With the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in need of depth at pass rusher, the team has promoted linebacker Kahzin Daniels from their practice squad to the active roster on Wednesday.
Daniels, an undrafted rookie, is blind in his right eye as the result of an accident that occurred when he was five years old. He was riding a scooter before colliding with a pole that left him partially without sight.
Despite the loss of vision in his right eye, Daniels went on to achieve considerable success at the high school and collegiate levels without many people finding out about his condition. He generated buzz from NFL scouts during his time at Division II school Charleston (WV) where he racked up 34.5 sacks across four years, including double-digit totals as a sophomore and junior.
Daniels made it to February before the teams scouting him found out about the eye, and an NFL Network profile released in April brought his story into the public arena. He signed with Tampa Bay as a UFA later that month and stuck around on the practice squad, with head coach Bruce Arians finally giving Daniels the call for Week 10.
The Buccaneers (2-6) host the Cardinals (3-5-1) on Sunday.