Meet Tom Telesco

January, 9, 2013
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New gig: Telesco is the new general manager of the San Diego Chargers.

Age: 40

Previous job: Telesco was the Indianapolis Colts vice president of football operations in 2012 and he spent 15 seasons with the organization. Telesco served as director of player personnel (2006-11), director of pro scouting (2004-05), pro scout (2001-03) and area scout (1998-2000) in Indianapolis. He also worked for Buffalo and Carolina.

Playing career: He was a receiver at John Carroll University.

Known for: A smart, organized front-office worker who has a lot of NFL experience.

Reasons to be excited: Telesco helped with the Colts’ quick turnaround this year and he has worked for Bill Polian, who has been one of the past generation's most respected general managers. He has an eye for talent and he knows what it takes to build a team.

Reasons to be worried: There isn’t much to worry about other than the normal concerns when someone is promoted. Can he handle the task? We will see.

What they said: “Tom Telesco has played a crucial role in our successes since he joined the Colts in 1998. His talent and character also have been apparent to other clubs throughout the league. Despite our efforts to persuade Tom to stay it was only a matter of time before another club snared him to be its general manager. I appreciate everything he has done for the horseshoe and have no doubt he will be successful for years to come. Everyone in the Colts organization wishes Tom nothing but the best.”

Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay in a team statement.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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