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MOST LOVEDTE Antonio Gates Gates is the perfect player to start this list with.The former basketball player for Kent State has put up great numbers throughout his career while revolutionizing the tight end position.The 6-4, 260 pound athlete, has lined up virtually everywhere on the field for the Chargers quickly becoming quarterback Philip Rivers' favorite target.When Gates has been injured or not 100 percent, the Chargers offense has struggled.It is that simple. In ‘04 and ‘05, Gates broke onto the national scene by catching 80+ balls, 950+ yards, and double digit touchdowns both years.Eight Pro Bowl appearances and three All-Pro team selections give the pass-catching athlete the respect he deserves. Injuries have slowed him down from accomplishing everything he “could” have done by now, but Charger supporters and football fans everywhere are hoping he will be back to full strength this season.The fans have shown their support for him throughout the years and that’s why he mak...
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