Former Hoosier Dielman Named to Pro Bowl
Dec. 19, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Indiana football player Kris Dielman has been named to the NFL Pro Bowl. Dielman, a fifth-year offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers, will make his first appearance in the game.
Dielman lettered for the Hoosiers from 1999-02. While at Indiana, Dielman began his career as a tight end before playing on both sides of the ball beginning in 2000. As a defensive end in 2002, Dielman led the team with five sacks, and in his four-year career he had five receiving TDs on the offensive side of the ball.
After completing his time in Bloomington, Dielman signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent. He bulked up and moved to the interior offensive line, where he has been a starter at guard for the bulk of the last five years. Dielman has been a key player in the Charger rushing attack, which has seen LaDainian Tomlinson among the league leaders in rushing yards each of the last five seasons. Last year, Tomlinson set a new NFL record with 28 rushing scores.
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