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1968 San Diego Chargers

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9-5-0, AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.2, Offense: 5.8, Defense: 0.4, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 382 points (27.3/g), 3rd of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 310 points (22.1/g), 5th.
 Differential of 72 points (5.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-5.3.

Coach: Sid Gillman (9-5-0)

Stadium: San Diego 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* 28 6 14 208 for 440, 3,473 yards, 27 td, 32 int, & 23 rushes for 14 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
HB Dickie Post 23 1 0 151 rushes for 758 yards, 3 td, & 18 catches for 165 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1967
FB Gene Foster 26 3 0 109 rushes for 394 yards, 1 td, & 23 catches for 224 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 10th / 78th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 201st pick / 1965
FL Lance Alworth*+ 28 6 0 68 catches for 1,312 yards, 10 td, & 3 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
SE Gary Garrison* 24 2 14 52 catches for 1,103 yards, 10 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
TE Jacque MacKinnon* 30 7 0 33 catches for 646 yards, 6 td San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
LT Terry Owens 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
LG Gary Kirner 26 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1964
C Sam Gruneisen 27 6 14 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
RG Walt Sweeney*+ 27 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
RT Ron Mix*+ 30 8 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
 Defensive Starters
LDE Houston Ridge 24 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 117th pick / 1966
LDT Russ Washington 22 Rook 12 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
RDT Scott Appleton 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
RDE Steve DeLong 25 3 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
LLB Jeff Staggs 24 1 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Chuck Allen 29 7 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
RLB Tom Erlandson 28 6 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Bob Howard 24 1 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
RCB Speedy Duncan 26 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Kenny Graham* 27 4 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
RS Joe Beauchamp 24 2 10 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Dennis Partee 22 Rook 0 22 of 32 field goals & 40 of 43 extra points San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
P Dennis Partee 22 Rook 0 56 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
PR Speedy Duncan 26 4 0 18 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 1 td
KR Speedy Duncan 26 4 0 25 kick returns for a 23.4 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
71 Harold Akin 23 10 0 260 6-5 Oklahoma St. 1/11/1945 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 67th pick / 1967
50 Chuck Allen 29 MLB 11 0 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 7 5 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
32 Jim Allison 25 12 0 215 6-0 El Camino Col. (CA),San Diego St. 3/2/1943 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 94th pick / 1965
19 Lance Alworth*+ 28 FL 14 0 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 6 15 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
70 Scott Appleton 26 RDT 14 14 260 6-3 Texas 2/20/1942 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
84 Marty Baccaglio 24 9 0 245 6-3 San Jose St. 9/28/1944 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 355th pick / 1967
40 Joe Beauchamp 24 RS 14 10 188 6-0 Iowa St. 4/11/1944 2 6
86 Ron Billingsley 23 13 0 290 6-8 Wyoming 4/6/1945 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 14th pick / 1967
68 Bob Briggs 23 14 0 258 6-4 Heidelberg 4/28/1945 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
15 Jon Brittenum 24 14 0 185 6-0 Arkansas 5/27/1944 Rook 0
56 Bob Bruggers 24 5 0 230 6-1 Minnesota 4/20/1944 2 2
82 Steve DeLong 25 RDE 14 14 252 6-2 Tennessee 7/3/1943 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
45 Speedy Duncan 26 KR 10 0 180 5-10 Jackson St. 8/10/1942 4 6
