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With Jeff Faine, Saints Center

Posted: Tuesday January 16, 2007 9:23AM; Updated: Tuesday January 16, 2007 9:23AM
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Jeff Faine, Saints Center.
Jeff Faine, Saints Center.
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What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment?

I was at my parents' house washing Midnight -- my lab -- when I got a call from the Browns saying they were drafting me [No. 21 in 2003]. Next thing I know the owner's jet is in Orlando to pick me up. It was my first time on a private jet. It was stocked with food, and coaches were there to greet me.

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Terrible to remember: our first play of the Baltimore game last year. I basically line-drived the snap onto the ground. It was a turnover, and I felt like it ruined the game from the outset.

Your favorite off-day activity?

I was a film major in college. I like to pick up a couple movies, indie films -- people who haven't been discovered.

Your prized possession?

My art collection. I have paintings, including two Warhols; I have a lot of Indonesian masks. I'd like to own a gallery.


The 6'3", 291-pound Faine, 25, helped the Saints gain 208 rushing yards in their win over Philadelphia.


Faine (a Notre Dame alum) and the Saints go to Chicago for the NFC championship game on Sunday.

Issue date: January 22, 2007