Danny Kanell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Aug, 2017
Facts of Danny Kanell
Date of Birth: 1973 , November-21
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Name Danny Kanell
Father Dan Kanell
Mother Diane Kanell
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Lauderdale
Ethnicity White
Profession Football player
Working For ESPN
Net Worth $9.5 million
Married Yes
Married to Courtenay Kanell
Education Florida State University
Siblings Daryl Kanell, Debbie Kanell, Dana Kanell
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Danny Kanell is a football player who played professionally in both the National Football League and the Arena Football League. He has also worked as an analyst for ESPN and a host of the ‘Russillo & Kanell’ Show on ESPN Radio.  

Early Life and Education

Danny Kanell was born on November 21, 1973, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the US to Dan and Diane. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale hometown with his three siblings, Daryl, Debbie, and Dana. Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Danny belongs to White American.

Professional Career

Danny Kanell attended Florida State University and played as quarterback for four years. During his days at the University, Danny played 35 games and accomplished 62.2% of his 851 pass attempts. He was named to the Honorable Mention rundown of All-Americans, during his last senior season at Florida State.

In the year 1993, Danny joined New York Yankees after the 14th round of Major League Baseball (MLB) draft. He was later drafted by the New York Giants in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL Draft. The same season, he made his appearance in NFC and showed great performances, playing for the Giants.

Despite all performances, Danny was merely incurring $216,000 as a minimum salary of the league. So next season, Kanell got into a three-year deal with the Giants worth $9.5 million. Nonetheless, the Giants eventually signed Kerry Collins from the New Orleans Saints and cut Danny to make enough salary cap room to pay Collins' salary. 

After being cut by the Atlanta Falcons in 2000, he next played for the AFL New York Dragons team in 2004, followed by a stint with the NFL's Denver Broncos. In the same year, he announced his retirement. Following his retirement, he was also employed at ESPN and hosted ESPNU’s UNITE.

Personal Life

The 45-year old Danny Kanell is a married man. Danny is married to his wife Courtenay Kanell for a long time. He is blessed with three cute girls. Danny’s wife Courtenay, who is an amazing mother and a lovely wife herself, shared a picture of the family having fun, and expressed her love for Danny on the Valentines' Day.

The couple also shares their romances and traveling shots through their Instagram account. It seems they are living happily with each other.

Net Worth, Salary and Body Measurement

Danny Kanell is the former football player and former ESPN employee receive an estimated salary $95,000. He also earned a tremendous amount of net worth from his various work that is estimated to be $2 million.

New York Giants quarterback, Danny Kanell got a three-year deal with the Giants worth $9.5 million. Danny is 6 feet- 3 inches tall in height.