Top Five SD Chargers of All-Time

Antonio Gates | Chargers Tickets

5. Antonio Gates: Tight End

One of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, Antonio Gates was originally an undrafted player out of Kent State University in 2003.  Furthermore, Gates was featured as a 2 sport athlete most of his life playing both basketball and football.  As a matter of fact, he even contemplated entering the NBA Draft but opted to stay with his passion, football.  His great size (6 foot 4, 260 pounds) makes him virtually un-guardable as well as his great hands.  He has already been selected to 8 Pro-Bowls and was made a member of the NFL 2000’s all decade team.

 

Ladainian Tomlinson | Chargers Tickets

4. Ladainian Tomlinson: Running back

Without a doubt, the greatest Charger running back to ever play the position, LT comes in at #4 on our greatest list.  Like Gates, he is a member of the all decade team for the 2000’s and in addition to his Walter Peyton Man of the year award in 2006 is one of the most well-like and respected players in the entire NFL.  He finished his career rushing for over 13,000 yards and getting 145 touchdowns.  As well in 2006 he was named AP NFL MVP after setting the single-season rushing touch downs record, compiling 31 that season.

 

Junior Seau | Chargers Tickets

3. Junior Seau: Linebacker

Junior Seau is a legend in Southern California.  Growing up in the greater San Diego area, Seau attended Oceanside high school then went on to be a stand out linebacker for the University of Southern California Trojans and was then drafted by his home town Chargers.  Upon entering the league in 1990, Seau was elected to 12 consecutive pro bowls, which was the number of seasons he played in San Diego before going on to Miami and later New England.  Sadly, Seau recently passed away at his Oceanside home; however thousand of Charger fans went to Qualcomm Stadium, home of the Chargers, to pay tribute to the Charger great.

 

Lance Alworth | Chargers Tickets

2. Lance Alworth: Wide Receiver

Though most of his playing career was for the AFL San Diego Chargers, Lance Alworth is the greatest receiver to ever wear the powder blue and gold.  He was a 7-time All AFL player and as well is a member of the All AFL team.  His career totals were very impressive, totaling 10,266 receiving yards and 85 touch downs.  He later went on to win a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys before retiring.

 

Dan Fouts | Chargers Tickets

1. Dan Fouts: Quarterback

The greatest San Diego Charger of all time is without a doubt quarterback, Dan Fouts.  Fouts was the 1983 NFL MVP and a 6 time Pro Bowl selection as well as the 1982 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.  He threw 254 touch downs, 43,040 yards and retired with a remarkable career QB rating of 80.2  Fouts is a member of the 1980’s NFL all decade team and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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One Response to “Top Five SD Chargers of All-Time”

  1. Mike says:

    I personally would put Patrick (Packy) Doyle at #4. He has a scummy mustache and has caught a total of 10 touchdowns in the past 9 years. He is a beast.

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