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2007 San Diego Chargers season
San Diego Chargers
Year founded: 1960
Helmet Logo
City San Diego, California
Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers
Team colors Navy Blue, Powder Blue, White, and Gold
Head Coach Norv Turner
Owner Alex Spanos
(George Pernicano, minority owner with 3% share)
General manager A. J. Smith
League/Conference affiliations

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  • Western Division (1960-1969)

National Football League (1970–present) NFL redirects here. ...

Team history
  • Los Angeles Chargers (1960)
  • San Diego Chargers (1961–present)
Championships
League Championships (1)
  • AFL Championships (1)
    1963
Conference Championships (1)
  • AFC: 1994
Division Championships (12)
  • AFL West: 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965
  • AFC West: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2006
Home fields

The San Diego Chargers are a professional American football team based in San Diego, California. They are currently members of the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Originally called the Los Angeles Chargers, the club began play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League[1]. The club spent its first season in Los Angeles, California before moving to San Diego in 1961[1]. The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The AFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Throughout its history, the National Football League and other leagues have used several different formats to determine their league champion, including a period of interleague match-ups determining a true world champion. ... For board track racing circuit, see Los Angeles Coliseum Motordome. ... Balboa Stadium is located in San Diego, California and was built in 1914 as part of the many buildings erected for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition located in Balboa Park. ... Qualcomm Stadium (a. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... San Diego redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... The 1960 American Football League season was the 1st regular season of the American Football League. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


The Chargers won one AFL title in 1963 and reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times before joining the NFL (1970) as part of the AFL-NFL Merger[1]. In the 34 years since then, the Chargers have made seven trips to the playoffs and three appearances in the AFC Championship game[1]. At the end of the 1994 season, the Chargers faced the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX and fell 49-26[1]. The Chargers have five players and one coach enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio: wide receiver Lance Alworth (1962-1970), quarterback Dan Fouts (1973-1987), head coach/general manager Sid Gillman (1960-1969, 1971), wide receiver Charlie Joiner (1976-1986), offensive lineman Ron Mix (1960-1969) and tight end Kellen Winslow (1979-1987)[2]. Eastern Division playoff Boston Patriots 26, Buffalo Bills 8, December 28, 1963, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo, New York AFL Championship Game San Diego Chargers 51, Boston Patriots 10, January 5, 1964, Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California San Diego Chargers 51, Boston Patriots 10 January 5, 1964 at Balboa Stadium, San... The 1970 NFL season was the 51st regular season of the National Football League, and the first one after the AFL-NFL Merger. ... The AFL-NFL Merger of 1970 involved the merger of the two major professional American football leagues in the United States during the time: the National Football League (NFL) and the American Football League (AFL). ... NFL 75th season anniversary logo The 1994 NFL season was the 75th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... Date January 29, 1995 Stadium Joe Robbie Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Steve Young, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 18½ National anthem Kathie Lee Gifford Coin toss Otto Graham, Joe Greene, Ray Nitschke, and Gale Sayers Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Tony Bennett, Patti LaBelle, Arturo Sandoval, Miami Sound Machine Attendance... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Canton is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Stark CountyGR6. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver. ... This article is under construction. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... Sidney Sid Gillman (October 26, 1911 - January 3, 2003) was an American football coach and innovator. ... This article is under construction. ... The 1971 NFL season was the 52nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Charles Joiner Jr. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. ... Ronald Jack Mix was born on March 10, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ...

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Franchise history

For more details on this topic, see History of the San Diego Chargers.

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1959-1969

The Chargers were established with seven other American Football League teams in 1959. in 1960, the Chargers began AFL play in Los Angeles[1]. The Chargers' original owner was hotel heir Barron Hilton, son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton[1]. The Chargers only spent one season in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961[1]. The early AFL years of the San Diego Chargers were highlighted by the outstanding play of wide receiver Lance Alworth 543 receptions for 10,266 yards in his 11 AFL/NFL season career. In addition he set the pro football record of consecutive games with a reception (96) during his career[3]. William Barron Hilton I (born October 23, 1927) is an American heir and co-chairman of the Hilton Hotel chain and paternal grandfather of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. ... Entrance of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California Beverly Hilton Hotel viewed from Wilshire Boulvard Hilton is a brand of the Hilton Hotels Corporation, based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Sr. ... San Diego redirects here. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ...


Their only coach for the ten year life of the AFL was Sid Gillman[1], a Hall of Famer[4]. who was considered the foremost authority on the forward passing offense of his era[4]. With players such as Alworth, Paul Lowe, Keith Lincoln and John Hadl[5], the high-scoring Chargers won divisional crowns five of the league’s first six seasons and the AFL title in 1963 with a 51-10 victory over the Boston Patriots[1]. They also played defense, as indicated by their professional football record 49 pass interceptions in 1961[6], and featured AFL Rookie of the Year defensive end Earl Faison[7]. The Chargers were the originators of the term "Fearsome Foursome" to describe their all-star defensive line[citation needed], anchored by Faison and Ernie Ladd (the latter also dabbled in professional wrestling)[8]. The phrase was later appropriated by the Los Angeles Rams[9]. Hilton sold the Chargers to a group headed by Eugene Klein and Sam Schulman in August 1966[10]. The following year the Chargers began "head to head" competition with the older NFL with a preseason loss to the Detroit Lions[1]. The Chargers defeated the defending Super Bowl III champion New York Jets 34-27 before a record San Diego Stadium crowd of 54,042 on September 29, 1969[1]. Alworth once again led the team in receptions with 64 and 1,003 yards with 4 touchdowns[1]. The team also saw Gillman step down due to health and offensive backfield coach Charlie Waller promoted to head coach after the completion of the regular season. Gillman did remain with the club as the general manager[1]. Paul Lowe (born September 27, 1936 in Homer, LA) is a retired American football running back who played for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League from 1960 to 1969. ... At Washington State University, Keith Lincoln (born May 8, 1939) was an all-around player and the schools career rushing leader. ... John Willard Hadl (born February 15, 1940 in Lawrence, Kansas) was a professional American football player. ... The New England Patriots are a National Football League team based in Foxboro, Massachusetts Founded: 1960, as a charter American Football League member. ... Earl Faison (born 1939) was an American college and professional football player. ... Ernest Ladd (November 28, 1938 - March 10, 2007), nicknamed The Big Cat, was an American collegiate and professional football player and a professional wrestler. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Eugene Klein is the name for several people. ... Samuel Sam Schulman (April 10, 1910 - June 12, 2003) was an American businessman from New York who was a founding owner and President of the Seattle SuperSonics of the National Basketball Association and an owner of the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Charlie Waller (January 19, 1935 – August 18, 2004) was the lead singer and guitarist for the legendary bluegrass United States and internationally. ...


1970-1981

In 1970 the San Diego Chargers were placed into the AFC West division after the NFL merger with the AFL[11][10]. But by then, the Chargers fell on hard times; Gillman, who had returned as general manager, stepped down in 1971, and many of the Charger players from the 1960s had already either retired or traded[12]. The Chargers acquired veteran players like Deacon Jones[13], Johnny Unitas[14], however it was at the later stages of their careers and the team struggled placing third or fourth in the AFC West each year from 1970 to 1978. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... David D. Deacon Jones (born December 9, 1938) nicknamed Secretary of Defense is an American athlete and actor. ... John Constantine Johnny Unitas (May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed The Golden Arm, was a professional American football player in the 1950s through the 1970s. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ...


