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1975 San Diego Chargers

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2-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.4, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -3.4, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 189 points (13.5/g), 25th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 345 points (24.6/g), 20th.
 Differential of -156 points (-11.1/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 2.7-11.3.

Coach: Tommy Prothro (2-12-0)

Stadium: San Diego Stadium
 Training Camp: Alliant International University (San Diego, California)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Dan Fouts 24 2 9 106 for 195, 1,396 yards, 2 td, 10 int, & 23 rushes for 170 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
RB Rickey Young 22 Rook 8 138 rushes for 577 yards, 5 td, & 21 catches for 166 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 7th / 164th pick / 1975
FB Bo Matthews 24 1 12 71 rushes for 254 yards, 3 td, & 9 catches for 59 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1974
WR Gary Garrison 31 9 14 27 catches for 438 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for 30 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
WR Dwight McDonald 24 Rook 13 19 catches for 298 yards, 3 td
TE Pat Curran 30 6 14 45 catches for 619 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 151st pick / 1969
LT Terry Owens 31 9 7 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
LG Doug Wilkerson 28 5 14 4 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
C Ed Flanagan 31 10 14 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
RG Ira Gordon 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 190th pick / 1970
RT Russ Washington* 29 7 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Fred Dean 23 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
LDT Louie Kelcher 22 Rook 13 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
RDT Gary Johnson 23 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
RDE Coy Bacon 33 7 13
LLB Don Goode 24 1 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1974
MLB Tom Graham 25 3 8 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 102nd pick / 1972
RLB Floyd Rice 26 4 9 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 212th pick / 1971
LCB Joe Beauchamp 31 9 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Mike Williams 22 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
SS Sam Williams 23 1 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 12th / 289th pick / 1974
FS Chris Fletcher 27 5 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Ray Wersching 25 2 0 12 of 24 field goals & 20 of 21 extra points
P Dennis Partee 29 7 0 79 punts for a 36.8 average, 1 blocked San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
PR Mike Fuller 22 Rook 6 36 punt returns for a 11.4 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
KR Mike Fuller 22 Rook 6 31 kick returns for a 23.4 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
51 Billy Andrews 30 rlb 14 6 220 6-0 SE Louisiana 6/14/1945 8 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 333rd pick / 1967
28 Dave Atkins 26 3 0 205 6-1 Texas-El Paso 5/18/1949 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 201st pick / 1973
79 Coy Bacon 33 RDE 14 13 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 7 5
81 Melvin Baker 25 1 0 189 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1950 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 208th pick / 1974
35 Tony Baker 30 rb 13 1 229 5-11 Iowa St. 2/16/1945 7 1
40 Joe Beauchamp 31 LCB 8 8 188 6-0 Iowa St. 4/11/1944 9 3
21 Glen Bonner 23 rb 10 1 202 6-2 Washington 5/5/1952 1 1
88 Chuck Bradley 25 4 0 243 6-6 Oregon 10/13/1950 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1973
86 Marlin Briscoe 30 3 1 178 5-11 Nebraska-Omaha 9/10/1945 7 0 Denver Broncos / 14th / 357th pick / 1968
65 Booker Brown 23 lt 11 7 257 6-2 USC 9/25/1952 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 6th / 154th pick / 1974
7 Virgil Carter 30 qb 1 1 192 6-1 BYU 11/9/1945 7 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 142nd pick / 1967
46 Danny Colbert 25 lcb 13 6 175 5-11 TCU,Tulsa 12/15/1950 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 210th pick / 1974
88 Craig Cotton 28 9 0 216 6-5 Youngstown St. 7/7/1947 6 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 200th pick / 1969
82 Pat Curran 30 TE 14 14 238 6-4 Iowa St.,Lakeland 9/21/1945 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 151st pick / 1969
