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1962 San Diego Chargers

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4-10-0, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.9, Offense: 0.0, Defense: -4.9, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 314 points (22.4/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 392 points (28.0/g), 7th.
 Differential of -78 points (-5.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.2-8.8.

Coach: Sid Gillman (4-10-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Chuck Noll (Defensive Assistant)

Stadium: Balboa Stadium
 Training Camp: University of San Diego (San Diego, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Barron Hilton
Head Coach/General Manager Sid Gillman
Offensive Scheme Vertical
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 314 4081 854 4.8 48 14 22 217 168 416 2434 23 34 5.5 113 410 1647 13 4.0 82
Team Defense 392 4518 883 5.1 42 13 23 248 196 402 2615 29 29 5.9 120 437 1903 16 4.4 105
Lg Rank Offense 5 6 4 3 6 5 6 4 5 5 5 5 5 5
Lg Rank Defense 7 4 7 7 7 2 4 8 4 6 5 6 6 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 7 boxscore L 0-1 @ Denver Broncos 21 30 14 208 112 96 1 28 505 384 121 3
2 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-1 New York Titans 40 14 13 297 187 110 2 20 248 165 83 6
3 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-2 Houston Oilers 17 42 15 337 292 45 3 27 432 155 277 1
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 2-2 @ Oakland Raiders 42 33 15 384 179 205 3 14 266 125 141 3
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 3-2 Dallas Texans 32 28 22 371 233 138 1 10 213 139 74 3
6 Sat October 13 boxscore L 3-3 @ Buffalo Bills 10 35 12 115 72 43 4 17 439 136 303 3
6 Fri October 19 boxscore L 3-4 @ Boston Patriots 20 24 11 260 170 90 4 20 312 137 175 2
8 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-5 @ New York Titans 3 23 10 183 145 38 6 13 345 275 70 2
9 Sun November 4 boxscore L 3-6 Denver Broncos 20 23 16 313 162 151 4 21 251 200 51 3
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-7 Buffalo Bills 20 40 21 370 206 164 5 20 335 124 211 2
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 3-8 @ Houston Oilers 27 33 18 394 241 153 3 10 275 228 47 7
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 4-8 Oakland Raiders 31 21 23 335 150 185 2 12 372 296 76 3
13 Sun December 9 boxscore L 4-9 Boston Patriots 14 20 10 187 101 86 3 15 287 147 140 2
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 4-10 @ Dallas Texans 17 26 17 327 184 143 7 19 238 104 134 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
21 John Hadl 22 QB 14 10 1-9-0 107 260 41.2% 1632 15 5.8 24 9.2 72 6.3 3.3 15.3 116.6 43.3
17 Dick Wood 26 qb 6 2 2-0-0 41 97 42.3% 655 4 4.1 7 7.2 47 6.8 4.3 16.0 109.2 49.1
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 2 2 1-1-0 13 45 28.9% 292 2 4.4 2 4.4 67 6.5 5.4 22.5 146.0 50.4
16 Val Keckin 24 6 0 5 9 55.6% 64 0 0.0 1 11.1 25 7.1 2.1 12.8 10.7 38.4
22 Keith Lincoln* 23 HB/PR 14 0 2 5 40.0% 43 2 40.0 0 0.0 23 8.6 16.6 21.5 3.1 110.8
Team Total 24.6 14 4-10-0 168 416 40.4% 2686 23 5.5 34 8.2 72 6.5 3.9 16.0 191.9 47.0 0 0
Opp Total 14 196 402 48.8% 2926 29 7.2 29 7.2 7.3 5.48 14.9 209.0 67.0 44 311 5.9 4.2 9.9

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
22 Keith Lincoln* 23 HB/PR 14 0 117 574 2 86 4.9 41.0 8.4 16 214 13.4 1 29 1.1 15.3 788 3 1
40 Bobby Jackson 22 FB 14 0 106 411 5 19 3.9 29.4 7.6 13 136 10.5 2 33 0.9 9.7 547 7 0
38 Jacque MacKinnon 24 14 0 59 240 0 24 4.1 17.1 4.2 9 125 13.9 2 32 0.6 8.9 365 2 2
20 Gerry McDougall 27 4 0 43 197 3 24 4.6 49.3 10.8 4 27 6.8 0 10 1.0 6.8 224 3 1
21 John Hadl 22 QB 14 10 40 139 1 18 3.5 9.9 2.9 139 1 8
35 Hezekiah Braxton 26 8 0 17 35 1 15 2.1 4.4 2.1 4 17 4.3 0 10 0.5 2.1 52 1 0
26 Bert Coan 22 4 0 12 10 0 8 0.8 2.5 3.0 1 52 52.0 0 52 0.3 13.0 62 0 0
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 2 2 8 28 1 19 3.5 14.0 4.0 28 1 2
29 Jerry Robinson 23 FL/KR 14 0 2 10 0 7 5.0 0.7 0.1 21 391 18.6 3 72 1.5 27.9 401 3 1
33 Fred Gillett 26 6 0 2 8 0 5 4.0 1.3 0.3 8 0 0
