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1970 San Diego Chargers

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5-6-3, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: 0.5, Defense: -1.2, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 282 points (20.1/g), 14th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 278 points (19.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of 4 points (0.3/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 7.1-6.9.

Coach: Charlie Waller (5-6-3)

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 30 8 12 162 for 327, 2,388 yards, 22 td, 15 int, & 28 rushes for 188 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
RB Dickie Post 25 3 6 74 rushes for 225 yards, 1 td, & 13 catches for 113 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1967
FB Jeff Queen 24 1 6 77 rushes for 261 yards, 1 td, & 20 catches for 236 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 12th / 317th pick / 1968
WR Lance Alworth 30 8 13 35 catches for 608 yards, 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
WR Gary Garrison* 26 4 14 44 catches for 1,006 yards, 12 td, & 4 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
TE Willie Frazier 28 6 12 38 catches for 497 yards, 6 td, & 5 rushes for 120 yards and 1 td
LT Terry Owens 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
LG Bill Lenkaitis 24 2 7 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
C Sam Gruneisen 29 8 14 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
RG Walt Sweeney* 29 7 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
RT Russ Washington 24 2 13 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Owens 24 Rook 14 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 215th pick / 1969
LDT Bob Briggs 25 2 6 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
RDT Ron Billingsley 25 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 14th pick / 1967
RDE Steve DeLong 27 5 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
LLB Jeff Staggs 26 3 9 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
MLB Bob Babich 23 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
RLB Pete Barnes 25 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
LCB Bob Howard 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
RCB Joe Beauchamp 26 4 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
SS Jim Hill 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
FS Jim Tolbert 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Mercer 35 9 0 12 of 19 field goals & 34 of 35 extra points Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
P Dennis Partee 24 2 0 65 punts for a 43.9 average, 1 blocked San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
PR Chris Fletcher 22 Rook 2 16 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1970
KR Speedy Duncan 28 6 0 19 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
19 Lance Alworth 30 WR 14 13 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 8 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
60 Bob Babich 23 MLB 14 14 231 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/5/1947 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
59 Pete Barnes 25 RLB 14 14 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 3 7 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
40 Joe Beauchamp 26 RCB 13 12 188 6-0 Iowa St. 4/11/1944 4 7
86 Ron Billingsley 25 RDT 9 7 290 6-8 Wyoming 4/6/1945 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 14th pick / 1967
68 Bob Briggs 25 LDT 10 6 258 6-4 Heidelberg 4/28/1945 2 6 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1967
56 Bob Bruggers 26 13 7 230 6-1 Minnesota 4/20/1944 4 3
13 Wayne Clark 23 1 0 203 6-2 U.S. International 5/30/1947 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 198th pick / 1970
82 Steve DeLong 27 RDE 14 14 252 6-2 Tennessee 7/3/1943 5 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
35 Chuck Detwiler 23 11 0 185 6-0 Utah St. 3/6/1947 Rook 4
14 Marty Domres 23 qb 8 2 220 6-4 Columbia 4/17/1947 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1969
45 Speedy Duncan 28 KR 6 0 180 5-10 Jackson St. 8/10/1942 6 0
49 Rick Eber 25 6 1 185 6-0 Tulsa 4/17/1945 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 162nd pick / 1968
75 Gene Ferguson 23 14 3 300 6-8 Norfolk St. 6/5/1947 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1969
44 Chris Fletcher 22 PR 13 2 185 5-11 Temple 12/25/1948 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1970
37 Gene Foster 28 7 2 220 6-0 Arizona St. 3/20/1942 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 78th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 201st pick / 1965
83 Willie Frazier 28 TE 14 12 245 6-4 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/19/1942 6 8
25 Mike Garrett 26 9 2 191 5-9 USC 4/12/1944 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
27 Gary Garrison* 26 WR 14 14 193 6-2 San Diego St. 1/21/1944 4 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
84 Walker Gillette 23 13 0 200 6-5 Richmond 3/16/1947 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
69 Ira Gordon 23 8 0 275 6-3 Kansas St. 5/5/1947 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 190th pick / 1970
65 Sam Gruneisen 29 C 14 14 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 8 7 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl 30 QB 14 12 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 8 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
39 Jim Hill 24 SS 14 14 190 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/21/1946 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
24 Bob Howard 26 LCB 14 14 174 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,San Diego St. 11/19/1944 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
26 Brad Hubbert 29 8 6 235 6-1 Arizona 6/5/1941 3 2
51 Bill Lenkaitis 24 LG 9 7 255 6-4 Penn St. 6/30/1946 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
15 Mike Mercer 35 K 14 0 220 6-0 Minnesota,Hardin-Simmons,Arizona St. 11/21/1935 9 4 Minnesota Vikings / 15th / 197th pick / 1961
38 Roland Moss 24 2 0 215 6-3 Toledo 9/20/1946 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 181st pick / 1969
72 Joe Owens 24 LDE 14 14 245 6-2 Alcorn St. 11/8/1946 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 215th pick / 1969
76 Terry Owens 26 LT 14 14 260 6-0 Jacksonville St. 7/5/1944 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
29 Dennis Partee 24 P 13 0 229 6-1 SMU 9/2/1946 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
22 Dickie Post 25 RB 9 6 190 5-9 Houston 9/27/1945 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1967
50 Jack Protz 22 14 0 218 6-1 North Carolina,Syracuse 4/14/1948 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 275th pick / 1970
47 Jeff Queen 24 FB 14 6 217 6-1 Morgan St. 8/15/1946 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 317th pick / 1968
66 Rick Redman 27 14 1 220 6-1 Washington 3/7/1943 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
79 Andy Rice 30 9 5 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 4 3
64 Jim Schmedding 24 9 5 250 6-2 Weber St. 2/10/1946 2 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 154th pick / 1968
42 Dave Smith 23 7 1 210 6-1 Utah 12/9/1947 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 328th pick / 1970
20 Russ Smith 26 12 5 212 6-0 Miami (FL) 8/4/1944 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 40th pick / 1966
81 Jeff Staggs 26 LLB 14 9 240 6-1 BYU,San Diego St. 5/14/1944 3 6
89 Art Strozier 24 14 2 220 6-2 Kansas St. 5/23/1946 Rook 1
78 Walt Sweeney* 29 RG 14 14 256 6-4 Syracuse 4/18/1941 7 10 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
43 Jim Tolbert 26 FS 14 14 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
70 Russ Washington 24 RT 14 13 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
77 Bob Wells 25 4 2 280 6-4 Johnson C. Smith 8/4/1945 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 15th / 403rd pick / 1968
87 Tom Williams 22 14 5 250 6-4 California-Davis 7/21/1948 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1970
57 Cal Withrow 25 4 0 240 6-0 Kentucky 7/4/1945 Rook 3
Team Total 25.5 14 226.9 6-1.8 2.8