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Chargers claim Highsmith

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    By Kevin Acee , UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 12:08 p.m.


    In the wake of Donald Butler going down for the season, the Chargers have claimed Ali Highsmith off waivers.

    Highsmith, a two-year veteran who started two games last year, faces an uphill battle to make the team.

    Look for Highsmith to be behind Stephen Cooper, Kevin Burnett, Brandon Siler and James Holt on the depth chart, though a strong preseason could change that.

    Height: 6-1 Weight: 235 Age: 25
    Born: 1/20/1985 Miami , FL
    College: Louisiana State
    Experience: 3rd season
    High School: Miami Central HS [FL]
     
  2. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Highsmith spent the 2008-09 seasons with the Cardinals after being signed as an undrafted rookie from Louisiana State, where two of his teammates were Chargers wide receiver Buster Davis and fullback Jacob Hester[​IMG]. Highsmith played in 20 games during two seasons for the Cardinals and had 17 career stops on defense and 15 on special teams.


    As a collegian, he was a three-year starter at LSU and a member of the Tigers’ 2007 BCS National Championship team. Highsmith’s cousin is Alonzo Highsmith, who spent seven seasons in the NFL with Houston, Dallas and Tampa Bay. Ali is named after former world championship boxer Muhammad Ali, a former sparring partner of Hightower's grandfather.
     
  3. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I really liked this guy out of the draft, I wonder why it didn't work out in ARI.
     
  4. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    Camp Fodder.
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    supposed to be damn good at special teams
     
  6. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    AJ :nana_love: LSU
     
  7. CoronaDoug

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    F special teams!

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  8. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    LSU again huh...
     
  9. turbo_turtle

    turbo_turtle In Disguise

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    AJ Needs to stop his love affair of the LSU.

    LSU has had in thepast super stars come from the School, but not every player to come from there is a super star.

    Just my opinion Highsmith is just a fill in for Butler.

    We need Pass rushing Lbers. Not STer Lbers.
     
  10. cranberry

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    Turbo is right - just a fillin for Butler. 75% not on the 53 !
     
  11. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    Hey, don't knock LSU players, JaMarcus Russel contributed a lot to the Chargers :yes:
     
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  12. LV Bolt Fan

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