Chargers pick Illinois Liuget

April, 29, 2011
4/29/11
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Illinois junior defensive tackle Corey Liuget was selected No. 18 overall by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday.

"I knew they needed a heck of a defensive player and that's why they drafted me," Liuget said. "I'm going to come in, play some hard-nosed football and help them win championships."

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Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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