Lance Leggett Interview with Dawgs by Nature

Biography : Lance Leggett was born on February 11, 1985 in Bartow, Florida. He moved to Texas before his junior season of football in high school and attended Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington. He was ranked in the top 15 wide receivers nationally coming out of high school.  During his junior year, he had 40 receptions, 880 yards (22 YPC avg.), and 13 touchdowns. During his senior year, he had 42 receptions for 950 yards (22.6 avg.), and had 18 touchdowns. LL decided he would attend University of Miami to continue football. In his freshman year (2004), he accumulated 17 receptions for 345 yards, and 4 TDs. During his sophomore season, he had 15 receptions for 204 yards and 2 TDs. During his junior year, he had 38 receptions for 584 yards, and 4 TDs.  His best games came against Duke where he had 6 receptions, 131 yards and FIU where he had 7 receptions, 77 yards and 2 TDs. In addition to his best football season in 2006, he was an ACC Champion in the 400 meter hurdles. In 2007, he had 15 receptions for 238 yards and 1 TD. He finished his career at UM with 85 receptions, 1,375 yards, and 11 TDs. During his pro day, Lance ran a 4.43 forty, and had a 10’04″ broad jump. Leggett signed with the Browns as an un-drafted free agent. He caught a touchdown pass in preseason which was enough for him to make the practice squad for almost a year and a half. However, after the Browns cut him, and he joined the New York Sentinels. Leggett is currently looking for an NFL team.

MS : How long have you played football?
LL : I’ve played since I was eight years old.

MS : Did you play any other sports in high school?
LL : I played basketball and also ran track.

MS : What is your favorite sport to play other than football?
LL : My favorite sport is track.

MS : What was your favorite NFL team growing up?
LL : I liked the Jacksonville Jaguars.

MS : When did you realize that you were going to play football in the NFL?
LL : Well, that was always my dream.

MS : If you weren’t playing in the NFL, what would you want to do?
LL : I’d like to start my own business and have a website.

MS : When did you see your first live NFL game?
LL : My first game was the Buccaneers and the Lions, and the Lions won.

MS : What is your favorite memory from Miami?
LL : My 1st game we played Florida State University, and I got to play in that game a lot.

MS : Why do you make it a habit to connect to the fans?
LL : It’s a chance to build a relationship, and they will see that I love to have fun.

MS : Who was your childhood star?
LL : Kobe, he will never let anyone out work him.

MS : What is your favorite song to listen to before a game?
LL : Plies… All Day.

MS : What is your favorite movie of all time?
LL : Friday.

MS : What is your favorite type of pie?
LL : Cheesecake, if you want to call that a pie… haha

MS : What is your favorite TV-Show?
LL : ESPN, BET, and The 1st 48.

MS : What is your favorite video game?
LL : NBA 2K10.

MS : What is the one thing you can’t leave your house without?
LL : My cell phone, lol.

MS : How did the number process work in the NFL?
LL : The number 9 is the number I have worn all my life.

MS : What impact did your high school coach have on your college and professional career?
LL : BIG, words can not describe, I can write a book for you, lol.

MS : Describe the hardest change between the jump from high school to college.
LL : Like any other level, the speed of the game.

MS : How was Coach Shannon influential to your growth?
LL : I love coach, and he will make you become a man REAL FAST!

MS : How had your game improved from your freshman to your senior year of college?
LL : I became stronger.

MS : What’s the hardest workout for you to complete?
LL : Track workouts.

MS : Could you have predicted how far football was going to carry you?
LL : Yes, only because it was all up to me.

MS : What was it like to catch your first touchdown in preseason?
LL : I loved it! Everyone back from my home town was watching, so it gave my city something to smile about.

MS : What is an experience you have had that changed your life?
LL : My kids, and for the better, I will do any and everything for them.

MS : What is your favorite quote?
LL : “Go hard or stay home.”

MS : For someone aspiring to play football in college and in the NFL, do you have any advice for them?
LL : Just keep your eye on the prize!

MS : Thank you for your time.
LL : No problem, fans be ready for my new website.

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