Chargers Finish On the Offensive

The San Diego Chargers picked Andrew Pinnock with their 7th round choice in the 2003 NFL Draft, 229th overall. A bruising back at 250 pounds he is expected to be used in short yardage situations.

With the last selection in the 2003 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers selected Andrew Pinnock out of South Carolina.

A big, strong back he was the feature runner for the Gamecocks. In the NFL he will be used as a backup fullback and likely a short yardage runner, something that Chargers were missing last season.

"He has the flexibility to play both, which is why he was so intriguing," said Smith. "He's a big guy and very athletic, so he's not just locked into playing fullback. He can go back and forth, which is why we pulled the trigger."

Pinnock was a three year starter used at both fullback and halfback. Totaled 124 carries for 563 yards with 5 scores as a senior, catching 16 passes for 106 yards. Team's leading ground gainer as a junior with 115/622/12.

Is a chronic fumbler from lack of focus which put him in the doghouse at South Carolina.

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