Los Angeles Chargers: 30 greatest players in franchise history

By Travis Wakeman
1987: Quarterback Dan Fouts
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17 Nov 1991: Wide receiver Anthony Miller of the San Diego Chargers catches the ball as New Orleans Saints defensive back Reggie Jones covers him during a game at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 24-21. Mandatory
17 Nov 1991: Wide receiver Anthony Miller of the San Diego Chargers catches the ball as New Orleans Saints defensive back Reggie Jones covers him during a game at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 24-21. Mandatory /

WR. Anthony Miller. 28. 13. .

Forgotten on the list of great Chargers wide receivers is Anthony Miller, a guy who made play after play for the team in the early 1990s.

The No. 15 overall pick of the 1988 NFL Draft, Miller went to the Pro Bowl in four of his six seasons with the team. When his tenure in San Diego had concluded, he was No. 5 on the team’s all-time receptions list.

He hasn’t fallen too far down the ladder in the 25 years since he last wore a Chargers uniform. His 374 receptions rank No. 8 in team history and the 5,582 receiving yards he posted come in at No. 7.

Just about every player ahead of him on those respective lists will either come up later on this list, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, or both.

You could come across numerous all-time lists for great Chargers players and not find Miller’s name mentioned anywhere within. That being said, his talent during his prime is hard to ignore.

From 1990 to 1993, he was one of the best wide receivers in all of football. When you consider that guys like Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, Sterling Sharpe and Andre Reed played in that era, that’s high praise.

In addition to being an outstanding receiver, Miller was also a dangerous kick returner, averaging 25.7 yards per return in his first two years in the league and returning a kick for a touchdown in each.

Miller, one of the fastest players in the league during his playing days, was a threat every time he touched the ball. Though the team has been blessed with many great wide receivers, Miller is a guy who should be remembered fondly.

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