Besides being the biggest ball of energy I’ve ever heard of – all 6’6″ and 335 pounds of him – D.J. Fluker also has something else going for him:
Moments before D.J. Fluker arrived for his series of post-practice interviews Thursday, Alabama coach Nick Saban called the massive right tackle one of the most physical players he had ever coached.
The compliment, long after it had darted through cyberspace, was eventually relayed to Fluker. He deflected the praise with a cheek-to-cheek smile and hearty laughter, but he didn’t completely dismiss how far he’d come since his freshman year.
“I wouldn’t say I’m the most physical,” Fluker said, “but I get down with it.”
I’ll bet he does.
That’ has to be one of the best lines I’ve ever heard a Bama player utter.