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ASU Football: Foster, Bercovici and Chambers working towards NFL at renowned Fischer Institute

Three Sun Devils are working towards the NFL with the help of one of the most renowned training programs in the country.

The NFL Combine is now just a week away.

In preparation for the all-important event and other key workouts leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, former Sun Devils Mike Bercovici, Gary Chambers and D.J. Foster have spent time preparing at the renowned Fischer Institute in Phoenix.

The Fischer Institute was founded by Brett and Stephanie Fischer in 1997. They have provided training and rehab programs to athletes, including New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, Atlanta Falcons wider receiver Roddy White, and others.

The program is currently hosting a handful of other NFL hopefuls ahead of the draft, including former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins and Florida State quarterback Everett Golson.

On Tuesday, the participants in the program were made available to the media. Below, we break down what can be taken away from what each of the three ASU representatives said about their on-going preparation and time at the Fischer Institute.

D.J. Foster: "I'm a running back, but if you need me to play wide receiver, I can do that as well."

Foster's stock took a hit during his final season in Tempe, as he transitioned to wide receiver to accommodate for Arizona State's depth at running back and need for playmaking ability out wide.

When asked about whether he could contribute for a team at the next level, he said he believes he has the talent to play for any organization at the next level.

"I can play whatever you need me to play," he said. "I can do whatever you need me to do. I've shown it, I have it on film. I'll work hard for you."

Foster is listed as a wide receiver at the 2016 NFL Combine. Regardless, he states that he is a running back with the capability of playing receiver, and says he's been telling teams the same thing during meetings (although, he never disclosed which teams specifically).

Foster says the time he spent at receiver in college has helped him learn more about himself and the game, which he believes will help him compete in the NFL.

"A lot of coaches like to ask me if I was mad about certain things and stuff, and I tell them the truth," he said. "I learned so much in this past year. It broadened my perspective of the game. I learned a lot."

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound prospect said he intends to bulk up ahead of his pro day after the Combine next week, but also noted he's capable at playing at a variety of different weights.

Said Foster of his performance goals, "4.4-anything" will suffice. He's also looking to log a 38-inch vertical jump as well, but is also focused on showing off smooth route-running skills and consistent hands.

The final stretch of the road leading up to this point hasn't been smooth for him.

Foster's quiet senior season led to little buzz on his NFL chances post-season, but things changed when the Reese's Senior Bowl called.

"It's all a blessing," he said of the last-minute call. "It was crazy.

"I remember I got done with training on Monday, and I got a call from my agent saying that the Senior Bowl had a dropout and they would love for you to come. I hopped on a flight, 12:15 a.m., Tuesday morning. Practice was at 1 o'clock (p.m.), so I flew from here to Charlotte with an hour left to go before the first practice.

"They gave me my pads and said ‘good luck.' It was a great experience, though. Just being back at running back, it felt good to be back at my natural position. Seeing other top guys from all over the country, it was a fun experience."

Despite little run in the game itself, Foster re-engaged enough people to garner a Combine invite. And while he'll be performing out of position, he's keen on turning in a strong showing and displaying his full capability as a football player.

"I am a running back. ”I've played that for 15 years," he said. "I'm a running back that can play wide receiver.

"This last year going from outside to slot and being a slot the last couple years. I feel like I can add to my versatility, I feel I can do it all."

Gary Chambers: "I have a personal goal for every single lift I have, every jump I make, all of the drills..."

Chambers wasn't as productive as some of his senior counterparts, but he has not only left a fond impression with his vibrant personality, but his on-field performance has even caught the eye of Brett Fischer, the founder of the program.

"Gary Chambers is a big, big guy. To me, he's underrated," Fischer said. "I think he's gonna be a big surprise because he's getting faster, stronger, he's got great hands. He can do a lot of things, and I think he's going to surprise a lot of teams at the NFL that didn't see maybe as much as they saw in the Pac-12."

Chambers said he feels comfortable being around other people who share the same goal, regardless of national recognition.

"You learn a lot about people," he said. "Obviously, there's media and everybody's ranked and placed, but when you get in here and actually get to meet the guys, you realize that everyone is just a regular guy.

"We're all trying to reach a common goal and going to work. At the end of the day, that's what it's about."

And work hard he has. Beginning the draft process as a lesser-known name, Chambers is demonstrating a true fully-fledged effort.

"I have a personal goal for every single lift I have, every jump I make, all the drills...

"Really at this point it's about me being able to come in and get down all of the techniques and learn how to do everything and do it to the best of my abilities."

Mike Bercovici: "Learning to become a professional quarterback, you have to look a certain way, you have to eat a certain way; it's a part of being professional."

The former Sun Devils signal-caller has enjoyed his time training.

"It's been fun," he said. "Learning to become a professional quarterback, you have to look a certain way, you have to eat a certain way; it's a part of being professional."

Bercovici is still transitioning into becoming a professional quarterback. His time at ASU didn't allow him to take on the full responsibilities and duties of a pro quarterback, but his time at the program has provided a learning opportunity that Fischer believes will prove to be beneficial for his future.

"I think Berco is taking hold of it," Fischer said.

"Berco is a guy that'd never taken a snap under center, so we had to start with that and then on dropping, three-, five-, and seven-step drops. I think the big thing is the game, and understanding the game at a new level. Understanding the blackboard, the game films, the schemes, the protections that are coming his way, and expanding his knowledge through our quarterbacks coach Travis Brown is a big part of that."

Bercovici admitted he'll miss playing in the Maroon and Gold, but is set on proving he can be the face of a franchise.

"I want to be a resource for a football team," he said. "I just know that I can make all of the throws, be able to lead a football team and be the face of an entire community -- an entire nation -- it's something that I enjoy doing."