24 Lance Alworth 22 4 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 4.3 0.3 10 226 22.6 3 67 2.5 56.5 243 3 0
16 Val Keckin 24 6 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.5 0.2 3 0 2
17 Dick Wood 26 qb 6 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 2
88 Don Norton* 24 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 48 771 16.1 7 47 3.4 55.1 771 7 1
83 Dave Kocourek* 25 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 688 17.6 4 45 2.8 49.1 688 4 0
89 Reggie Carolan* 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 39 13.0 1 18 0.2 2.8 39 1 0
Team Total 24.6 14 409 1672 13 86 4.1 119.4 29.2 168 2686 16.0 23 72 12.0 191.9 4358 36 24
Opp Total 14 437 1903 16 4.4 135.9 31.2 196 2615 13.3 29 14.0 186.8 4518 45 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
29 Jerry Robinson 23 FL/KR 14 0 32 748 0 57 23.4 1149
22 Keith Lincoln* 23 HB/PR 14 0 11 94 0 17 8.5 14 398 1 103 28.4 1280
43 Bobby Bethune 24 RS 10 0 12 251 0 27 20.9 251
25 Claude Gibson 23 LCB 14 0 10 89 0 27 8.9 2 55 0 39 27.5 144
36 Dick Harris 25 RCB 14 0 7 95 0 34 13.6 95
20 Gerry McDougall 27 4 0 3 71 0 28 23.7 295
26 Bert Coan 22 4 0 2 31 0 28 15.5 93
35 Hezekiah Braxton 26 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 52
40 Bobby Jackson 22 FB 14 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 563
60 Jack Klotz 30 3 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 24.6 14 29 278 0 34 9.6 67 1585 1 103 23.7 6221
Opp Total 14 26 229 1 8.8 56 1231 1 22.0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
84 Paul Maguire* 24 P/RLB 14 0 79 3289 66 0 41.6
39 George Blair 24 K 14 0 6 5 5 5 2 2 7 5 20 17 85.0%% 34 31 91.2%%
Team Total 24.6 14 6 5 5 5 2 2 7 5 20 17 85.0%% 34 31 91.2%% 79 3289 66 0 41.6
Opp Total 14 31 17 54.8%% 44 41 93.2%% 68 2768 40.7

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
25 Claude Gibson 23 LCB 14 0 8 85 1 37 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 John Hadl 22 QB 14 10 0 8 0 0 0
36 Dick Harris 25 RCB 14 0 5 52 0 36 0 0 1 0 0 0
55 Frank Buncom 23 14 0 4 49 0 26 0
43 Bobby Bethune 24 RS 10 0 3 6 0 4 0
39 George Blair 24 K 14 0 2 36 0 19 0
56 Emil Karas* 29 LLB 14 0 2 8 0 8 0
16 Val Keckin 24 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
38 Jacque MacKinnon 24 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
17 Dick Wood 26 qb 6 2 0 2 0 0 0
50 Chuck Allen 23 MLB 14 0 1 7 0 7 0
86 Earl Faison* 23 LDE 8 0 1 30 0 30 0
60 Jack Klotz 30 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
22 Keith Lincoln* 23 HB/PR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
84 Paul Maguire* 24 P/RLB 14 0 1 13 0 13 0
20 Gerry McDougall 27 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Charlie McNeil 26 4 0 1 36 0 36 0
88 Don Norton* 24 SE 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
29 Jerry Robinson 23 FL/KR 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
47 Bud Whitehead 23 LS 14 0 1 18 0 18 0
Team Total 24.6 14 29 340 1 37 0 0 24 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 28 30 17 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
39 George Blair 24 K 14 0 31 17 82
40 Bobby Jackson 22 FB 14 0 5 2 7 42
88 Don Norton* 24 SE 14 0 7 7 42
83 Dave Kocourek* 25 TE 14 0 4 4 1 26
22 Keith Lincoln* 23 HB/PR 14 0 2 1 1 4 24
24 Lance Alworth 22 4 0 3 3 18
20 Gerry McDougall 27 4 0 3 3 18
29 Jerry Robinson 23 FL/KR 14 0 3 3 18
38 Jacque MacKinnon 24 14 0 2 2 12
35 Hezekiah Braxton 26 8 0 1 1 1 8
89 Reggie Carolan* 23 14 0 1 1 6
25 Claude Gibson 23 LCB 14 0 1 1 6
21 John Hadl 22 QB 14 10 1 1 6
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 2 2 1 1 6
Team Total 24.6 14 13 23 1 1 38 2 31 17 314
Opp Total 14 16 29 1 1 1 41 17 2 392

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-07 @ DEN L, 21-30 2 7 pass Don Norton 7 yard pass from Jack Kemp (George Blair kick)
2 1962-09-07 @ DEN L, 21-30 3 37 interception Claude Gibson 37 yard interception return (George Blair kick)
3 1962-09-07 @ DEN L, 21-30 4 15 pass Bobby Jackson 15 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
4 1962-09-16 NYT W, 40-14 1 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
5 1962-09-16 NYT W, 40-14 2 23 pass Lance Alworth 23 yard pass from Keith Lincoln (George Blair kick)