1978 was marked by the "Holy Roller" game. It was a game-winning play executed by the Oakland Raiders against the Chargers on September 10, in San Diego at Jack Murphy Stadium[15]. What many Charger fans believed should have been called an incomplete pass (and possibly intentional grounding) was seen as a fumble and the rest of the play involved illegal batting of the ball[15]. The officials did not think the illegal actions were obvious enough to call a penalty so the play ended in a touchdown[15]. With 10 seconds left in the game, the Raiders had possession of the ball at the Chargers' 14-yard line, trailing 20-14. Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler took the snap and found himself about to be sacked by Chargers linebacker Woody Lowe on the 24-yard line. Stabler lost the ball, and it rolled forward towards the San Diego goal line. Running back Pete Banaszak tried to recover the ball on the 12-yard line, but could not keep his footing, and the ball was pushed even closer to the end zone. Raiders tight end Dave Casper was the next player to reach the ball but he also could not get a handle on it. He batted and kicked the ball into the end zone, where he fell on it for the game-tying touchdown as time ran out. With the ensuing extra point by placekicker Errol Mann, the Raiders won, 21-20[15]. In American football, the Holy Roller (known as the Immaculate Deception by San Diego Chargers fans) was an infamous, controversial game-winning play executed by the Oakland Raiders against the Chargers on September 10, 1978 (see 1978 in sports). ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Pete Andrew Banaszak was a running back in NFL. Category: ... David John Casper (born February 2, 1952, Bemidji, Minnesota) played at the University of Notre Dame, earning him All-American in 1972 and 1973. ... An amateur place kicker attempts to kick a field goal Placekicker, or simply Kicker, is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... Errol Denis Mann (born June 27, 1941 in Breckenridge, Minnesota) is a former American football placekicker who played in the NFL from 1968-1978. ...


1979 marked a turning point for the Chargers franchise as The Sporting News named team general manager John Sanders NFL Executive of the Year after balloting of other NFL executives[16]. Fouts set an NFL record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game, in a game in which he threw for 303 yards against the Raiders[12]. The team coached by Don Coryell (with an offense nicknamed "Air Coryell," featured running back Chuck Muncie along with Winslow, Joiner and wide receiver John Jefferson) clinched their first playoff berth in 14 years with a 35-0 victory against the New Orleans Saints. On December 17, the Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 17-7 for their first AFC West division title since the AFL-NFL merger before a national Monday Night Football television audience and their home crowd[12]. Their time in the playoffs was short as they would lose to the Houston Oilers 17-14 loss in the divisional round. Ron Mix became the second AFL player and second Charger to be named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, during halftime of the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl[12]. The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ... Don Coryell (born October 17, 1924) is a former American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. ... Muncie on the January 12, 1981 cover of Sports Illustrated Harry Vance Chuck Muncie (born March 17, 1953 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League from 1976 to 1984. ... John Jefferson (born February 3, 1956) is a retired American football wide receiver. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... MNF redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1979 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIV. Note: The Dallas Cowboys (the NFC 1 seed) did not play the Philadelphia Eagles (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970...


The 1980 team saw Fouts set a club record with 444 yards passing in the Chargers' 44-7 victory over the New York Giants[17]. Kellen Winslow caught 10 passes for 171 yards and Chargers clinched their second straight AFC West title by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-17 and finished the regular season with an 11-5 record. In the playoffs, they won the divisional round 20-14 over the Buffalo Bills. However, they fell one game shy of Super Bowl XV in a 34-27 loss to the eventual-champion Raiders. The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Steelers redirects here. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1980 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XV. Note: The San Diego Chargers (the AFC 1 seed) did not play the Oakland Raiders (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC...


In 1981, the Chargers won their third straight AFC West title with a 10-6 season. They traded wide receiver John Jefferson to the Green Bay Packers after he held out for an increase in salary. Defensive end Fred Dean also became involved in a hold out and was traded to the 49ers. He would go on to lead the 49ers and the NFL with 17.5 sacks and win his first Super Bowl ring[18]. In the playoffs, they managed to outlast the Miami Dolphins in the divisional round, 41-38, in a game that became known as The Epic in Miami. The temperature was 85°F with high humidity (29.4°C) at the Miami Orange Bowl[19], but it did not stop either team's offense. The Chargers were led by quarterback Dan Fouts who made the Pro Bowl for the third year in a row[20], setting a NFL single season record at that point and time of 4,802 yards and 33 touchdowns[21]. The Dolphins were led by head coach Don Shula and featured a defense that gave up the fifth-fewest points in the NFL in the regular season[22]. The 1981 NFL season was the 62th regular season of the National Football League. ... Packers redirects here. ... Fred Dean is a defensive American football player acquired from San Diego, California to help the San Francisco 49ers win two Super Bowls in the 1980s. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York TV: NBC Starting Quarterbacks: Buffalo Bills - Joe Ferguson 12 New York Jets - Richard Todd 14 Bills defensive back Bill Simpson interception at the Buffalo 1-yard line with 2... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... The Epic In Miami is the name given to a National Football League AFC divisional playoff game between the San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins that took place on January 2, 1982 in the Miami Orange Bowl. ... The Miami Orange Bowl is a stadium in the City of Miami, Florida, west of Downtown in Little Havana. ... Donald Francis Shula (born January 4, 1930 in Grand River, Ohio) is a former professional football coach for the National Football League. ...


This game set playoff records for the most points scored in a playoff game (79)[23], the most total yards by both teams (1,036)[23], and most passing yards by both teams (809)[23]. Chargers placekicker Rolf Benirschke eventually kicked the winning 29-yard field goal after 13:52 of overtime to help San Diego beat Miami, 41-38. The image of an exhausted tight end Kellen Winslow, who finished the game with 13 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown, being helped off the field by two of his Chargers teammates has been replayed countless times. Kellen Winslow was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995[24]. // About Rolf Born in 1955, Rolf Benirschke was a kicker in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1978 to 1987 who played from 1980 to 1986. ...


However, the eventual-AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals, playing in their first AFC Championship Game, defeated the Chargers 27-7 in what became known as the Freezer Bowl. The temperature of nine degrees below zero with a wind-chill factor of minus 59 makes this the coldest weather conditions for a title game in the history of the NFL[25]. Chargers owner Gene Klein tried to get the Bengals to postpone the game but he was turned down as the Bengals felt that the weather would be an advantage for them versus the Chargers[26]. City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... The AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... The Freezer Bowl was the 1982 AFC Championship Game between the San Diego Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals. ... Eugene Victor Klein (January 29, 1921 – March 12, 1990) was an American businessman who was Chairman of the Board of Directors and chief stockholder of National General Corp. ...


1982-1993

In a rematch of the 1981 American Football Conference Championship Game the Chargers played the Bengals in San Diego on December 20th 1982. The Chargers would generate an offensive total yardage record of 661 (501 yards passing 175 yards rushing) that still stands as the most in team history in defeating Cincinnati, 50-34[27] Klein cut salary in preparation of selling the team, sending defensive linemen Gary "Big Hands" Johnson and Louie Kelcher to San Francisco, where they would join Dean and offensive tackle Billy Shields for another 49ers championship in Super Bowl XXIV[18]. The American Football Conference Champhionship game other wise known as AFC Championship Game is one of the two semi-final matches of the National Football League, the largest professional American football league in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... Gary Big Hands Johnson (born in 1952) was a former American football player. ... Louis James Kelcher (b. ... Billy Shields (born August 23, 1953 in Vicksburg, Mississippi) was a tackle in the National Football League who played eleven seasons, nine of those for the San Diego Chargers. ... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV...


