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• Donated his earnings from appearing in the Madden NFL video game to Minnesota's North Memorial Hospital for PPE supplies to help front-line workers in the fight against Covid19.
• Named to the Pro Bowl for the 2nd consecutive year in 2019.
• Tied for 4th in the NFL with 14.5 sacks in 2019, tying his career high set in 2018. Also tied for 9th with 15 TFLs (league stats).
• Recorded 29.0 sacks and 36 TFLs during 2018-19 seasons, 3rd- most and 2nd-most in the NFL during that span (league stats).
• With 3.0 sacks vs. Detroit (12/8/19), became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50.0 career sacks (since sacks became an official stat in 1982), hitting the mark at 25 years and 40 days old. Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Lions.
• Named a 2nd-Team All-Pro edge rusher by The Associated Press for 2018 season. Also named to the PFWA's All-NFL and All-NFC teams and Sporting News' NFL All-Pro Team.
• The 1st player since J.J. Watt and Khalil Mack in 2015 to record at least 70 total tackles, 14.0 sacks and 20 tackles for loss in a season, doing so in 2018.
• Became the youngest player in franchise history to lead the team in sacks with 12.5 – the most by an NFL DE and tied for 3rd in the league overall – in 2016.
• Played 5 seasons of football, 2 as a prep and 3 in college, before being selected in the NFL.
OFF THE FIELD
• Name is pronounced Duh-neal.
• Majored in sports administration at LSU.
• Son of Kimari Bonitto and Ckeikh Ndiaye and uncle is a Marine.
• Parents are of Jamaican descent; the family moved to the United States when Danielle was 8 years old.
• Has frequented community service events since arriving in Minnesota and is supportive of the Boys & Girls Clubs.
• Visited Iceland during the 2017 offseason with Kyle Rudolph and Linval Joseph as a part of the team's Viking Heritage trip.
• Enjoys flying his Inspire 1 drone.
• During 2016 NFL Draft, he announced the Vikings 4th-round pick during a community event at Mall of America.
• Enjoys motor sports and is a car and motor parts enthusiast.
The Art of the Sack: Breaking Down Hunter's Record-Breaking Start to His NFL Career
Vikings DE Danielle Hunter and Andre Patterson, the team's current Co-Defensive Coordinator and former Defensive Line Coach, recently sat down together to discuss some of Hunter's more memorable QB takedowns that helped him become the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 career sacks.
Hunter Reflects on Week One of OTAs, Stresses Importance of 'Doing Little Things The Right Way'
Vikings DE Danielle Hunter joined vikings.com's Mike Wobschall after OTA No. 3 on Thursday to look back on the first week of the team being back on the practice field, honing his craft by focusing on the small details of rushing the passer, the depth on the defensive line, and more.