football Weekly, who present the PFWA awards.

2008 Chicago Bears season

The 2008 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 89th regular season in the National Football League. They finished the 2008 season with a 9–7 record, improving upon their 7–9 record from the 2007 season. The Bears failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

2009 Chicago Bears season

The 2009 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 90th season overall in the National Football League. The Bears had looked to improve upon their 9–7 record from 2008 and return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2006 season, but failed to do so for the third consecutive season. The team finished 7–9, and third in the NFC North. This season is Lovie Smith's sixth season as the team's head coach. The Bears played all their home games at Soldier Field.

2012 Houston Texans season

The 2012 Houston Texans season was the franchise's 11th season in the National Football League and the 7th under head coach Gary Kubiak. The Texans improved on their 10–6 record from 2011, in which the team earned its first playoff berth and division title in franchise history. The Texans won their second consecutive AFC South division title, and defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round of the playoffs for a second consecutive season, but were defeated by the New England Patriots in the divisional round.

Abilene Christian Wildcats football

The Abilene Christian Wildcats football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Abilene Christian University located in the U.S. state of Texas. The team is a member of the Southland Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1919. The team plays its home games at the on-campus Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium.

Ade Jimoh

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Corsicana, Texas

Corsicana is a city in Navarro County, Texas, United States. It is located on Interstate 45, some 58 mi (89 km) south of downtown Dallas. The population was 23,770 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Navarro County.

Corsicana Independent School District

Corsicana Independent School District is a public school district based in Corsicana, Texas, United States.

In addition to Corsicana, the district serves the central Navarro County towns of Angus, Mustang, Oak Valley, Retreat, and Richland. A very small portion of the district extends into northern Freestone County.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.The mascot for CHS is a Tiger (called Lady Tigers when referring to the female students). This is a school with around 1,400 students.

Elbert Mack

Elbert Mack (born July 14, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the Qingdao Clipper of the China Arena Football League (CAFL). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Troy. He has also played for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans and Wichita Force.

Glover Quin

Glover Freeman Quin Jr. (; born January 15, 1986) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at New Mexico and Southwest Mississippi Community College, and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Jason McKie

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Justin Snow

Justin Snow (born December 21, 1976) is a former American football long snapper who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor University. He signed as an undrafted free agent in 2000 with the Indianapolis Colts, who he played twelve seasons with. Winning Super Bowl XLI with the Colts against the Chicago Bears is his biggest accomplishment.

He was also a member of the Washington Redskins.

List of Abilene Christian Wildcats in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Abilene Christian Wildcats football players in the NFL Draft.

List of Chicago Bears players

The following are lists of past and current players of the Chicago Bears professional American football team.

List of Houston Texans Pro Bowl selections

Every late January–early February since 1950, the National Football League (NFL) hosts the Pro Bowl, its all-star game. Players are selected by the votes of coaches, other players, and fans. As of 2013, the Houston Texans have sent 20 different players to the Pro Bowl since their establishment in 2002 for a total of 37 appearances; Andre Johnson has been invited seven times (although he did not play the fifth time due to an ankle injury), Arian Foster has been invited three times, while Mario Williams, Owen Daniels, Matt Schaub, DeMeco Ryans, Johnathan Joseph, Chris Myers, J. J. Watt, Duane Brown, and Antonio Smith have all been invited twice. Jerome Mathis, Vonta Leach, Gary Walker, Aaron Glenn, Brian Cushing, Wade Smith, Bryan Braman, James Casey, and Danieal Manning have all been selected once, although Cushing decided to skip the Pro Bowl due to various injuries he sustained during the 2009 NFL season.The first Pro Bowl selections from the Houston Texans were during their inaugural year. These were two players acquired in the 2002 NFL Expansion Draft, Walker and Glenn. This was followed two years later by the selection of Johnson, the third-overall pick in the previous year's draft. Their first undrafted player to go to the Pro Bowl was Foster after the 2010 season. Foster has since been selected twice more. The 2013 Pro Bowl roster featured eight Texans, a team record, leading the AFC.


Manning (a.k.a. Mannion, Manning) is a family name.

Quintin Demps

Quintin Lamon Demps (born June 29, 1985) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Texas-El Paso, and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Demps has also been a member of the Hartford Colonials, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants and Chicago Bears.

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