Corey Liuget has been a force on the football field since he first started playing. He was a dominate player throughout high school and onto The University of Illinois and now with the San Diego Chargers. He even earned himself a 5-year deal worth 50 million dollars in 2015! The deal was the second most guaranteed money contract behind J.J. Watt!
Throughout high school he was a 4-star recruit and was rated 80 on the top-100 list. He was ranked the 17 best DE by ESPN.com. He was a two sport athlete and wrestled throughout high school. He had options between Miami, LSU and Florida State but ultimately chose Illinois.
While at Illinois he played in 11 games his freshman year and continued to start until his junior year. He received 5 different awards and honors his junior year leading to his decision to him entering the NFL draft. He was picked 18th in the first round by the San Diego Chargers of the 2011 draft.
He has been a consistent player on the field and leads the team on the defensive side. He has lead the team in sacks, forced fumbles and defensive line in tackles. He was named their Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. In 2013 he led the team in sacks, tackles for loss and quarterback pressure and hits.
Upon receiving his contract extension Chargers general manager Tom Telesco called Liuget a "consummate team player who goes about his work in an unselfish manner“.
Corey went back to school to graduated with his bachelors in sociology from the University of Illinois in Spring 2016. He was finishing his education and wanted to do so to be an example for his daughters Eden, Eva and son Corey.
He loves being adventurous! You can always find him doing something active! Whether it’s snowboarding, rock climbing deep sea fishing and even riding camels!
He also loves giving back to his community. He can be found hosting or attending a variety of community service events and activities. From youth soccer camps to help out or hosting a dodgeball tournament for youth.