Kevin Daft

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Kevin Daft
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1975-11-19) November 19, 1975 (age 42)
Tustin, California
Career information
College: UC Davis
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 151
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
  • UC Davis (2003)
    Volunteer assistant coach
  • California (2004–2006)
    Graduate assistant coach
  • California (2007)
    Quarterbacks coach
  • California (2008–2010)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Omaha Nighthawks (2011)
    Wide receivers coach
  • UC Davis (2012)
    Co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach
  • UC Davis (2013–2016)
    Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
  • Dartmouth (2017–present)
    Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Kevin Daft (born November 19, 1975) is an American football coach and former professional quarterback. He is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Dartmouth College. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at UC Davis.

Daft was also a member of the Scottish Claymores, San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Amsterdam Admirals, San Jose SaberCats and Indiana Firebirds.

Professional career

San Diego Chargers

On November 28, 2000, Daft was released by the Chargers.[1] He was re-signed to the San Diego Chargers practice squad along with Armon Hatcher on November 29, 2000.[1]

Atlanta Falcons

On December 13, 2000, the Atlanta Falcons added Daft to their practice squad after placing Jammi German on injured reserve and releasing Marc Bulger.[1] He was re-signed to a future contract on December 27, 2000. Daft was waived on April 25, 2001.[1]

San Francisco 49ers

Daft was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on September 4, 2001, after the team released Rick Mirer.[2] He was waived on September 12, 2001, to make room for Ricky Ray.[3]

Second stint with Titans

After having workouts with the Houston Texans, Daft re-signed with the Tennessee Titans on February 6, 2002, and was immediately allocated to the Amsterdam Admirals.[1] With the Admirals, Daft set a NFL Europe record by throwing for 30 career touchdown passes.[1] Daft also set a league record for highest passer rating with a rating of 107.3.[4][5] Even after setting the records, Daft was still released by the Titans on August 14, 2002.[1]

Washington Redskins

Daft was invited to tryout with the Washington Redskins because rookie quarterbacks Gibran Hamdan and Brad Banks were ineligible to participate in the mini-camp.[6] After the camp he was not signed by the Redskins.

Indiana Firebirds

After his stint with the San Jose SaberCats, Daft joined the Indiana Firebirds. He was named the starter beating out Tony Zimmerman and Adrian McPherson.[7] On February 7, 2004, he suffered a head and arm injury[8] and was placed on injured reserve on February 12, 2004, John Turman was signed to take his place on the roster.[9]

Coaching career

Daft joined the California football program as a graduate assistant in 2004 and worked with the offensive line in 2006. He became the quarterbacks coach in 2007, then moved to coaching wide receivers in 2008, a position he held until he was fired on December 17, 2010.[10]

Daft was named wide receivers coach of the Omaha Nighthawks on March 8, 2011.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Kevin Daft player news". KFFL.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Mirer waived by Niners". CBC News. September 4, 2001. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  3. ^ "N.F.L.: ROUNDUP; 49ers' Roster Is Shuffled". New York Times. September 13, 2001. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  4. ^ "Wuerffel revives pro career in Europe". ESPN.com. June 20, 2000. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  5. ^ "NFL teams allocate record 254 players to NFL Europe for 2002 season". Giants.com. February 12, 2002. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  6. ^ Maske, Mark (May 7, 2003). "Redskins Plan on Camping at the Park". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  7. ^ "Indiana Firebirds game notes". Our Sports Central. February 7, 2004. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  8. ^ "Destroyers' comeback bests Firebirds". Our Sports Central. February 10, 2004. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  9. ^ "Firebirds sign QB Turman". Our Sports Central. February 12, 2004. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  10. ^ "College: Football coach Jeff Tedford fires two Cal assistant coaches". Bay Area News Group. 2010-12-17. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

External links

  • California Golden Bears profile
  • UC Davis Aggies coach profile
  • UC Davis Aggies player profile
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