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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Hadl 22 Rook 10 107 for 260, 1,632 yards, 15 td, 24 int, & 40 rushes for 139 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
HB Keith Lincoln* 23 1 0 117 rushes for 574 yards, 2 td, & 16 catches for 214 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
FB Bobby Jackson 22 Rook 0 106 rushes for 411 yards, 5 td, & 13 catches for 136 yards and 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 19th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 56th pick / 1962
FL Jerry Robinson 23 Rook 0 21 catches for 391 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 11th / 147th pick / 1962
SE Don Norton* 24 2 0 48 catches for 771 yards, 7 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1960
TE Dave Kocourek* 25 2 0 39 catches for 688 yards, 4 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
LT Ernie Wright 23 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
LG Don Rogers 26 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 74th pick / 1959
C Wayne Frazier 23 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 32nd / 256th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 16th / 216th pick / 1961
RG Ron Mix*+ 24 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
RT Sherman Plunkett 29 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Earl Faison* 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
LDT Bill Hudson 27 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 34th pick / 1957
RDT Ernie Ladd* 24 1 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
RDE Ron Nery 28 2 0 New York Giants / 7th / 81st pick / 1956
LLB Emil Karas* 29 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1959
MLB Chuck Allen 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
RLB Paul Maguire* 24 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Claude Gibson 23 1 0 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 55th pick / 1961
RCB Dick Harris 25 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bud Whitehead 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
RS Bobby Bethune 24 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 9th / 117th pick / 1961
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blair 24 1 0 17 of 20 field goals & 31 of 34 extra points New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1960
P Paul Maguire* 24 2 0 79 punts for a 41.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Keith Lincoln* 23 1 0 11 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
KR Jerry Robinson 23 Rook 0 32 kick returns for a 23.4 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 11th / 147th pick / 1962

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Chuck Allen 23 MLB 14 0 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 1 8 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
24 Lance Alworth 22 4 0 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
61 Ernie Barnes 24 3 0 247 6-3 North Carolina Central 7/15/1938 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 112th pick / 1960
43 Bobby Bethune 24 RS 10 0 190 5-11 Mississippi St. 12/10/1938 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 9th / 117th pick / 1961
39 George Blair 24 K 14 0 195 5-11 Mississippi 5/10/1938 1 7 New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1960
35 Hezekiah Braxton 26 8 0 227 6-2 Virginia Union 4/11/1936 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 95th pick / 1961
55 Frank Buncom 23 14 0 235 6-2 USC 11/2/1939 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
89 Reggie Carolan* 23 14 0 236 6-6 Idaho 10/25/1939 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 102nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 17th / 135th pick / 1961
26 Bert Coan 22 4 0 220 6-5 TCU,Kansas 7/2/1940 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 85th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 105th pick / 1962
86 Earl Faison* 23 LDE 8 0 270 6-5 Indiana 1/31/1939 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
51 Wayne Frazier 23 C 7 0 245 6-3 Auburn 3/5/1939 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 32nd / 256th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 16th / 216th pick / 1961
25 Claude Gibson 23 LCB 14 0 190 6-1 North Carolina St. 5/26/1939 1 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 55th pick / 1961
33 Fred Gillett 26 6 0 225 6-3 Los Angeles St. 12/16/1936 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 19th / 261st pick / 1962
65 Sam Gruneisen 21 9 0 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl 22 QB 14 10 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
36 Dick Harris 25 RCB 14 0 187 5-11 McNeese St. 7/24/1937 2 10
79 Bill Hudson 27 LDT 14 0 270 6-4 Clemson 7/9/1935 1 5 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 34th pick / 1957
78 Dick Hudson 22 14 0 272 6-3 Memphis 7/30/1940 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
40 Bobby Jackson 22 FB 14 0 238 6-3 New Mexico St. 3/16/1940 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 19th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 56th pick / 1962
56 Emil Karas* 29 LLB 14 0 230 6-3 Dayton 12/13/1933 3 7 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1959
16 Val Keckin 24 6 0 215 6-4 Southern Miss 2/12/1938 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 152nd pick / 1961
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 2 2 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 5 1 Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
60 Jack Klotz 30 3 0 260 6-4 Widener 12/5/1932 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 216th pick / 1956
83 Dave Kocourek* 25 TE 14 0 240 6-5 Wisconsin 8/20/1937 2 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
77 Ernie Ladd* 24 RDT 14 0 290 6-9 Grambling St. 11/28/1938 1 7 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
22 Keith Lincoln* 23 HB 14 0 215 6-1 Washington St. 5/8/1939 1 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
38 Jacque MacKinnon 24 14 0 235 6-4 Colgate 11/10/1938 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
84 Paul Maguire* 24 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 2 10
20 Gerry McDougall 27 4 0 225 6-3 UCLA 3/21/1935 Rook 2
27 Charlie McNeil 26 4 0 180 5-11 Compton CC (CA) 8/8/1936 2 2
85 Paul Miller 32 2 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 8 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
82 Bob Mitinger 22 14 0 232 6-2 Penn St. 2/13/1940 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 29th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 34th pick / 1962
74 Ron Mix*+ 24 RG 14 0 250 6-4 USC 3/10/1938 2 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
80 Ron Nery 28 RDE 14 0 247 6-6 Kansas St. 12/30/1934 2 5 New York Giants / 7th / 81st pick / 1956
88 Don Norton* 24 SE 14 0 190 6-1 Iowa 3/13/1938 2 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1960
70 Sherman Plunkett 29 RT 14 0 290 6-4 Md-Eastern Shore 4/7/1933 4 4 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
29 Jerry Robinson 23 FL 14 0 190 5-11 Grambling St. 3/9/1939 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 11th / 147th pick / 1962
52 Don Rogers 26 LG 12 0 240 6-2 South Carolina 12/4/1936 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 74th pick / 1959
81 Maury Schleicher 25 4 0 238 6-3 Penn St. 7/17/1937 3 2 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 50th pick / 1959
76 Henry Schmidt 27 14 0 254 6-4 USC,Trinity (TX) 9/28/1935 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1958
64 Pat Shea 23 5 0 250 6-1 USC 6/28/1939 Rook 2
47 Bud Whitehead 23 LS 14 0 185 6-0 Florida St. 1/1/1939 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
17 Dick Wood 26 qb 6 2 205 6-5 Auburn 2/29/1936 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 144th pick / 1959
75 Ernie Wright 23 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Ohio St. 11/6/1939 2 4 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
Team Total 24.6 14 229.5 6-2.5 1.3