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1977 San Diego Chargers

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7-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.7, Offense: -1.4, Defense: 5.2, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 222 points (15.9/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 205 points (14.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of 17 points (1.2/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 7.7-6.3.

Coach: Tommy Prothro (7-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Max Coley

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB James Harris 30 8 9 109 for 211, 1,240 yards, 5 td, 11 int, & 10 rushes for 13 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
RB Don Woods 26 3 14 118 rushes for 405 yards, 1 td, & 18 catches for 218 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 134th pick / 1974
FB Rickey Young 24 2 14 157 rushes for 543 yards, 4 td, & 48 catches for 423 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 7th / 164th pick / 1975
WR Charlie Joiner 30 8 14 35 catches for 542 yards, 6 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
WR Johnny Rodgers 26 Rook 7 12 catches for 187 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 44 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 25th pick / 1973
TE Bob Klein 30 8 9 20 catches for 244 yards, 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
LT Billy Shields 24 2 13 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
LG Doug Wilkerson 30 7 14 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
C Ralph Perretta 24 2 14 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 206th pick / 1975
RG Don Macek 23 1 13 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
RT Russ Washington* 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leroy Jones 27 1 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 48th pick / 1975
LDT Louie Kelcher* 24 2 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
RDT Gary Johnson 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
RDE Fred Dean 25 2 11 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
LLB Don Goode 26 3 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1974
MLB Tom Graham 27 5 11 Denver Broncos / 4th / 102nd pick / 1972
RLB Woodrow Lowe 23 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
LCB Hal Stringert 25 2 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Mike Williams 24 2 10 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
SS Mike Fuller 24 2 14 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
FS Clarence Duren 27 4 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Rolf Benirschke 22 Rook 0 17 of 23 field goals & 21 of 24 extra points Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
P Jeff West 24 2 0 72 punts for a 37.6 average, 1 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
PR Mike Fuller 24 2 14 28 punt returns for a 12.9 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
KR Clarence Williams 22 Rook 0 24 kick returns for a 20.0 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 124th pick / 1977

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
64 Charles Aiu 23 g 14 1 251 6-2 Hawaii 5/22/1954 1 2
35 Larry Barnes 23 5 0 220 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/17/1954 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 151st pick / 1977
37 Hank Bauer 23 13 0 200 5-10 California Lutheran 7/15/1954 Rook 0
6 Rolf Benirschke 22 K 14 0 171 6-0 California-Davis 2/7/1955 Rook 5 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
88 Chuck Bradley 27 1 0 243 6-6 Oregon 10/13/1950 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1973
65 Booker Brown 25 t 6 1 257 6-2 USC 9/25/1952 2 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 154th pick / 1974
82 Pat Curran 32 te 14 5 238 6-4 Iowa St.,Lakeland 9/21/1945 8 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 151st pick / 1969
71 Fred Dean 25 RDE 11 11 230 6-3 Louisiana Tech 2/24/1952 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
73 Charles DeJurnett 25 nt 11 3 263 6-4 San Jose St. 6/17/1952 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 418th pick / 1974
87 Larry Dorsey 24 13 0 195 6-1 Tennessee St. 8/15/1953 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1976
48 Jerome Dove 24 db 14 4 190 6-0 Colorado St. 10/3/1953 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 220th pick / 1976
21 Clarence Duren 27 FS 14 14 190 6-1 California 12/9/1950 4 8
14 Dan Fouts 26 qb 4 4 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
42 Mike Fuller 24 PR 14 14 188 5-10 Auburn 4/7/1953 2 9 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
50 Don Goode 26 LLB 14 14 234 6-2 Kansas 6/21/1951 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1974
58 Tom Graham 27 MLB 12 11 235 6-2 Oregon 4/15/1950 5 7 Denver Broncos / 4th / 102nd pick / 1972
12 James Harris 30 QB 9 9 210 6-4 Grambling St. 7/20/1947 8 5 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
55 Bob Horn 23 lb 14 3 235 6-3 Oregon St. 2/6/1954 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1976
79 Gary Johnson 25 RDT 14 14 257 6-2 Grambling St. 8/31/1952 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
18 Charlie Joiner 30 WR 14 14 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 8 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
68 Leroy Jones 27 LDE 14 13 263 6-8 Norfolk St. 9/29/1950 1 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 48th pick / 1975
74 Louie Kelcher* 24 LDT 12 12 291 6-5 SMU 8/23/1953 2 10 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
84 Bob Klein 30 TE 12 9 235 6-5 USC 7/27/1947 8 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
69 John Lee 24 de 12 3 255 6-2 Nebraska 2/17/1953 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 351st pick / 1976
51 Woodrow Lowe 23 RLB 14 14 227 6-0 Alabama 6/9/1954 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
62 Don Macek 23 RG 14 13 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
41 Bo Matthews 26 12 0 230 6-4 Colorado 11/15/1951 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1974
89 Dwight McDonald 26 wr 11 6 185 6-3 U.S. International,San Diego St. 5/24/1951 2 2
57 Rick Middleton 26 14 0 228 6-2 Ohio St. 11/28/1951 3 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1974
19 Bill Munson 36 4 0 203 6-2 Utah St. 8/11/1941 13 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
10 Cliff Olander 22 qb 2 1 191 6-5 New Mexico St. 5/15/1955 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 128th pick / 1977
85 Artie Owens 24 wr 14 1 176 5-10 West Virginia 1/14/1953 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 115th pick / 1976
53 Ralph Perretta 24 C 14 14 252 6-2 Purdue 1/30/1953 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 206th pick / 1975
52 Ray Preston 23 11 0 218 6-0 Syracuse 1/25/1954 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 295th pick / 1976
20 Johnny Rodgers 26 WR 11 7 180 5-10 Nebraska 7/5/1951 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 25th pick / 1973
56 Bob Rush 22 14 0 265 6-5 Memphis 2/27/1955 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1977
44 Pete Shaw 23 14 0 183 5-10 Northwestern 8/25/1954 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1977
66 Billy Shields 24 LT 13 13 272 6-8 Georgia Tech 8/23/1953 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
45 Hal Stringert 25 LCB 14 14 185 5-11 Hawaii,Willamette 1/2/1952 2 7
24 Joe Washington 24 13 0 179 5-10 Oklahoma 9/24/1953 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1976
70 Russ Washington* 31 RT 14 14 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 9 10 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
80 Jeff West 24 P 13 0 212 6-3 Cincinnati 4/6/1953 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
63 Doug Wilkerson 30 LG 14 14 253 6-3 North Carolina Central 3/27/1947 7 7 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
40 Clarence Williams 22 KR 14 0 194 5-9 South Carolina 1/25/1955 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 124th pick / 1977
29 Mike Williams 24 RCB 10 10 181 5-10 LSU 11/22/1953 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
33 Don Woods 26 RB 14 14 210 6-1 New Mex. Highlands,New Mexico 2/17/1951 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 134th pick / 1974
34 Rickey Young 24 FB 14 14 196 6-2 Jackson St. 12/7/1953 2 10 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 164th pick / 1975
Team Total 25.4 14 221.6 6-1.9 2.6