Born and raised in Hollywood, Florida, Travis Daniels attended South Broward High School, less than 15 miles from Hard Rock Stadium. Daniels spent four years at Louisiana State University, helping Nick Saban capture his first National Championship, before Saban would return the favor, this time as Head Coach of the Miami Dolphins, selecting Daniels in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Daniels would go on to play eight seasons (three with Miami) before trading his cleats for a camera and launching a photography business.
Diving in with O.J. and Seth, Travis discusses emulating Dolphins’ cornerbacks Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain as a youth (2:43); explains the double-edged sword of being drafted by Nick Saban after playing four years under the legendary college coach (9:05) and reflects upon his draft class that included Ronnie Brown, Channing Crowder, and Matt Roth (13:55). Travis also shares how meaningful it was to team with a group of Dolphins legends he grew up watching including Madison, Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas, and Junior Seau (19:49), candidly explains the challenging shift from Saban’s coaching style to that of Cam Cameron (24:58), and reveals how an interest in pictures led to the eventual establishment of Travis Daniels Photography. Finally, Travis becomes the first ever guest to face The Fish Tank Two-Minute Drill (41:50).
Contributors to this episode include Sean Todd aka DJ Prēc, Alex Bitchatchi, and Miami Dolphins Productions. Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.