Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Brady Christensen lines up on offense during game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. The former BYU All-American is looking forward to second season in the NFL.
Brian Westerholt, Associated Press
Former BYU All-America offensive lineman Brady Christensen learned a lot during his rookie season in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, including just how difficult it is to block the league’s best defensive ends, and the importance of remaining even-keeled through all the ups and downs that all first-year players go through.
The third-round selection, No. 70 overall, in the 2021 NFL draft also found out how to decorate for the holidays, how to play multiple positions on the offensive line, and how not to complain when a veteran teammate spills a $200 shot of rare liquor and then unflinchingly orders another one at a rookie dinner.
As part of the initiation process that all rookies go through, Christensen picked up $5,000 of the eventual $7,000 tab, sixth-round pick Deonte Brown handling the rest.
“You just have to pay your dues. I don’t know if there was any initiation deal that was really crazy. All the rookies do it. I just went with the flow, did what I had to do, got accepted.” — Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Brady Christensen
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News