Daniel George Bellinger was born September 22, 2000, he is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He is 6 feet (1.83 m) 2 tall. He played college football at San Diego State.
Bellinger grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and attended Palo Verde High School. In his senior season, Bellinger was named All-Sunset 4A Region at tight end after catching 21 passes for 371 yards (339.24 m) and three touchdowns and first-team All-State at linebacker.
Bellinger played 59 offensive snaps and caught one pass for ten yards as a true freshman. He had 15 receptions for 201 yards (183.79 m) and three touchdowns. Bellinger caught 21 passes for 203 yards (185.62 m) as a junior. As a senior, he caught 31 passes for 357 yards (326.44 m) and two touchdowns. At the end of the season, Bellinger received an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.
Bellinger was drafted by the New York Giants with the 112th pick in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. On July 21, 2022, Bellinger was placed on the physically unable to perform list with a quad injury. On July 27, 2022, Bellinger was activated from PUP list. Bellinger had his first reception against the Carolina Panthers on September 18, 2022, for a game-tying touchdown.