THE QUESTIONS WITH Alan Faneca, Steelers Guard

January 30, 2006

What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment?
The third game of my rookie season [1998] in Miami, we were doing turn protection and it was like, Here's my chest. [Dolphins DE] Jason Taylor just drilled me.

What was your most embarrassing moment?
That rookie year at Three Rivers in Pittsburgh. Breaking the huddle, I turned and caught my foot in the turf and fell right down. Popped up like nothing happened.

Favorite off-day activity?
Relaxing with my little girl, Anabelle, who's eight months. I like to get down and play around with her on the floor.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...
make sure all holiday games are played as close to home as possible, home or away. We played in San Diego on Christmas Eve a few years ago. You would have to tweak only a few games.

LAST WEEK
Faneca, who is headed to his fifth straight Pro Bowl, sprang Jerome Bettis on his second-quarter touchdown run against the Broncos.

THIS WEEK
The 6'5" 307-pounder is preparing to face Seattle's pass rush, which generated an NFL-high 50 sacks.

TWO PHOTOSMICHAEL FABUS/WIREIMAGE.COM (FANECA ACTION, FANECA HEAD SHOT)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)