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1969 San Diego Chargers

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8-6-0, AFL West Division  · 1969 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -0.5, Defense: 2.0, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 288 points (20.6/g), 5th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 276 points (19.7/g), 4th.
 Differential of 12 points (0.9/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

Coach: Sid Gillman (4-5-0) and Charlie Waller (4-1-0)

Stadium: San Diego Stadium
 Training Camp: UC Irvine (Irvine, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Hadl* 29 7 10 158 for 324, 2,253 yards, 10 td, 11 int, & 26 rushes for 109 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
HB Dickie Post* 24 2 0 182 rushes for 873 yards, 6 td, & 24 catches for 235 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1967
FB Brad Hubbert 28 2 0 94 rushes for 333 yards, 4 td, & 11 catches for 43 yards and 0 td
FL Lance Alworth* 29 7 0 64 catches for 1,003 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 25 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
SE Gary Garrison 25 3 10 40 catches for 804 yards, 7 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
TE Willie Frazier* 27 5 0 17 catches for 205 yards, 0 td
LT Terry Owens 25 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
LG Bill Lenkaitis 23 1 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
C Sam Gruneisen 28 7 0 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
RG Walt Sweeney* 28 6 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
RT Gene Ferguson 22 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Briggs 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
LDT Russ Washington 23 1 13 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
RDT Ron Billingsley 24 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 14th pick / 1967
RDE Steve DeLong* 26 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
LLB Jeff Staggs 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Rick Redman 26 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
RLB Pete Barnes 24 2 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
LCB Bob Howard 25 2 0 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
RCB Speedy Duncan 27 5 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Kenny Graham* 28 5 0 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
RS Jim Hill 23 Rook 0 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Dennis Partee 23 1 0 15 of 28 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
P Dennis Partee 23 1 0 71 punts for a 44.6 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
PR Speedy Duncan 27 5 0 27 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 0 td
KR Speedy Duncan 27 5 0 21 kick returns for a 28.0 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Chuck Allen 30 14 0 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 8 3 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
19 Lance Alworth* 29 FL 14 0 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 7 11 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
59 Pete Barnes 24 RLB 14 0 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 2 11 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
40 Joe Beauchamp 25 14 0 188 6-0 Iowa St. 4/11/1944 3 2
86 Ron Billingsley 24 RDT 9 0 290 6-8 Wyoming 4/6/1945 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 14th pick / 1967
68 Bob Briggs 24 LDE 14 0 258 6-4 Heidelberg 4/28/1945 1 7 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
56 Bob Bruggers 25 12 0 230 6-1 Minnesota 4/20/1944 3 3
53 Jim Campbell 23 1 0 232 6-2 West Texas A&M 1/16/1946 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 14th / 371st pick / 1968
71 Levert Carr 25 7 0 273 6-2 North Central 6/30/1944 Rook 2
82 Steve DeLong* 26 RDE 14 0 252 6-2 Tennessee 7/3/1943 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
14 Marty Domres 22 qb 10 4 220 6-4 Columbia 4/17/1947 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1969
45 Speedy Duncan 27 KR 14 0 180 5-10 Jackson St. 8/10/1942 5 6
49 Rick Eber 24 5 0 185 6-0 Tulsa 4/17/1945 1 2 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 162nd pick / 1968
36 Dick Farley 23 14 0 185 5-11 Boston Univ. 5/30/1946 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 425th pick / 1968
75 Gene Ferguson 22 RT 12 0 300 6-8 Norfolk St. 6/5/1947 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1969
61 Jim Fetherston 24 14 0 225 6-2 California 6/1/1945 1 3
37 Gene Foster 27 13 0 220 6-0 Arizona St. 3/20/1942 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 78th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 201st pick / 1965
83 Willie Frazier* 27 TE 11 0 245 6-4 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/19/1942 5 2
27 Gary Garrison 25 SE 10 10 193 6-2 San Diego St. 1/21/1944 3 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
33 Kenny Graham* 28 LS 14 0 210 6-0 Washington St. 11/25/1941 5 9 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 104th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 162nd pick / 1964
65 Sam Gruneisen 28 C 14 0 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 7 5 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl* 29 QB 14 10 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 7 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
39 Jim Hill 23 RS 14 0 190 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/21/1946 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
24 Bob Howard 25 LCB 14 0 174 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,San Diego St. 11/19/1944 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
26 Brad Hubbert 28 FB 14 0 235 6-1 Arizona 6/5/1941 2 3
38 Gene Huey 22 4 0 190 5-11 Wyoming 7/20/1947 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1969
72 Gary Kirner 27 7 0 255 6-3 USC 6/22/1942 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1964
51 Bill Lenkaitis 23 LG 14 9 255 6-4 Penn St. 6/30/1946 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
38 Jacque MacKinnon 31 7 0 235 6-4 Colgate 11/10/1938 8 1 San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
15 Pete Mikolajewski 26 1 0 210 6-1 Kent St. 2/26/1943 Rook 0
74 Ron Mix 31 8 0 250 6-4 USC 3/10/1938 9 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
76 Terry Owens 25 LT 14 0 260 6-0 Jacksonville St. 7/5/1944 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
29 Dennis Partee 23 K 14 0 229 6-1 SMU 9/2/1946 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
22 Dickie Post* 24 HB 14 0 190 5-9 Houston 9/27/1945 2 9 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1967
47 Jeff Queen 23 14 0 217 6-1 Morgan St. 8/15/1946 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 317th pick / 1968
66 Rick Redman 26 MLB 14 0 220 6-1 Washington 3/7/1943 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
48 Larry Rentz 22 2 0 170 6-1 Florida 8/1/1947 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 434th pick / 1969
80 Houston Ridge 25 5 0 270 6-4 San Diego St. 7/18/1944 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 117th pick / 1966
52 Dan Sartin 23 13 0 250 6-1 Mississippi 6/23/1946 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 103rd pick / 1968
31 Ron Sayers 22 8 0 209 6-1 Nebraska-Omaha 8/29/1947 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1969
64 Jim Schmedding 23 14 0 250 6-2 Weber St. 2/10/1946 1 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 154th pick / 1968
20 Russ Smith 25 14 0 212 6-0 Miami (FL) 8/4/1944 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1966
81 Jeff Staggs 25 LLB 13 0 240 6-1 BYU,San Diego St. 5/14/1944 2 6
78 Walt Sweeney* 28 RG 14 0 256 6-4 Syracuse 4/18/1941 6 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
43 Jim Tolbert 25 4 0 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
44 Richard Trapp 23 8 0 175 6-1 Florida 9/21/1946 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1968
85 Russ Washington 23 LDT 14 13 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
77 Bob Wells 24 14 0 280 6-4 Johnson C. Smith 8/4/1945 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 403rd pick / 1968
Team Total 25.1 14 227.1 6-1.9 2.6