57 Facts About Danny Amendola


Danny Amendola was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2008.


Danny Amendola then spent the next five seasons with the New England Patriots where he appeared in three Super Bowls, winning two.


Danny Amendola then had stints with the Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans over the final four seasons of his career.


Danny Amendola attended The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas, playing football under coach Weldon Willig.


Danny Amendola completed his high school career by leading his team to its first-ever Texas state championship game.


Danny Amendola finished his college career at Texas Tech with 204 receptions for 2,246 yards and 15 touchdowns.


Danny Amendola returned 116 punts for 1,283 yards and one touchdown, giving him an average of 11.06 yards per return, which ranks Amendola third all-time in school history in punt returns and yardage, behind only Wes Welker and Tyrone Thurman.

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Danny Amendola was named to the All-Big 12 first-team as punt return specialist.


Danny Amendola caught 13 passes during the season, including one touchdown pass during the 2004 game against the Baylor Bears.


Tech was trailing and on fourth down, a Cody Hodges pass attempt was tipped, and Danny Amendola made a leaping catch in traffic.


Danny Amendola was tackled immediately and appeared to have been stopped just short of a first down.


Danny Amendola majored in Communication Studies while at Texas Tech, but left early to train for the NFL Combine.


Danny Amendola drew numerous comparisons to former Texas Tech receiver Wes Welker, whose NFL career included stints with the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots, and the Denver Broncos, as the two have similar builds, and played the same positions at Texas Tech.


Danny Amendola signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys on April 27,2008.


Danny Amendola spent the entire 2008 regular season on the team's practice squad, and never saw regular season action.


Danny Amendola was waived during final cuts on September 5,2009.


Danny Amendola was re-signed to their practice squad on September 6,2009, but never played a down in the regular season.


Danny Amendola was signed off the Eagles' practice squad by the St Louis Rams on September 22,2009.


The Rams signed Danny Amendola after hiring former Philadelphia Eagles' quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur to be their offensive coordinator.


Danny Amendola returned 66 kickoffs for 1,618 yards and 31 punts for 360 yards.


Danny Amendola started in six games in 2010, an increase from his two starts in 2009.


In 2010, Danny Amendola led the NFL in all-purpose yards with 2,364, including 689 yards on 85 receptions, 81 yards on 7 rushing attempts, 1,142 yards on 50 kickoff returns, and 452 yards on 40 punt returns.


In 2011, Danny Amendola sustained an upper-arm injury in the first game of the season that resulted in him missing the remaining 15 games of the season after he underwent season-ending triceps surgery to repair the damage.


On September 16,2012, Danny Amendola had 12 catches in the first half in a Week 2 game against the Washington Redskins that tied the record for most catches in a half set by Reggie Wayne in 2007.


Danny Amendola finished the game with career-highs with 15 receptions for 160 yards to go along with a receiving touchdown.

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On October 4,2012, Danny Amendola suffered a dislocated clavicle in the second quarter of the game versus the Arizona Cardinals.


Danny Amendola was anesthetized before popping the clavicle back into place.


Danny Amendola finished the season with 804 total yards, including 666 yards on 63 receptions and 122 yards on 17 punt returns.


Danny Amendola joined Mark Chapman and Mike Carlson for the BBC's coverage of Super Bowl XLVI on February 5,2012.


Danny Amendola received a five-year contract for $28.5 million, with $10 million of that money guaranteed.


Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty, citing Danny Amendola, made a similar pledge.


Danny Amendola then returned after halftime to finish the game with 10 catches for 104 yards.


Danny Amendola became the 50th receiver all time to catch a touchdown pass from Tom Brady when he caught a touchdown in the first quarter of a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 3,2013.


Danny Amendola had three games going over the 100-yard mark on the year.


On September 27,2015, in a Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Danny Amendola caught Tom Brady's 400th career touchdown pass.


On November 15,2015, Danny Amendola returned a kickoff 82 yards, and would have had a touchdown if he hadn't been tripped by his own teammate, Duron Harmon, on the 6-yard line.


On January 22,2016, Danny Amendola was fined $23,152 by the NFL for an illegal block on Kansas City Chiefs punt returner Jamell Fleming during the AFC Divisional Round.


Danny Amendola became the 27th player in NFL history to have at least two career receiving touchdowns in the Super Bowl.


Danny Amendola finished the season with 23 receptions on 29 targets for 243 yards and four touchdowns in 2016.


Danny Amendola had six receptions for 100 yards before exiting the game with a head injury.


Danny Amendola finished the 2017 season with 61 receptions for 659 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.


On March 15,2018, Danny Amendola signed a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.


On March 8,2019, Danny Amendola was released by the Dolphins.


On March 11,2019, Danny Amendola signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Detroit Lions.


Danny Amendola had previously played under Lions head coach Matt Patricia when the coach was the Patriots' defensive coordinator.

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Danny Amendola made his debut with the Lions in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals.


On February 22,2020, Danny Amendola re-signed with the Lions on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million.


On September 7,2021, Danny Amendola signed a one-year contract with the Texans worth $2.5 million.


Danny Amendola was placed on injured reserve on December 4,2021.


On July 25,2022, Danny Amendola announced his retirement from professional football.


Danny Amendola's father is Alfred "Willie" Danny Amendola, the head football coach at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, Texas.


In 2011, Willie Danny Amendola was the head coach at Dekaney High School.


The elder Danny Amendola sued the stadium for more than $1 million, alleging that negligent employees put objects on the floor of the cart that lodged under the gas pedal, causing it to accelerate out of control.


In July 2017, Danny Amendola signed a contract to be represented by Ford Models, making him the first NFL player the agency has signed.


From February 2016 to April 2019, Danny Amendola was in an on-again-off-again relationship with fashion influencer Olivia Culpo.


In 2017 Danny Amendola appeared, shortly after Super Bowl LI, at New York Fashion Week as a model for Philipp Plein.


Danny Amendola participated in the first season of the FOX reality series Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, an American version of the British series SAS: Who Dares Wins, which began airing in January 2023.