Me and my dad started to go fishing when I was in elementary school [in New Orleans]. I went out recently, me and some buddies from college [LSU]. We made it a little competition. It was Team Pastel and Team No-Shirts. My friend Matt Lee and I took our shirts off to get some sun. We caught some red snapper and speckled trout. I think my big red fish won it for us.
On his boat
It's a 24-foot Triton Center Console 240 LTS. I debated for two off-seasons what kind of boat I wanted. It's a saltwater boat, but it's on that tweener line where you can both get out in the ocean if it's not too bad or put it in the lake.
On living with epilepsy
I had my first seizure on Christmas Eve, 1990, my freshman year of high school. Two or three months after that I found out it was epilepsy. I was determined not to let it affect me. I'm doing everything I planned on doing beforehand. I'm fortunate. There are a lot of forms of epilepsy out there. As long as I take my medication, I'm fine.
On how winning the Super Bowl has changed his life
People just come out of the woodwork. My buddies get it more than I do. People ask them, "Do you know Alan Faneca?" They say, "Yeah, I've known him all my freaking life; he was no different two months ago than he is now." It's amazing how big a game that is and what it means to everybody. Crazy.
On receiving one half of a vote for Super Bowl MVP
That's funny. There's a former offensive lineman somewhere who [voted for me].