Quick Stats: Kellen Winslow Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end
Daily Driver: 2007 H2 SUT (Kellen's rating: 10 on a scale of 1 to 10)
Favorite road trip: Cleveland to San Diego
Car he learned to drive in: 1999 Ford Expedition
First car bought: 2004 Yukon Denali
Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive threat Kellen Winslow had been hankering for a Hummer since he saw it in a Robert De Niro movie, which is the kind of response any marketer would envy.
After pondering for a while, Winslow finally bought what is his current daily driver, a 2007 H2 SUT. "I like everything about it," he raves. "I have a body kit on it and four exhaust pipes coming out in the end. My tires, I don't feel any bumps, so it's like a tank, man. They're all-purpose tires and I just run right over stuff. So, it's pretty cool."
When it comes to his taste in cars, Winslow has a penchant for SUVs and takes some of his cues from the movies.
For Winslow, the H2 is a definite 10 out of 10 rating. "I've been wanting a Hummer since the movie 'The Fan' with Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. It was back in the day. But that car, that Hummer always made me want a Hummer. I just planned on it." In the 1996 thriller, De Niro's character is an overzealous baseball fan who kidnaps the son of Snipes' character in a Hummer.
Car he learned to drive in
Winslow, who is in the running to play in this year's Pro Bowl, was born and raised in San Diego. His father was another well-known tight end - Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow of the San Diego Chargers. While the elder Winslow has probably given his son some valuable tips on the field, he also taught him how to drive in a 1999 Ford Expedition.