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Got a minute? B.J. Dean FB, FSU

By BRIAN LANDMAN
Published October 14, 2004

What music do you listen to?

It depends on how I feel. Rap is usually before a game, just when I need to wake up. R&B is when you're home sitting on the couch watching TV or just trying to relax. Country music could be at any time.

Country music? Really?

I'm not going to be afraid to say this, and I don't want to offend anybody but I may be the only black person in the Southeast that listens to country music. I haven't found another one. So do you take some grief from teammates?

Nah because they know me. They know where I'm from. I think it just shocked them to see somebody who is from a different part of the South. I was raised southern. Florida and Alabama are like two different worlds, especially the farther you go down South. When we went down to Miami, I've never seen anything like that; some of the people, some of the attitudes.

I notice you're wearing a Lance Armstrong "Livestrong" bracelet. Are you a fan of Lance's or cycling?

When I first bought it, I didn't know what it was for. I bought it because it said Livestrong and I kind of thought that was a good little slogan, you're supposed to live life to its fullest every day. So, Livestrong sums it up. But then I found out it was for cancer. Every band you buy, all proceeds go to cancer, and I was happy about that because people do need help with cancer research; my dad passed from cancer. I was kind of excited that I had bought it and put something toward cancer research. I bought like six of them. And Lance Armstrong, I like Lance Armstrong. I can't see how he can ride a bike that many miles on that little bitty seat.

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