Very few American footballers who start as undeveloped players make it to the top of the game and play for the big teams. Danny Amendola is one of the few, and here you can learn all about him, his biography, his partner, and everything that interested us about the Wide Receiver.
Danny Amendola: Biography
Daniel James Amendola was born on November 2, 1985, the son of Willie Amendola (father) and Rose Amendola (mother) and has as an older sibling Matt Amendola, who played for Baylor University College football.
Danny was taught at The Woodlands High School in The Woodlands, Texas, where his footballing skills were nurtured by coach Weldon Willig. The boy led his high school team to their first Texas State Championship game, despite losing to North Shore High School. Danny finished his last season in high school with 1,045 receiving yards, 129 rush yards, and 8 superb touchdowns.
The Lone Star State boy began his college career in 2004 at Texas Tech University, where he majored in Communications. His best college season turned out to be his senior year, in which he made 109 catches on 1,245 yards with a total of 6 touchdowns. Cumulatively, he recorded 204 catches on 2,246 yards with 15 touchdowns during his college career. However, Danny Amendola did not graduate from Texas Tech because he was eager to train for the NFL Combine.
Conversely, he was not drafted because he had to join the Dallas Cowboys as an unconscripted free agent on April 27, 2008. He then found it difficult to find a place on the team, as he spent the entire 2008 season in the team’s training squad without doing any sports in pigskin. At the end of his one-year contract, he signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and made it into the team’s training squad on January 6, 2009. He was repeatedly kicked out of the training squad and once again saw no action, so he went to the St. Louis Rams to save his career.
At the Rams, Danny Amendola saw some action for the first time in the 2009 NFL season. He started 10 games in the 2010 season, which was an improvement over 2 games in the preseason. He also led the league in the all-purpose yards with a total of 2,364, 689 yards in 85 fine receptions, 81 yards in 7 rushing attempts, which he did with 1,142 yards in 50 kickoff returns. Amendola also recorded 452 yards in 40 point returns this season.
At this stage of his career, Danny Amendola would make a big-money move. After Wes Welker’s departure from the New England Patriots to the Denver Broncos, Amendola received a five-year contract worth $28.5 million with a $10 million guarantee hours later. He began playing with his new team in the 2013 season, and by 2014 they won the Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 in a game against the Seattle Seahawks in which Danny scored 5 catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.
On March 15, 2018, Amendola signed a new contract with the Miami Dolphins for a period of two years.
Does Danny Amendola Have A Wife or Girlfriend?
Danny Amendola is said to have once had a crush on Carmen Electra, his then soul mate from middle school. The relationship, like many others that happen at that age, did not last long. Next up was Kay Adams, the Good Morning Football presenter, with whom he also had a brief encounter before they stopped, or rather, we again didn’t hear much about the relationship.
In March 2016 it was reported that the Wide Receiver was with the beautiful model, actor and former Miss USA, and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo. The two are said to have met several years ago before emotions gradually built up between them, and it was no longer just a rumor when they were spotted as a couple in Coachella in the spring of 2016.
Nevertheless, hearts were broken when Culpo announced in March 2018 that what had brought them together and held them together had gone and they were no longer together. But after being separated for three months, they entered the list of “recurring couples” after it was reported that they “appeared” as a couple in June in Ibiza. Things between them have developed well since then, and we hope that things will continue in this way. They are not married yet.
Height, Weight, Body Stats
Danny Amendola stands at a height of 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) and weighs 86 kg (190 lb). His other body measurements such as biceps, waist, and arms are currently not available, but we all know that he has an athletic build.
Interesting Facts About Him
- Danny Amendola was the first NFL player signed by Ford Models when he signed a contract to be represented by the agency in July 2017.
- He has net assets of about $8 million and allegedly earns about $6 million annually.
- The footballer is also a good tennis player.
- He enjoys watching the show Married With Children and is a fan of Conor McGregor.
- Danny enjoys a Nutella sandwich with peanut butter.