Leonard Johnson

Chargers' Keenan Allen dedicates big day to grandfather

Chargers' Keenan Allen dedicates big day to grandfather

Chief would have been proud. Of that, Keenan Allen was certain.

The Chargers receiver leaned back against a wall outside the StubHub Center locker room and smiled as he thought about how much his grandfather, Billy Ransom — nicknamed “Chief” because of his Native American bloodlines — would have enjoyed Sunday’s game.

Ransom, Allen’s maternal grandfather, died Saturday in Greensboro, N.C., at age 80. About 15 minutes before Sunday’s kickoff, before Allen would catch 12 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the Chargers’ 54-24 blowout of the Buffalo Bills, Allen honored his grandfather on social media.

“This is for Chief!” Allen wrote on his Twitter account. “RIP...

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