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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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Natrone Means, running back

A second-round pick out of North Carolina in 1993, Natrone Means was a ball of fire as soon as he hit the league. He scored eight touchdowns as a rookie and in his next season, 1994, he was as good as any running back in the league as he rushed for 1,350 yards and 12 scores.

He left the Chargers following the 1995 season and if not for that, he would likely be right behind Tomlinson for second in team history in rushing yards, Instead, he sits fourth on that list.

After two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Means returned to the Chargers in 1998 and spent two more years with the team.

But during those early years from 1993-95, Means seemed unstoppable at times. His bowling ball rushing style was a challenge for any defense and back in those days, you know any time you heard Chris Berman exclaim that “Natrone Means business” on ESPN’s NFL Primetime, he was highlighting a big play by No. 20.

It’s too bad we can’t go back in time and talk him out of signing with Jacksonville. He played on some good teams there, but he was on a roll in San Diego and it was disappointing to see that end prematurely.

That said, he is still easily one of the most underrated players in team history.

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