Daniel played High School football at College Park HS in Pleasant Hill, CA. He went on to a collegiate career where he was All-Conference both years at Diablo Valley College; posting Top 5 finishes in total catches, and all-purpose YPG in California JUCO. Daniel continued his football journey and played Wide Receiver at Northern Arizona University where he graduated with a BA in Sociology. He then went on to play professionally overseas for the Frankfurt Universe of Germany and broke team records for single-season TD total and Co-MVP of the GFL2 South in 2013; then playing in the PIFL for the Columbus Lions in 2015. Daniel then earned a Masters of Management from Mills College in 2016 before launching The Foundation with Travis Raciti in 2017. Daniel was the Varsity Wide Receivers Coach for College Park HS in 2013 and 2016, and has been a substitute teacher for the MDUSD since 2013. His passion for people, society, teaching, sports, training, and philosophy has led to the creation of The Foundation, a place for athletes.