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Taking a look at how many of the local college football stars have gone on to play for the local NFL team in San Diego.

SDSU Aztecs RB Donnel Pumphrey Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images

Unless you’re still on BOSA WATCH 2016, there’s not a lot going on in the world of the San Diego Chargers these days.

One thing that is going on locally that pertains to football? The San Diego State Aztecs might be preparing to field their best team ever! There are many who are expecting them to start the season ranked in the Top 25 nationally.

Last season, the team posted an 11-3 record (their best since 1969, when they went 11-0 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association) and won their final 10 games. They did it with what we know as "Marty Ball", a heavy focus on winning at the line of scrimmage.

The 2015 Aztecs averaged 233 yards on the ground per game, and allowed only 108 rushing yards on defense. They were difficult to beat, and most of their starters are returning this year!

This led me to wondering....how many former SDSU Aztecs football players, who play their games in Qualcomm Stadium, have gone on to play games for the San Diego Chargers?

Get ready for a list!

Player Pos Seasons College
Allison, Jim RB 1965-1968 San Diego State
Applewhite, Antwan LB 2008-2010 San Diego State
Brown, Richard LB 1990 San Diego State
Brown, Vincent WR 2011-2013,2015 San Diego State
Buchanon, Willie DB 1979-1982 San Diego State
Carson, Kern RB 1965 San Diego State
Claiborne, Robert WR 1992 San Diego State
Croudip, David DB 1985 San Diego State
Dombrowski, Brandyn OG 2009-2011 San Diego State
Douglass, Mike LB 1986 San Diego State
Farris, John OG 1965-1966 San Diego State
Fortin, Roman C 1998-2000 San Diego State
Freitas, Jesse QB 1974-1975 San Diego State
Garrison, Gary WR 1966-1976 San Diego State
Gbaja-Biamila, Akbar DE 2006 San Diego State
Hayes, Tom DB 1976 San Diego State
Henderson, Reuben DB 1983-1984 San Diego State
Horn, Don QB 1974 San Diego State
Howard, Bob DB 1967-1974 San Diego State
Jacquet, Nate WR 2000 San Diego State
Johnson, James LB 1987 San Diego State
Kirk, Randy LB 1987-1988,1991 San Diego State
Martin, Larry DT 1966 San Diego State
McCoy, Lloyd OG 1964 San Diego State
McDonald, Dwight WR 1975-1978 San Diego State
Mendez, Mario RB 1964 San Diego State
Milks, Jack LB 1966 San Diego State
Osgood, Kassim WR 2003-2009 San Diego State
Pettitt, Duane DE 1987 San Diego State
Ricardo, Benny K 1984 San Diego State
Ridge, Houston DE 1966-1969 San Diego State
Slaughter, Webster WR 1998 San Diego State
Smith, Ron WR 1980-1981 San Diego State
Staggs, Jeff LB 1967-1971,1974 San Diego State
Wenzel, Ralph OG 1972-1973 San Diego State
Williams, Henry DB 1983 San Diego State

Kassim Osgood might be the most memorable name on that list, although it’s certainly difficult to forget the promise that Vincent Brown showed before facing injury issues.

Which player off the 2016 Aztecs roster would you like to see make it to the Chargers one day? Let us know in the comments below!