Gary Danielson, who played 13 years in the NFL as a quarterback, joined ABC Sports in August 1997.
Danielson, an ESPN analyst since 1990, works in the ABC broadcast booth with Brent Musburger.
Danielson provided analysis for the Detroit Lions' pre-season games in 1991. He was a part-time anchor/reporter at WDIV-TV during the off-season while a member of the Lions. While with the Cleveland Browns, he co-hosted a sports talk show.
After playing for three teams in the World Football League from 1974-75 (New York Stars, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Wind), Danielson was a laborer in a sheet metal plant when he signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent in 1976. Danielson became the third all-time leading passer in Lions history before a trade sent him to Cleveland in 1985. He spent four seasons at Cleveland, retiring following the 1988 season. During his 13-year career, Danielson passed for 13,764 yards, ranking him 20th on the all-time list when he retired. He enjoyed his best seasons in 1980 and 1984, when he threw for 3,223 and 3,076 yards respectively.
A graduate of Purdue University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial management, Danielson passed for 2,748 yards in three seasons for the Boilermakers. He earned a Master's degree in physical education from Purdue in 1976.
Danielson is married, with four children.