NFL Hall of Fame tight end who played his entire nine-year career with the San Diego Chargers.
He earned a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame after a standout collegiate career at the University of Missouri.
He was named a First-team All-Pro three times during his career, in 1980, 1981, and 1982.
His legacy continued on through his son, NFL tight end
His team record 541 receptions was surpassed in 2011 by tight end Antonio Gates.