Three-time All-Pro offensive guard Doug “Moosie” Wilkerson has died at the age of 73, the Chargers announced on Monday.
we'll miss you, moosie pic.twitter.com/cftim3Ym94— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) February 22, 2021
Wilkerson spent 14 of his 15 seasons in the NFL with the Chargers, donning the lightning bolt from 1971-1984. He started 195 games and played in 204 total, earning two Second-Team All-Pro nods in 1979 and 1980 before earning his a First-Team selection following the 1982 season.
Wilkerson was originally drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 1970 NFL Draft. He was then traded after playing in just nine games as a rookie. Wilkerson suffered through seven underwhelming seasons for the Bolts until legendary head coach Don Coryell was hired in the middle of the 1978 season. He then went on to play a key role in the Chargers winning three-straight AFC West titles and appearing in back-to-back AFC Championships.
In his post-playing career, Wilkerson was named to the Chargers’ 40th and 50th Anniversary teams in 2000 and 2009, respectively. He was also inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Rest in peace, Moosie.
Now for today’s links.
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Gavino Borquez highlights a cornerback in each round in the 2021 draft (Chargers Wire)
Where would Justin Herbert go in a re-draft of 2020?
Hayley Elwood is joined by the Chargers’ Notre Dame alumni on the latest Roll Call podcast (Chargers.com)
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K.J. Wright won’t take a hometown discount to stay in Seattle (Pro Football Talk)
Optimism is growing for stadiums to host at 100 percent capacity in 2021 (Pro Football Talk)
Eagles are releasing Alshon Jeffrey at the start of the new league year (NFL.com)
New 2021 mock draft (Bleacher Report)