- Led the defensive line with 16 starts, 66 tackles (40 solo) and four sacks in 2015. Ranked No. 3 on the team in QB hits (12) and No. 2 in pressures (22), and was named an alternate for the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career.
- Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2014 and registered a career-high 69 tackles. His 5½ sacks led the Packers defensive line and were No. 3 on the team.
- Paced Green Bay in both QB hits (19) and pressures (22) in ‘14.
- Became a prominent part of the rotation on the defensive line in his second season in 2013, playing in all 16 games with one start and serving as one of the featured interior rushers in the team’s nickel defense.
- For the 2013 season, posted 37 tackles (22 solo) and ranked second on the club with a career-best 6½ sacks. The sack total tied for sixth among all NFL DTs and was the most by a Packers defensive lineman since NT B.J. Raji posted the same number in 2010.
- Appeared in 14 regular-season games and both playoff contests as a rookie in 2012, playing mostly in the defensive sub-packages as an interior pass rusher and also at times on special teams. Finished with 19 tackles (11 solo), two sacks, a team-leading two fumble recoveries and a pass defensed.
- Both of his fumble recoveries came in games against Detroit, the second of which he returned for a 43-yard TD in Week 14, the longest fumble return for a score by a rookie in franchise history. Also became the first Packers rookie defensive lineman to return a fumble for a score since Ernie Pannell at Pittsburgh, Nov. 23, 1941.
A four-time letterman and two-year starter who earned All-Big Ten Conference recognition following each of his last two collegiate seasons…Appeared in 47 games during his career with 21 starts, making 123 tackles (54 solo), including 27 for a loss, and 15½ sacks…Played on teams that went to four bowl games (three wins) during his career…Earned his degree in sociology…Senior season (2011): Named a permanent team captain for the defense and enjoyed his best season, earning second-team All-Big Ten accolades from the league’s coaches and honorable mention from the media…Started all 13 games and posted career highs in tackles (67), tackles for a loss (13½) and sacks (nine)…Sack total led the team, ranked third in the Big Ten and 24th nationally…Finished the season that saw him collect 23 tackles (13 solo) and five sacks in the final two regular-season contests and bowl game…Also was invited to participate in the Senior Bowl following the season, competing as a member of the North squad…Had a career day in a win at Purdue (Nov. 19), notching career highs with nine tackles (seven solo), five tackles for a loss and three sacks…Played in his third consecutive bowl game vs. Oklahoma (Insight Bowl, Dec. 30), posting five tackles, including three for a loss, and two sacks against the Sooners, as the defense allowed just 275 yards of total offense during the game…Junior season (2010): Enjoyed what was his first season as a starter, appearing in all 13 games and starting eight of them at defensive tackle, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from both the league’s coaches and media…Finished with 40 tackles (17 solo), including 11 for a loss and four sacks…Started his first career game in the season opener and finished with five tackles (one solo), one for a loss and a sack vs. Eastern Illinois (Sept. 4)…Saw extended action in a 45-0 shutout victory vs. Ball State (Sept. 25), making a season-high six tackles (four solo), including four for a loss, and a sack. Earned Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance after the Hawkeyes allowed just 112 yards of total offense during the game…Sophomore season (2009): Appeared in all 13 games on special teams and as a rotational player up front, recording 10 tackles and 1½ sacks for an Iowa team that posted an 11-2 record and won both the Big Ten title and the FedEx Orange Bowl over No. 9-ranked Georgia Tech…Was part of what was an impressive defensive effort against a powerful triple-option offense in the Orange Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (Jan. 5), helping to limit the Yellow Jackets to just 155 total yards…Redshirt freshman season (2008): Saw his first collegiate action after redshirting his first season on campus in 2007, appearing in both spot duty on defense and on special teams…For the season, appeared in eight games and tallied six tackles (four solo) and the first sack of his career.
Given name Michael Wayne Daniels Jr. …Born in Stratford, N.J. …Father, Mike Sr., played baseball at Rutgers-Camden University, and his brother, Sean, played LB at Temple and was most recently a defensive lineman with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats…Names his older sister, Jeneca, who is retired from the Air Force, and his best friend, Mike Saenz, as the two biggest influences on him as an athlete, citing the fact that they never let him quit or make excuses…Participated in the NFL Personal Finance Camp during the 2016 offseason…High school: Lettered three times as both a DL and RB at Highland Regional High School in Blackwood, N.J., serving as a two-time team captain and recording 222 tackles and 27 sacks in his varsity career…Earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior in 2006 after recording 97 tackles and 12 sacks, and running for 1,029 yards and 12 TDs on offense…Posted 84 tackles and nine sacks as a junior in 2005, also gaining 844 yards and scoring seven TDs on offense…Lettered four years in track and field and three times in wrestling…Community involvement: While in college, volunteered at The Spot, an organization that provides activity programming for at-risk youth, and also held a job stocking shelves at a grocery store in Iowa City…Attended the annual Families of Children With Cancer holiday party…Appeared as a guest at the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley’s Leaders and Legends event and also participated in the PALS Program and Phoenix Fitness Fun Party in 2012…Other community activities include signing autographs and posing for photos at events benefiting Bellin Health, The Salvation Army and the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer…Residence: Blackwood, N.J.