Former Charger, Walt Sweeney, passes away at 71

Oct 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; A football rests on the field during a game between the San Diego Chargers and the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Cleveland won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Walt Sweeney, a Chargers Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played in the 1960s and 1970s, has died at 71 of pancreatic cancer.

Sweeney was a second-round pick out of Syracuse in the 1963 AFL Draft.

Sweeney played in either the AFL All-Star Game or the Pro Bowl in nine straight seasons and played in 181 consecutive games.

He spent 11 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and then two with the Redskins.

Another Chargers great that will be missed.

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