Justice Liggins comes to the Chargers as a former UDFA out of Stephen F. Austin University in Texas. Liggins enjoyed a healthy career for the Lumberjacks after collecting 13 starts across 36 career games.
In those 36 games, Liggins amassed 102 passes for 1,166 yards and eight touchdowns. That yardage amount was good for 31st in program history.
He is currently a part of one of the most jam-packed position groups on the team and will be striving for any advantage he can get as we head into 2019 training camp.
College: Stephen F. Austin
Years with team: 1
“Justice Liggins signed a 1 year, $495,000 contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, including an average annual salary of $495,000. In 2019, Liggins will earn a base salary of $495,000, while carrying a cap hit of $495,000.” - Spotrac.com
There’s something to be said about NFL players who are able to stick around after putting up almost irrelevant numbers at the collegiate level, especially at mid-major programs.
In May of 2018, Liggins was cut by the Indianapolis Colts and was swiftly scooped up by the Chargers just a handful of days later. He managed to make it through the 2018 season on the team’s practice squad and will look to find a way to keep it that way.
He didn’t score a ton in college, but he had a handful of impressive plays, nonetheless. Here’s a highlight tape from his senior season at SFA.
Lack of production is a huge red flag, obviously. From what tape I can find, his athletic ability is what helped him along the way the most. About half of his touchdowns were completely wide-open throws that didn’t help shine a light on any intangibles from Liggins.
Odds of making the roster/What to expect in 2019
He looks to be the first or second guy on the practice squad, assuming Andre Patton doesn’t make the team, either. With two UDFA wideouts behind him, one with huge collegiate productivity (Jason Moore), the team might find him as a more intriguing option with upside to stash on the PS.
Fun Fact: Liggins, along with DE Patrick Afriyie, were the only two players signed by the Chargers following last year’s rookie mini-camp.