6 1962-09-16 NYT W, 40-14 2 5 rush Bobby Jackson 5 yard rush (George Blair kick)
7 1962-09-16 NYT W, 40-14 3 67 pass Lance Alworth 67 yard pass from Jack Kemp (George Blair kick)
8 1962-09-16 NYT W, 40-14 4 103 kickoff Keith Lincoln 103 yard kickoff return
9 1962-09-23 HOU L, 17-42 1 7 pass Don Norton 7 yard pass from Dick Wood (George Blair kick)
10 1962-09-23 HOU L, 17-42 4 29 pass Don Norton 29 yard pass from Dick Wood (George Blair kick)
11 1962-09-30 @ OAK W, 42-33 1 10 pass Bobby Jackson 10 yard pass from Dick Wood (George Blair kick)
12 1962-09-30 @ OAK W, 42-33 2 37 pass Dave Kocourek 37 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
13 1962-09-30 @ OAK W, 42-33 2 13 pass Don Norton 13 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
14 1962-09-30 @ OAK W, 42-33 2 53 pass Lance Alworth 53 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
15 1962-09-30 @ OAK W, 42-33 3 6 rush Bobby Jackson 6 yard rush (George Blair kick)
16 1962-09-30 @ OAK W, 42-33 3 86 rush Keith Lincoln 86 yard rush (George Blair kick)
17 1962-10-07 DTX W, 32-28 1 4 rush John Hadl 4 yard rush
18 1962-10-07 DTX W, 32-28 2 14 pass Don Norton 14 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
19 1962-10-07 DTX W, 32-28 2 33 pass Jerry Robinson 33 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
20 1962-10-07 DTX W, 32-28 4 2 rush Keith Lincoln 2 yard rush
21 1962-10-13 @ BUF L, 10-35 4 5 rush Hezekiah Braxton 5 yard rush (George Blair kick)
22 1962-10-19 @ BOS L, 20-24 1 35 pass Dave Kocourek 35 yard pass from Dick Wood (George Blair kick)
23 1962-10-19 @ BOS L, 20-24 2 2 rush Bobby Jackson 2 yard rush (George Blair kick)
24 1962-11-04 DEN L, 20-23 2 72 pass Jerry Robinson 72 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
25 1962-11-04 DEN L, 20-23 2 9 pass Jacque MacKinnon 9 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
26 1962-11-11 BUF L, 20-40 3 15 pass Dave Kocourek 15 yard pass from John Hadl
27 1962-11-11 BUF L, 20-40 4 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (run failed)
28 1962-11-11 BUF L, 20-40 4 3 rush Bobby Jackson 3 yard rush (two point run successful)
29 1962-11-25 @ HOU L, 27-33 1 32 pass Jacque MacKinnon 32 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
30 1962-11-25 @ HOU L, 27-33 1 26 pass Dave Kocourek 26 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
31 1962-11-25 @ HOU L, 27-33 2 12 pass Reggie Carolan 12 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
32 1962-12-02 OAK W, 31-21 1 7 rush Gerry McDougall 7 yard rush (George Blair kick)
33 1962-12-02 OAK W, 31-21 1 25 rush Gerry McDougall 25 yard rush (George Blair kick)
34 1962-12-02 OAK W, 31-21 3 23 pass Don Norton 23 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
35 1962-12-02 OAK W, 31-21 4 17 pass Keith Lincoln 17 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
36 1962-12-09 BOS L, 14-20 4 2 rush Gerry McDougall 2 yard rush (two point pass successful)
37 1962-12-16 @ DTX L, 17-26 1 20 pass Jerry Robinson 20 yard pass from Keith Lincoln (George Blair kick)
38 1962-12-16 @ DTX L, 17-26 3 13 pass Don Norton 13 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-07 @ DEN W, 30-21 1 5 rush Gene Mingo 5 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
2 1962-09-07 @ DEN W, 30-21 2 49 pass Bob Scarpitto 49 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
3 1962-09-07 @ DEN W, 30-21 2 2 pass Bo Dickinson 2 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
4 1962-09-16 NYT L, 14-40 4 10 pass Art Powell 10 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Dick Guesman kick)
5 1962-09-16 NYT L, 14-40 4 14 pass Art Powell 14 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Dick Guesman kick)
6 1962-09-23 HOU W, 42-17 1 25 pass Charley Hennigan 25 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
7 1962-09-23 HOU W, 42-17 1 1 rush Billy Cannon 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
8 1962-09-23 HOU W, 42-17 2 10 rush Billy Cannon 10 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
9 1962-09-23 HOU W, 42-17 2 13 pass Billy Cannon 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
