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#48 Danny Lansanah

6-1, 238
Harrisburg, Pa.

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).

2003: Redshirted.

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 Fest Tournament. 

Personal Profile: Daniel Delray Lansanah…Born on August 28, 1985…A sociology major.


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