DJ Fluker came to the University of Alabama to play for Nick Saban in 2009. After redshirting his freshman year, Fluker started nine games at right tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2010.
In his sophomore and junior years, Fluker started all 27 games at right tackle on an Alabama offensive line that consistently dominated opponents on its way to back-to-back national championship seasons. As a junior, Fluker was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-SEC selection.
He was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Fluker has played four seasons for the Chargers. He has started all 59 games in which he has played.
Chris Samuels won the 1999 Outland Trophy as the anchor of the offensive line that blocked for Shaun Alexander. He was a four-year starter and started 42 straight games without allowing a single sack. He was a freshman all-SEC selection in 1996 and earned first-team all-SEC and consensus all-American honors as a senior in 1999.
He was drafted as the third overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins, where he played his entire nine-year career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl six times during his career. His retirement came when he suffered short-term partial paralysis as a result of spinal stenosis and was warned that the damage could become permanent.
Since his retirement, Samuels has worked as a high school head coach and for the University of Alabama.