49 Ken Dyer 22 14 0 190 6-3 Arizona St. 3/16/1946 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 100th pick / 1968
62 Bernie Erickson 24 8 0 240 6-2 Abilene Christian 10/16/1944 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 121st pick / 1967
58 Tom Erlandson 28 RLB 10 0 235 6-3 Washington St. 3/24/1940 6 6
36 Dick Farley 22 10 0 185 5-11 Boston Univ. 5/30/1946 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 425th pick / 1968
42 Lane Fenner 23 11 0 210 6-5 Florida St. 12/7/1945 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1968
61 Jim Fetherston 23 mlb 13 7 225 6-2 California 6/1/1945 Rook 3
37 Gene Foster 26 FB 10 0 220 6-0 Arizona St. 3/20/1942 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 78th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 201st pick / 1965
83 Willie Frazier 26 9 0 245 6-4 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/19/1942 4 3
27 Gary Garrison* 24 SE 14 14 193 6-2 San Diego St. 1/21/1944 2 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
33 Kenny Graham* 27 LS 14 0 210 6-0 Washington St. 11/25/1941 4 9 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
65 Sam Gruneisen 27 C 14 14 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 6 6 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl* 28 QB 14 14 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 6 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
24 Bob Howard 24 LCB 14 0 174 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,San Diego St. 11/19/1944 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
26 Brad Hubbert 27 2 0 235 6-1 Arizona 6/5/1941 1 1
69 Curtis Jones 25 1 0 245 6-2 Missouri Southern,Missouri 12/20/1943 Rook 2
72 Gary Kirner 26 LG 14 0 255 6-3 USC 6/22/1942 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1964
54 Paul Latzke 26 7 0 240 6-4 Pacific 3/22/1942 2 2
51 Bill Lenkaitis 22 6 0 255 6-4 Penn St. 6/30/1946 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
22 Keith Lincoln 29 1 0 215 6-1 Washington St. 5/8/1939 7 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
73 Larry Little 23 g 14 4 265 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 11/2/1945 1 2
23 Paul Lowe 32 1 0 205 6-0 Oregon St. 9/27/1936 8 0
38 Jacque MacKinnon* 30 TE 14 0 235 6-4 Colgate 11/10/1938 7 7 San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
89 Ron McCall 24 3 0 240 6-2 Utah St.,Weber St. 7/11/1944 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1967
67 Bob Mitinger 28 3 0 232 6-2 Penn St. 2/13/1940 6 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 29th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 34th pick / 1962
74 Ron Mix*+ 30 RT 14 0 250 6-4 USC 3/10/1938 8 11 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
76 Terry Owens 24 LT 14 14 260 6-0 Jacksonville St. 7/5/1944 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
29 Dennis Partee 22 K 14 0 229 6-1 SMU 9/2/1946 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
22 Dickie Post 23 HB 13 0 190 5-9 Houston 9/27/1945 1 8 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1967
57 Bob Print 24 8 0 230 6-0 Dayton 1/16/1944 1 2
66 Rick Redman 25 1 0 220 6-1 Washington 3/7/1943 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
80 Houston Ridge 24 LDE 14 0 270 6-4 San Diego St. 7/18/1944 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 117th pick / 1966
64 Jim Schmedding 22 1 0 250 6-2 Weber St. 2/10/1946 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 154th pick / 1968
20 Russ Smith 24 14 0 212 6-0 Miami (FL) 8/4/1944 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1966
25 Dick Speights 22 2 0 176 5-11 Wyoming 6/30/1946 Rook 2
81 Jeff Staggs 24 LLB 12 0 240 6-1 BYU,San Diego St. 5/14/1944 1 6
78 Walt Sweeney*+ 27 RG 14 0 256 6-4 Syracuse 4/18/1941 5 11 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
43 Jim Tolbert 24 12 0 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
41 Phil Tuckett 22 1 0 185 6-0 Weber St. 4/27/1946 Rook 0
85 Russ Washington 22 LDT 14 12 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
77 Bob Wells 23 2 0 280 6-4 Johnson C. Smith 8/4/1945 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 403rd pick / 1968
87 Andre White 24 5 0 225 6-3 Florida A&M 10/7/1944 1 0 Washington Redskins / 19th / 281st pick / 1966
47 Bud Whitehead 29 3 0 185 6-0 Florida St. 1/1/1939 7 2 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
Team Total 25.0 14 227.7 6-1.9 2.5