Daniel Saileupumoni Shelton (born August 20, 1993) is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington.
Shelton attended Auburn Senior High School in Auburn, Washington, where he played football and competed in track and wrestling. He was a four-star recruit and the 10th best defensive tackle by Rivals.com. Shelton committed to play college football at the University of Washington in January 2011.
He also participated in track & field as a thrower. He earned second-place finishes in both the shot put (54–3 or 16.58 m) and discus throw (155–7 or 47.50 m) at the 2010 West Central District 4A Championships. As a senior, he won the state 4A shot put championship with a career-best throw of 18.31 meters (60–1).