Landry Brothers To Face Off

Dawan wishes he could meet his brother, Laron, Saturday, but it probably won’t happen.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 10:56 am | Categories: Mike Duffy

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Saturday’s matchup between the Ravens and Washington Redskins marks the third meeting between brothers Dawan and Laron Landry, but a perfect meeting won’t happen.

Both players are safeties, and starters at that.

So, unless there is a random special teams scenario where they line up across from each other, they’ll have to call it even again.

“I’d love to see him on special teams, maybe with me as a gunner and he has to block me,” said Dawan with a laugh.  ”We’d get after it for about 15 yards.  Someone’s going to get it then.”

But that is unlikely.

Dawan won’t make it past the first quarter in the Ravens’ second preseason contest.  Neither should Laron.

Their sibling rivalry runs deep, though.

When they were kids, their father, Frank Landry, had them settle differences with boxing gloves.

As they matured, Dawan was the offensive leader as quarterback of Hanville High School, while Laron – two years younger – helmed the defense.

By the time they went to college, Dawan switched to safety at Georgia Tech and Laron starred at safety for LSU.

The Ravens made Dawan their fifth-round selection in the 2006 draft, while Laron was the sixth-overall pick of the 2007 draft.

“It’s always fun to see your brother over on the other sideline,” said Dawan, who also noted that he hasn’t talked to his brother in a few weeks.  ”I’ll talk to him on the field, I’m sure.  I might call him tonight.”

The Landry’s parents will be in attendance at FedEx Field. Who will they be rooting for?  Well, Dawan says those interests are on a week-to-week basis.

“They come to all of our games, between the Redskins and Ravens,” he explained.  ”When they can see us play, they’ll be there.”

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