“He’s becoming a leader, already,” San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers said. “He really is ... he’s something else.”
Rivers’ eyes light up when he talks about the Alabama product. Fluker often gets his teammates going with pre-practice chants and other rah-rah antics. He’s also has been known to break into song in the locker room. Rivers said occasionally a rookie will be vocal. But Rivers said offensive linemen, as a whole, usually don’t talk much. So, Fluker’s huge personality is a bit of a surprise.
“He’s a funny guy,” Rivers said. “There’s a lot there to him. He’s genuine.”
Fluker said he has always been outgoing and Alabama was a family-oriented atmosphere. So, he is happy to fit in with the Chargers.
“I look up to Philip, Eric Weddle, Donald Butler and other leaders on this team,” Fluker said. “I want to be like those guys, so it’s just fun to be able to go out and have fun with them ... Being friends with your teammates help you want to win together.”