Owen Daniels (born November 9, 1982 in Berwyn, Illinois) is an American football tight end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was named as the tight end on the 2006 NFL All-Rookie Team as selected by Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America.
Daniels attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois. As starting quarterback, Daniels led Naperville Central to win an undefeated IHSA Class 6A State Championship in 1999.
Daniels graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a B.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and where he played football under coach Barry Alvarez. At Wisconsin, he red-shirted his freshman year at the QB position. Early in his active career at UW, Daniels was a back-up quarterback and played special teams, flanker, split end, and wingback. He eventually assumed the starting job at tight end for most of his final two seasons with the Badgers. During his career at Wisconsin, Daniels played in 43 games with 62 receptions for 852 yards (13.7 avg.) He was drafted with the 98th pick (overall) and as the first pick of the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He earned the nickname "The Weatherman" as he majored in meteorology and appeared on the Madison area news delivering the local forecast. As a Professional, the moniker, "O.D." seems to have stuck amongst Texans fans, Houston media, and users of NFL-related message boards.