The San Diego Chargers have had major turnover at the running back position over the last few years as veteran icons like LaDanian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles and now Mike Tolbert have moved on. Ryan Mathew remains for the Bolts, but the team also needed to secure another free agent in Jacob Hester. Less than two weeks before the 2012 NFL Draft, the team has done just that, signing their 2008 draft pick to a one-year deal.
Hester plays not only a solid role in the offense as the fullback, but he's been a major contributor on special teams as well. Former Chiefs fullback Le'Ron McClain signed with the Chargers earlier this offseason, so it should be interesting to see how all players come together. McClain might end up with more carries than what he has received in recent years in Kansas City and Baltimore.
Hester carried the ball 28 times last season for 90 yards. He also caught 12 passes for 48 yards.