Michael Wayne Daniels Jr. (born May 5, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and was drafted in the fourth round (132nd) overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Daniels was born in Stratford, New Jersey to Carlene and Michael Daniels. He attended Highland Regional High School in New Jersey where he played running back and defensive tackle. During his sophomore year, he had 41 tackles and six sacks. In his junior year he had 84 tackles and nine sacks. During his senior year, Daniels had 97 tackles and 12 sacks, which earned him first team all-conference honors. He was also twice named a team captain and rushed for 2,203 yards in his career while scoring 25 touchdowns. Daniels was also a three-year letterman in wrestling and state qualifier in the discus (43.77m or 143’06) and threw the shot put (17.95m or 58’09) at the New Jersey Meet of Champions.