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Too on One: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:02 am | Updated: 2:24 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Cardinals rookie cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie grew up in Bradenton, Fla., about 20 minutes north of Tampa, site of the Super Bowl. PageToo asked DRC to be our tour guide for Super Bowl week.

Q: You're the unofficial host next week. What places have you recommended your teammates go?

A: I recommend they go to JJ's barbecue, man. Great food. They got ribs, beans, cole slaw, everything from the biscuits to the drinks are great. If they want a good time they have to go to Ybor City. It's the Cuban part of Tampa. There's a bunch of bars, places to hang out and relax.

Q: What about the beaches?

A: Oh, yeah, those are great places to go. You got St. Pete's Beach, Coquina Beach. Don't get in the water, though. There's sharks and stingrays out there.

Q: What should we know about Tampa? What kind of city is it?

A: Tampa is a party, nightlife city.

Q: How many teammates have been asking you about Tampa?

A: Everybody. A lot of guys are asking me if I've got somewhere for them to go when we get down there.

Up close and personal

Born: April 7, 1986

Status: Single

Favorite movie: "Troy"

Favorite TV show: "House"

Last book you read: "The Coldest Winter Ever" by Sister Souljah

Bookmarks you have on your computer: azcardinals.com; Facebook

What do you drive: A Cadillac truck

What song would you sing if you were on American Idol: "Lost Without U" by Robin Thicke

Any superstitions: If I do good one week I have to do the same things next week. Meals, where I drive, all of it.

Worst habit: Chewing on pen caps.

Ringtone: "Ballin'" by Lil Wayne

First job: I was a bag boy at Publix

Last supper: Spaghetti and meatballs

Something about you that would surprise people: On the field I talk a lot of trash.

Favorite athlete in another sport: Kevin Garnett

Favorite city to visit: Bradenton, Fla., home

Reality TV show you'd like to be on: Lost

Food you refuse to eat: Broccoli. Any vegetables. Nothing green.

Possession you can't live without: I don't have one

Favorite item at fast food restaurant: Cheeseburger at McDonald's

Your hero: My grandmother for all the things she instilled in us and the way she raised us.

Bucket list: Sky dive, win the Super Bowl and get in the Hall of Fame.

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