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1966 San Diego Chargers

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7-6-1, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: 1.7, Defense: 2.4, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (23.9/g), 3rd of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 284 points (20.3/g), 4th.
 Differential of 51 points (3.6/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.4-5.6.

Coach: Sid Gillman (7-6-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Hadl 26 4 12 200 for 375, 2,846 yards, 23 td, 14 int, & 38 rushes for 95 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
HB Paul Lowe 30 6 0 146 rushes for 643 yards, 3 td, & 12 catches for 41 yards and 0 td
FB Gene Foster 24 1 0 81 rushes for 352 yards, 1 td, & 26 catches for 260 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 10th / 78th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 201st pick / 1965
FL Lance Alworth*+ 26 4 0 73 catches for 1,383 yards, 13 td, & 3 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
SE Gary Garrison 22 Rook 12 46 catches for 642 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -3 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
TE Jacque MacKinnon* 28 5 14 26 catches for 477 yards, 6 td San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
LT Ernie Wright 27 6 0 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
LG Ed Mitchell 24 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 120th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 12th / 166th pick / 1964
C Sam Gruneisen 25 4 14 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
RG Walt Sweeney* 25 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
RT Ron Mix*+ 28 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
 Defensive Starters
LDE Howard Kindig 25 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
LDT George Gross 25 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 103rd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 16th / 128th pick / 1962
RDT Steve DeLong 23 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
RDE Bob Petrich 25 3 0 New York Giants / 6th / 82nd pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1963
LLB Dick Degen 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Rick Redman 23 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
RLB Frank Buncom 27 4 14 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
LCB Miller Farr 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Speedy Duncan* 24 2 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Kenny Graham+ 25 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
RS Bud Whitehead 27 5 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
 Special Teams Starters
K Dick Van Raaphorst* 24 2 0 16 of 31 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points Cleveland Browns / 10th / 138th pick / 1964
P Rick Redman 23 1 0 66 punts for a 37.0 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
PR Speedy Duncan* 24 2 0 18 punt returns for a 13.2 average and 1 td
KR Speedy Duncan* 24 2 0 25 kick returns for a 25.7 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Chuck Allen 27 5 0 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
32 Jim Allison 23 14 0 215 6-0 El Camino Col. (CA),San Diego St. 3/2/1943 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 94th pick / 1965
19 Lance Alworth*+ 26 FL 13 0 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 4 17 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
40 Joe Beauchamp 22 8 0 188 6-0 Iowa St. 4/11/1944 Rook 2
55 Frank Buncom 27 RLB 14 14 235 6-2 USC 11/2/1939 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
58 Doug Cline 28 2 0 230 6-2 Clemson 3/22/1938 6 2 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
51 Dick Degen 24 LLB 10 0 220 6-1 Long Beach St. 3/4/1942 1 4
56 Steve DeLong 23 RDT 14 0 252 6-2 Tennessee 7/3/1943 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
45 Speedy Duncan* 24 KR 14 0 180 5-10 Jackson St. 8/10/1942 2 10
68 Don Estes 28 5 0 250 6-3 LSU 10/14/1938 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 45th pick / 1963
86 Earl Faison 27 3 0 270 6-5 Indiana 1/31/1939 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
20 Miller Farr 23 LCB 14 0 190 6-1 Wichita St. 4/8/1943 1 5
62 John Farris 23 14 0 245 6-4 San Diego St. 11/2/1943 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 136th pick / 1964
Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 147th pick / 1964
37 Gene Foster 24 FB 14 0 220 6-0 Arizona St. 3/20/1942 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 78th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 201st pick / 1965
