A native of Raleigh, NC, Daniel McCullers was born in 1992. The defensive tackle was a star at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School. When he graduated from high school in 2010, his grades forced him to go to a school outside of the NCAA's Division I. After righting his ship at Georgia Military College, McCullers was able to procure a scholarship at Tennessee, where he dominated his opponents. With a 17 Wonderlic Test Score, McCullers was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014.