FAMU Football Great David Daniels Dies

By: Andy Alcock Email
By: Andy Alcock Email

A former FAMU football great has died.

David Daniels played for legendary Coach Jake Gaither in the 1960s and went on to play one year in the American Football League for the Oakland Raiders in 1966.

He also taught and coached at Tallahassee's Godby High School.

Shelton Crews, the director of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, worked with Daniels at Godby.

"I had the unbelievable chance to work around he and Bob Paremore who played for Coach Gaither," Crews said. "Their whole life centered around the ideals that he taught them," he said.

Daniels was nicknamed "Palatka Red" because he grew up in Palatka, Florida not far from Gainesville.

David Daniels was 73.

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