83 Willie Frazier 24 14 0 245 6-4 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/19/1942 2 2
27 Gary Garrison 22 SE 14 12 193 6-2 San Diego St. 1/21/1944 Rook 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
54 Tom Good 22 2 0 230 6-0 Marshall 12/23/1944 Rook 2 New York Giants / 16th / 211th pick / 1965
33 Kenny Graham+ 25 LS 13 0 210 6-0 Washington St. 11/25/1941 2 9 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
77 Jim Griffin 24 14 0 265 6-3 Grambling St. 2/8/1942 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 197th pick / 1964
79 George Gross 25 LDT 14 0 270 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1941 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 103rd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 16th / 128th pick / 1962
65 Sam Gruneisen 25 C 14 14 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl 26 QB 14 12 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 4 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
15 Dan Henning 24 1 0 195 6-0 William & Mary 6/21/1942 Rook 0
58 Emil Karas 33 2 0 230 6-3 Dayton 12/13/1933 7 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1959
87 Howard Kindig 25 LDE 14 0 265 6-6 Los Angeles St. 6/22/1941 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 112th pick / 1964
Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 170th pick / 1964
72 Gary Kirner 24 14 0 255 6-3 USC 6/22/1942 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1964
52 Paul Latzke 24 2 0 240 6-4 Pacific 3/22/1942 Rook 2
22 Keith Lincoln 27 14 0 215 6-1 Washington St. 5/8/1939 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
57 Mike London 22 3 0 230 6-2 Wisconsin 12/31/1944 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 126th pick / 1966
23 Paul Lowe 30 HB 14 0 205 6-0 Oregon St. 9/27/1936 6 6
38 Jacque MacKinnon* 28 TE 14 14 235 6-4 Colgate 11/10/1938 5 6 San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
73 Larry Martin 25 1 0 270 6-2 San Diego St. 4/9/1941 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 195th pick / 1966
67 Archie Matsos 32 9 0 217 6-0 Michigan St. 11/22/1934 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 189th pick / 1958
61 John Milks 23 3 0 222 6-0 San Diego St. 10/17/1943 Rook 2
60 Ed Mitchell 24 LG 14 0 285 6-2 Nebraska,Southern 9/5/1942 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 120th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 12th / 166th pick / 1964
82 Bob Mitinger 26 2 0 232 6-2 Penn St. 2/13/1940 4 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 29th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 34th pick / 1962
74 Ron Mix*+ 28 RT 14 0 250 6-4 USC 3/10/1938 6 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
71 Fred Moore 27 13 0 255 6-3 Oklahoma,Memphis 12/18/1939 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 120th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 10th / 135th pick / 1962
88 Don Norton 28 14 0 190 6-1 Iowa 3/13/1938 6 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1960
76 Terry Owens 22 t 14 1 260 6-0 Jacksonville St. 7/5/1944 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
85 Bob Petrich 25 RDE 14 0 252 6-4 West Texas A&M 3/15/1941 3 4 New York Giants / 6th / 82nd pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1963
81 Dave Plump 24 14 0 200 6-1 Fresno St. 12/13/1942 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 156th pick / 1965
66 Rick Redman 23 14 0 220 6-1 Washington 3/7/1943 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
80 Houston Ridge 22 11 0 270 6-4 San Diego St. 7/18/1944 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 117th pick / 1966
78 Walt Sweeney* 25 RG 14 0 256 6-4 Syracuse 4/18/1941 3 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
13 Steve Tensi 24 qb 14 2 215 6-5 Florida St. 12/8/1942 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 30th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 224th pick / 1965
43 Jim Tolbert 22 1 0 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
44 John Travis 23 6 0 216 6-1 San Jose St. 8/23/1943 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 18th / 162nd pick / 1966
39 Dick Van Raaphorst* 24 K 14 0 218 6-0 Ohio St. 12/10/1942 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 138th pick / 1964
47 Bud Whitehead 27 RS 14 0 185 6-0 Florida St. 1/1/1939 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
41 Nat Whitmyer 26 db 14 2 180 5-11 Washington 8/31/1940 3 1
75 Ernie Wright 27 LT 13 0 270 6-4 Ohio St. 11/6/1939 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
34 Bob Zeman 29 14 0 200 6-1 Wisconsin 2/22/1937 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 119th pick / 1959
Team Total 25.2 14 228.4 6-1.8 2.4