Insider Exclusive: Q&A with NT Lamar Divens's Michael Kranzler continues his interview with NT Lamar Divens, this time for Insiders only. Divens provides the details on his bizarre season-ending suspension, which stemmed from his transfer from Vanderbilt to TSU. He also talks about learning from Jamal Williams and capitalizing on opportunities.

Michael Kranzler: You transferred from Vanderbilt to Tennessee State University, but were found to be ineligible due to an error on your transcript. What exactly happened there?

Lamar Divens: I had played the first three games of the season and we were playing Vanderbilt in the fourth game. I had practiced all that week, and on the Thursday before the Saturday game they faxed a letter over to the school saying that they had made a mistake with my eligibility because of my grades, and I was supposed to be ineligible. They didn't say anything about it for the first three games, but when we played them, that's when they finally decided to send the letter over. That took me out for the rest of the season.

MK: What does it mean to you to get a chance to learn from Jamal Williams, one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL?

LD: I'm going to seize the opportunity, because I know that opportunity doesn't come any time I'd like, so I'm going to do the best I can to make the best of the situation.

MK: Who is the toughest player you have ever had to tackle?

LD: I would say Ciatrick Fason from Florida. He was slippery.

MK: What was the most memorable play of your career?

LD: When I first transferred to Tennessee State, I hadn't been on the football field in a while because when I transferred I sat out the whole second semester and the whole summer, too. In the second game of the season I made a safety. That's when I realized that even though I hadn't played, I could still really play football.

MK: Is there anything that you want to say to all the Chargers fans out there or that you would want them to know about you?

LD: I'm hoping that I can get the program where it needs to be, which is at the Super Bowl.

Click here for the rest of this interview, where Divens talks about stopping the run, reading his keys and learning from the Chargers' veterans.

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