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Leslie O'Neal Named to Chargers Hall of Fame

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    Chargers defensive end Leslie O''Neal was named to the team's Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

    Defensive end Leslie O’Neal is the newest member of the Chargers Hall of Fame.

    The team’s all-time sacks leader with 105 1/2, O’Neal was selected as the 37th member of the hall. His induction will take place at halftime of the Chargers’ Oct. 19 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    “This is really a great honor,” said O’Neal. “It’s been so many years since I played and to be honored by going into the Hall of Fame with guys like Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow and Charlie Joiner.”

    O’Neal was named to six Pro Bowl teams, including four straight seasons. He led the team in sacks every year from 1990-95. He finished his career with 595 tackles and 18 forced fumbles.

    Those numbers would have been even more impressive if he hadn’t missed nearly two full seasons with a knee injury in 1986. But he came back to win the league’s comeback player of the year award in 1989.

    O’Neal was the Chargers’ eighth overall pick in the 1986 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State.

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