AP Sports Writer

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) _ D.J. Fluker has quite a tale to share when he talks to young people.

The San Diego Chargers right tackle was left temporarily living with his mother and three siblings out of a car when their home in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

He attended three high schools, but graduated from Alabama in 31/2 years. The 2013 first-round pick started 17 games for the Chargers as a rookie.

Fluker is a frequent speaker at a San Diego-area juvenile detention facility. He’s hosting his first football camp Friday in Mobile, Alabama.

He says his message is the value of faith and hard work.

Fluker says when he got opportunities, he “took full advantage of them.”