Found July 28, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
The last time these two Chargers’ rookies were on the field together in a football game they were opponents. First-round selection D.J Fluker played for Alabama who beat Manti Te’o's Norte Dame in the BCS National Championship game. But hey, rookies have to stick together. Michael Gehlken of the U-T San Diego passes along an amusing story about the two rookies that were selected one round from one another. During the NFL Rookie Symposium, Manti Te’o helped Fluker get over his fear of the water and even taught him how to swim. Fluker said he was traumatized as a young boy after he fell into the 12-foot deep end at 4 years old. He ultimately was saved by his mother but the fear remained. Then Te’o stepped in during the rookie symposium. I was terrified of water,” Fluker said. “He was like, ‘Man, relax. I got you.”…Te’o said he began the lesson the only way he knew how — the way his father taught him. The first step is getting comfortable with the face being underwater. Fluker wore contacts and couldn’t see underwater but nonetheless grew OK with it. From there, they graduated to buoyancy and form Gehlken goes onto to detail how Te’o would help hold the 340-pound Fluker parallel to the pool by the stomach. The two will definitely have to stick together through training camp as the assured hazing the two will have to endure. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Manti Te’o taught D.J Fluker how to swim appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

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