The Chargers made it back to the playoffs during the strike shortened 1982 season, but after beating the Steelers in the first round, they lost to the Dolphins in a rematch of their playoff game from the previous season 34-13[17]. That loss began a slide for the Chargers, who from 1983 to 1991 failed to make the National Football League playoffs every season. The NFL playoffs following the 1982 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVII. A players strike reduced the regular season to nine games. ... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Official logo of the National Football League Playoffs The National Football League (NFL) playoffs are a single-elimination tournament held at the end of the 16-game regular season to determine the NFL champion. ...


In 1984 Alex Spanos purchased a majority interest in San Diego from Klein on August 1[17]. Benirschke was named "Miller Man of the Year" and Joiner set an NFL record with his 650th pass reception in the fourth quarter of the game at Pittsburgh[17]. In 1985 guard Ed White set an NFL record by playing in 241 NFL games, most all-time among offensive linemen. Al Saunders was named the seventh head coach in Chargers history in 1986 following the resignation of Coryell[17]. In 1987 Joiner retired to become receivers coach of the Chargers. The Chargers finished with an 8-7 record, their first winning record since 1982, despite winding up with six straight losses. In 1988 Fouts retired after 15-year career in which he set seven NFL records and 42 club records, and became the NFL's second most prolific passer of all-time with 43,040 yards. Fouts's jersey number (14) was retired at halftime of "Dan Fouts Day" game in San Diego[17]. In 1989 Dan Henning, a former Chargers quarterback, Washington Redskins assistant, and Atlanta Falcons head coach, was named the eighth head coach in Chargers history[17]. Marion Butts set a club record with 39 carries and a team rookie record with 176 yards in Chargers' 20-13 win in Kansas City[17]. After a three-year stint as Director of Football Operations, Steve Ortmayer was released after the season and replaced by Bobby Beathard[17]. The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... Alexander Gus Spanos, (born September 28, 1923 in Stockton, California) is an American real estate developer and self-made billionaire of Greek[1] origins who owns the San Diego Chargers. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Edward Alvin White (born April 4, 1947 in La Mesa, California) is a former American football player. ... Al Saunders (born February 1, 1947 in London, England) is an American football coach. ... The 1988 NFL season was the 69th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... Dan Henning (born June 21, 1942 in The Bronx, New York) is the former Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons (1983-1986) and the San Diego Chargers (1989-1991) of the NFL. He was also the head coach of the Boston College Eagles (1994-96). ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Marion Butts is a former American Football running back who played for the San Diego Chargers and the New England Patriots of the NFL. Categories: American football biography stubs | National Football League players ... Steve Ortmayer (born in Painesville, Ohio) is an assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and tight ends coach at the University of Kentucky. ... Bobby Beathard was the former general manager of the Washington Redskins from 1978 to 1988 Category: ...


Henning's tenure with the Chargers lasted three seasons as Bobby Ross was hired as head coach in 1992 and the Chargers acquired quarterback Stan Humphries in a trade with Redskins[28]. The Chargers would lose their first four games of the season and come back to became the first 0-4 team to make the playoffs as they won 11 of the last 12 games and clinched the AFC West title. Ross was named NFL Coach of the Year for the Chargers' dramatic turnaround by Pro Football Weekly[28][29]. In the first round of the playoffs, the Chargers shut out the Kansas City Chiefs 17-0, but the Dolphins shut the Chargers out in the divisional playoffs to eliminate the Chargers. In 1993, the Chargers finished 8-8 (fourth in their division)[28]. Robert Joseph Ross (December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia) is the current head coach of the United States Military Academy football team. ... The 1992 NFL season was the 73th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1992 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVII. // at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota Game time: 12:30 p. ... The NFL Coach of the Year Award is presented annually by the Associated Press to the NFL coach who has done the most outstanding job of working with the talent he has at his disposal. ... Pro Football Weekly (sometimes shortened to PFW) is a popular American sports magazine, founded in 1967, that covers the National Football League. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... The 1993 NFL season was the 74th regular season of the National Football League. ...


1994-2003

In the 1994 season, the Chargers made their first and, so far, only Super Bowl appearance, against the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX. They got to the Super Bowl by winning their first six regular season games, the only NFL team to do so in 1994, and finished the season 11-5. Quarterback Stan Humphries and wide receiver Tony Martin combined on a 99-yard touchdown completion to tie an NFL record during a defeat of the Seattle Seahawks, 27-10. They would become the 1994 AFC West Division champions behind a defense led by linebacker Junior Seau, defensive tackles Reuben Davis and Shawn Lee, defensive end Leslie O'Neal and an offense keyed by running back Natrone Means, Humphries and Martin. The Chargers had upset victories over the Dolphins and Steelers in the AFC playoffs. Despite those two close triumphs (22-21 against the Dolphins in the Divisional Round, and 17-13 against the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game), the Chargers lost Super Bowl XXIX to the 49ers, who were led by quarterback Steve Young (Super Bowl MVP) and wide receiver Jerry Rice. Despite the lopsided loss in the Super Bowl, Beathard, who traded for or drafted the bulk of the Chargers roster[30], and who hired coach Ross, was named the NFL's smartest man by Sports Illustrated[31], and became the only general manager to lead three different teams to the Super Bowl (Chargers, Dolphins, Redskins)[32]. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Stan Humphries (born April 14, 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana) was a former American Football quarterback who played for the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. ... Tony Derrick Martin (born September 5, 1965 in Miami, Florida), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New York Jets in the 5th round of the 1989 NFL Draft. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... This article relates to sports. ... Junior Seau: [SAY-ow] (born Tiaina Seau, Jr. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... Reuben Davis (born May 7, 1965 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former American football defensive tackle who played nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Phoenix Cardinals and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League. ... For the actor, see Shawn Lee. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Leslie ONeal (born May 7, 1964) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Natrone Jermaine Means (born April 26, 1972 in Harrisburg, North Carolina) is a former professional American Football running back who played for the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carolina Panthers of the NFL from 1993 to 2000. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1994 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIX. // Wild Card playoffs December 31, 1994 NFC: Green Bay Packers 16, Detroit Lions 12 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Game time: 12:30 pm EST/11:30 am CST Game weather: 31 °F (partly cloudy... Jon Steven Young (born October 11, 1961 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), is a former quarterback for the National Football Leagues San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Express of the short-lived United States Football League. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Jerry Lee Rice (born October 13, 1962 in Crawford, Mississippi) is a former football wide receiver in the NFL. Rice is widely regarded as among the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, consistently showing exceptional performance and strong work ethic on and off of the field. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


