The most telling story of Wesley Britt's career at Alabama was when he was being carted off the…
Chargers sign Wesley Britt
He was a four-year starter for the Crimson Tide and earned a degree in marketing prior to his final season in Tuscaloosa. Britt started 44 games with Alabama, missing four games as a junior with a broken leg.
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. Those mounting injuries caused him to fall in the draft, to the Chargers chagrin.
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.
Britt, 6-foot-8, 314, will play right tackle for the Bolts and will battle it out with current starter Shane Olivea.
"Wesley is a guy we think has an opportunity to create a very competitive situation for us in the offensive line," head coach Marty Schottenheimer said.
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