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Rookie Report: Johnnie Troutman

Posted Jul 20, 2012

Training Camp is just around the corner as the San Diego Chargers prepare for the start of the 2012 season. Before things kick off with rookies reporting Sunday night, here’s your chance to get to know a little bit about each of the Chargers draft choices. Next up is the team’s fifth-round pick, guard Johnnie Troutman.



The Chargers used their fifth-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft to select guard Johnnie Troutman from Penn State.

Troutman started the last three seasons at left guard for the Nittany Lions without allowing a sack. He was credited for throwing 38 touchdown-resulting blocks during his career and as a senior in 2011 he wasn’t flagged for a single penalty. During his junior and senior seasons, Penn State led the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed.

Troutman was an honorable mention All-Big Ten pick in ’11 and he was named the Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club of New Jersey’s Division I College Player of the Year.

Troutman battled several injuries prior to the draft, including surgery for a pectoral injury in April. Despite the diagnosis, the Chargers still liked what they saw from the former Nittany Lion and made him their choice in the fifth-round.

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