Meet New Bucs TE Danny NobleSeptember 2nd, 2012
Undrafted rookie tight end Danny Noble, the pride of the University of Toledo, chatted with Joe yesterday after learning he made the Bucs’ 53-man roster.
JoeBucsFan.com: What were your feelings waiting to find out if you made the Bucs roster? How did that go down for you?
Danny Noble: The way we did it, you really didn’t find out if you made the team until you showed up at practice [Saturday]. So, you know, I was nervous all night waiting on a phone call if they did call me. But the call never happened so I woke up and came to practice feeling good, but at the same time you have to be focused. We’ve got a game in a week.
Joe: Do you have a story on how the Bucs found you, through a certain scout or coach?
Noble: I’m not even sure. People were talking to somebody. I’m pretty sure my agent knew somebody out here and I’m pretty sure the Bucs got hold of the little college film that I did have. But I’m not really 100 percent on how they found me. When I came to the tryout I got a lot of opportunities to show what I can do and they ended up liking me.
Joe: Did you have other tryout options?
Noble: There were a couple of other teams but the opportunity seemed best here.
Joe: You broke your leg last season. Are you 100 percent?
Noble: Yeah, I’m 100 percent. The injury was a big injury and I had to come back. There’s always going to be something there. You know how injuries work. But besides that, I couldn’t be better than I am today.
Joe: As the roster sits now, there is no backup fullback and three tight ends. Are you cross-training at fullback?
Noble: Last preseason game I got a chance to get in at fullback. You know, coaches just wanted to see how it worked for me. It was cool. Something new. I like contact, so you know fullback’s a pretty nice spot even though I’m tall to be a fullback. But I’m learning technique along the way. We’ve got great coaches. Wherever they want me to be I’ll be there.
Joe: Anything fans might find interesting about you? Any nicknames we need to know?
Noble: (laughs) All the cats on the team call me Shwag. But you know I don’t really know how I got that. I stay clean.