The Chargers follow-up year in 1995 didn't bring the same success of the previous season, but the team still managed to get into the playoffs with a five-game winning streak to end the season at 9-7. However, in the first round, the Chargers were eliminated by the Indianapolis Colts in a 35-20 defeat[33]. In 1996, Running back Rodney Culver and his wife, Karen, were killed in the crash of ValuJet Airlines Flight 592 in the Florida Everglades. Culver was the second player in team history to die while on the active roster after David Griggs was killed in a one-car accident in Davie, Florida 11 months earlier[28]. 1997 would find Ross and Beathard at odds with one another and would result in Ross and his staff being released[28]. The Chargers selected Kevin Gilbride to become their new head coach[28]. Gilbride, whose coaching background with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oilers featured a more open passing attack would mark a major change in offensive style from the ball control ground game of Ross[34]. Beathard drafted quarterback Ryan Leaf after trading several players and draft choices to the Arizona Cardinals in order to move up to the second pick in the 1998 NFL Draft[citation needed]. The Chargers would see the team struggle in pass protection resulting in Humphries suffering several concussions and his retirement from the game[35]. Gilbright was replaced by interim head coach June Jones, who was on the Chargers' staff before the hire[28]. Jones would leave the team at the end of the season to coach at the University of Hawaii and the Chargers would name former Oregon State University head coach Mike Riley as their new head coach[28]. Leaf wound up having a disappointing career with the Chargers after a great deal of controversy with both the Charger management as well as the press and his teammates[18]. His failure to be the player the team envisioned was seen as a black mark on the franchise and will be remembered by some as one of the worst draft/trades in the history of pro football[18]. Quarterback Jim Harbaugh, who was acquired in trade with the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional draft choice in 2000, became the Chargers starting quarterback. Beathard retired in April 2000 and was replaced January 2001 by John Butler, former general manager of the Bills[36]. From 1996 to 2003, the Chargers had eight-straight seasons where they were .500 or worse[37]. The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1995 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXX. // at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York Game time: 12:30 p. ... 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2001 saw Norv Turner, the former head coach of the Redskins, named offensive coordinator by Riley[36]. Turner would go on to install the offense that he coached with the Dallas Cowboys under Ernie Zampese, former offense coordinator during the Coryell era[38]. The Chargers signed Heisman Trophy winner free agent quarterback Doug Flutie, formerly with the Bills and traded the team's first overall selection in the 2001 NFL Draft to the Atlanta Falcons for the first round selection (fifth overall) and third-round selection in the same draft. In addition the Chargers obtained wide receiver/kick returner Tim Dwight and the Falcons' second-round draft selection in the 2002 NFL Draft. The Chargers used those selections in the 2001 draft to select Texas Christian University running back LaDainian Tomlinson and Purdue University quarterback Drew Brees [36]. Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Ernie Zampese (March 12, 1936) is a highly respected assistant American Football coach. ... Brennan redirects here. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football quarterback. ... The 2001 National Football League Draft , took place on April 21 and April 22, 2001 at the theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Timothy John Dwight, Jr. ... The 2002 National Football League Draft , took place on April 20 and April 21, 2002 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Purdue redirects here. ... Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. The San Diego Chargers originally selected him as the first pick of the 2001 NFL Drafts second round. ...


Hired as a replacement to Riley, Marty Schottenheimer's Chargers squad opened the 2002 season with four straight victories making him the only coach in team history to win his first four games[36]. Butler would succumb to cancer after a nine-month struggle in April of 2003[36]. Replacing Butler was A. J. Smith, who was named Executive Vice President-General Manager, replacing his close friend. Smith and Butler had worked together with the Bills playing key roles with Buffalo's Super Bowl teams[39]. In 2003, the Chargers traded Seau to the Dolphins for a draft pick in 2004 NFL Draft. Seau was selected to 2003 Pro Bowl, his 12th Pro Bowl selection of his career, and in his final season with the Chargers, he was chosen by teammates as the recipient of the Emil Karas Award as the team’s Most Inspirational Player[40]. Also in 2003, Tomlinson accumalated 195 total yards from scrimmage in a late season game against the Packers to raise his season total to 2,011 and became the first player in team history and the eighth player in NFL history to record consecutive 2,000-yard seasons[36]. Tomlinson also became the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards and catch 100 passes in the same season [36]. Martin Edward Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. ... A.J. Smith (born February 28, 1949) is a professional American football executive, currently serving as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the San Diego Chargers. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... The 2003 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Emil Karas (December 13, 1933 - November 1974) is a former American football linebacker in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers. ...


2004-present

Although the Chargers were tied with three other teams for the worst record of the 2003 NFL season, the league’s tie-breaking system gave San Diego the number one pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. With this pick, the Chargers selected Quarterback Eli Manning from the University of Mississippi despite Manning's stated desire to play elsewhere[41]. New York Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi, who had been in trade negotiations for several weeks before the draft with the Chargers, selected quarterback Philip Rivers fourth and traded him along with additional draft picks to the Chargers[42]. Rivers was expected to compete for the starting quarterback job, but he held out of training camp in a contract dispute[43]. Drew Brees, who received the majority of snaps at quarterback during Rivers' hold out, would retain the starting quarterback position[44]. The team earned a trip back to the post-season in 2004 by capturing the AFC West division title with a 12-4 regular season record. The Chargers entered the first round of the playoffs but were eliminated by the New York Jets, who won in overtime 20-17. Rookie kicker Nate Kaeding missed a 40-yard field goal that would have advanced San Diego into the next round, thus opening the door for a Jets victory. Despite an abrupt ending to their season, Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer was named NFL Coach of the Year for the season, and Brees was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Elisha Nelson Eli Manning (born January 3, 1981 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a professional American football player and the starting quarterback for the New York Giants of the NFL. He is the younger brother of Peyton Manning and Cooper Manning and the son of Archie Manning. ... The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. ... Ernie Accorsi is the current general manager of the NFLs New York Giants football team. ... Philip Rivers (born December 8, 1981 in Decatur, Alabama) is an American football player who plays quarterback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. The San Diego Chargers originally selected him as the first pick of the 2001 NFL Drafts second round. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2004 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXIX. // at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington Game time: 4:30 p. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Nate Kaeding (born March 26, 1982) is an American football placekicker who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2004 in the 3rd round with a pick acquired from Rivers-Manning Trade. ... Martin Edward Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ...


During the 2005 NFL Draft, the Chargers drafted linebacker Shawne Merriman with a draft pick acquired from the Giants in the Eli Manning trade, who would go on to become a selection to the 2006 Pro Bowl and the 2005 Defensive NFL Rookie of the Year Award recipient. The team then used their second first round selection on defensive tackle Luis Castillo.The Chargers started the season without tight end Antonio Gates as he was suspended two games by Smith for holding out in training camp[45]. The 2005 season saw LaDainian Tomlinson's 18-game touchdown scoring streak end as Kaeding had a field goal blocked and returned for a touchdown in a 20-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road[46]. Facing the 13-0 Colts on the road, the Chargers took a 16-0 lead into the third quarter of the game, but the Colts responded with 17 points of their own to take a 1-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Chargers would retake the lead on a field goal by Kaeding then scored again on an 83-yard touchdown run by Michael Turner. However a week later, the Chargers lost on the road to the Chiefs as an injured Tomlinson rushed for only 47 yards. The Chargers would go on to lose their season finale to the Broncos, with Brees suffering a dislocated shoulder to end the Chargers' 9-7 season. The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... Shawne Merriman (born May 25, 1984 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // He was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland, College Park. ... The 2006 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 12, 2006 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... Luis Alberto Castillo (born August 4, 1983 in Garfield, New Jersey), is an American football defensive end for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // He was selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Northwestern University, one of the first Dominicans in the NFL... Antonio Gates (born June 18, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is a football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // Before his rookie season of 2003 Gates had not played organized football since his senior year at Central High School in Detroit. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Michael Turner is: Michael Turner (artist), a comic book publisher and artist known for his work on Witchblade and Fathom. ...

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Logo and uniforms

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Chargers' AFL logo 1966-1969
Chargers' AFL logo 1966-1969
Chargers AFL logo
Chargers AFL logo

Except for color changes, the Chargers have basically used the logo of an arc-shaped lightning bolt since the team debuted in 1960. During its period in the AFL, the club also used a shield logo that featured a horsehead, a lightning bolt, and the word "Chargers". This is a history of the logos and uniforms of the San Diego Chargers. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...



