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The Softer Side of Chargers Tackle DJ Fluker


DJ Fluker of the San Diego Chargers is an amazing human being on and off the field. This coming July Fluker will be given an award by the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission at their annual awards banquet on July 9th. The San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission awards banquet is held every year to honor members of the law enforcement community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help minors in the San Diego community that are incarcerated.

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San Diego Chargers Offensive Tackle DJ Fluker.

Fluker will be the lead speaker at this event and will be receiving an award for going above and beyond the call of duty to help minors in the San Diego community that are incarcerated. I am happy to share a small part of Fluker’s story in this blog.

Fluker always spends time at Juvenile Hall and likes to speak to the kids on how to better themselves. Last Christmas Fluker bought lunch for all of the minors and staffers at the San Diego County Juvenile Hall. Fluker’s message to the children today was about God and football.

Today Fluker talked to about 30 to 50 children at the San Diego County Juvenile Hall on life transformation. He preaches to the minors that they can change their actions, behaviors, and environment for the better. DJ has lived a a rough life but has made the best out of it. From growing up in a poor community in New Orleans, to having his home destroyed in the hurricane Katrina, to becoming a first round draft pick in the NFL.

God and football changed Fluker’s life for the better. “Football saved my life,” Fluker said to the minors at Juvenile Hall. Fluker’s career in football begin in high school when his coach asked him to come play. DJ was originally afraid of playing football because he did not want to get hit or hurt. DJ begin to grow to love football thanks to all of his naysayers that said he would never make it or amount to anything. This was the same approach that he took with his education. He wanted to show people wrong, he wanted to make it out of New Orleans and do something with his life. DJ had offers from every university you could think of but he chose the university he would help him succeed the most. That University was the University of Alabama.

Fluker has done everything that he possibly can to change his life and that is what he spoke on today to the minors in San Diego Juvenile Hall.

If interested in attending the awards banquet on July 9th at 12 pm please contact me. The banquet costs $25 per person and that includes lunch.

In this photo you have Chargers OT DJ Fluker, Chargers outreach team and the head of San Diego San Diego County's Juvenile Hall.

In this photo you have Chargers OT DJ Fluker, Chargers outreach team and the head of San Diego San Diego County’s Juvenile Hall.

Note for Media Members: Because my mother is associated (current President) with the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission I donate my time to help promote the awards luncheon every year. I am in charge of PR, covering the event and Social Media. If any media members would like to attend please contact me at SanDiegoSportsDomination@gmail.com and I will get back to you. I can also send you photos of the event if you would like to publish an article on the event or DJ Fluker.

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– AL.com (LINK)


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About DavidSDSU (950 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 8 years. I have blogged for FanSided 150 (Recruiting Website), FanSided's SDSU Site (Surf The Spear which is no longer online) and have written guest blogs on SDSU. I have been a guest on all San Diego Sports Radio stations ( ESPN 1700 San Diego, Mighty 1090 and Xtra Sports 1360). My articles have been linked to news websites all over the United States. I run this website in my spare time for fun. At my day job, I am a Sports Social Media Editor for STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry.

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