It's always inspiring to know that good things can happen to good people. This week's tale with Phillip Daniels, one of the classiest Redskins, is evidence of that.â†µ
You see, Daniels has a son, Davaris Daniels, who is among the top wide receiver recruits in the country and is heading to Notre Dame this fall. The only problem is that Davaris Daniels plays for Vernon Hills High School, which is located in Illinois, close to Chicago. Phillip Daniels didn't want to move his family when he signed with the Redskins back in 2004, so he's here while his kids are growing up in another city.â†µ
It would be easy for Phillip Daniels to not pay attention to his son's exploits, but instead, he checks in on the team regularly, following their games on Skype and receiving game film from his son's coaches so he can talk chalk with Davaris. Luckily for both, this week is Davaris' senior week, the same week the Redskins are scheduled to travel to Chicago to play the Bears. According to John Keim of the Washington Examiner, Phillip Daniels will be there on the field with his son, having been given permission to travel to Chicago a day early.â†µ
Because the Redskins play in his hometown of Chicago on Sunday, coach Mike Shanahan allowed Daniels to fly there after practice Friday so he can attend his son DaVaris's game that night. DaVaris Daniels, a receiver headed to Notre Dame next fall, plays for Vernon Hills (Ill.) High School.â†µ
It also happens to be Senior Night.â†µ
Like I said, sometimes good things do happen to good people.