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English heads Chargers draft class of 2009

Outside linebacker Larry English (6-2, 255) from Northern Illinois headlined the Chargers 2009 NFL Draft class as the two-day proceedings came to an end on Sunday afternoon.

The Bolts selected a total of eight players. A two-time winner of the Vern Smith Leadership Award as the top player in the Mid-American Conference, the Chargers selected English with the 16th overall selection in the first round.

He will join an already talented corps of outside linebackers that includes Shawne Merriman, Shaun Phillips, Jyles Tucker and Antwan Applewhite. English finished his Huskies career with a school record 31.5 sacks and 63 tackles for loss.

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