As part of our new Sunday Bucs page, we're doing a "three questions" feature with a Bucs player -- we've done 'em with Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Russell Shepard and Solomon Patton and Keith Tandy. I'm still hungry for lobster carbonara and caramel cake.
Anyway, this week we caught up with Bucs linebacker Danny Lansanah, who leads the NFL with two pick-sixes in the first five games of the season. I actually covered Lansanah a handful of times in his college days when he was at UConn and I covered USF -- more on that in a minute -- but here's what he had to say on a variety of topics ...
1. We'll start easy: Favorite place to eat in Tampa?
"Daily Eats on South Howard. I usually get the create-your-own-omelette. I get turkey, onions and cheese."
2. We've written about your long, hard path back to the NFL with the Bucs, including three seasons in the UFL with the Hartford Colonials and the Las Vegas Locomotives. What's your best this-wasn't-the-NFL memory of your UFL days?
"I remember our living arrangements. We stayed in a hotel, but you had a roommate. It felt like college all over again. We had to keep our equipment in our room, so the room stunk."
3. You played at Raymond James Stadium against USF while you were at UConn -- what's your favorite memory of playing the Bulls?
"We beat USF my senior year and the fans rushed the field. They were ranked pretty high, I think like 10th in the nation. That's when they had Mike Jenkins, Matt Grothe. The fans rushed the field and it made us ranked in the nation."
4. (Bonus question! Web-only!) Tell me more about this touchdown celebration -- it got you a 15-yard penalty and might cost you a little bit, but explain for fans the story behind that.
"I'm a big basketball fan, so I did the LeBron. (My teammates) liked the flip actually more than the LeBron. I've dove in the end zone, but I've never flipped. I was so hyped. They were like 'Man, you looked athletic!' I'm a bigger guy, but I'm athletic."