From 1960 to 1973, the colors consisted of either Electric blue ("sky" or "powder" blue, but technically called Collegiate blue) or white jerseys, both with gold lightning bolts on the shoulders. The helmets were white and had both the arc-shaped lightning bolt logo, in gold, and the player's number. At first, the team wore white pants before switching to gold in 1966[citation needed].


In 1974, the sky blue was changed to dark royal blue. The helmet was also changed to dark blue and the players' numbers were removed. From 1978 through 1983, the Chargers wore their white jerseys at home, coinciding with the hiring of coach Don Coryell, but Coryell switched the Chargers to their blue jerseys at home starting in 1984. With the exception of the 1991 season and other sporadic home games since, San Diego wears its blue jerseys at home[citation needed].


In 1985, the Chargers started using navy blue and returned to wearing white pants. The team's uniform design was next revamped in 1988. It featured an even darker shade of navy blue. The lightning bolts on the jerseys and helmets were white with gold trim. In 1990, the team started to wear navy pants with their white jerseys. The Chargers went with all-white combinations in 1997 and 2001, only to have the blue pants make a comeback. On October 27, 2003, the Chargers wore their navy pants with their navy jersey for a Monday Night Football game versus the Miami Dolphins that was played at Sun Devil Stadium, then the home of the Arizona Cardinals, due to wildfires in southern California. This remains the only game in which the Chargers have worn the all-dark combination[citation needed]. The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sun Devil Stadium, Frank Kush Field is located on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red, The Buzzsaw Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


From the late 1980's to 2000, the Chargers traditionally wore their white uniforms during their two home games in preseason and then switched to their dark uniforms for the regular season. Beginning in 2001, the Chargers started wearing dark uniforms for preseason games and wear white for September home games. The reason for this is the fact that preseason games are played at night and September home games are played in the daytime. Despite August being a hotter month it is a greater advantage for the Chargers to wear white during September home games than August night games.


Since 2002, the Chargers have used the early-1960s uniform design as alternate jerseys, which many football fans (both of the Chargers and of other teams) wish to bring back full-time. Right now, the team will continue to use a variation of them (see below) as an alternate jersey[citation needed].


On March 9, 2007, the Chargers unveiled on their web site their first uniform redesign since 1988. The team formally unveiled this new uniform set, which will mix old and new styles, in a private team-only event on March 14. Navy blue remains the primary color on the home jersey, but the familiar lightning bolt was reverted to yellow, but now with navy and Collegiate (powder) blue trim, the latter color a nod to the 1960s uniforms and has been moved to the sides of the shoulders from the top, and includes a new numbering font and word mark in white with yellow and light blue trim. The pants also will have a redesigned lightning bolt in yellow with light blue trim on a navy stripe. Additionally, the team pays tribute to other uniform features from their history by wearing a metallic white helmet with a navy face mask with the newly revamped bolt in yellow with navy, white and light blue trim and white pants. The road white jerseys with navy pants and alternate light blue jerseys to be worn with white pants have also been redesigned with the new scheme[citation needed]. is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Los Angeles Chargers (AFL)
1960 10 4 0 1st AFL West Lost AFL Championship (Oilers) 24-16
San Diego Chargers (AFL)
1961 12 2 0 1st AFL West Lost AFL Championship (Oilers) 10-3
1962 4 10 0 3rd AFL West --
1963 11 3 0 1st AFL West Won AFL Championship (B. Patriots) 51-10
1964 8 5 1 1st AFL West Lost AFL Championship (Bills) 20-7
1965 9 2 3 1st AFL West Lost AFL Championship (Bills) 23-0
1966 7 6 1 3rd AFL West --
1967 8 5 1 3rd AFL West --
1968 9 5 0 3rd AFL West --
1969 8 6 0 3rd AFL West --
Merged into NFL
1970 5 6 3 3rd AFC West --
1971 6 8 0 3rd AFC West --
1972 4 9 1 4th AFC West --
1973 2 11 1 4th AFC West --
1974 5 9 0 4th AFC West --
1975 2 12 0 4th AFC West --
1976 6 8 0 3rd AFC West --
1977 7 7 0 3rd AFC West --
1978 9 7 0 4th AFC West --
1979 12 4 0 1st AFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) 17-14
1980 11 5 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Bills) 20-14
Lost Conference Championship (Raiders) 34-27
1981 10 6 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 41-38
Lost Conference Championship (Bengals) 27-7
1982 6 3 0 5th AFC Conf.+ Won First Round (Steelers) 31-28
Lost Second Round (Dolphins) 34-14
1983 6 10 0 4th AFC West --
1984 7 9 0 5th AFC West --
1985 8 8 0 4th AFC West --
1986 4 12 0 5th AFC West --
1987 8 7 0 3rd AFC West --
1988 6 10 0 4th AFC West --
1989 6 10 0 5th AFC West --
1990 6 10 0 4th AFC West --
1991 4 12 0 5th AFC West --
1992 11 5 0 1st AFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 17-0
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 31-0
1993 8 8 0 4th AFC West --
1994 11 5 0 1st AFC West Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 22-21
Won Conference Championship (Steelers) 17-13
Lost Super Bowl XXIX (49ers) 49-26
1995 9 7 0 2nd AFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Colts) 35-20
1996 8 8 0 3rd AFC West --
1997 4 12 0 5th AFC West --
1998 5 11 0 5th AFC West --
1999 8 8 0 3rd AFC West --
2000 1 15 0 5th AFC West --
2001 5 11 0 5th AFC West --
2002 8 8 0 3rd AFC West --
2003 4 12 0 4th AFC West --
2004 12 4 0 1st AFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 20-17
2005 9 7 0 3rd AFC West --
2006 14 2 0 1st AFC West Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 24-21
2007 5 5 0 T-1st AFC West* --
Totals 350 368 11 (1960-2006, including AFL & NFL playoffs)

* = Current Standing From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions. ... From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions. ... From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions. ... From 1960 to 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1979 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XIV. Note: The Dallas Cowboys (the NFC 1 seed) did not play the Philadelphia Eagles (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1980 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XV. Note: The San Diego Chargers (the AFC 1 seed) did not play the Oakland Raiders (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1980 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XV. Note: The San Diego Chargers (the AFC 1 seed) did not play the Oakland Raiders (the 4 seed) in the Divisional playoff round because both teams were in the same division. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York TV: NBC Starting Quarterbacks: Buffalo Bills - Joe Ferguson 12 New York Jets - Richard Todd 14 Bills defensive back Bill Simpson interception at the Buffalo 1-yard line with 2... The NFL playoffs following the 1981 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVI. // at Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York TV: NBC Starting Quarterbacks: Buffalo Bills - Joe Ferguson 12 New York Jets - Richard Todd 14 Bills defensive back Bill Simpson interception at the Buffalo 1-yard line with 2... The NFL playoffs following the 1982 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVII. A players strike reduced the regular season to nine games. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1982 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVII. A players strike reduced the regular season to nine games. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1992 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVII. // at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota Game time: 12:30 p. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1992 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVII. // at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota Game time: 12:30 p. ... The NFL playoffs following the 1994 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIX. // Wild Card playoffs December 31, 1994 NFC: Green Bay Packers 16, Detroit Lions 12 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Game time: 12:30 pm EST/11:30 am CST Game weather: 31 °F (partly cloudy... The NFL playoffs following the 1994 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXIX. // Wild Card playoffs December 31, 1994 NFC: Green Bay Packers 16, Detroit Lions 12 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin Game time: 12:30 pm EST/11:30 am CST Game weather: 31 °F (partly cloudy... The NFL playoffs following the 1995 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXX. // at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York Game time: 12:30 p. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2004 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXIX. // at Qwest Field, Seattle, Washington Game time: 4:30 p. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2006 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XLI. // at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana Game time: 4:30 p. ... The 2007 San Diego Chargers season will begin with the team trying to improve on their 14-2 record in 2006, not with an improved regular season record, but ultimately with the improvement of a Super Bowl victory, and in order to do this, the Chargers are undoubtedly more concerned...


