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Student gets an NFL education
Photo submitted Monroe grad Charlie Cates, left, who is a senior at Williams College, worked a strength training internship at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, Calif. this summer. Cates got the chance to work with various NFL players. Now that Cates is back at Williams College, he is training a teammate.
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS - Monroe alum Charlie Cates probably wouldn't shy away from drafting San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson in a fantasy football draft. That's because Cates worked a 10-week internship as a strength trainer at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego this summer and he saw the dedication of the Chargers' star running back. "He is coming in healthy for the first time in three years," Cates said. "This is the most time he spent working out since his MVP season. I would not hesitate to draft him." In addition to Tomlinson, Cates worked with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman and Chargers back-up running back Darren Sproles.