Daniel has turned himself into one of the most prolific ball winners within the competition with his extraordinary work ethic and his hardness at the contest. Noted as one of the most courageous players within the AFL, Daniel’s ability to win the ball in amongst a swarm of players and feed it out to his teammates is one of the reason’s why he is so highly respected throughout the competition.
Daniel’s ability and work ethic has always been known to those at the Bulldogs after being drafted by the club in the 2000 AFL National Draft, but he made the competition stand and take note in 2005 with an outstanding year that saw him come 2nd in the clubs Best and Fairest.
The 2007 season produced mixed results as a flying start to the season saw him averaging 26 disposals in the first ten rounds but unfortunately this was interrupted as a knee injury caused him to miss 6 weeks, before he finished off the season where he had left off.
Season 2008 saw Daniel continue his prolific ball winning ability where he averaged 26 disposals and led the club in tackles. Daniel was a vital component in the Bulldogs season and premiership aspirations which fell agonizingly short. However Daniel received his reward for such a stellar year by winning the "Charles Sutton Medal" awarded to the clubs Best and Fairest.
Daniel is based in Melbourne and is available for appearances and Q&A.
Club Best and Fairest 2008
3rd Best and Fairest 2006
Runner up Best and Fairest 2005
Selection 56 in the 2000 National AFL Draft