Today is the second day of the Chargers Wire’s countdown to the Los Angeles Chargers’ training camp which begins on July 29. Until that day, we will count down the best Charger to wear each jersey number from No. 30 to No. 1 and will now look at No. 29.
Currently, the number is worn by Chargers cornerback Craig Mager, but he has only seen the field in 10 games and isn’t an actual candidate for the best Charger to wear his number.
Honestly, the No. 29 did not have a plethora of competition, but former Chargers cornerback Mike Williams had an impressive career en route to earning his spot as the best No. 29 in the franchise’s history.
The former LSU Tiger was also selected in the famous 1975 NFL draft with the No. 22 overall pick in the first round. During his eight seasons as a Bolt, he corralled 24 interceptions (fifth all-time in Chargers’ history) and six fumble recoveries.
Williams’ 24 interceptions and the lack of greats who wore the No. 29 earned him the top spot. It isn’t to say his career wasn’t impressive, but it would not garner legendary status.
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