New Charger said he prayed about going to San Diego

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3 2013 1:10 p.m. MDT

Lavelle Hawkins was at the airport, ready to board a plane to work out for the Washington Redskins, when his phone rang.

The call, from the San Diego Chargers, was an answer to his prayers.

In a Chargers.com article by Ricky Henne, the shifty 5-foot-11 wide receiver talked about the circumstances that led him to sign with the Chargers earlier this week.

Hawkins spent five years with the Titans after they selected him as a fourth-round pick in 2008. Hawkins spent time with the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers in the offseason, but didn’t make either team.

“To be honest, I prayed about this,” Hawkins told Henne. “I was in San Francisco and I got released and my coach is here, Fred Graves, and I was speaking with him over the team I was out. I was saying, ‘Coach, if there’s anything you can do, get me over there’ because I always wanted to play with (quarterback) Philip (Rivers) because it seems like he’s a fiery guy, so this is a dream come true.”

Read more about Hawkins' decision on Chargers.com.

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