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1971 San Diego Chargers

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.1, Offense: 2.6, Defense: -6.6, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 311 points (22.2/g), 7th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 341 points (24.4/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -30 points (-2.1/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-7.8.

Coach: Harland Svare (2-2-0) and Sid Gillman (4-6-0)

Stadium: San Diego Stadium
 Training Camp: UC Irvine (Irvine, 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 31 9 14 233 for 431, 3,075 yards, 21 td, 25 int, & 18 rushes for 75 yards and 1 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
RB Mike Garrett 27 5 11 140 rushes for 591 yards, 4 td, & 41 catches for 283 yards and 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
FB Jeff Queen 25 2 10 95 rushes for 318 yards, 4 td, & 23 catches for 270 yards and 3 td San Diego Chargers / 12th / 317th pick / 1968
WR Gary Garrison* 27 5 14 42 catches for 889 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
WR Billy Parks 23 Rook 10 41 catches for 609 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 77 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 6th / 146th pick / 1970
TE Pettis Norman 32 9 12 27 catches for 358 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
LT Terry Owens 27 5 14 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
LG Doug Wilkerson 24 1 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
C Carl Mauck 24 2 12 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
RG Walt Sweeney* 30 8 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
RT Russ Washington 25 3 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Tom Williams 23 1 10 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1970
LDT Ron East 28 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Kevin Hardy 26 3 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1968
RDE Steve DeLong 28 6 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
LLB Rick Redman 28 6 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
MLB Bob Babich 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
RLB Pete Barnes 26 4 12 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
LCB Bob Howard 27 4 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
RCB Joe Beauchamp 27 5 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Bryant Salter 21 Rook 8 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 115th pick / 1971
FS Chris Fletcher 23 1 4 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Dennis Partee 25 3 0 17 of 29 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
P Dennis Partee 25 3 0 55 punts for a 43.5 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
PR Jerry LeVias 25 2 4 22 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969
KR Jerry LeVias 25 2 4 24 kick returns for a 23.3 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Bob Babich 24 MLB 14 14 231 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/5/1947 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1969
59 Pete Barnes 26 RLB 14 12 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 4 5 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
40 Joe Beauchamp 27 RCB 13 13 188 6-0 Iowa St. 4/11/1944 5 5
56 Bob Bruggers 27 3 0 230 6-1 Minnesota 4/20/1944 5 2
38 Leon Burns 29 14 4 228 6-2 Long Beach St. 9/15/1942 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1971
82 Steve DeLong 28 RDE 14 14 252 6-2 Tennessee 7/3/1943 6 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1965
35 Chuck Detwiler 24 1 0 185 6-0 Utah St. 3/6/1947 1 2
28 Chuck Dicus 23 14 2 183 6-0 Arkansas 10/2/1948 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 169th pick / 1971
14 Marty Domres 24 4 0 220 6-4 Columbia 4/17/1947 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1969
77 Ron East 28 LDT 14 14 250 6-4 Montana St.,Oregon St. 8/26/1943 4 4
44 Chris Fletcher 23 FS 14 4 185 5-11 Temple 12/25/1948 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1970
20 Mike Garrett 27 RB 13 11 191 5-9 USC 4/12/1944 5 9 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 20th / 178th pick / 1966
27 Gary Garrison* 27 WR 14 14 193 6-2 San Diego St. 1/21/1944 5 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
84 Walker Gillette 24 12 0 200 6-5 Richmond 3/16/1947 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
69 Ira Gordon 24 14 0 275 6-3 Kansas St. 5/5/1947 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 190th pick / 1970
86 Wes Grant 25 2 0 245 6-3 UCLA 9/24/1946 Rook 2 New York Giants / 4th / 97th pick / 1970
65 Sam Gruneisen 30 2 2 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 9 3 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl 31 QB 14 14 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 9 13 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
80 Kevin Hardy 26 RDT 13 10 276 6-5 Notre Dame 7/28/1945 3 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1968
39 Jim Hill 25 14 11 190 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/21/1946 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
24 Bob Howard 27 LCB 14 14 174 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,San Diego St. 11/19/1944 4 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1967
58 Harris Jones 26 11 0 255 6-5 Johnson C. Smith 10/3/1945 Rook 4
25 Jerry LeVias 25 KR 14 4 177 5-9 SMU 9/5/1946 2 4 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 40th pick / 1969
55 Carl Mauck 24 C 13 12 243 6-4 Southern Illinois 7/7/1947 2 7 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 337th pick / 1969
23 Mike Montgomery 22 11 3 210 6-2 Kansas St. 7/10/1949 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1971
88 Pettis Norman 32 TE 14 12 222 6-3 Johnson C. Smith 1/4/1939 9 4 Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
75 Gary Nowak 23 6 0 258 6-5 Michigan St. 12/8/1948 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 247th pick / 1971
76 Terry Owens 27 LT 14 14 260 6-0 Jacksonville St. 7/5/1944 5 7 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
32 Billy Parks 23 WR 10 10 185 6-1 Long Beach St. 1/1/1948 Rook 8 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 146th pick / 1970
29 Dennis Partee 25 K 14 0 229 6-1 SMU 9/2/1946 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
57 Jack Porter 23 1 0 255 6-3 Oklahoma 7/27/1948 Rook 3 New York Jets / 8th / 187th pick / 1970
47 Jeff Queen 25 FB 14 10 217 6-1 Morgan St. 8/15/1946 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 317th pick / 1968
36 Eddie Ray 24 4 0 240 6-2 LSU 4/5/1947 1 0 Boston Patriots / 4th / 83rd pick / 1970
66 Rick Redman 28 LLB 12 10 220 6-1 Washington 3/7/1943 6 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 38th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 132nd pick / 1965
79 Andy Rice 31 12 5 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 5 2
53 Mel Rogers 24 13 4 231 6-2 Florida A&M 4/23/1947 Rook 2
30 Bryant Salter 21 SS 14 8 195 6-4 Pittsburgh 1/22/1950 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 115th pick / 1971
81 Jeff Staggs 27 5 1 240 6-1 BYU,San Diego St. 5/14/1944 4 2
89 Art Strozier 25 6 0 220 6-2 Kansas St. 5/23/1946 1 0
78 Walt Sweeney* 30 RG 14 14 256 6-4 Syracuse 4/18/1941 8 9 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
85 John Tanner 26 14 3 241 6-4 Tennessee Tech 3/8/1945 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 221st pick / 1971
73 Lee Thomas 25 9 0 246 6-5 Wiley,Jackson St. 3/12/1946 Rook 2
43 Jim Tolbert 27 12 6 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
70 Russ Washington 25 RT 14 14 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
52 Ray White 22 14 1 227 6-1 Syracuse 5/18/1949 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 117th pick / 1971
63 Doug Wilkerson 24 LG 14 14 253 6-3 North Carolina Central 3/27/1947 1 7 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
87 Tom Williams 23 LDE 13 10 250 6-4 California-Davis 7/21/1948 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1970
Team Total 25.7 14 227.2 6-2.2 2.7