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Danny Lansanah
LB #51
Height:
6-1
Weight:
235
Age:
29
College:
Connecticut
Hometown:
Harrisburg, PA
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 84 63 21 1.5 0 8 3 60 -- 33 2 0 0
2014 TB 16 11 82 61 21 1.5 0 8 3 60 20 33 2 0 --
2013 TB 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NYJ 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 GB 5 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on December 4, 2013.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Green Bay Packers on May 2, 2008.
  • Returned to the NFL in 2013 and saw his first action since 2008 in season finale against New Orleans.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 22 career games, with 11 starts, recording 78 tackles on defense, eight passes defensed and three interceptions, two of which he returned 27 and 33 yards, respectively, for touchdowns, while also adding four special teams tackles.
  • Made NFL debut at Seattle (10/12/08).
  • Played three seasons in the UFL, as a member of the Hartford Colonials (2010) and the Las Vegas Locomotives (2011-12).
  • After nearly five years, returned to the NFL in 2013 and made his Buccaneers debut in season finale at New Orleans (12/29).
  • Registered first career interception at Atlanta (9/18/14), which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown.
  • Recorded 10 tackles, two passes defensed, and an interception of Drew Brees that he returned 33 yards for a touchdown at New Orleans (10/5/14).
  • One of four linebackers in Buccaneers history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season (2014).
  • Registered career-high 14 tackles, including three for loss, vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Became first player in Buccaneers history to start at three linebacker positions in the same season when he opened at middle linebacker at Detroit (12/7/14).
  • Recorded first sack of his career at Carolina (12/14/14) when he brought down Derek Anderson.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Emerged from the bottom of the depth chart in training camp to become starting linebacker in Week 4. Totaled 78 tackles, including eight for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, two interception return touchdowns and eight passes defensed.
  • Tied for second in NFL with two defensive return touchdowns.
  • Tied for NFL lead among linebackers, with three interceptions and is tied for the sixth-most passes defensed by a linebacker with eight..
  • Started seven games at strongside linebacker, two at weakside linebacker, and two at middle linebacker to become the first player in Buccaneers history to start at all three spots in the same season.
  • Played in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded one special teams tackle.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered two tackles on defense and one on special teams.
  • Notched four tackles, including one for loss, at Atlanta (9/18) and recorded first career interception, which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown.
  • Made first career start in win at Pittsburgh (9/28), posting three tackles and one pass defensed. Helped limit the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Seeing most extensive time at linebacker of career, at New Orleans (10/5), recorded 10 tackles, two passes defensed, and an interception of Drew Brees that he returned 33 yards for a touchdown. Became one of four linebackers in Buccaneers history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season.
  • Posted five tackles vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Registered three tackles at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Collected six tackles, including one for loss, vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Recorded interception on the game’s opening offensive play when he picked off Robert Griffin III in win at Washington (11/16). It was the first time in 13 years (11/18/01) that the Buccaneers had done so. Also added two tackles.
  • Moved to Will Linebacker at Chicago (11/23) in place of injured Lavonte David and posted seven tackles for defense that limited Bears to 204 yards of offense.
  • Starting at Will Linebacker, posted career-high 14 tackles, including three for loss, vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Started first game at Mike Linebacker, in place of injured Mason Foster, and played all 69 defensive snaps at Detroit (12/7), where he recorded eight tackles, including for loss.
  • Starting at middle linebacker, recorded eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and one pass defensed, at Carolina (12/14).
  • Posted two tackles on defense, including one for loss, one pass defensed, and one special teams tackle vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Logged two tackles vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 45 games at Connecticut (2005-07), starting 34, totaling 325 tackles, with 35 for loss, 19 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, with two returned for touchdowns, 7.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • Led the Huskies in tackles his final three seasons.
  • Earned first-team All-Big East honors as a senior.
  • Graduated with a degree in sociology.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) High School.
  • Married to Sheena Lansanah.
  • Born Danny Lansanah on August 28, 1985 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

COMMUNITY:

