San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cheerleaders perform during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Now, before we get into this I want to stress something about the poll: do not be afraid to vote "other" and give us your answer in the comments. The other options are just some names I'm throwing out there because I expect them to get votes. Maybe I'm wrong (in fact I probably am) and you guys all love some other no-name player. That's cool. Let us know who it is.
What we're looking for here are the cult heroes of Chargers fans. So please, no votes for LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Kellen Winslow, John Hadl, Junior Seau, etc. Most of you are probably smart enough to figure that out, but I prefer not to take chances.
He's not my pick, but perhaps the most "obvious" answer here is Hank Bauer. Short yardage guys and special teams demons like Bauer clearly aren't stars, but they do tend to become fan favorites. The fact that he's still consistently in the public eye has helped keep him in the public consciousness as well.
Natrone Means also seems like a legitimate answer to me even if the team is currently trying to convince people that he was a star, but I say go lesser known: vote for Alfred Pupunu or Terrell Fletcher. Think outside the box, guys.
The list of poll options is based on suggestions from John Gennaro and creanium as well as a couple of my favorite players. Please vote in the poll and if you chose Other, you damn well better tell us in the comments.
Who is your favorite "non-star" Chargers player of all time?
Hank Bauer (11 votes)
Antonio Garay (21 votes)
Kris Dielman (64 votes)
Nick Hardwick (66 votes)
Terrell Fletcher (7 votes)
John Carney (17 votes)
Rolf Benirschke (16 votes)
Other - Tell Us In The Comments (41 votes)
243 total votes