A redshirt junior linebacker who aims to maintain his
starting position this fall.
Career: Has played in 21 games with 10 starts…Boasts 103 career
tackles, including 11.5 for a loss and three sacks…Two career
interceptions and six pass break-ups.
2005: Stepped right into a starting role at weakside linebacker,
starting 10 of UConn’s 11 games, missing only the Army (Oct. 1) contest
due to a stinger…Led the team with 80 tackles on the year and ranked
second on the squad with his 11 tackles for loss…Also had three sacks on
the year, two interceptions, five pass break-ups and a forced
fumble…Came on strong at the end of the year, leading UConn with both
his 13 tackles in the win over USF (Nov. 26) and his 15 tackles the
following week against Louisville (Dec. 3)…Had half a sack against the
Cardinals while also contributing 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced
fumble and PBU against the Bulls…Made six tackles, all solo, at
Pittsburgh (Nov. 12), including a 12-yard sack…Had his second
interception of the year at West Virginia (Nov. 2), part of a five
tackle night…Made nine tackles and broke up a pass against Rutgers (Oct.
22)…Chipped in seven stops, one for a loss, an interception and two
break-ups to UConn’s win over Syracuse (Oct. 7)…Of his nine tackles at
Georgia Tech (Sept. 17), 2.5 were for a loss…Picked up UConn’s defensive
game ball after an eight-tackle effort against Liberty (Sept. 10)…Had
2.5 TFLs in the season opener against Buffalo (Sept. 1), including a
sack, with a pass break-up.
2004: Played in 11 of 12 games (missing Buffalo on Nov. 20) as a
backup linebacker and special teams performer...Accumulated 23
tackles...Two biggest games were against Murray State (Sept. 4) and Army
(Sept. 25) as he made seven stops in each contest, adding half of a TFL
against the Racers in his collegiate debut, and a pass break-up against
the Cadets…Made three tackles each in BIG EAST victories over Pittsburgh
(Sept. 30) and Temple (Oct. 23).
High School: Named first-team Mid-Penn All-Conference at tight
end and second-team all-conference at linebacker...Participated in the
East-West All-Star Game...Also played forward for 16-0 state
championship basketball team and was named the MVP of the recent Slam
Personal Profile: Daniel Delray Lansanah…Born on August 28,
1985…A sociology major.