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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.
Every Danielle Hunter Sack From The 2019 Season
Watch back every Danielle Hunter sack from the 2019 season.
Pro Bowl 1-on-1: DE Danielle Hunter
Vikings DE Danielle Hunter talked with vikings.com's Lindsey Young during a Pro Bowl practice in Orlando earlier this week.
Danielle Hunter 2019 Season Highlights
View highlights from Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter's 2019 season.
Hunter Details His Role on Odenigbo's Touchdown, His Overall Monster Day and Season
DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media following Sunday's game vs. the Chargers.
Hunter Pops The Ball Loose, Odenigbo Rumbles 56 Yards For Scoop-And-Score
Vikings DE Ifeadi Odenigbo rumbles for 56-yard score after strip-sack.
Hunter and Hughes Force A Fumble, Smith Recovers It
Minnesota Vikings' defense recovers after Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon loses field-flipping fumble.
Stephen Rips The Ball Loose From Gordon, Hunter Recovers For Vikings
Defensive end Danielle Hunter recovers third forced-fumble by Minnesota Vikings' defense.
Hunter Gets The Call From Deion After His Three-Sack Performance Against Lions
After this three-sack performance against the Lions on Sunday, Vikings DE Danielle Hunter got the call from NFL Network's Deion Sanders to discuss the win over Detroit and more.
Hunter Discusses His Performance Against Lions, Breaking an NFL Record In The Process
DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media following Sunday's game vs. the Lions.
Hunter With A First Half Hat Trick Against Lions
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter notches his third sack of game against the Detroit Lions.
Hunter Knocks Lions Out of Field Goal Range With Another Sack
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter records his second sack against the Detroit Lions, dropping David Blough for a loss of 14 yards.
Hunter Takes Down Blough, Becomes Youngest Player Ever To Record 50 Career Sacks
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter forces an opening drive three-and-out to reach 50 career sacks.
"Son, You Should Try and Play Football" | FOX Feature on Danielle Hunter
Last week, Vikings DE Danielle Hunter sat down with Charissa Thompson to talk about his path to the NFL, the historic start to his NFL career, and much more.
Hunter Looks Ahead To Facing Peterson and Keenum on Thursday Night
DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Monday.
Hunter's Relentless Off The Edge, Takes Down Carr
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter's relentless effort off edge results in a sack of Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.
Hunter: Coach Always Tells Me to Focus on the Little Things
Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter spoke with FOX 9's Ben Leber on the sideline during the second half of the game.
Top 100 Players of 2019: Danielle Hunter at No. 57
Vikings DE Danielle Hunter has been ranked the No. 57 player on "The Top 100 Players of 2019."
Hunter: We Saw What Happened Last Year and Know What We Need To Do
DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media following Tuesday's practice at the TCO Performance Center.
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.
Hunter on Last Season: Because of The Year Before, We Felt Like We Could Go Out There And Beat Anybody
DE Danielle Hunter addressed the media from the TCO Performance Center on Tuesday.
Wired For Sound: Danielle Hunter at Pro Bowl Practice
Vikings DE Danielle Hunter was wired for sound during Thursday's practice at the Pro Bowl.
Danielle Hunter 2018 Season Highlights
Watch highlights from Minnesota Vikings DE Danielle Hunter's 2018 season.
2019 Season in Photos: Vikings DE Danielle Hunter
View the top photos of Vikings DE Danielle Hunter from the 2019 season.
Vikings Pose for the Team Photo at the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl
View images of the Vikings posing for the team photo at the 2020 NFL Pro Bowl.
Vikings Players Selected For 2020 Pro Bowl
Vikings players S Harrison Smith, DE Danielle Hunter, RB Dalvin Cook, FB C.J. Ham, LB Eric Kendricks, DE Everson Griffen and CB Xavier Rhodes were selected for the 2020 Pro Bowl.
2020 Pro Bowl Selection: DE Danielle Hunter | Photo Gallery
View photos from the 2019 season of Vikings DE Danielle Hunter who was named to the 2020 Pro Bowl hosted in Orlando.
Vikings Compete in Pro Bowl Game
Four Vikings players took part in the Pro Bowl game hosted in Orlando, Fla.