UCLA — One of three returning starters on the offensive line, Danoff did a fine job in his second year as the Bruin starting center … Troy’s strengths include his knowledge of the offense, his upper body strength and his effort on the field … The only senior among the starting linemen, he demonstrated good leadership skills during Spring Practice and ‘runs the show’ at the line of scrimmage.
2000 — Danoff started all 12 games in his second year as a starter… He played at least 60 snaps in all but the USC game, including 86 against Alabama, 85 at California, 81 versus Fresno State and 80 against Michigan and Arizona State.
1999 — Did a fine job in his first season as the Bruins’ starting center … Started the first nine games of the season … Tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the team’s bye week in November and was finished for the season … Played at least 70 offensive snaps in seven of his nine contests, including 83 against Oregon, 77 versus Fresno State and Arizona State and 76 at Stanford.
1998 — Gained valuable experience as the primary backup to Shawn Stuart … Appeared in six games on offense … Played double-figure snaps three times, including 20 at Houston, 13 at Arizona and 12 versus Washington State … Made the switch to center during Spring ball.
1997 — Did not see action in his first year with the varsity.
HIGH SCHOOL — Lettered three seasons for coach Mark Henry at LaCueva High School in Albuquerque, NM … Named to PrepStar Dream Team as nation’s No. 17 offensive lineman and one of nation’s top 100 players … Student Sports Senior All-American … USA Today honorable mention All-American … Served as team captain as a senior … Chosen to the North-South New Mexico All-Star team … Invited to the All-American Bowl national all-star game …SuperPrep All-Midlands selection … Two-time All-State selection … Earned All-Class AAAA on offense as a senior and on both sides of the ball as a junior … Made 72 tackles and had 10 sacks as a junior defensive lineman … Honored with the Albuquerque Tribune High School Sports Award in both 1995 and 1996 … Also lettered three years in basketball for coach Frank Castillo … Set three school weightlifting records … Member of Student Sports All-Academic team with a 3.3 GPA.
PERSONAL — ?Full Name: Troy Michael Danoff … Born: May 4, 1979 in Albuquerque, NM … Parents: Mike and Margo Danoff … Has two brothers, Brett and Ryan … Lists NFL stars Nate Newton and Orlando Pace of the St. Louis Rams as the players he admires most and patterns his style of play after … Hobbies include traveling and watching all sports … Would like to play in the NFL or enter into some sports-related career … Earned spot on the Director’s Honor Roll in Winter 1998 with his (3.00 GPA), Winter 1999 (3.10), Winter 2000 (3.23) and Winter 2001 (3.43) … Sociology major.