71 Fred Dean 23 LDE 14 13 230 6-3 Louisiana Tech 2/24/1952 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
10 Bobby Douglass 28 3 0 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 6 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
54 Ed Flanagan 31 C 14 14 245 6-3 Purdue 2/23/1944 10 5 Detroit Lions / 5th / 64th pick / 1965
44 Chris Fletcher 27 FS 14 14 185 5-11 Temple 12/25/1948 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1970
14 Dan Fouts 24 QB 10 9 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
17 Jesse Freitas 24 qb 8 4 203 6-1 Stanford,San Diego St. 9/10/1951 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 133rd pick / 1974
42 Mike Fuller 22 KR 14 6 188 5-10 Auburn 4/7/1953 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
27 Gary Garrison 31 WR 14 14 193 6-2 San Diego St. 1/21/1944 9 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 77th pick / 1965
50 Don Goode 24 LLB 13 12 234 6-2 Kansas 6/21/1951 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1974
69 Ira Gordon 28 RG 14 14 275 6-3 Kansas St. 5/5/1947 5 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 190th pick / 1970
58 Tom Graham 25 MLB 14 8 235 6-2 Oregon 4/15/1950 3 4 Denver Broncos / 4th / 102nd pick / 1972
55 Ken Hutcherson 23 8 6 220 6-1 West Alabama 7/14/1952 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 97th pick / 1974
72 Gary Johnson 23 RDT 14 8 257 6-2 Grambling St. 8/31/1952 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
74 Louie Kelcher 22 LDT 13 13 291 6-5 SMU 8/23/1953 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
53 Drew Mahalic 22 lb 13 1 225 6-4 Notre Dame 5/22/1953 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 69th pick / 1975
56 Mark Markovich 23 14 0 256 6-5 Penn St. 11/7/1952 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1974
41 Bo Matthews 24 FB 13 12 230 6-4 Colorado 11/15/1951 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1974
89 Dwight McDonald 24 WR 14 13 185 6-3 U.S. International,San Diego St. 5/24/1951 Rook 3
76 Terry Owens 31 LT 7 7 260 6-0 Jacksonville St. 7/5/1944 9 4 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 99th pick / 1966
Chicago Bears / 11th / 167th pick / 1966
29 Dennis Partee 29 P 14 0 229 6-1 SMU 9/2/1946 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 291st pick / 1968
61 Ralph Perretta 22 5 0 252 6-2 Purdue 1/30/1953 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 206th pick / 1975
57 Floyd Rice 26 RLB 14 9 223 6-3 Alcorn St. 8/31/1949 4 4 Houston Oilers / 9th / 212th pick / 1971
74 Dave Rowe 30 1 1 280 6-7 Penn St. 6/20/1945 8 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
30 Sam Scarber 26 rb 11 1 230 6-3 New Mexico 6/24/1949 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 69th pick / 1971
66 Billy Shields 22 11 0 272 6-8 Georgia Tech 8/23/1953 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
23 Charlie Smith 29 4 0 205 6-0 Utah 1/18/1946 7 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1968
52 Bob Stein 27 3 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 1/22/1948 6 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1969
45 Hal Stringert 23 6 0 185 5-11 Hawaii,Willamette 1/2/1952 Rook 2
83 Joe Sweet 27 11 0 196 6-2 Tennessee St. 7/5/1948 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 435th pick / 1971
59 Franklin Tate 23 4 0 225 6-2 North Carolina Central 11/14/1952 Rook 2
77 John Teerlinck 24 rdt 6 5 248 6-5 West. Illinois 4/9/1951 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 105th pick / 1974
75 Dave Tipton 26 14 3 245 6-6 Stanford 4/23/1949 4 3 New York Giants / 4th / 96th pick / 1971
25 Maurice Tyler 25 13 0 188 6-0 Morgan St. 7/19/1950 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 235th pick / 1972
70 Russ Washington* 29 RT 14 14 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 7 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
15 Ray Wersching 25 K 14 0 213 5-11 California 8/21/1950 2 2
63 Doug Wilkerson 28 LG 14 14 253 6-3 North Carolina Central 3/27/1947 5 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
20 Mike Williams 22 RCB 14 14 181 5-10 LSU 11/22/1953 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
47 Sam Williams 23 SS 11 8 192 6-2 New Mex. Highlands,California 7/22/1952 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 289th pick / 1974
68 Gregory Wojcik 29 6 0 268 6-6 USC 1/27/1946 4 2
33 Don Woods 24 rb 5 5 210 6-1 New Mex. Highlands,New Mexico 2/17/1951 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 134th pick / 1974
34 Rickey Young 22 RB 14 8 196 6-2 Jackson St. 12/7/1953 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 164th pick / 1975
Team Total 26.0 14 224.7 6-2.3 3.3