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For Chargers QB Philip Rivers, with age comes confidence, and wisdom
For Chargers QB Philip Rivers, with age comes confidence, and wisdom

Philip Rivers wasn't always quarterback of the San Diego Chargers. He started as an All-Pro receiver. Well, on paper. "I made a poster in fifth grade of what I wanted to be when I grew up," Rivers recalled recently, relaxing at a restaurant near his North County home. "I cut out my fifth-grade face and put it on the cover of Sports Illustrated. It was [receiver] Cris Carter's face, I believe, because it was a Minnesota Vikings face. Playing in the NFL is what I've always wanted to do." As he enters the second decade of his pro career — all at quarterback, mind you — Rivers, 32, has become increasingly nostalgic and appreciative of the...

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