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With a little help from dad, DaVaris Daniels finds his way in football

By Cindy Boren

DaVaris Daniels' dad watches his high school games on the internet (frequently tweeting his delight at what he's seeing and his frustration with the internet connection).

Dad, who happens to be the Redskins' Phillip Daniels, won't have that problem next year when his son is playing for Notre Dame and he can at least get the games on TV. Brian Murphy of Hail! magazine's talked to DaVaris, a senior at Vernon Hills High School in Illinois, about having an active pro player for a dad. (Homer McFanboy has more.)

"When you're younger, you don't always take criticism the right way," he said. "He'd try to give me some feedback or advice after a game, but I didn't want to hear what I'd done wrong. I only wanted to hear the positives from him. It took me a while to get out of that mindset, but once I did, it really helped me out."

"He's definitely been there and done it all. He's taught me the ropes along the way and he's always been willing to give me advice, but at the same time, he's always left it in my hands to go out and do it."

By Cindy Boren  | November 18, 2010; 1:23 PM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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