Brendon Ayanbadejo, Bears Linebacker
Posted: Tuesday January 30, 2007 12:46PM; Updated: Tuesday January 30, 2007 12:46PM
What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment?
I was cut by my first three teams, so the best moment was running out on the field as a Dolphin in 2003 with my brother [former Dolphins, current Cardinals fullback Obafemi] next to me for my first regular-season game.
Your most embarrassing moment?
When my MySpace page was posted in the locker room. I came into the players' lounge and everybody was huddled around looking at my MySpace pictures. Since then, I've had my page on private.
If I weren't in the NFL I'd ...
I've done some law-school prep stuff so I'd probably be graduating law school, or already be an attorney. I was thinking about doing family law.
If I were commissioner for a day I'd ...
make it so the quarterback can get hit just like everybody else. Those strange rules [to protect the QB] would have to go.
The 30-year-old special teams ace, whose father is a native of Nigeria, had three tackles in the NFC title game.
The Super Bowl in Miami, where he lives. "For me it will be a home game," says Ayanbadejo, a Pro Bowler.