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Los Angeles Chargers: 6 most underrated players in team history

8 Jan 1995: SAN DIEGO RUNNING BACK NATRONE MEANS POUNDS THROUGH TWO MIAMI DEFENDERS ON HIS WAY TO A CONTROVERSIAL TOUCHDOWN DURING THE CHARGERS AFC PLAYOFF GAME VERSUS THE DOLPHINS AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. THE CHARGERS WENT ON TO W
8 Jan 1995: SAN DIEGO RUNNING BACK NATRONE MEANS POUNDS THROUGH TWO MIAMI DEFENDERS ON HIS WAY TO A CONTROVERSIAL TOUCHDOWN DURING THE CHARGERS AFC PLAYOFF GAME VERSUS THE DOLPHINS AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. THE CHARGERS WENT ON TO W
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Lee Williams, defensive end

The Chargers have had some great defensive pass rushers over the years including Leslie O’Neal, Shaun Phillips, Junior Seau and even Raylee Johnson. But here’s a guy you rarely hear about.

In 1984, the NFL held a supplemental draft for players in the USFL and Canadian Football League. The draft was for players who would have been eligible for the 1984 college draft but had already signed deals with one of the other leagues.

Lee Williams was the No. 6 overall pick in that draft. Three of the five players drafted ahead of him were Steve Young, Reggie White and Gary Zimmerman.

Williams put in seven seasons with the Chargers, earning two trips to the Pro Bowl and registering double-digits in sacks in three different seasons. He had 15 sacks in 1986 and played in all 16 games for the teams in five of his seasons in San Diego.

When looking at the team’s all-time sacks list, Williams is a name that some may not recognize as it’s been nearly 30 years since he put on a Chargers uniform. But nearly 30 years later, he still sits at No. 3 on the all-time sacks list for the team with 69.5.

He was truly one of the most underrated players in team history.

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