Former Texas A&M punter Drew Kaser was getting a little nervous when he hadn’t heard anything from any potential NFL suitors through the first five rounds of the draft.
Then, Round 6 came along and Kaser received a call from the San Diego Chargers, who told him they were going to draft him with the 179th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
“Through the fourth and fifth round my phone was quiet, it was a ghost town and I wasn’t hearing anything,” Kaser said, according to TexAgs.com’s Gabe Bock. “All of the sudden the sixth round came on and I got a phone call from a California number saying this is the San Diego Chargers GM Tom Telesco and I’d like to talk to you.
“I knew right then and there that was the real deal. He asked, ‘How would you like to be a Charger?’ and I just lost it. I was just so happy.”
Kaser enters an excellent situation in San Diego. Obviously, the glorious weather year-round is a plus. But Kaser also will be reunited with a former Aggies special-teamer, kicker Josh Lambo. The two were teammates from 2012-14 and are still very good friends.
“To be in a situation in San Diego in amazing weather, to be joining a former Aggie in Lambo and one of my best friends and just having the power duo back together … We’ve been in contact every day since the draft and we’re so pumped to be out there and might be living together and training together for a little bit during the summer. We are just so ecstatic.”