Even though he knew he had more than just a good chance of getting drafted, lineman Tony Bergstrom was still having a hard time processing the reality of getting picked by the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.
"There isn't a kid out there who doesn't dream about playing professionally at something and I was no different," he said. "At one point I wanted to play in the NBA, at another I wanted to be in the NFL then as you get older you get cynical and think it will never happen and you start thinking about being a doctor or something. I am one of the lucky ones. I get to live the dream I had as a six-year-old."
Bergstrom went to the Raiders with the 95th overall pick.
"They play a zone offense like we did at the 'U' so I'm familiar with it," he said. "I'm excited about their fans. They are so loyal so I am stoked about that."
This summer will be a bit of a whirlwind for the Skyline H.S. product.
Bergstrom and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their second child, a boy, in July. The couple have a 17-month-old daughter named Olivia.
"We still have to figure everything out," Bergstrom said. "We have a lot to do, but we are still wrapping our minds around what happened."
- Lya Wodraska
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