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Ex-Chargers defensive end Adrian Dingle dies at 45

Sep 11, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; A detailed view of the 9/11 ribbon logo on the back of the helmet of Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Funeral arrangements are pending for Adrian Dingle, who played at Clemson and for the San Diego Chargers. He was 45.

Dingle, a defensive end, passed away Tuesday, and Clemson later announced his death. No cause was disclosed.

The Chargers selected Dingle in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He missed the 1999 season with a torn left ACL, sustained six days after the draft during minicamp.

He played five NFL seasons, all with the Chargers. In 70 games (22 starts), he had 95 tackles (25 for loss), 14.5 sacks, one interception, five passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

At Clemson (1995-98), Dingle appeared in 46 games (34 starts) and had 180 tackles (45 for loss) and 23 sacks. His sack total is sixth most in Clemson history.

–Field Level Media