You have to like an athlete who just won’t quit, who doesn’t look to take the easy way out.
Antonio Garay of the San Diego Chargers is such a person. Despite numerous injuries, he has soldiered on, working on practice squads — most recently for the Jets — and chomping at the bit for another chance to get back to the NFL.
He got his wish when the Chargers signed him off the Jets practice squad in December. Garay — a 30-year-old, 6’3″, 303 pound defensive tackle — played in two games, making five tackles.
By a quirk of fate, the Chargers face the Jets this weekend in an AFC Conference game. Jewish Jets fans will be in a quandary as to where to place their allegiance; Jewish Jets fans from Jersey (say that ten times fast) have the added element of Garay being a local product (Rahway).
Joey Seymour wrote this in-depth profile for the San Diego Jewish World. With luck, the Korner will post an interview with Garay over the next couple of days.