10/20/01-Rodolfo Gonzalez/American-Statesman: University of Texas' #6, Quentin Jammer, left, is jumped on by #40, Cory Redding, center, and #9, Dakarai Pearson, right, after #6, Jammer intercepted a pass during the third quarter of action held at Darrell Royal Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2001. The Longhorns defeated the Buffaloes 41-7.

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Longhorns drafted in the NFL: San Diego/ Los Angeles Chargers

Posted April 27th, 2016

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Editor’s note: Leading up to the 2016 Draft, we took a look at each NFL team’s Longhorn draft history.

Over the next week leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft on April 28, we’re taking a look at the best Texas Longhorns players drafted by each team.

ORG XMIT: MSG205 Cornerback Quentin Jammer, of the University of Texas, holds up a San Deigo Chargers jersey after being selected as their first pick, fifth overall, in the NFL Draft Saturday, April 20, 2002 in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
Cornerback Quentin Jammer, of the University of Texas, holds up a San Diego Chargers jersey after being selected as their first pick, fifth overall, in the NFL Draft Saturday, April 20, 2002 in New York. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)

San Diego Chargers (1957- present)

Best pick: Quentin Jammer, defensive back, 2002

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Jammer played 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 with the Chargers and spent most of those seasons as the Chargers’ top corner. He never reached the Pro Bowl, but he did have 21 interceptions and 617 tackles with the Chargers. He was taken fifth overall, ahead of several future all-pros like Dwight Freeney but Jammer is hardly a bust given his longevity and 161 starts for the Chargers. He finished his career with the Denver Broncos, helping them to an AFC champions in 2013.

Jammer is a member of the Chargers 50th Anniversary team.

As a Longhorns, Jammer was an All-American in 2001 as well as a 2000 and 2001 All-Big 12 selection. He was named the co-MVP of the 2001 Longhorn team.

Most recent pick: Jammer

First pick: Dave Conway, kicker, 1967

Conway was the 173rd pick by the Chargers coming in the seventh round. He never played with the Chargers, though, and kicked for the Green Bay Packers in 1971 for one game.

Of note: The Chargers have taken seven Longhorns in the draft. Three of them were defensive backs (Jammer, Mossy Cade and Stanley Richard). Two more picks were also defenivse players (Ray Woodard and Ty Albert). The only every-down offensive player the Chargers have taken is running back Chris Samiels, who played just one season in San Diego.

 

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