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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 George Gojkovich/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Best LA Chargers to never make the Pro Bowl: 3. Gary Plummer

Gary Plummer is one of the greatest linebackers in the history of the franchise and was a beacon of consistency for the team from 1986 to 1993. Like with Williams, Plummer never took that next step to be one of the best linebackers in the league, but his consistency and his overall output for the team cannot be ignored.

Plummer played in 15 or more games in seven of his eight seasons with the Chargers with the only exception being his second season in the league, where he played in eight games. Plummer finished with the 11th-most starts in franchise history.

What made Plummer so great and what holds him up over the test of time is his tackling ability. The only two players in franchise history that have more combined tackles are Junior Seau and Eric Weddle, both of which were Pro Bowlers and bonafide All-Pro players.

Plummer had a four-year stretch from 1988 to 1991 where he recorded 110 or more combined tackles in each season. He set a career-high in 1989 when he recorded 146 combined tackles. He ranked ninth in the entire NFL in total combined tackles in this four-year stretch.

Plummer also finished his Chargers career with five interceptions and three sacks.

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