10 1962-09-23 HOU W, 42-17 3 20 rush Charley Tolar 20 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1962-09-23 HOU W, 42-17 4 4 pass Willard Dewveall 4 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
12 1962-09-30 @ OAK L, 33-42 1 87 kickoff Bo Roberson 87 yard kickoff return (Jackie Simpson kick)
13 1962-09-30 @ OAK L, 33-42 2 91 interception Fred Williamson 91 yard interception return (Jackie Simpson kick)
14 1962-09-30 @ OAK L, 33-42 4 35 pass Dobie Craig 35 yard pass from Chon Gallegos (two point run successful)
15 1962-09-30 @ OAK L, 33-42 4 32 pass Bo Roberson 32 yard pass from Chon Gallegos (two point pass successful)
16 1962-10-07 DTX L, 28-32 2 1 rush Frank Jackson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1962-10-07 DTX L, 28-32 2 46 pass Abner Haynes 46 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
18 1962-10-07 DTX L, 28-32 4 14 pass Abner Haynes 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
19 1962-10-07 DTX L, 28-32 4 12 pass Chris Burford 12 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
20 1962-10-13 @ BUF W, 35-10 1 19 pass Elbert Dubenion 19 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
21 1962-10-13 @ BUF W, 35-10 2 76 pass Glenn Bass 76 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
22 1962-10-13 @ BUF W, 35-10 2 1 rush Cookie Gilchrist 1 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
23 1962-10-13 @ BUF W, 35-10 3 7 pass Cookie Gilchrist 7 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
24 1962-10-13 @ BUF W, 35-10 4 2 rush Wayne Crow 2 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
25 1962-10-19 @ BOS W, 24-20 3 9 pass Jim Colclough 9 yard pass from Babe Parilli
26 1962-10-19 @ BOS W, 24-20 3 25 pass Jim Colclough 25 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Jim Crawford pass from Babe Parilli)
27 1962-10-19 @ BOS W, 24-20 4 1 rush Jim Crawford 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
28 1962-10-28 @ NYT W, 23-3 3 63 pass Don Maynard 63 yard pass from Johnny Green
29 1962-10-28 @ NYT W, 23-3 3 73 punt Dick Christy 73 yard punt return (Bill Shockley kick)
30 1962-10-28 @ NYT W, 23-3 3 18 pass Don Maynard 18 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
31 1962-11-04 DEN W, 23-20 1 1 rush Donnie Stone 1 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
32 1962-11-04 DEN W, 23-20 3 6 rush Donnie Stone 6 yard rush (Gene Mingo kick)
33 1962-11-04 DEN W, 23-20 4 13 pass Donnie Stone 13 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Gene Mingo kick)
34 1962-11-11 BUF W, 40-20 1 22 rush Cookie Gilchrist 22 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
35 1962-11-11 BUF W, 40-20 1 12 rush Wray Carlton 12 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
36 1962-11-11 BUF W, 40-20 2 14 rush Wray Carlton 14 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
37 1962-11-11 BUF W, 40-20 2 68 pass Elbert Dubenion 68 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
38 1962-11-11 BUF W, 40-20 2 13 pass Glenn Bass 13 yard pass from Warren Rabb
39 1962-11-25 @ HOU W, 33-27 2 98 pass Willard Dewveall 98 yard pass from Jacky Lee (George Blanda kick)
40 1962-11-25 @ HOU W, 33-27 3 1 rush Billy Cannon 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
41 1962-11-25 @ HOU W, 33-27 4 16 pass Willard Dewveall 16 yard pass from George Blanda (two point pass successful)
42 1962-12-02 OAK L, 21-31 3 2 rush Clem Daniels 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
43 1962-12-02 OAK L, 21-31 4 65 pass Dick Dorsey 65 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
44 1962-12-02 OAK L, 21-31 4 90 pass Dick Dorsey 90 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Ben Agajanian kick)
45 1962-12-09 BOS W, 20-14 1 43 pass Jim Crawford 43 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
46 1962-12-09 BOS W, 20-14 2 12 pass Jim Colclough 12 yard pass from Tom Yewcic (Gino Cappelletti kick)
47 1962-12-16 @ DTX W, 26-17 2 5 rush Len Dawson 5 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
48 1962-12-16 @ DTX W, 26-17 2 13 pass Jack Spikes 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)