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June 11, 2010

Former Browns WR, Lance Leggett Interview

by Max Strauss

Lance Leggett played college football for the University of Miami. He had about 85 receptions, 1379 yards, and 11 touchdowns. He entered the 2008 NFL Draft, but went undrafted. He signed with the Cleveland Browns, and played in the preseason a little bit both in 2008 and 2009. This interview was conducted before the 2010 NFL season. [UPDATE: He has been out of the NFL.]

Strauss : Why do you make it a habit to connect to the fans?

Leggett : It’s a chance to build a relationship, and they will see that I love to have fun.

Strauss : Who was your childhood star?

Leggett : Kobe, he would never let anyone out work him.

Strauss : What was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Leggett : I liked the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Strauss : When did you see your first live NFL game?

Leggett : My first game was the Buccaneers and the Lions, and the Lions won.

Strauss : What is your favorite song to listen to before a game?

Leggett : Plies… All Day.

Strauss : What is your favorite movie of all time?

Leggett : Friday.

Strauss : What is your favorite type of pie?

Leggett : Cheesecake, if you want to call that a pie… haha

Strauss : What is your favorite TV-Show?

Leggett : ESPN, BET, and The 1st 48.

Strauss : What is your favorite video game?

Leggett : NBA 2K10.

Strauss : What is the one thing you can’t leave your house without?

Leggett : My cell phone, lol.

Strauss : How long have you played football?

Leggett : I’ve played since I was eight years old.

Strauss : Did you play any other sports in high school?

Leggett : I played basketball and also ran track.

Strauss : What is your favorite sport to play other than football?

Leggett : My favorite sport is track.

Strauss : When did you realize that you were going to play football in the NFL?

Leggett : Well, that was always my dream.

Strauss : If you weren’t playing in the NFL, what would you want to do?

Leggett : I’d like to start my own business and have a website.

Strauss : What impact did your high school coach have on your career?

Leggett : BIG, words can not describe, I can write a book for you, lol.

Strauss : Describe the hardest change between the jump from high school to college.

Leggett : Like any other level, the speed of the game.

Strauss : How was Coach Shannon influential to your growth?

Leggett : I love coach, and he will make you become a man REAL FAST!

Strauss : How had your game improved from your freshman to your senior year of college?

Leggett : I became stronger.

Strauss : What is your favorite memory from Miami?

Leggett : My 1st game we played Florida State University, and I got to play in that game a lot.

Strauss : How did the number process work in the NFL?

Leggett : The number 9 is the number I have worn all my life.

Strauss : What’s the hardest workout for you to complete?

Leggett : Track workouts.

Strauss : Could you have predicted how far football was going to carry you?

Leggett : Yes, only because it was all up to me.

Strauss : What was it like to catch your first touchdown in preseason?

Leggett : I loved it! Everyone back from my home town was watching, so it gave my city something to smile about.

Strauss : What is an experience you have had that changed your life?

Leggett : My kids, and for the better, I will do any and everything for them.

Strauss : What is your favorite quote?

Leggett : “Go hard or stay home.”

Strauss : For someone aspiring to play football in the NFL, do you have any advice for them?

Leggett : Just keep your eye on the prize!

Strauss : Thank you for your time.

Leggett : No problem, fans be ready for my new website.


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