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LA Chargers: 5 best defensive players who were never Pro Bowlers

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets has a pass broken up by Quentin Jammer #23 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets has a pass broken up by Quentin Jammer #23 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Best LA Chargers to never make the Pro Bowl: 4. Mike Williams

Yes, for the younger generations of fans that did not know this, current wide receiver Mike Williams is actually the second Mike Williams to play for the Chargers. The first Mike Williams played for the team from 1975 to 1982 and is one of the greatest cornerbacks in team history.

For now on when we refer to Mike Williams we are talking about the cornerback Mike Williams, not the receiver Mike Williams? Got it? I think I might have confused myself.

Williams was a staple of the Chargers’ secondary for eight seasons and wound up with the 21st-most games played among defensive players in franchise history and the third most among cornerbacks.

Williams hauled in three or more interceptions in all of his first five seasons and finished his career with 24 total interceptions, all with the Chargers. In terms of all-time rankings, Williams has the third-most interceptions in franchise history.

He may have never been that elite cornerback that would terrorize opposing quarterbacks but he was always a solid corner and made his mark in the all-time franchise ranks. Overall, he finished his career with the 13th-most Approximate Value among Charger defenders and the third-most among cornerbacks.

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