+ = Due to a strike-shortened season in 1982, all teams were ranked by conference instead of division.


Players of note

Current roster

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Running Backs Philip Rivers (born December 8, 1981 in Decatur, Alabama) is an American football player who plays quarterback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... John William Volek (born April 28, 1976 in Hemet, California) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for Tennessee Titans. ... Charlie Whitehurst (born in 1984) is an american football quarterback for the National Football League San Diego Chargers. ...

Wide Receivers Lorenzo LaVonne Neal (born December 27, 1970 in Hanford, California) is an American football fullback that currently plays for the San Diego Chargers. ... Andrew Pinnock (born March 12, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football player who currently plays fullback for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // Pinnock played high school football at Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Connecticut and was named Mr. ... Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American football running back and return specialist for the San Diego Chargers. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Michael The Burner Turner (born February 13, 1982 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American football tailback who plays for the San Diego Chargers. ...

Tight Ends Christopher J. Chambers (born August 12, 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Craig “Buster” Davis (born October 2, 1985, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a wide receiver who attends Louisiana State University. ... Malcom Floyd (born September 8, 1981 in Sacramento, California) is an American football wide receiver who plays for the San Diego Chargers. ... Vincent Jackson (born January 14, 1983 in Fort Polk, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver that played college football at the University of Northern Colorado. ... Kassim Osgood (born May 20, 1980) is a National Football League wide receiver and top special teams player for the San Diego Chargers out of San Diego State. ...

Offensive Linemen Scott Chandler (born July 23, 1985) is an American football Tight End for the San Diego Chargers. ... Antonio Gates (born June 18, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is a football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // Before his rookie season of 2003 Gates had not played organized football since his senior year at Central High School in Detroit. ... Brandon Michael Manumaleuna (born January 4, 1980 in Torrance, California) is an American football tight end for the St. ... Legedu Naanee is an American football wide receiver. ...

Defensive Linemen Jeromey Clary (born November 5, 1983) is an American football player. ... Kris Dielman (born February 3, 1981) is an American football offensive guard who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers. ... Mike Goff (born January 6, 1976) is an American football guard for the San Diego Chargers in the NFL. Mike Goff starts at right guard for one of the most consistent offensive lines in the NFL. It is a star-studded line that features a lot of young talent, and... Nick Hardwick (born September 2, 1981 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American football center for the San Diego Chargers. ... Marcus McNeill (born November 16, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle who was selected by San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft[1]. McNeill played college football for the Auburn Tigers[2]. ^ 2006 NFL Draft Tracker. ... Scott Gene Mruczkowski (born April 5, 1982) is a center with the San Diego Chargers. ... Roman Oben is an offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. Previously he played for the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Shane Olivea (born October 7, 1981 in Bronx, New York) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. Since being drafted in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Chargers, Olivea has started 31 games in 2... Cory Withrow (born April 5, 1975) is an american football center. ...

Linebackers

Defensive Backs Ryon Bingham (born June 6, 1981) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers. ... Luis Alberto Castillo (born August 4, 1983 in Garfield, New Jersey), is an American football defensive end for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // He was selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of Northwestern University, one of the first Dominicans in the NFL... Jacques Cesaire (born August 30, 1980 in Worcester, MA) is a defensive end on the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He was signed by the Chargers in 2002 as an undrafted free agent. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Igor Olshansky (E-gor ol-SHAN-ski, born May 3, 1982 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) is a football defensive end for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // Igor moved from Ukraine to San Francisco when he was 9 years old. ... Jamal Williams (born April 28, 1976 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers in the NFL. He was drafted in the 1998 NFL Supplemental Draft by the San Diego Chargers out of Oklahoma State University. ... Stephen Cooper (born June 19, 1979 in Wareham, Massachusetts) is an American football player who currently plays linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. ... Tim Dobbins is an American football linebacker, who currently plays for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... Marques Harris (born 09/20/1981 in Salt Lake City, UT) is an american football linebacker on the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He lived in Grand Junction, Colorado before playing in the NFL. He played college football at the Southern Utah University. ... Shawne Merriman (born May 25, 1984 in Washington, D.C.) is an American football outside linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. // He was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland, College Park. ... Shaun Phillips (born March 13, 1981 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. ... Brandon Siler (born December 5, 1985) is a linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. ... Jyles Tucker (born September 18, 1983 in Morristown, New Jersey) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Anthony Waters (born July 25, 1985 in Lake View, South Carolina), is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. ... Matt Wilhelm (02/02/1981) is a linebacker on the San Diego Chargers. ...

Special Teams Antonio Cromartie (born April 15, 1984 in Tallahassee, Florida) is an American football cornerback for the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Drayton Florence, Jr. ... Cletis Gordon {born July 17, 1982) is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the San Diego Chargers. ... For others of the same name, see Steve Gregory. ... Clinton Hart (born July 20, 1977) is a defensive back on the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. at NFL.com Categories: | | | | | ... Quentin The Shadow Jammer (born June 19, 1979 in Angleton, Texas) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. His nicknames are The Hammer, Log Jammer and P.I. // Quentin Jammer attended Angleton High School in Angleton, Texas. ... Marlon Tarron McCree (born March 17, 1977 in Orlando, Florida) is an American football defensive back currently playing for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. McCree attended college at the University of Kentucky, and has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and the Carolina Panthers. ... Paul Oliver (born March 30, 1984 in Kennesaw, Georgia) is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Eric Weddle (born January 4, 1985) is an American football safety for the NFL San Diego Chargers. ...

Reserve lists
  • 26 Anthony Arline CB (Did Not Report)
  • 22 Tyronne Gross RB (IR)
  • 88 Eric Parker WR (IR)
  • 52 Carlos Polk OLB (IR)
  • 16 Germaine Race RB (IR)

Practice Squad David Binn(Born:February 6,1972) is a National Football League longsnapper for the San Diego Chargers. ... Nate Kaeding (born March 26, 1982) is an American football placekicker who currently plays for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2004 in the 3rd round with a pick acquired from Rivers-Manning Trade. ... Mike Scifres (born October 8, 1980 in Metairie, LA) is a punter for the San Diego Chargers out of the Western Illinois University. ... Tyrone Gross (born May 14, 1983 in Stockton, California) is a National Football League running back. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Eric Parker (born April 14, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the NFL. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Tennessee. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Carlos Devonn Polk {born February 22, 1977) is an American football linebacker for the San Diego Chargers. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ... Germaine Race (born April 7, 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American football running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Image File history File links Injuryicon. ...

  • 49 Antwan Applewhite OLB
  • 36 Tra Battle SS
  • 30 Eldra Buckley RB
  • 78 Andre Coleman DE
  • 96 Keith Grennan DE
  • 90 Keith Jackson DT
  • 45 Terna Nande LB
  • 77 Tony Pape OT


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Antwan Applewhite is an American football linebacker. ... Tra Battle (born January 5, 1985 in Forsyth, Georgia) is an American football safety who is currently a practice squad player for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Eldra Buckley (born June 23, 1985 in Charleston, Mississippi) is an American football running back who is a practice squad player for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... Keith Jerome Jackson, Jr. ... Terna Nande (born June 17, 1983) is an American football linebacker. ... Tony Pape (born September 29, 1981) is an American football player for the Miami Dolphins. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Pro Football Hall of Famers

Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Sidney Sid Gillman (October 26, 1911 - January 3, 2003) was an American football coach and innovator. ... Charles Joiner Jr. ... David D. Deacon Jones (born December 9, 1938) nicknamed Secretary of Defense is an American athlete and actor. ... Ronald Jack Mix was born on March 10, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ...

