Rookie strong safety Dawan Landry has validated the Ravens' decision to invest a fifth-round choice on the Georgia Tech alumnus by posting 89 tackles, five interceptions (including returning one for a touchdown), three sacks and 13 passes defensed, according to statistics kept by the Ravens. Landry's interception and sack totals are tops among all NFL rookies, and Cincinnati Bengals safety Kevin Kaesviharn is the only defensive back in the league with more interceptions (six) and sacks (four) than Landry.
What was it like to play in the Humanitarian Bowl on the blue turf of Bronco Stadium at Boise State in 2004?
Once you see it when you're out there, it doesn't really strike you as being odd or anything like that. Looking at it on TV, it looks strange. But it was cold out there the whole time with it snowing and stuff like that. But it was a real fun experience. We got to ride snowmobiles.
How did you feel about the Georgia Tech men's basketball team upsetting No. 11 Duke on Wednesday night?
I saw it. That was pretty big for those guys. They've got a real good recruiting class, a lot of young guys. They'll be pretty good in the next couple of years. We're on the up-and-up right now.
Could you have envisioned the kind of personal success you've enjoyed in your rookie season?
No, I wouldn't say that. I don't know what to think about it. It's just been truly a blessing. God keeps putting you in the right place at the right time. I'm just real fortunate for the situation.
What's your all-time favorite food?
Being from Louisiana, I like fried seafood a lot. Crawfish, crabs, whatever. I'll eat all of them.