Michael Brunskill, a Professional Services coordinator in NISC’s Mandan, N.D., office, had the upper hand in father-son wrestling matches with his son, Daniel, until about the time Daniel started high school.
Now, Daniel, 26, is a 6-foot 5-inch, 300-pound offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers. It’s assured there’ll be no more father-son wrestling matches between Michael and Daniel in the Brunskill household.
Daniel’s story has been well-publicized in NFL media circles. He was a football program walk-on at San Diego State University, signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted NFL free agent, waived, signed to the Falcons’ practice squad, played in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football, then in April 2019, signed by the San Francisco 49ers.
During the 2019-2020 NFL season, Daniel, with the athleticism and unique versatility to play three positions on the offensive line, helped fill a void left by injuries to several starters. Daniel was under tremendous pressure—and all he did was grade as one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL this season.
Watch Michael share about Daniel’s gridiron journey, and what’s going through his mind leading up to the 49ers’ appearance in Super Bowl LIV Feb. 2 in Miami, Fla.: NISC Employee Shares About Super Bowl-Bound Son