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A defensive tackle with the New England Patriots of the National Football League, Tanielu “Daniel” Ekuale participates in American football. He measures 1.91 m tall and 136 kilograms. He was a student at Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School. The majority of recruiting organizations rated him as the top college prospect in his class in American Samoa, and he chose Washington State University over offers from other institutions in order to play college football.

After redshirting his true freshman year, he played five seasons of collegiate football for the Washington State Cougars at Washington State University. He started at nose tackle for the Cougars during his redshirt junior season, compiling a career-high 23 tackles and a sack.

He finished his collegiate career with 71 total tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles. He joined the Cleveland Browns in May 2018 as an undrafted free agent. After being released at the conclusion of training camp, he was re-signed to the Browns’ practice squad in September 2018. In September 2020, the Browns released him from their roster.

Daniel Ekuale

That same month, he was added to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. The Jaguars released him in August 2021. He was added to the practice squad of the New England Patriots in September 2021. He was on the Patriots’ practice squad for the entire 2021 regular season, but he was occasionally added to the 53-man roster. He was barred from the first two games of the 2022 season.

Where Is Daniel Ekuale From?

Daniel Ekuale is from a toem called Pago Pago in American Samoa.