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The Best Los Angeles Chargers Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 23, 2019 430 votes 85 voters 2.8k 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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  • 1
    Antonio Gates

    2003-2018

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

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    Kellen Winslow

    1979-1987

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

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    Jacque MacKinnon

    1961-1969

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

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    Pete Holohan
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    Pete Holohan

    1981-1987

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

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    Dave Kocourek

    1960-1965

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

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    Hunter Henry

    2016-2018

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

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    Ladarius Green
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    Ladarius Green

    2012-2015

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

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    Eric Sievers

    1981-1988

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

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    Randy McMichael

    2010-2012

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

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    Willie Frazier
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    Willie Frazier

    1966-1970

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

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    Freddie Jones
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    Freddie Jones

    1997-2001

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

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    Bob Klein
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    Bob Klein

    1977-1979

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

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    John Mackey

    1972

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

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    Alfred Pupunu

    1992-1997, 1999

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

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    Pat Curran

    1975-1978

    Chargers stats: 56 games played, 97 receptions, 1,183 yards, 3 TDs

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    Arthur Cox

    1988-1991

    Chargers stats: 56 games played, 59 receptions, 490 yards, 3 TDs

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    Brandon Manumaleuna

    2006-2009

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

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    Craig McEwen
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    Craig McEwen

    1989-1991

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

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    Dante Rosario
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    Dante Rosario

    2012

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

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    Derrick Walker
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    Derrick Walker

    1990-1993

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

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    Duane Young
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    Duane Young

    1991-1995

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

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    Frank Hartley

    1997-1998

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

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    Greg McCrary

    1978-1980

    Chargers stats: 38 games played, 17 receptions, 167 yards, 3 TDs

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    Joe Caravello
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    Joe Caravello

    1989-1990

    Chargers stats: 19 games played, 12 receptions, 116 yards, 1 TD

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    Justin Peelle

    2002-2005

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