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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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Best LA Chargers to never make the Pro Bowl: 1. Woodrow Lowe

The only player that has more career AV with the Chargers than Quentin Jammer that also was not a Pro Bowler is linebacker Woodrow Lowe. Lowe finished with 72 career AV with the Chargers, good enough for a tie for sixth place with Eric Weddle.

Lowe spent his entire 11-year career with the Chargers from 1976-86 and was a consistent menace on the defensive side of the ball. Unfortunately, tackles were not yet recorded when Lowe played, so we cannot stack up just how great he was with someone such as Gary Plummer.

We also do not have a full career worth of sack numbers. Sacks started being recorded in 1982 and in the following four seasons, Lowe recorded a combined 15 sacks at linebacker. His numbers were certainly better earlier in his career.

The one thing we do have is interceptions and Lowe actually finished with the same number of interceptions as Jammer (21). He took four of those interceptions back to the house for a pick-six.

Lowe was even more durable than Quentin Jammer as well. In his 11-year career with the Bolts, Lowe missed a grand total of one game.

Lowe ranks third all-time in franchise history in total games played for a defensive player, only behind Jammer and Seau and is the only player in the top-six that was not selected in the first round as he was selected in the fifth round.

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He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and is the greatest defensive player in franchise history to have never earned a singular Pro Bowl honor.

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