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Fozzy Whittaker Blog: How I Got My Name

Posted Sep 3, 2013

Today's blog entry comes courtesy of running back Fozzy Whittaker.

First off let me say how blessed I am to be a San Diego Charger. I was very excited when I was told. It was a very emotional time for me because I was one of those bubble players not really sure what was going to happen.  But then I found out from Ollie Wilson, and I was able to share the news with my mother and my aunt who is from San Diego.  They were both jumping up for joy, and I’ve got to give God praise for what he’s brought me through.  He had a plan for me, and that is something that I know whatever is asked of me, it’s going to work out.  So it’s been a blessing.  It is one of those things where you’ve got to take a sigh, take a deep breath and get ready for the next step, which is Houston.   So now it’s all effort and 100% in to beat Houston.

I get asked all the time about my name so I thought I’d talk about it.  My real name is Foswhitt.  My dad’s name is Foster, and he wanted a junior.  My mother didn’t so they compromised and took the Fos from Foster and fused it with my last name, the Whitt from Whittaker.  So they fused it and made it Foswhitt.  So that’s how you pronounce my name and where it came from.  Now, everybody calls me Fozzy, short for Foswhitt.  I see all the pictures of me and Fozzy bear and it makes me laugh, but I don’t mind it at all.  People always have a sense of humor, so you’ve always got to have fun no matter what it is.  I don’t feel like anybody is being disrespectful in that kind of instance.  They’re just having fun.  So whenever I see stuff like that I enjoy it because it’s catered to me.   I appreciate that people take time to even post it!

I also appreciate you for letting me write this blog.  The fans here in San Diego are the best.  You are always behind our back, and I feel like when we go against Houston, you’ll be loud and supporting us.  I can’t wait!


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