Eagles special teams ace Tank Daniels is using part of his time off until training camp to hld a football camp in the tiny town of Holland, Texas.
This is the second year of the camp and it was moved to Holland this year at the urging of his Harding College (Ark.) teammate and current Holland assistant coach Rae Holder.
“I want to come back to a small town, because I’m from a small town,” Daniels told the Temple Daily Telegram. “I want to show these kids, ‘I’m just like you. Anything you want you have to work real hard for. NFL players, NBA players, they are just like you. They just worked hard at what they wanted to do. If you want to accomplish that you have to work hard to accomplish it. It’s not above you.’”
Daniels will be assisted by Giants wide receiver Domenik Hixon and offensive tackle Na’Shan Goddard.
Daniels was a member of the Giants Super Bowl team before returning to the Eagles. He is hoping for a bigger role at linebacker this season with the Birds.
“I’ve been a Super Bowl champion and to know guys that I look up to and I admire like Brian Dawkins or Jeremiah Trotter or Donovan McNabb, to look at the greats like Dan Marino, and to think I’m a part of something that they’ve never been a part of and not had a chance to feel that joy and excitement to be a champion, that’s definitely one of my greatest accomplishments,” he said.
“But I am by no means satisfied. When you win one - I see why guys want another and another - because it’s not good enough, and that greed starts to set in you want the feeling the rest of your career. I just want to continue to better myself and my career, earn a starting job, to better myself and my team.”