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1964 San Diego Chargers

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8-5-1, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1964 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 1.7, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 341 points (24.4/g), 4th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 300 points (21.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 41 points (2.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.1-5.9.

Coach: Sid Gillman (8-5-1)
 Other Notable Asst.: Chuck Noll (Defensive Assistant)

Stadium: Balboa Stadium
 Training Camp: TraveLodge (Escondido, California)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Hadl* 24 2 8 147 for 274, 2,157 yards, 18 td, 15 int, & 20 rushes for 70 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
HB Paul Lowe 28 4 0 130 rushes for 496 yards, 3 td, & 14 catches for 182 yards and 2 td
FB Keith Lincoln*+ 25 3 0 155 rushes for 632 yards, 4 td, & 34 catches for 302 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
FL Lance Alworth*+ 24 2 0 61 catches for 1,235 yards, 13 td, & 3 rushes for 60 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
SE Don Norton 26 4 0 49 catches for 669 yards, 6 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1960
TE Dave Kocourek* 27 4 0 33 catches for 593 yards, 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
LT Ernie Wright 25 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
LG Pat Shea 25 2 0
C Don Rogers 28 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 74th pick / 1959
RG Walt Sweeney* 23 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
RT Ron Mix*+ 26 4 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
 Defensive Starters
LDE Earl Faison*+ 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
LDT Ernie Ladd*+ 26 3 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
RDT George Gross 23 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 103rd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 16th / 128th pick / 1962
RDE Bob Petrich 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 82nd pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1963
LLB Ron Carpenter 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1964
MLB Frank Buncom* 25 2 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
RLB Chuck Allen* 25 3 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
LCB Dick Westmoreland 23 1 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Jimmy Warren 25 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Kenny Graham 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
RS Bud Whitehead 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
 Special Teams Starters
K Keith Lincoln*+ 25 3 0 5 of 12 field goals & 16 of 17 extra points San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
P John Hadl* 24 2 8 62 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
PR Lance Alworth*+ 24 2 0 18 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
KR Dick Westmoreland 23 1 0 18 kick returns for a 20.0 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
3 Ben Agajanian 45 3 0 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 19 0
50 Chuck Allen* 25 RLB 14 0 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 3 8 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
19 Lance Alworth*+ 24 FL 12 0 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 2 15 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
39 George Blair 26 4 0 195 5-11 Mississippi 5/10/1938 3 2 New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1960
55 Frank Buncom* 25 MLB 14 14 235 6-2 USC 11/2/1939 2 9 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
89 Ron Carpenter 23 LLB 12 0 230 6-2 Texas A&M 9/2/1941 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1964
45 Speedy Duncan 22 5 0 180 5-10 Jackson St. 8/10/1942 Rook 2
86 Earl Faison*+ 25 LDE 14 0 270 6-5 Indiana 1/31/1939 3 11 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
33 Kenny Graham 23 LS 14 0 210 6-0 Washington St. 11/25/1941 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
79 George Gross 23 RDT 14 0 270 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1941 1 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 103rd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 16th / 128th pick / 1962
65 Sam Gruneisen 23 11 0 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl* 24 P 14 8 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 2 11 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
36 Dick Harris 27 6 0 187 5-11 McNeese St. 7/24/1937 4 2
30 Bob Horton 22 10 0 230 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/15/1942 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 12th / 168th pick / 1964
56 Emil Karas 31 4 0 230 6-3 Dayton 12/13/1933 5 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1959
24 Keith Kinderman 24 8 0 221 6-0 Iowa,Florida St. 4/16/1940 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 8th / 104th pick / 1963
72 Gary Kirner 22 14 0 255 6-3 USC 6/22/1942 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1964
83 Dave Kocourek* 27 TE 14 0 240 6-5 Wisconsin 8/20/1937 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
77 Ernie Ladd*+ 26 LDT 14 0 290 6-9 Grambling St. 11/28/1938 3 10 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
57 Bobby Lane 25 1 0 222 6-2 Baylor 10/30/1939 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 144th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 20th / 158th pick / 1961
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 25 FB 14 0 215 6-1 Washington St. 5/8/1939 3 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
23 Paul Lowe 28 HB 14 0 205 6-0 Oregon St. 9/27/1936 4 6
38 Jacque MacKinnon 26 14 0 235 6-4 Colgate 11/10/1938 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
68 Lloyd McCoy 22 1 0 245 6-1 San Diego St. 8/16/1942 Rook 2
20 Gerry McDougall 29 7 0 225 6-3 UCLA 3/21/1935 2 2
27 Charlie McNeil 28 6 0 180 5-11 Compton CC (CA) 8/8/1936 4 2
28 Mario Mendez 23 1 0 200 5-11 San Diego St. 12/11/1941 Rook 0
82 Bob Mitinger 24 9 0 232 6-2 Penn St. 2/13/1940 2 3 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 29th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 34th pick / 1962
74 Ron Mix*+ 26 RT 14 0 250 6-4 USC 3/10/1938 4 10 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
71 Fred Moore 25 4 0 255 6-3 Oklahoma,Memphis 12/18/1939 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 120th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 10th / 135th pick / 1962
88 Don Norton 26 SE 14 0 190 6-1 Iowa 3/13/1938 4 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1960
61 Ernie Park 24 14 0 253 6-3 McMurry 10/22/1940 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 19th / 146th pick / 1963
85 Bob Petrich 23 RDE 14 0 252 6-4 West Texas A&M 3/15/1941 1 6 New York Giants / 6th / 82nd pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1963
29 Jerry Robinson 25 14 0 190 5-11 Grambling St. 3/9/1939 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 11th / 147th pick / 1962
52 Don Rogers 28 C 14 0 240 6-2 South Carolina 12/4/1936 4 5 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 74th pick / 1959
18 Tobin Rote 36 qb 14 6 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 14 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
76 Henry Schmidt 29 14 0 254 6-4 USC,Trinity (TX) 9/28/1935 5 4 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1958
64 Pat Shea 25 LG 14 0 250 6-1 USC 6/28/1939 2 5
78 Walt Sweeney* 23 RG 14 0 256 6-4 Syracuse 4/18/1941 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
35 Herb Travenio 31 3 0 218 6-0 none 2/28/1933 Rook 2
49 Jimmy Warren 25 RCB 14 0 175 5-11 Illinois 7/20/1939 Rook 5
25 Dick Westmoreland 23 KR 14 0 190 6-1 North Carolina A&T 2/17/1941 1 10
47 Bud Whitehead 25 RS 12 0 185 6-0 Florida St. 1/1/1939 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
75 Ernie Wright 25 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Ohio St. 11/6/1939 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
Team Total 25.8 14 225.5 6-1.7 2.7