D.J. Fluker
G #76
Height:
6-5
Weight:
339
Age:
26
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
New Orleans, LA
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

G
16
GS
16

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a first-round (11th pick overall) draft choice by the San Diego Chargers in 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 12, 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Fluker has started all 59 regular-season and 2 postseason games in which he’s played… In his first 2 seasons, he started 28 games in the regular season and 2 playoff games at right tackle, plus 3 games at left tackle…Moved to right guard in his 3rd year, and started 28 games the next 2 seasons.
-    In 2016, started all 16 games at right guard…Helped the Chargers finish 8th in the NFL in passing yards (262.4 per game), and 9th in scoring (25.6 points-per-game).
-    In 2015, started all 12 games in which he played in his first season at right guard…Inactive with an ankle injury at Cincinnati (9/20), and with a concussion at Jacksonville (11/29), vs. Denver (12/6), and at Kansas City (12/13)…Returned to starting lineup vs. Miami (12/20), and helped team rush for season-high 140 yards.
-    In 2014, started all 16 games for the first time in his career, at right tackle.
-    As a rookie in 2013, started all 15 regular-season games and 2 postseason games in which he played at right tackle…Selected All-Rookie by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)…Inactive at Tennessee (9/22) with a concussion…Named Pepsi Next NFL Rookie of the Week after game at Jacksonville (10/20), where he shifted to left tackle when injuries depleted the offensive line...San Diego won, and the line didn’t allow any sacks…Started 3 games at left tackle: at Miami (11/17), at Kansas City (11/24), and vs. Cincinnati (12/1), before starting final 4 regular-season games and both playoff games at right tackle.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 37 games with 36 starts at right tackle in 3 seasons at Alabama…Second-team AP All-America and first-team All-SEC as junior in 2012...SEC All-Freshman in 2010...BCS National Champion as sophomore (2011) and junior (2012)...Redshirted in 2009.

PERSONAL:
-    Earned a bachelor’s degree in health studies…Born in New Orleans, La....Consensus All-America offensive tackle as senior at Foley (Ala.) High School...Invited to play in 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…In San Diego, frequently visited Juvenile Hall and other facilities that treat at-risk youth. In July 2015, the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission honored Fluker at its annual awards banquet.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a first-round (11th pick overall) draft choice by the San Diego Chargers in 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 12, 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Fluker has started all 59 regular-season and 2 postseason games in which he’s played… In his first 2 seasons, he started 28 games in the regular season and 2 playoff games at right tackle, plus 3 games at left tackle…Moved to right guard in his 3rd year, and started 28 games the next 2 seasons.
-    In 2016, started all 16 games at right guard…Helped the Chargers finish 8th in the NFL in passing yards (262.4 per game), and 9th in scoring (25.6 points-per-game).
-    In 2015, started all 12 games in which he played in his first season at right guard…Inactive with an ankle injury at Cincinnati (9/20), and with a concussion at Jacksonville (11/29), vs. Denver (12/6), and at Kansas City (12/13)…Returned to starting lineup vs. Miami (12/20), and helped team rush for season-high 140 yards.
-    In 2014, started all 16 games for the first time in his career, at right tackle.
-    As a rookie in 2013, started all 15 regular-season games and 2 postseason games in which he played at right tackle…Selected All-Rookie by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA)…Inactive at Tennessee (9/22) with a concussion…Named Pepsi Next NFL Rookie of the Week after game at Jacksonville (10/20), where he shifted to left tackle when injuries depleted the offensive line...San Diego won, and the line didn’t allow any sacks…Started 3 games at left tackle: at Miami (11/17), at Kansas City (11/24), and vs. Cincinnati (12/1), before starting final 4 regular-season games and both playoff games at right tackle.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 37 games with 36 starts at right tackle in 3 seasons at Alabama…Second-team AP All-America and first-team All-SEC as junior in 2012...SEC All-Freshman in 2010...BCS National Champion as sophomore (2011) and junior (2012)...Redshirted in 2009.

PERSONAL:
-    Earned a bachelor’s degree in health studies…Born in New Orleans, La....Consensus All-America offensive tackle as senior at Foley (Ala.) High School...Invited to play in 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl…In San Diego, frequently visited Juvenile Hall and other facilities that treat at-risk youth. In July 2015, the San Diego Juvenile Justice Commission honored Fluker at its annual awards banquet.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 59 59
2016 SD 16 16
2015 SD 12 12
2014 SD 16 16
2013 SD 15 15

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