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Daniel Fells
TE #86
Height:
6-4
Weight:
252
College:
California-Davis
Hometown:
Fullerton, Calif.
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 82 105 1,238 11.8 15.1 36 12 17 0 67 4
2014 NYG 11 13 152 11.7 13.8 27T 4 3 0 10 1
2012 NE 13 4 85 21.3 6.5 35 0 2 0 3 0
2011 DEN 16 19 256 13.5 16 32 3 4 0 13 2
2010 STL 16 41 391 9.5 24.4 36 2 4 0 24 0
2009 STL 14 21 273 13 19.5 36T 3 3 0 13 1
2008 STL 12 7 81 11.6 6.8 26 0 1 0 4 0
2006 ATL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 82 1 20 20 20 0 1 0 0 0
2014 NYG 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 1 20 20 20 0 1 0 0 0
2010 STL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 STL 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 STL 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 ATL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 82 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 NYG 11 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 13 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 5 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 STL 16 3 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 STL 14 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 STL 12 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 ATL 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 82 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 NYG 11 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2012 NE 13 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 16 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2010 STL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2009 STL 14 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2008 STL 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 ATL 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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FELLS AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year tight end who owns 83 career receptions for 940 yards (11.3 avg.) and seven touchdowns.
• Played 42 games (11 starts) for St. Louis from 2008-10 after spending the 2007 season on Oakland’s practice squad and his 2006 rookie campaign on Atlanta’s active roster.
• Caught at least one pass in every game for the Rams in 2010, as one of nine NFL tight ends to accomplish that feat.
• Mentored by Broncos Tight Ends Coach Clancy Barone during his rookie season with the Falcons in 2006.
• Started three seasons at UC-Davis, posting 59 career receptions for 964 yards (16.3 avg.) with four touchdowns for the Aggies
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 1, 2011.
• Entered the NFL with Atlanta as a college free agent on May 1, 2006.

FELLS AT A GLANCE:
• A fifth-year tight end who owns 83 career receptions for 940 yards (11.3 avg.) and seven touchdowns.
• Played 42 games (11 starts) for St. Louis from 2008-10 after spending the 2007 season on Oakland’s practice squad and his 2006 rookie campaign on Atlanta’s active roster.
• Caught at least one pass in every game for the Rams in 2010, as one of nine NFL tight ends to accomplish that feat.
• Mentored by Broncos Tight Ends Coach Clancy Barone during his rookie season with the Falcons in 2006.
• Started three seasons at UC-Davis, posting 59 career receptions for 964 yards (16.3 avg.) with four touchdowns for the Aggies
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 1, 2011.
• Entered the NFL with Atlanta as a college free agent on May 1, 2006.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Atlanta as a college free agent 5/1/06; Waived by Atlanta 9/1/07; Signed by Oakland (practice squad) 9/4/07; Waived by Oakland 8/30/08; Signed by Tampa Bay (practice squad) 9/1/08; Signed by St. Louis (active roster) 10/6/08; Placed on injured reserve (knee) by St. Louis 12/21/09; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 8/1/11.

Quickly: Fells is a fifth-year tight end who owns 88 career receptions for 1,001 yards (11.4 avg.) and seven touchdowns. He opened 15 contests for the Broncos in 2011 and tied for third on the team in receptions (19). Additionally, he finished fourth on the team in receiving yards (256) and second in receiving touchdowns (3) and carried a 26-game reception streak into Week 10. Fells played 42 games (11 starts) for St. Louis from 2008-10 after spending the 2007 season on Oakland’s practice squad and his 2006 rookie campaign on Atlanta’s active roster. He caught at least one pass in every game for the Rams in 2010, as one of nine NFL tight ends to accomplish that feat.

2011 Postseason Highlights:

  • vs. Pittsburgh (1/8): Made his NFL postseason debut... His 40-yard reception in the second quarter was the longest by a tight end in Broncos postseason history... His 57-yard receiving performance represents his career-high (regular and
    postseason).