Retired numbers

Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver. ...

Chargers Hall of Fame

The Chargers have a team Hall of Fame with the following members:

Alworth, Mix, Hadl, Joiner, Coryell, Gillman, Garrison, Fouts, White, Winslow, Faison, Benirschke, Lincoln, Washington, Humphries, Ladd and Wilkerson are also members of the "San Diego Hall of Champions", which is open to athletes from the San Diego area as well as those who played for San Diego-based professional and collegiate teams. Emil Karas (December 13, 1933 - November 1974) is a former American football linebacker in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers. ... Frank Buncom (born November 2, 1939) was a former American Football linebacker. ... Bob Laraba (born May 30, 1933 in Sheldon, Vermont) is a former American football linebacker. ... Jacque MacKinnon (born November 10, 1938 in Dover, New Jersey, died March 6, 1975) was a college and professional football player in the United States. ... Lance Dwight Alworth (born August 3, 1940 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Ronald Jack Mix was born on March 10, 1938, in Los Angeles, California. ... Paul Lowe (born September 27, 1936 in Homer, LA) is a retired American football running back who played for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League from 1960 to 1969. ... William Barron Hilton I (born October 23, 1927) is an American heir and co-chairman of the Hilton Hotel chain and paternal grandfather of Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton. ... At Washington State University, Keith Lincoln (born May 8, 1939) was an all-around player and the schools career rushing leader. ... Ernest Ladd (November 28, 1938 - March 10, 2007), nicknamed The Big Cat, was an American collegiate and professional football player and a professional wrestler. ... From Syracuse University, where he made the schools all-century team, Walt Sweeney (born 1941) played in the North-South Game and the College All-Star Game. ... John Willard Hadl (born February 15, 1940 in Lawrence, Kansas) was a professional American football player. ... Chuck Allen (born September 7, 1939) was an American college and professional football player. ... Gary Garrison (born January 21, 1944 in Amarillo, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL. He played 11 seasons for the San Diego Chargers (1966-1976). ... Sidney Sid Gillman (October 26, 1911 - January 3, 2003) was an American football coach and innovator. ... Earl Faison (born 1939) was an American college and professional football player. ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Charles Joiner Jr. ... Don Coryell (born October 17, 1924) is a former American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. ... Speedy Duncan (born 1942) is a former American Football defensive back who played eleven seasons for the San Diego Chargers and the Washington Redskins from 1964 to 1974 in the National Football League. ... Russ Washington was an Offensive Lineman for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League and National Football League from 1968-1982. ... Kellen Boswell Winslow (born 1957 in St. ... George Pernicano is best known for his restaurant Casa di Baffi, and for his connection to the San Diego Chargers. ... // About Rolf Born in 1955, Rolf Benirschke was a kicker in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1978 to 1987 who played from 1980 to 1986. ... Gill Byrd (born in 1961 in San Francisco, California) was a two time Pro Bowl defensive back in 1991 and 1992 for the San Diego Chargers after graduating from San Jose State University. ... Gary Big Hands Johnson (born in 1952) was a former American football player. ... Douglas Wilkerson (born March 27, 1947 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) was a guard in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers. ... Wesley Sandy Chandler (born August 22, 1956 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida) is a former American football wide receiver. ... Stan Humphries (born April 14, 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana) was a former American Football quarterback who played for the Washington Redskins and San Diego Chargers. ... Robert Joseph Ross (December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia) is the current head coach of the United States Military Academy football team. ... Louis James Kelcher (b. ... Donald Matthew Macek (born July 21, 1954 in Manchester, New Hampshire) was a center in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers. ... Edward Alvin White (born April 4, 1947 in La Mesa, California) is a former American football player. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ...


Other notable alumni

Gary Anderson (born April 18, 1961 in Columbia, Missouri) was an American football player who played in the National Football League and the United States Football League. ... Darren Bennett (born January 9, 1965 in Perth) is an Australian who had a modestly successful career in Australian Rules football, followed by a far more substantial career in American football as a punter. ... David Boston (born August 19, 1978) is an American Football wide receiver and is currently a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). ... Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. The San Diego Chargers originally selected him as the first pick of the 2001 NFL Drafts second round. ... Stanley James Brock (born June 8, 1958 in Portland, Oregon) was a tackle in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. ... Willie Buchanon (born in San Diego) was a graduate of Oceanside High School and San Diego State University and was a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and was defensive rookie of the year in 1972 and a three-time Pro Bowl Player. ... Marion Butts is a former American Football running back who played for the San Diego Chargers and the New England Patriots of the NFL. Categories: American football biography stubs | National Football League players ... John Michael Carney (born April 4, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football placekicker. ... Darren Carrington (born October 10, 1966 in Bronx, New York) was a safety who played 8 seasons in the National Football League for five different teams. ... Curtis Scott Conway (born January 13, 1971 in Los Angeles) is a former NFL wide receiver and was a first round 1993 NFL Draft choice wide receiver out of the University of Southern California. ... Rodney Dwayne Culver (December 23, 1969 - May 11, 1996) was a Professional Football Player. ... Fred Dean is a defensive American football player acquired from San Diego, California to help the San Francisco 49ers win two Super Bowls in the 1980s. ... Timothy John Dwight, Jr. ... Donnie Edwards, Jr. ... Miller Farr Jr. ... Douglas Richard Doug Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American football and Canadian football quarterback. ... We dont have an article called Mike Fuller Start this article Search for Mike Fuller in. ... Dennis Gibson was a linebacker who played in the National Football League (American football) from 1987-1995 for the Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers. ... Darrien Jamal Gordon(Born in 1970) is a former professional American Football player who played defensive back for 9 seasons in the National Football League(1993-2002). ... James Joseph Jim Harbaugh (born December 23, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and finally the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bears out of the University of Michigan... James Harris may refer to: James Howard Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury (1807–1889) James Harris (comedy writer) James Harris (football player) (born 1947), first modern black professional American football quarterback to start a season James Harris (Grammarian) (1709–1780), English James Harris (politician), 2000 and 2004 U.S. presidential... Rodney Scott Harrison (born December 15, 1972 in Markham, Illinois) is an American football safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... John Jefferson (born February 3, 1956) is a retired American football wide receiver. ... Jack French Kemp Jr. ... Linden Keith King was a linebacker who played twelve seasons in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Raiders. ... Woodrow Lowe (born June 9, 1954 in Columbus, Georgia), is a former American professional football player who played in 11 NFL seasons from 1976-1986 for the San Diego Chargers. ... Gary Plummer (born 26 January 1960 in Fremont, California, U.S.) is a former NFL linebacker and current color commentator for the San Francisco 49ers radio broadcasts. ... Dickie Post was an American college and professional football player. ... Paul Leo Maguire (born August 22, 1938 in Youngstown, Ohio) is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Tony Derrick Martin (born September 5, 1965 in Miami, Florida), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New York Jets in the 5th round of the 1989 NFL Draft. ... Natrone Jermaine Means (born April 26, 1972 in Harrisburg, North Carolina) is a former professional American Football running back who played for the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Carolina Panthers of the NFL from 1993 to 2000. ... Eric Quinn Metcalf (born January 23, 1968 in Seattle, Washington) is a former National Football League running back and wide receiver who played for the Cleveland Browns, as well as Atlanta, San Diego, Arizona, Carolina, Washington and Green Bay. ... Muncie on the January 12, 1981 cover of Sports Illustrated Harry Vance Chuck Muncie (born March 17, 1953 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers in the National Football League from 1976 to 1984. ... Leslie ONeal (born May 7, 1964) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Alfred Sione Pupunu (born October 16, 1969 in Tonga) is a former professional American football tight end who played 9 seasons in the NFL from 1992 to 2000. ... (Born: 10/21/1967, in Miniola, TX) Played at the University of Texas from 1988-91. ... Richard Sean Salisbury (born March 9, 1963 in Long Beach, California) is an ESPN football analyst and former NFL and CFL quarterback. ... Junior Seau: [SAY-ow] (born Tiaina Seau, Jr. ... Billy Shields (born August 23, 1953 in Vicksburg, Mississippi) was a tackle in the National Football League who played eleven seasons, nine of those for the San Diego Chargers. ... Billy Ray Smith Jr. ... Neil Smith (born April 10, 1966 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former defensive end in the NFL who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1988 to 1996, Denver Broncos from 1997 to 1999, and the San Diego Chargers in 2000. ... Marcellus Wiley nicknamed Dat Dude (born November 30, 1974 in Compton, California) is an American football player, a defensive end for the NFLs Jacksonville Jaguars. ... Don Woods is a perennial hacker and computer programmer. ... Ernie Wright (born 1939 - ) was an offensive lineman who played for 13 seasons from 1960 to 1972. ... Wilbur Eugene Young (born April 20, 1949) was an American football defensive end who played 12 seasons in the NFL, mainly for the San Diego Chargers. ...

