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The Best Los Angeles Chargers Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 23, 2019 570 votes 119 voters 3.6k views40 items

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The Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Chargers tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens in the evolution of this position, these L.A./S.D. tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Chargers players such as Antonio Gates, Kellen Winslow, and Dave Kocourek have gone down as some of the best tight ends in franchise history.

So who is the greatest tight end in Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego? Vote below for who you think is the best Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers tight end of all time!

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  • Antonio Gates1

    2003-2018

    Chargers stats: 236 games played, 955 receptions, 11,841 yards, 116 TDs

  • Kellen Winslow2

    1979-1987

    Chargers stats: 109 games played, 541 receptions, 6,741 yards, 45 TDs

  • Jacque MacKinnon3

    1961-1969

    Chargers stats: 114 games played, 112 receptions, 2,109 yards, 20 TDs

  • Pete Holohan4
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    Pete Holohan

    1981-1987

    Chargers stats: 90 games played, 171 receptions, 2,073 yards, 7 TDs

  • Dave Kocourek5

    1960-1965

    Chargers stats: 84 games played, 218 receptions, 3,720 yards, 21 TDs

  • Hunter Henry6

    2016-2018

    Chargers stats: 29 games played, 81 receptions, 1,057 yards, 12 TDs

  • Eric Sievers7

    1981-1988

    Chargers stats: 97 games played, 152 receptions, 1,793 yards, 16 TDs

  • Freddie Jones8
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    Freddie Jones

    1997-2001

    Chargers stats: 75 games played, 260 receptions, 2,931 yards, 16 TDs

  • Willie Frazier9
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    Willie Frazier

    1966-1970

    Chargers stats: 62 games played, 137 receptions, 2,005 yards, 21 TDs

  • Ladarius Green10
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    Ladarius Green

    2012-2015

    Chargers stats: 47 games played, 77 receptions, 1,087 yards, 7 TDs

  • John Mackey11

    1972

    Chargers stats: 13 games played, 11 receptions, 110 yards, 0 TDs

  • Bob Klein12
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    Bob Klein

    1977-1979

    Chargers stats: 43 games played, 91 receptions, 1,081 yards, 8 TDs

  • Randy McMichael13

    2010-2012

    Chargers stats: 48 games played, 59 receptions, 543 yards, 2 TDs

  • Brandon Manumaleuna14

    2006-2009

    Chargers stats: 64 games played, 44 receptions, 317 yards, 6 TDs

  • Virgil Green15

    2018

    Chargers stats: 16 games played, 19 receptions, 210 yards, 1 TD

  • Derrick Walker16
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    Derrick Walker

    1990-1993

    Chargers stats: 60 games played, 98 receptions, 979 yards, 4 TDs

  • John Phillips17
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    John Phillips

    2013-2015

    Chargers stats: 47 games played, 15 receptions, 100 yards, 2 TDs

  • Alfred Pupunu18

    1992-1997, 1999

    Chargers stats: 84 games played, 98 receptions, 966 yards, 3 TDs

  • Craig McEwen19
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    Craig McEwen

    1989-1991

    Chargers stats: 36 games played, 73 receptions, 823 yards, 6 TDs

  • Justin Peelle20

    2002-2005

    Chargers stats: 62 games played, 40 receptions, 270 yards, 4 TDs

  • Dante Rosario21
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    Dante Rosario

    2012

    Chargers stats: 13 games played, 10 receptions, 95 yards, 3 TDs

  • Duane Young22
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    Duane Young

    1991-1995

    Chargers stats: 69 games played, 38 receptions, 405 yards, 3 TDs

  • Frank Hartley23

    1997-1998

    Chargers stats: 32 games played, 21 receptions, 274 yards, 1 TD

  • Kris Wilson24

    2008-2010

    Chargers stats: 33 games played, 10 receptions, 101 yards, 1 TD

  • Stephen Alexander25
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    Stephen Alexander

    2002-2003

    Chargers stats: 17 games played, 45 receptions, 510 yards, 1 TD