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Exclusive First Interview with Ryan Carrethers

Posted May 10, 2014

Ryan Carrethers called Chargers.com mere minutes after being selected in the fifth round.

The San Diego Chargers reinforced the defensive line in the fifth round by adding Arkansas State defensive tackle Ryan Carrethers.  Shortly after being selected 165thoverall, he called Chargers.com to give his first interview as a member of the team.

Chargers.com: First off how does it feel to be a San Diego Charger?  What was that phone call like?

Carrethers: It feels great!  It’s a dream come true.  The general manager called me and asked if I would like to be a Charger.  I was like “Yes! Of course!”

Chargers.com: For fans that may not have seen you play, what can they expect to see out of you?

Carrethers: A lot of production.  I have great strength and I’ll hopefully be a great contributor with this team.

Chargers.com: Why is the Chargers version of the 3-4 defense a good fit for you?

Carrethers: I like being that big guy in the middle.  It is an important job.  Somebody has to do it and I want to take on that role.  I think I fit well in their scheme.  They know I’m a producer and they expect me to be one.

Chargers.com: If you had to name one part of your game you take pride in what would it be?

Carrethers: I think I can do everything.  I take pride in it all. I’m not going to limit myself to one aspect.

Chargers.com: How familiar are you with the other defensive linemen on the Chargers

Carrethers: I’m very familiar with Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes.  I’ve been studying them for a while.  They are very good players and I am honored to be their teammates.  I’m look forward to fitting right in.

Chargers.com: How much contact did you have with San Diego leading up to the draft?

Carrethers: I had a lot of contact with them at my pro day.  They called me a couple times leading up to the draft, so it was somewhat frequent.

Chargers.com: A lot of fans on Twitter want to know if you have a chip on your shoulder being selected in the fifth round?

Carrethers: Oh yes!  But at the end of the day I’m here to play football and that’s what I’m going to do.

Chargers.com: Finally, we’ve been asking all our draft choices to give a message to all the Chargers fans out there.  What do you want to tell them?

Carrethers: Get ready, because we’re going to be the best we can be.


For more, be sure to check out Draft Central and download our mobile app for complete coverage of the draft.

 

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