The Rookies: Chargers Rookie D.J. Fluker Hits San Diego Zoo

BR StudiosFeatured ColumnistJuly 14, 2013

The video is part of B/R's new series, "The Rookies," where we take the helmets off the players and bring you closer to their lives and personalities.


When you are 6'5" and 339 pounds, you get noticed—but maybe not as much when you have some serious competition.

We took offensive tackle D.J. Fluker—the Chargers' first-round pick and the 2013 NFL draft's 11th pick overall—to the San Diego Zoo for a chance to meet some animals who aren't intimidated by his size.

He also made some interesting player comparisons to a couple of animals, such as a giraffe (former wide receiver) and a rhino (current nose tackle). Furthermore, a sleeping animal reminded Fluker of one of his former coaches.

Check out the video above, where a surprise visitor hooks up with Fluker at the zoo. Spoiler alert: If you are into exercise videos and late-night TV, you'll know who the big surprise is.

Let us know in the comments below if you think Fluker will help lead the Chargers into the playoffs this year.

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