|Born:||December 8, 1973|
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||241 lb (109 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1996 / Round: 6 / Pick: 172|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Dexter Lavista Daniels (December 8, 1973) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 1996. Daniels played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.
Daniels was born in Valdosta, Georgia in 1973. He attended Valdosta High School, where he played high school football for the Valdosta Wildcats and was named USA Today Defensive High School Player of the Year in 1991.
Daniels accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and he played for the Florida Gators football team under coach Steve Spurrier from 1992 to 1995. The Gators won Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships in 1993 and 1994, and finished the 1995 regular season as the 12–0 SEC champions, but were ultimately defeated 62–24 by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Fiesta Bowl for the Bowl Alliance national championship. Daniels was a first-team All-SEC selection after his senior season in 1995.
Daniels graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1997.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Daniels in the sixth round (172nd pick overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. He played in four games for the Ravens during their inaugural 1996 season in Baltimore.