The Chargers worked out some early kinks at Qualcomm on Saturday to post a 31-17 victory over the…
Hester Stuns Against Cowboys
LaDainian Tomlinson did not suit up and, though he suffered a slight groin strain, he was not scheduled to play prior to the strain as he rarely plays in the preseason. Darren Sproles and Jacob Hester mended any gap that may have been open due to L.T.'s absence. Sproles scored on a 5-yard run marking one of the Bolts four rushing touchdowns.
Rookie Jacob Hester, the Bolts third round draft pick from LSU, proved to be the biggest star on the field and displayed a dynamite force giving the team a closer look at his versatile talents. He carried the ball 13 times for 49 yards and scored two running touchdowns.
The Bolts appear to have big plans for the budding star as he appeared as a fullback, H-back and backup running back. Hester received two attempts to run the ball at the goal line and converted both for touchdowns.
Mike Tolbert, an undrafted rookie free agent, scored on a 1-yard run and Nate Kaeding nailed a 53-yard field goal.
QB Philip Rivers displayed full recovery on the field after undergoing ACL surgery in the offseason. He completed 5-of-6 passes for 54 yards before he exited the game early in the second quarter with a 14-7 lead.
Backup quarterbacks, Billy Volek and Charlie Whitehurst, both saw field time but Whitehurst's showed the more impressive performance. Whitehurst completed 5-of-7 passes for 40 yards versus Volek's completion of 2-of-4 passes for 12 yards.
The Bolts played without six injured players, a list which includes TE Antonio Gates, who is still recovering from offseason toe surgery.
SDBoltReport.com Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Waiver Wire Wednesday
Dr. Roto believes Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will overtake WR Brian Hartline as the team's No. 2 receiver sooner rather than later. Stay ahead of the curve with Dr. Roto!Read More
Giants Strike First In Game One Rout
The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.Read More
Three of earth’s best ingredients combined into one succulent strip. Tailgaters will bow in appreciation.Read More
National Anthem Played with a Gun!
Musical targets? Yes, this guy plays the national anthem while shooting musical targets.Read More
Late Season Eastern Steel
NAFC friend, Frank Scalish, is best known for his achievements as a professional bass fisherman, but when the weather cools, the tourneys are over and the last bass has been weighed, he dons waders,…Read More