Chargers select Wesley Britt in round five

With their fifth round selection, 164th overall, in the 2005 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers selected Wesley Britt from Alabama.

After two straight offensive selections, the Chargers stayed on offense, taking Wesley Britt, an offensive tackle from Alabama.

Britt started 44 games with Alabama, missing four games as a junior with a broken leg. Since breaking his leg, he has played through pain and manned the left tackle spot for the Crimson Tide.

The injuries followed during his tour of duty at the Senior Bowl. Britt suffered a fractured fibula during the week of practice and missed the Combines, although the injury was not the same as the one he suffered in 2003.

Over the past four seasons, Alabama averaged more than 180 yards rushing per game three times, falling to 159 in 2003 but rising back to 185 last fall. In Dennis Franchione's option-based attack, the Tide averaged more than 210 yards rushing in 2001 and 2002, ranking in the top 20 nationally both seasons.


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