Fluker wants to be the Ray Lewis of the offensive line
“I’m a guy that’s going to play with that nastiness,” said former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker .
Fluker will bring the nastiness but also leadership and passion that was evident when he joined the ComRadio NFL Draft Show.
“I always tell people I want to be the Ray Lewis of my offensive line,” Fluker said.
Fluker played right tackle on a dominant offensive line at Alabama while winning two national championships.
“We wanted to be great,” Fluker said. “We wanted to be the best offensive line in the history of college football.”
At the next level, Fluker projects as a right tackle only as his doubters suggest he won’t be a fit on the left side.
“I love people that say I can’t do something,” Fluker said.
Fluker pointed out that he missed just 11 assignments out of 796 during his time on the offensive line at Alabama.
Alabama has become a pipeline for NFL talent in recent years as playing for Nick Saban prepares for players for the next level.
Fluker said Saban taught his players to “be a leader all the time” rather than being a “sometime leader” and to have a “I will not be denied” attitude.
Fluker also shares an interesting tidbit on why there is no “I” in "team" but there is an “I” in "win".
To hear that and whether or not Fluker thinks Alabama will repeat as national champs, listen to the interview below.
Patrick Woo is a junior majoring in broadcast journalism, a ComRadio Sports Director and a NFL Draft Show Producer. To contact him, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Patrick Woo is a senior from Crumpton, Maryland enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism.
He is a Sports Director for ComRadio, reporter for the Centre County Report and manager for the Penn State women’s lacrosse team. He has interned with Bill King on Sirius/XM College Sports Nation and the Reese’s Senior Bowl and covered SEC, Big Ten and MAC Media Days, the NFL Draft and Super Bowl XLVIII among many other things at Penn State.
His biggest passions are college football and helping others by making a positive impact.
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