Best LA Chargers to never make the Pro Bowl: 3. Don Woods
Don Woods had one elite year with the Chargers and the rest of his career quickly leveled off and he was not even at the same level as someone such as Austin Ekeler. However, that one elite season as well as his standing in the franchise’s all-time rushing yards leaderboard make him a clear-cut candidate for this list.
Woods was nothing short of elite in his rookie season. In just 12 games (only nine starts) Woods compiled 1,162 rushing yards on 227 attempts with seven touchdowns.
The rest of his career was not the same. He was hurt the following year and only played five games, compiling a total of 317 rushing yards. The best single-season mark that he could hit after his rookie year was 519 and he never averaged more than 4.0 yards per attempt as a Charger again.
However, that really solid rookie season alongside his decent workload puts him pretty high on the Chargers’ all-time list. Woods is seventh in franchise history in rushing yards, with the first six players all being former Pro Bowlers. He is also 12th in franchise history in rushing touchdowns.
It is a shame that Woods did not get a Pro Bowl nod for his fantastic rookie season as he truly did deserve it.