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Danoff, Troy

Troy Michael Danoff

Danoff, a 6'5", 300-pound three-year starter at center for UCLA (University of California-Los Angeles), was named honorable mention All-Pac 10 in 2001. That same year, he was awarded the Paul I Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence by the team. UCLA's offensive line coach Mark Weber said, "...Troy's extremely conscientious. He's a hard worker and he's very smart...he's also very strong."

Birth and Death Dates:
b. May 4, 1979

Career Highlights:
One of the nation's top prep offensive linemen coming out of high school in New Mexico, Danoff was redshirted in 1997. In 1998, his freshman year, Troy appeared in six games at center as UCLA finished with a record of 10-2. They won the Pac 10 title, and were ranked No. 8 in the country, but lost, 38-31, in the Rose Bowl to Wisconsin in one of the best games of the year.

The following year, Troy became UCLA's starting center and played the first nine games before a knee injury ended his season; the Bruins had a disappointing 4-7 record. In 2000, Danoff returned to the starting line-up, started all 12 games, and took every single snap for the Bruins, who went 6-6 including a 21-20 loss to Wisconsin in the Sun Bowl.

In 2001, Danoff was the only senior starter on the Bruins' offensive line. Along with left tackle Mike Saffer, he helped lead UCLA to a record of 7-4 (4-4 in Pac 10). On January 12, 2002, Danoff played in the first Paradise Bowl, a college all-star game.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Career Dates:
Danoff played center for UCLA from 1998-2001.

Physical description:
6'5", 307 pounds

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