LIONS SIGN SECOND-ROUND DRAFT PICK S DANIEL BULLOCKS

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed second-round draft choice S Daniel Bullocks to a four-year deal. Additional terms of Bullocks' contract were not disclosed.

Bullocks, 6-0, 212, was selected by the Lions with the 40th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. The former Nebraska standout finished his career playing in 48 games with 33 starts while tallying 226 (133 solo) tackles, ranking him second all-time in Cornhusker defensive back history. The Chattanooga, Tenn. native also had eight interceptions, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one sack and 22 pass deflections - the most by a Nebraska safety.

As a senior co-captain of the defense in 2005, Bullocks helped anchor a defense that led the nation in sacks (46) and tackles for loss (115). He collected a career-high 83 tackles (46 solo), the second-most on the team, along with one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 10 pass deflections as the starting strong safety. Bullocks was named second-team All-Big 12 Conference and was also named to the All-American Dream Team by the NFL Draft Report.

Bullocks started in all 11 contests as a junior in 2004, posting 58 tackles (38 solo), one sack for a loss of 12 yards, nine pass deflections and led the team with five interceptions. For his performances, he was selected All-Big 12 Conference second-team pick by the Dallas Morning News as well as earned honorable mention from Big 12 coaches and the Associated Press.

In 2003, Bullocks saw action in 13 games with nine starts as a sophomore. He led the Cornhusker defensive backs with 69 tackles (44 solo), while also notching two interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three pass deflections. His performances earned him an All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention.

As a redshirt freshman in 2002, Bullocks played in 12 games while recording one start along with 16 tackles and one forced fumble.

Bullocks prepped at Hixson (Chattanooga, Tenn.) High School where he starred on both sides of the ball, tallying 1,432 rushing yards, 21 rushing touchdowns, 309 passing yards and five passing touchdowns as the starting quarterback, and had 43 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries as the starting free safety. He was named Mr. Tennessee for football in Class 4A, Player of the Year in Chattanooga by the Times Free Press, named to the Associated Press Tennessee All-Star Team and earned Class 4A first-team All-State honors.

Courtesy of the Detroit Lions

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