Daniel Ekuale is a Samoan American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington State.
Ekuale was born in Pago Pago, American Samoa, where she also spent her childhood and attended Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School during her teenage years.
Most recruiting services ranked him as the top college prospect for his class in American Samoa, and he ultimately chose to play college football at Washington State University rather than accepting offers from Oregon, Oregon State, or Washington. This decision came after he had previously committed to playing for Hawaii.
After spending his true freshman year on the Cougars’ redshirt roster, Ekuale played for Washington State University for a total of five seasons.
During his redshirt junior season, he started at nose tackle for the Cougars and recorded a career-high 23 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and a sack. He also had a quarterback hurry.
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On January 25, 2022, the New England Patriots and Daniel Ekuale reached an agreement on terms of a long-term contract.
He was initially signed by Cleveland as a free agent by the team on May 4, 2018, but on September 1, 2018, he was released by Cleveland.
Daniel was given a spot on Cleveland’s practice squad after signing with the team.