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Exclusive First Interview with Sam Tevi

Shortly after being selected in sixth round, offensive tackle Sam Tevi called to give his first interview as a member of the Los Angeles Chargers: sitting through 189 selections, what was that moment like to get the call from the Chargers?

Tevi:It felt great. Waiting through the fourth and fifth rounds was stressful, but when I saw the Chargers were coming up next I was hoping it would be them.  Then I got the call.  They told me they would draft me and I just said, "Oh my God.  Thank you very much!" you have any feeling that the team was interested in you?

Tevi:No.  I didn't talk with them at all. We had no contact.  They just watched me at my Pro Day and the Combine.  After that they didn't call me at all. does Sam Tevi bring to the table and what do you need to improve on?

Tevi:My quickness is my biggest strength.   My footwork.  I think I am pretty physical, too.  At the same time, I think I need to finish blocks more.  That is what I will work on improving. you built any type of relationship during the draft process with the other two offensive linemen we've picked in Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney?

Tevi:Yeah, we got to know each other really well at the Combine.  To go through this with them is going to be great.  I can't wait to ride through the whole process with them.  It couldn't be any better.  It's going to be one hell of a ride. played with Tenny Palepoi at Utah.  How close are the two of you?

Tevi:Very.  He and I are brothers.  He texted me a lot during this whole process.  Once he found out I was going to the Chargers he texted me a bunch and threw a lot of jokes at me. are your thoughts on the offense you are joining?

Tevi:I couldn't have asked for a better one with Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and all those guys.  It's a great position to step into.  It's the best you can get right there., what do you want to tell all the Chargers fans out there?

Tevi:I am going to contribute as much as I can to put a smile on your face.  I'm ready to go to work. 

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