Functional Athlete – Wall of Fame Teammate

Daniel Cooney

Daniel Cooney

School – University of San Diego
Sport – Football
Level – NCAA Division I


University of San Diego

  • Will start on offense at tackle with offensive line unit. Is a preseason STATS FCS All-America 2nd Team candidate
  • Also named to the preseason All-PFL Team
  • In 2016 was named to the AFCA FCS Coaches’ All-America 2nd Team, and was named All-PFL First Team
  • Appeared in all 12 games for the 10-2 Toreros with 11 starts
  • Also named the team’s co-Most Improved Offensive Player
  • In 2015 appeared in 10 games
  • In a tackle eligible situation against Valparaiso, he caught a 9-yard 4th quarter TD pass from Anthony Lawrence
  • Named to 2015 PFL Honor Roll
  • In 2014 sat out as a redshirt


  • Attended Fenwick HS where he played under coach Gene Nudo
  • Senior year team went 10-2 while he earned All-Chicago Catholic League honors


  • Born on April 22, 1996 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Parents are Kevin and Kathy Cooney of Western Springs, Illinois
  • Chose USD for the location, weather and football program
  • Also recruited by Butler, Northern Illinois and San Jose State
  • Notes his cousin, Packy Doyle, is a USD alum and former football player
  • Enjoys playing golf in his free time


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