Rookie Reaction: Q&A with Baylor OT Dan Gay

OT Dan Gay (Scott Boehm/Getty)

SDBoltReport.com's Michael Kranzler goes one-on-one with former Baylor OT Dan Gay, who signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent after this year's draft. Find out what Gay has to say about changing positions, blocking for all-stars and partaking in his first Mini Camp.

To read Part II of this interview, where Gay talks about playing on the same offensive line as Jason Smith and fulfilling his untapped potential, click here.

Michael Kranzler: What led to you switching from defensive line to offensive line when you got to Baylor?

Dan Gay: I had heard rumors about it that year, but originally, I'm not going to lie, I was against it a little bit. But my head coach basically told me that I was going to play there, so I had no choice but to adjust. In the end, I'm really glad that Coach Guy Morriss, who was the head coach at the time, he's the one that made me do the change, and that's the best move I've ever made in my life. The only regret I have is not wanting to do it from the start.


OT Dan Gay
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MK: You plan on opening your own Cajun restaurant after you finish playing football. What led you to that decision?

DG: I just love to cook. It's not just going to be Cajun. It's going to be all sorts of food: Cajun, Italian, barbecue, just different types of foods to attract different crowds.

MK: What does it mean to you to come to a team like the Chargers, where you could get the opportunity to block for LaDainian Tomlinson and Philip Rivers?

DG: It's amazing. Throughout the whole process, you want to go to a good team. I'm just grateful and blessed to be in a situation where I'm already with a team that is, year in and year out, contending for Super Bowls. It's a great pleasure and a great opportunity to be a part of this.

MK: Was there anything about your first Mini Camp that you weren't expecting?

DG: Not really. Obviously, at first I thought Mini Camp was just going to be rookies, but the only thing I didn't expect was for the whole team to be there. Other than that, I expected to have meetings and learn the offense and everything.

MK: Is there anything you want to say to Charger fans, or that you would like them to know about you?

DG: I'm glad and happy and grateful to be in as great of a city as San Diego. It's a beautiful city and it's just great to be able to start a career and hopefully live there for the next few years.

To read Part II of this interview, where Gay talks about playing on the same offensive line as Jason Smith and fulfilling his untapped potential, click here.

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