  • In June 2015, helped host the inaugural Tampa Bay Rising Stars Football Camp for local foster children.
  • In May 2015, helped assemble more than 300 brown bag lunches for the homeless through the community initiative Hashtag Lunchbag.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on December 4, 2013.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Green Bay Packers on May 2, 2008.
  • Returned to the NFL in 2013 and saw his first action since 2008 in season finale against New Orleans.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 22 career games, with 11 starts, recording 78 tackles on defense, eight passes defensed and three interceptions, two of which he returned 27 and 33 yards, respectively, for touchdowns, while also adding four special teams tackles.
  • Made NFL debut at Seattle (10/12/08).
  • Played three seasons in the UFL, as a member of the Hartford Colonials (2010) and the Las Vegas Locomotives (2011-12).
  • After nearly five years, returned to the NFL in 2013 and made his Buccaneers debut in season finale at New Orleans (12/29).
  • Registered first career interception at Atlanta (9/18/14), which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown.
  • Recorded 10 tackles, two passes defensed, and an interception of Drew Brees that he returned 33 yards for a touchdown at New Orleans (10/5/14).
  • One of four linebackers in Buccaneers history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season (2014).
  • Registered career-high 14 tackles, including three for loss, vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Became first player in Buccaneers history to start at three linebacker positions in the same season when he opened at middle linebacker at Detroit (12/7/14).
  • Recorded first sack of his career at Carolina (12/14/14) when he brought down Derek Anderson.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Emerged from the bottom of the depth chart in training camp to become starting linebacker in Week 4. Totaled 78 tackles, including eight for loss, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, two interception return touchdowns and eight passes defensed.
  • Tied for second in NFL with two defensive return touchdowns.
  • Tied for NFL lead among linebackers, with three interceptions and is tied for the sixth-most passes defensed by a linebacker with eight..
  • Started seven games at strongside linebacker, two at weakside linebacker, and two at middle linebacker to become the first player in Buccaneers history to start at all three spots in the same season.
  • Played in season opener vs. Carolina (9/7) and recorded one special teams tackle.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. St. Louis (9/14) and registered two tackles on defense and one on special teams.
  • Notched four tackles, including one for loss, at Atlanta (9/18) and recorded first career interception, which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown.
  • Made first career start in win at Pittsburgh (9/28), posting three tackles and one pass defensed. Helped limit the Steelers, who entered the game with the NFL’s No. 1-ranked rushing attack, to 85 yards on 27 carries (3.1 avg.).
  • Seeing most extensive time at linebacker of career, at New Orleans (10/5), recorded 10 tackles, two passes defensed, and an interception of Drew Brees that he returned 33 yards for a touchdown. Became one of four linebackers in Buccaneers history to return two interceptions for touchdowns in the same season.
  • Posted five tackles vs. Baltimore (10/12).
  • Notched two tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Registered three tackles at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Collected six tackles, including one for loss, vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Recorded interception on the game’s opening offensive play when he picked off Robert Griffin III in win at Washington (11/16). It was the first time in 13 years (11/18/01) that the Buccaneers had done so. Also added two tackles.
  • Moved to Will Linebacker at Chicago (11/23) in place of injured Lavonte David and posted seven tackles for defense that limited Bears to 204 yards of offense.
  • Starting at Will Linebacker, posted career-high 14 tackles, including three for loss, vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Started first game at Mike Linebacker, in place of injured Mason Foster, and played all 69 defensive snaps at Detroit (12/7), where he recorded eight tackles, including for loss.
  • Starting at middle linebacker, recorded eight tackles, 1.5 sacks and one pass defensed, at Carolina (12/14).
  • Posted two tackles on defense, including one for loss, one pass defensed, and one special teams tackle vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Logged two tackles vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE:

  • Played in 45 games at Connecticut (2005-07), starting 34, totaling 325 tackles, with 35 for loss, 19 passes defensed, 10 interceptions, with two returned for touchdowns, 7.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
  • Led the Huskies in tackles his final three seasons.
  • Earned first-team All-Big East honors as a senior.
  • Graduated with a degree in sociology.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) High School.
  • Married to Sheena Lansanah.
  • Born Danny Lansanah on August 28, 1985 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

COMMUNITY:

  • In June 2015, helped host the inaugural Tampa Bay Rising Stars Football Camp for local foster children.
  • In May 2015, helped assemble more than 300 brown bag lunches for the homeless through the community initiative Hashtag Lunchbag.
 

Recent Videos

  • LB Danny Lansanah Records a Safety

    Posted Aug 24, 2015

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Danny Lansanah helps stuff the Cincinnati Bengals offense on their own goal line and records a safety.

  • Lansanah: "Have to Prove Myself"

    Posted Aug 12, 2015

    LB Danny Lansanah talks about the difference between this year and last year, working with Kwon Alexander, and continuing to prove himself.