Daniel Bullocks is entering his second season as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Iowa. Bullocks works primarily with the Panther secondary.
Bullocks, who worked with the cornerbacks last season, helped the defensive corps to 767 total tackles on the season with senior Wilmot Wellington racking up a team-high 85 tackles and helped coach Varmah Sonie to an All-MVFC second team performance. Bullocks also led the team to 10 interceptions on the season for 102 return yards.
Bullocks came to UNI after playing safety in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions for five years. Bullocks was drafted in the second round to the Lions in 2006 and played with the franchise until 2011. He finished his career with 168 tackles. In 2008, he was voted for the Ed Block Courage Award for the Lions and was the Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player.
Bullocks played college football for the University of Nebraska where he played in 48 games with 33 starts. He finished his career with 226 tackles, 22 pass breakups and eight interceptions. He was named to the second team All-Big 12, Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Academic Roll, the Lott Trophy Watch List and the Jim Thorpe Trophy Award Watch List in 2005.
Bullocks is the founder of the Bullocks Foundation, which mentors and establishes scholarships for student-athletes to further their education in Chattanooga, Tenn. Bullocks, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., earned his degree from Nebraska in sociology in 2005.