Coaches of note

Head coaches

Sidney Sid Gillman (October 26, 1911 - January 3, 2003) was an American football coach and innovator. ... Harland Svare (born November 15, 1930) is a former American Football linebacker who played for eight seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants from 1953 to 1960 in the National Football League. ... Ron Waller (born February 14, 1933 in Hastings, Florida) was a National Football League running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1955 through 1958. ... Tommy Prothro (July 20, 1920 - May 14, 1995) was a former football coach at both the collegiate and professional levels for more than 30 years. ... Don Coryell (born October 17, 1924) is a former American football coach, who coached in the NFL first with the St. ... Al Saunders (born February 1, 1947 in London, England) is an American football coach. ... Dan Henning (born June 21, 1942 in The Bronx, New York) is the former Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons (1983-1986) and the San Diego Chargers (1989-1991) of the NFL. He was also the head coach of the Boston College Eagles (1994-96). ... Robert Joseph Ross (December 23, 1936, Richmond, Virginia) is the current head coach of the United States Military Academy football team. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... June Sheldon Jones, III (born February 19, 1953, Portland, Oregon) is an American football coach, formerly with the Atlanta Falcons and currently with the University of Hawaiʻi. ... Mike Riley (b. ... Martin Edward Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. ... Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ...

Current staff

San Diego Chargers staff
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Front Office
  • Owner - Alex Spanos
  • President/CEO - Dean Spanos
  • Executive Vice President - Michael Spanos
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager - A.J. Smith
  • Vice President of Football Operations - Ed McGuire
  • Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel - Buddy Nix

Head Coaches Alexander Gus Spanos, (born September 28, 1923 in Stockton, California) is an American real estate developer and self-made billionaire of Greek[1] origins who owns the San Diego Chargers. ... A.J. Smith (born February 28, 1949) is an American professional football executive, currently serving as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of the San Diego Chargers. ... Buddy Nix (born December 6, 1939) is a professional American football executive, currently serving as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel for the San Diego Chargers. ...

Offensive Coaches Norval Norv Eugene Turner (born May 17, 1952 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) is the head coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ...

 

Defensive Coaches Clarence Shelmon (born September 17, 1952 in Bossier City, Louisiana) is the offensive coordinator for the National Football League San Diego Chargers. ... Matt Simon (born December 6, 1953) in Akron, Ohio) is an American football coach. ... James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... {NFL Coach |Image= |Color=#082567 |fontcolor=#FFBA00 |DateOfBirth=July 26, 1963 ) |Birthplace=Template:San Andreas CA |College=California |Position=Tight Ends |coach=yes |coachingyears=1987-1990 1991-1992 1993 1994-1996 1997-1999 1991-1993 2000-2002 2003 2004 2005-2006 2007-present |coachingteams=American Rivers College (Offensive Line) Sacramento... Jack Henry is an offensive line coach for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers. ... Hal Hunter (born July 8, 1959) is the current Assistant Offensive Line coach of the San Diego Chargers. ...

Special Teams Coaches Ted Cottrell is a retired NFL football coach. ... Wayne Nunnely (born March 29, 1952 in Los Angeles) is an american football coach of the defensive line for the National Football League San Diego Chargers. ... Ron (Chico) Rivera (born January 7, 1962 in Fort Ord, California) is the first American of Puerto Rican descent to play in the NFL (National Football League). ... Bill Bradley was a defensive back in the NFL. He played with the Philadelphia Eagles for most of his career. ... Kevin Lesley Ross (born January 16, 1962) in Camden, New Jersey) was a cornerback and safety who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. ...

  • Special Teams - Steve Crosby

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning - Jeff Hurd
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Vernon Stephens


Coaching Staff
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Radio and television

The Chargers' flagship station is KIOZ 105.3FM, commonly known as "Rock 1053." Josh Lewin and Hank Bauer comprise the broadcast team. Past Chargers radio broadcasters have included Tom Kelly, Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton, Dan Rowe and Ted Leitner. Most preseason games are televised on KFMB in San Diego and KCBS in Los Angeles. The announcers were Ron Pitts and Billy Ray Smith. KIOZ-FM, also known as Rock 105. ... Josh Lewin, left, alongside fellow Rangers commentator Tom Grieve Josh Lewin, left, alongside Detroit Tigers broadcast partner Kirk Gibson in 2000 Josh Lewin (born October 25, 1968) is an American sports commentator. ... Hank Bauer (born July 15, 1954 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska) was an American football running back in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers. ... Lee Hacksaw Hamilton is a well-known sports talk radio host based in San Diego, California. ... Ted Leitner is a former KFMB News 8 sportscaster and former longtime radioman of 760 KFMB as sportscaster for the San Diego Chargers. ... KFMB-TV is the local CBS television affiliate of San Diego. ... KCBS-TV, or CBS 2 Los Angeles, is the CBS owned and operated television station serving the Los Angeles, California area. ... Ron Pitts is an American sportscaster. ...


Since the Los Angeles market is within the Chargers' 75-mile radius (which prohibits broadcasts of Charger games on national radio during the regular season), the Chargers Radio Network has a secondary flagship station for Los Angeles: KSPN AM-710, in Los Angeles and Orange County. The previous Los Angeles flagship was KMPC AM-1540 for several years. KSPN (710 AM) is a owned radio station of ABC, and operated by ESPN Radio. ... KMPC-1540 is known to the Los Angeles and Orange County area as 1540 The Ticket. It is owned and operated by the radio division of the Sporting News magazine, although some of the networks daily programming does not air on the station, except in certain situations. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Chronology Chargers.com. Accessed 29 July 2007.
  2. ^ Hall of Famers by Franchise Pro Football Hall of Fame. Accessed 29 July 2007.
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