Pro football player and Iowa City native Tim Dwight will be among the runners at the Drake Relays. The former Iowa Hawkeye who was traded to the San Diego Chargers from Atlanta last week says he’ll be running in one event, the 200-meter invitational. Dwight says he’s glad to be back in Des Moines for this competition.Dwight is a receiver and kick returner who went to the Superbowl and scored a touchdown in his rookie year with the Atlanta Falcons. He says he’s always had a passion for running and a respect for the Drake Relays.Dwight says he’s happy with his pro football career and that he didn’t chose to try to make a living in track-and-field as there’s not as much money on the track circuit.Dwight’s scheduled to run the 200-meter Saturday afternoon between 4 and 5 o’clock.Dwight says he was meeting with his agent in San Diego, ironically, when the news came in he was being traded.Dwight says he’s already adjusting to the “laid back” lifestyle of San Diego and thinks he’ll enjoy his new home.The former Iowa Hawkeye says he hopes to get more playing time in San Diego. He says he hopes he can make plays at receiver and get the opportunity to put the ball in the end zone.
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