Fluker Makes Big First Impression

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The first thing one notices about D.J. Fluker is his feet, which squeeze into a size 22 /12 shoe. And his right foot was particularly noticeable as Fluker met with sportswriters following practice Wednesday because it was in a therapeutic boot, which is worn to promote healing.

D.J. Fluker is preparing for his sophomore season as an Alabama football player. Last year he earned first team Freshman All-Southeastern Conference as he played in 10 games and started nine at right tackle. Fluker, who came to Bama from Foley High School, spent his first year as a redshirt, and spent it losing weight. He came to Alabama weighing 405 pounds. Even on his 6-6 frame that's a lot of...