Danny was born in Ottawa, Ontario and is a native of Burlington, Ontario where he attended Assumption Secondary School playing minor league football for the Burlington Minor League Football Association's Burlington Stampeders. Danny graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree as an accounting major He comes from a very athletic family with father Dan playing football and wrestling at Windsor, mom Leslie was a swimmer at Waterloo and his older sister Brie, currently a 2nd year law student at Queen’s Law School, was a swimmer at McGill. In his spare time, he enjoys training, hanging out with his friends, and playing cards and video games.
Played for the Golden Gaels from 2005 to 2009 as QB, earning the distinction of Queen’s all-time leading passer. In 2009 Danny was the Vanier Cup MVP, the Yates Cup MVP, and an OUA Second Team All-Star. n 2009 Danny started in 7 games, throwing for 2580 yards, 15 TD and 7 INT (62.14%) leading Queen’s to 1st Vanier Cup victory since 1992, throwing for 286 yards and 3 TDs as Vanier Cup MVP In 2008 he was OUA First Team All-Star as well as a Second Team All-Canadian. Danny started in 8 games, passing for 2407 yards, 24 TDs and 10 INT (56.47%) and led the nation in touchdown passes, ranking third in Canada in passing yards. 2007 Danny started 8 games for 2123 yards, 15 TD and 6 INT (51.61%) finishing the year third in the conference in passing yards. He had the third best ratio of touchdowns to interception ratio in the OUA. He played for the East in the East/West Bowl in Hamilton, On. 2006 Danny started 8 games for 1744 passing yards, 11 TD and 11 INT (48.8%) finishing the season as the third ranked pivot in the conference in passing yards and was ranked in the top ten in the country at his position last season throwing 11 touchdowns. 2005 Danny took the OUA Rookie of the Year honours playing in 8 games, passing for 1860 yards, 12 TD and 10 INT (55.02%). He dressed for eight games, starting the final seven. Danny got into his first CIS game against Laurier, coming off the bench in the fourth quarter, completing 10 of 16 attempts for 110 yards. That performance earned him the starting job the following week against York, passing for 341 yards.