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Danny Shelton Biography
Danny Shelton (Daniel Saileupumoni Shelton) is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). The Cleveland Browns drafted Shelton in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He also played college football at Washington.
He attended Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington. There, he played football and competed in track and wrestling.
Shelton was a our-star recruit and the 10th best defensive tackle by Rivals.com. He committed to play college football at the University of Washington in January 2011.
Shelton also participated in track & field as a thrower.
Danny Shelton Age
Daniel was born On August 20, 1993 in Auburn, Washington. He is 30 years
Danny Shelton Family
He was born to Samoan mother, and his father is Peruvian. Shelton has two brothers; Gaston Shelton, and Shannon Shelton. Danny often speaks of his Samoan heritage and also wears a lava-lava, which is a traditional Polynesian cloth worn like a kilt or skirt.
Danny Shelton Brother
Shelton and his brothers engaged in an altercation at an apartment complex in Auburn, Washington on May 1, 2011. According to a source, his brother Gaston Shelton was at a friend’s apartment when a fight between a group of men broke out.
Someone punched Gaston while he was recording the incident on his cellphone, and he retaliated by striking the person back. Three men who included a man called Olenthis Woods, assaulted him causing multiple cuts.
After the incident, he called his wife and told her to tell Danny and his brothers that he was jumped. Danny arrived with his brother Shannon, a cousin, and a friend and began looking for Olenthis Woods.
They went to his home and his mother and sister attempted to make them leave. Woods went inside the house to uretrieve a handgun. While Gaston and Shannon stood at the front door, the others surrounded the sides of the house.
Olynthus shot Gaston in the chest after telling him to back up. Shannon lunged at Woods and he got shot in the head causing his death.
The Auburn prosecutors decided not to charge Woods regarding his actions to be in itself-defense.
Danny Shelton Wife
Shelton married his best friend Mara in mid 2018.
Danny Shelton NFL
Danny Shelton Browns | Danny Shelton Draft
Shelton was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with the 12th overall selection of the first round in the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30, 2015. When he was meeting with Roger Good ell on stage, he hugged the commissioner and lifted him off the ground in excitement.
Danny was the University of Washington’s first defensive lineman selected in the first round of a NFL draft since Steve Emtman in 1992. Shelton signed a four-year deal worth $11.7 million on May 12, 2015. He played 16 games with 36 tackles in 16 games of his rookie season.
During the 2016 offseason, after center Alex Mack left the team in free agency, Danny changed his jersey number from 71 to 55, which had been previously worn by Mack. He had wanted the number since being drafted by the Browns but opted for his college 71 since 55 was unavailable.
Shelton explained he wanted to adorn 55 as tributes to his brother Shannon and also former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, both of whom have died and have worn 55 while playing football. Shelton started all 16 games with 59 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2016.
Danny Shelton Patriots | Danny Shelton Contract | Danny Shelton Trade
The Browns agreed to trade Shelton on March 10, 2018 and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots for a 2019 third-round pick.
On March 14, 2018, the deal became official at the start of the NFL year. The Patriots declined the fifth-year option on Shelton’s contract on May 2, 2018, making him a free agent in 2019.
Danny Shelton Net Worth
The Patriots’ defensive tackle’s net worth is not yet revealed.
Danny Shelton Injury
He underwent a minor wrist surgery on February 2017. Shelton started 14 games for the Browns recording 33 tackles in 2017.