INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- At 6-foot-6, 295 pounds, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Jerry Tillery can be difficult to find on a football field, especially one filled with 80 players, many of whom are similar in size. But shift your gaze down to the feet. And you spot him right away, even from the length of a football field. The red and white striped socks give him away every time.
"Something new, something fresh," he says after practice. "I wear them every day."
The socks are just one way Tillery sets himself apart. They're just the most obvious.