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The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time 

Ranker NFL
Updated December 4, 2019 155 votes 21 voters 30 items

List Rules Vote up kickers based only on their performance with the Chargers.

The best Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers kickers ever have all had a part in some of the biggest moments in franchise history. NFL games can be won and lost by one or two points, making every made or missed kick of the greatest importance and every starting kicker a potential hero.

While recent stars like Nate Kaeding and Nick Novak have made their mark in the Chargers’ past, early standouts like John Carney and George Blair helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

So which of these kickers from Los Angeles Chargers history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Chargers kickers of all-time? Vote below, and check back to see what other football fans thought.

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1
John Carney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1990–2000

2
Nate Kaeding is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 2004–2012

Career accomplishments: 
2× Pro Bowl (2006, 2009)
First-team All-Pro (2009)
Second-team All-Pro (2006)

3
Josh Lambo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 2015–2016

4
Rolf Benirschke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1977–1986

5
Ray Wersching is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1973–1976

6
Nick Novak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 2010, 2011–2014, 2017

7
Mike Badgley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 2018–present

8
Wade Richey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Wade Richey

Chargers careers: 2001-2002

9
Chris Bahr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1989

10
Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 2001–2003

11
Ben Agajanian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1960, 1964

12
Dick Van Raaphorst is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Dick Van Raaphorst

Chargers career: 1965–1967

13
Kris Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 2010

14
Vince Abbott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1987–1988

15
Toni Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1976

16
George Blair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1961–1964

Career accomplishments: 
AFL All-Star (1961)
AFL champion (1963)

17
Caleb Sturgis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 2018

18
Mike Wood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Mike Wood

Chargers career: 1979–1980

19
Benny Ricardo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1984

20
Bill McClard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Bill McClard

Chargers career: 1972

21
Greg Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Greg Davis

Chargers careers: 1997

22
Mike Mercer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time

Chargers career: 1970

23
Bob Thomas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Bob Thomas

Chargers career: 1985

24
Jeff Gaffney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Jeff Gaffney

Chargers career: 1987

25
Steve DeLine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Los Angeles Chargers Kickers Of All Time
Steve DeLine

Chargers career: 1988