2011 Season Highlights:

  • vs. Oakland (9/12): Logged his first start as a Bronco and boasted a 10.7 yards per catch average on three receptions, including a 16 yard-grab on third-and-12.
  • at Tennessee (9/25): Fells’ 32-yard reception in the second quarter marked Denver’s longest play from scrimmage of the game.
  • at Green Bay (10/2): Caught his first touchdown pass as a Bronco, a seven-yarder from QB Kyle Orton on 4th-and-goal in the final frame.
  • vs. San Diego (10/9): His third reception of the game represented Denver’s longest play from scrimmage and put the Broncos in position to attempt a game-winning pass into the end zone as time expired.
  • at Miami (10/23): His two receptions, both of which came on the final drive of regulation, were critical to the outcome of the game. The first, a 28-yard diving catch, netted 28-yards and gave the Broncos a first and goal from the three-yard line. The second, a three-yarder from QB Tim Tebow, came two plays later and represented the game-tying score.
  • at Kansas City (11/13): Saw his 26-game reception streak that spanned three seasons end as the Broncos attempted only eight passes on the day.
  • at San Diego (11/27): Caught a 19-yard pass from QB Tim Tebow in the closing minutes of the first half that set the Broncos up with a first down at the San Diego 24-yard line and led to Decker’s touchdown.
  • at Buffalo (12/24): Registered his first receptions (2) since Nov. 27, including a 17-yard touchdown catch to kick off the second-half scoring.
  • vs. Kansas City (1/1): Hauled in a 14-yard pass from QB Tim Tebow on 3rd-and-three in the third quarter to represent Denver’s second-longest pass play (third longest scrimmage play) of the day.

2010: Fells played all 16 games (6 starts) for the first time and totaled a career-best 41 receptions for 391 yards (9.5 avg.) with two touchdowns... Finished as one of nine NFL tight ends to produce a catch in every game.

2009: Fells played 14 games (4 starts) and tallied 21 catches for 273 yards (13.0 avg.) with a career-high three touchdowns for the Rams... Missed the last two games of the regular season after being placed on injured reserve (knee) on Dec. 21... Scored the first two touchdowns of his career vs. G.B. (9/27)... Hauled in a career-long 36-yard reception for a touchdown on a fake field goal attempt at Det. (11/1).

2008: Fells played 12 games (1 start) and posted seven receptions for 81 yards (11.6 avg.) for the Rams after being signed by the club from Tampa Bay’s practice squad on Oct. 6... Made his first career start vs. Sea. (12/14).

2007: Fells spent the entire season competing on Oakland’s practice squad.

2006: Fells entered the NFL with Atlanta as a college free agent on May 1 and was inactive for all 16 games as a rookie.

COLLEGE: Fells was a three-year starter at UC-Davis, where he totaled 59 receptions for 964 yards (16.3 avg.) with four touchdowns in his career... Caught 10 passes for 165 yards (16.5 avg.) with one touchdown in just six games as a senior before injuring his ankle... Earned first-team All-Great West Conference honors as a junior in 2004 after finishing fourth on the team with a personal-best 35 receptions for 520 yards (14.9 avg.) with one score... Won the team’s T. Palmer Moody Award as a the school’s most outstanding sophomore in 2003.

PERSONAL: Fells was an All-Freeway League honoree in football, basketball and baseball as a senior at Fullerton Union High School in Fullerton, Calif.... Named MVP of his football team in addition to garnering All-CIF honors during his final prep season... Majored in communications with an African-American studies minor at UC-Davis... Daniel Fells was born on Sept. 23, 1983, in Anaheim, Calif.

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  • Fells 17-yard TD catch

    By NFL Films - Posted Dec 24, 2011

    Broncos TE Daniel Fells catches a 17-yard strike from QB Tim Tebow on the opening drive of the second half.