Need a tight end? Ladarius Green and Zach Ertz are strong pickups in fantasy football

Need a tight end? Ladarius Green and Zach Ertz are strong pickups in fantasy football

Dec. 3 (UPI) --San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green and Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz are top fantasy football pickups.
Evan Bleier

NFL: San Diego 30, Dallas 21

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers amassed 401 passing yards and threw three touchdowns Sunday, powering the San Diego Chargers over Dallas 30-21.

NFL: Tennessee 20, San Diego 17

NASHVILLE, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Jake Locker's 34-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter with 15 seconds left Sunday boosted the Tennessee Titans to a 20-17 victory over San Diego.

NFL: San Diego 33, Philadelphia 30

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Nick Novak connected on a go-ahead 46-yard field goal with 7 seconds left Sunday, hoisting the San Diego Chargers to a see-saw 33-30 win over Philadelphia.

NFL: San Diego 24, Oakland 21

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- San Diego's Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes Sunday and the Chargers closed out their season with a 24-21 decision over Oakland.

NFL: San Diego 31, Kansas City 13

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Fourth-quarter touchdowns scored 54 seconds apart by Malcom Floyd and Shaun Phillips Thursday launched San Diego to a 31-13 victory over Kansas City.

NFL: San Diego 37, Kansas City 20

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Jackie Battle scored once on a pass reception and ran in another score Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' 37-20 spanking of Kansas City.

NFL: San Diego 12, Minnesota 10

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nick Novak kicked a 45-yard field goal on the final play of the game Friday to give the San Diego Chargers a 12-10 exhibition decision over Minnesota.

Chargers lose WR Brown for 8 weeks

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers lost their second key offensive player in as many games Saturday when wide receiver Vincent Brown broke his ankle.

NFL: San Diego 38, Oakland 26

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes Sunday and the San Diego Chargers dashed Oakland's playoff hopes with a 38-26 win over the Raiders.

NFL: San Diego 37, Buffalo 10

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers hurled three TD passes -- two of them to Antonio Gates -- and the San Diego Chargers breezed past Buffalo 37-10 Sunday.

NFL: New England 31, Indianapolis 24

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Rob Gronkowski hauled down a pair of TD passes and ran for another score for New England, which kept Indianapolis winless with a 31-24 victory Sunday.

NFL: San Diego 33, Tennessee 25

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers threw two second-half touchdowns Sunday, rallying the San Diego Chargers to a 33-25 decision over Tennessee.

NFL: San Diego 41, Arizona 10

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers hooked up with Antonio Gates on two TD passes Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' 41-10 pummeling of Arizona.

Chargers sign TE Gates to 5-year deal

SAN DIEGO, July 28 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers Wednesday signed six-time Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates to a five-year contract worth a reported $36.2 million.
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Antonio Gates
WR Antonio Gates (85) of the AFC Cincinnati Bengals hauls in this pass for a touchdown in the NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on February 10, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Allio)

Antonio Gates (born June 18, 1980) is an American football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003 after playing college basketball at Kent State University. He attended college at Kent State University his junior and senior years after brief stints at Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University. He starred at Central High School (Detroit, Michigan) playing both basketball and football.

After his senior season of high school basketball, Gates was named runner-up for the Mr. Basketball of Michigan award to Dane Fife. Originally, Gates enrolled at Michigan State University wanting play football under then-coach Nick Saban as well as basketball under coach Tom Izzo but upon enrolling Saban wanted him to play only football. Gates then chose to pursue playing basketball by transferring to Eastern Michigan University to play basketball. He played there part of a season, subsequently played at two junior colleges and eventually played two seasons at Kent State University in northeastern Ohio.

As a Golden Flash, Gates played two seasons as power forward. His junior season he averaged 16.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game His senior season he received Honorable Mention All-American Honors from the Associated Press after averaging 20.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. His senior season his team won its first regular season Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship in school history after finishing the regular season with a 24-5 overall record with a 17-1 record in the MAC. Gates helped the Golden Flashes win their second consecutive MAC tournament and earn its resulting birth in the 2002 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament In the NCAA tournament he gave crucial performances which helped Kent State reach the Elite Eight as a 10 seed by upsetting 7 seed Oklahoma State (69-61), 2 seed Alabama (71-58) and 3 seed Pittsburgh (78-73). He finished with a record of 54-16 in two years of playing. .

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