Dan Daly

Dan Daly (1953-) is a freelance writer living in Alexandria, Va. He spent 37 years working for newspapers, covered 25 Super Bowls and has won numerous local and national awards. His first book, with Bob O'Donnell, "The Pro Football Chronicle," was called one of the "truly fine books about the sport" by Rob Neyer, then with His most recent effort, "The National Forgotten League," was one of Peter King's recommended Father's Day books in 2013. Dan often appears as a talking head in NFL Films' Top Tens and historical features, and has one of the lead roles in the new series, "Caught in the Draft," which he helped research. Some of his latest football writing has been a piece for Sports On Earth ( and another for King's Monday Morning Quarterback website ( The first revisited the Portsmouth Spartans' Thanksgiving Day game in 1930, the second provided an in-depth look at Sammy Baugh's 1943 season, perhaps the greatest the NFL has ever seen. He won't say what he's working on now. That's writers for you.

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