SAN DIEGO – A pair of Chargers are spending a portion of the offseason doing what many young career-minded people do: interning.
Most of them don’t happen to be 6-foot-4, 312-pound defensive tackles with multiple years of NFL experience.
“I want to keep preparing for my career after football because you never know when that’s going to happen,” said Nwagbuo, who is exploring interests in public relations, marketing and human resources. “Just keep building up your resume because coming out of college you don’t have any job experience.”
Ajirotutu, who has a finance degree from Fresno State, is interning with the Pollakov Financial Group.
Several Chargers also have applied for the NFL’s broadcast boot camp, director of player development Arthur Hightower said.
He cited Andre Wadsworth, Jim McMahon and Phil Simms as former players that re-invented themselves after football ended.
“They’re going to have a longer career doing what they’re doing next than playing football,” Hightower said.
RB SIGNED: The Chargers signed running back Frank Summers to a Reserve/Future contract Tuesday.
At 5-foot-10, 240 pounds, Summers is built like
Summers practiced at running back and fullback for the Steelers during the 2010 preseason and was released during final cuts. He spent the rest of the season on Pittsburgh’s practice squad.