John C. Daniel
Class of 1979
John C. Daniel won three varsity letters for football at Concord-Carlisle High School. He won those letters in 1976, '77 and 78. He was also named to the DCL All-Star team, Lowell Sun All-Star team, and the Boston Herald All-Scholastic team. As well, he was a starting defensive lineman in the Shriners All-Star Football Classic as a senior.
After graduating from Concord-Carlisle in 1979, John took a post-graduate year at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. At Hotchkiss, he was on the varsity football team, co-captain and a member of the varsity lacrosse team.
After his post-graduate year at Hotchkiss, John al-tended Brown University. He continued playing foot¬ball at Brown and also took up rugby. He was a four year starter on the Brown University Rugby team. John was an All-Ivy middle guard in 1981, '82, and '83 for the football team. In 1983 not only was he football co-captain of Brown, but he was voted to the ECAC All-Star team as well as being voted Brown University's Most Valuable Player. For his work on the athletic fields at Brown, John was inducted into the Brown Athletic University Hall of Fame in 1991. He graduated from Brown in 1984.
John's favorite memories, at Concord-Carlisle, come from his undefeated, senior season on the 1978 Division III Super Bowl Champion football team, He remembers. the team beating the Bedford Buccaneers on Thanksgiving Day to qualify for the Division III Super Bowl. Concord-Carlisle, led by John and CC 135 Hall of Famer Bill Barrett, beat Shawsheen Tech on Nickerson Field at Boston University to win the Super Bowl, completing an undefeated season.
Today John is married to Catherine Daniel and has two children, Midge age 4, and Curly age 2. He is employed in Life Insurance sales with friend and CCHS Hall of Famer, Brian McNally.
John would like to give credit to his older brother, Lee Daniel, who started at tackle for CCHS in the early 1970's, for providing him with instruction in life as well as football, He would like to recognize his two biggest supporters his mother, Mary lane Daniel, and his grandfather, Jack Codding. John “thoroughly enjoyed" playing for Al Robichaud and Dick DiMare. "The family spirit that they created for the program was terrific." He would also like to recognize Brian McNally who was responsible for his attending Hotchkiss. John's favorite college memory was playing against defending national champion, Penn State, in 1983 in a respectable 38-21 loss in front of 80,000 fans.