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Encyclopedia > Alan Faneca
Alan Faneca
Date of birth December 7, 1976
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana
Position(s) Left guard
College LSU
NFL Draft 1998 / Round 1/ Pick 26
Pro Bowls 2002, 2003, 2004
2005, 2006, 2007
Statistics
  • CBS.com
Team(s)
1998-present Pittsburgh Steelers

Alan Joseph Faneca, Jr. (born December 7, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American Football guard who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers. December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The 2002 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 10, 2002 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2003 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2004 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played in front of 50,127 on February 8, 2004 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2005 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played February 13, 2005 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2006 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 12, 2006 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach TBA Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A Guard may be a person or an organisation. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach TBA Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference...


Faneca attended LSU, where he was a First-Team All-American selection in 1997 and a finalist for the Outland Trophy. He was picked by Pittsburgh in the first round (26th overall) in the 1998 NFL Draft. He has been a starter at left guard since almost halfway through his rookie year, and was selected to represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl every season since 2001. He has started the last two seasons. The LSU Tigers football team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I-A college football. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During Super Bowl XL, Faneca is credited with throwing the key block that sprung running back Willie Parker en route to a Super Bowl record 75-yard touchdown run that opened a 14-3 Steelers lead on the second play of the third quarter. The Steelers would go on to win the game 21-10 to earn their fifth Super Bowl title. Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Willie Everette Parker (born November 11, 1980 in Clinton, North Carolina) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, or an eligible receiver catches a forward pass in the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both... Steelers usually refers to the Pittsburgh Steelers, an American football team which plays in the National Football League. ... Steelers usually refers to the Pittsburgh Steelers, an American football team which plays in the National Football League. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Faneca married Julie Kuchta, from Virginia Beach, VA. They met as freshmen at LSU. They have one daughter.


Trivia

  • Alongside Troy Polamalu Alan Faneca is the highest rated player for the Pittsburgh Steelers (overall rating) in the game Madden 2007.

Troy Aumua Polamalu (born April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, California) is an American Football player who currently plays strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He is of Samoan descent. ... Madden NFL 07 is a football video game which was released on August 22nd, 2006. ...

External links

  • Alan Faneca at NFL.com

  Results from FactBites:
 
Alan Faneca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (197 words)
Faneca attended Louisiana State, where he was a First-Team All-American selection in 1997 and a finalist for the Outland Trophy.
He has been a starter at left guard since almost halfway through his rookie year, and was selected to represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl every season since 2001.
During Super Bowl XL, Faneca is credited with throwing the key block that sprung Running Back Willie Parker en route to a Super Bowl record 75-yard touchdown run that opened a 14-3 Steelers lead on the second play of the third quarter.
Alan Faneca: The adjustment (849 words)
The decision to move Alan Faneca, a two-time Pro Bowl guard, to left tackle was necessary for several reasons, the biggest being the Steelers' inability to find a capable replacement for injured Marvel Smith.
The Steelers are hoping Faneca's move will improve an offensive line that has allowed 20 sacks -- tied with Buffalo for most in the American Football Conference -- and hasn't opened enough holes for a running game that ranks 28th in the league.
Faneca, though, was asked if such a switch would tip off the Steelers' intention of running the ball.
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