Still dripping with sweat, Joey Bosa made a beeline for the stands following his second NFL practice.
With chants of "Bosa! Bosa!" echoing throughout Chargers Park, the team's first round pick took off both of his gloves, tossed them into the stands and began signing autographs for his newest fans.
"This is awesome," he said as the chants hit a fever pitch. "This is still surreal. These fans are great. They supported us all morning, so I am just trying to make their day."
Ryan Ross was one of the lucky ones to snare Bosa's glove.
"This is a gladiator sport, and he is the biggest gladiator," he said. "To have this glove is incredible. I'm framing it for when he puts on a show this season like he did (today)."
Over 1,000 fans spent Saturday morning catching their first glimpse of Bosa and the entire Bolts' rookie class.
They did not leave disappointed as over 50 players hit the field, including all eight draft picks. Many fans were eager to catch a glimpse of second round selection Hunter Henry, and cheered each of the tight end's catches throughout the day.
"That was unreal to hear them out there," he said. "I can tell already this is a great fan base. I heard them, and we could feel their great energy and excitement. It was fun to finally be able to run around with the fans. It makes you want to compete even more."
"I want to start off by really thanking our fans that showed up today," added Head Coach Mike McCoy. "(It was) a great way to really see our rookie class and all the guys we brought in. It was a great environment."
In turn, the fans appreciated the early chance to cheer on the newest Bolts.
"This is awesome, and I had to come out to support the Chargers," said 23-year old Edmund. "I came out to watch a lot of them, and I like what I'm seeing from the fullback, Derek Watt. I have a lot of family in Wisconsin, so I'm happy to see him join back with Melvin Gordon here in my hometown, San Diego."