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1980 San Diego Chargers

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.0, Offense: 6.5, Defense: -0.4, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 418 points (26.1/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (20.4/g), 18th.
 Differential of 91 points (5.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Don Coryell (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Gibbs
 Defensive Coordinator: Jackie Simpson

Stadium: Jack Murphy 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 Dan Fouts* 29 7 16 348 for 589, 4,715 yards, 30 td, 24 int, & 23 rushes for 15 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
RB Clarence Williams 25 3 9 97 rushes for 258 yards, 3 td, & 26 catches for 230 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 124th pick / 1977
FB John Cappelletti 28 6 8 101 rushes for 364 yards, 5 td, & 13 catches for 112 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
WR John Jefferson*+ 24 2 16 82 catches for 1,340 yards, 13 td, & 1 rush for 16 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 14th pick / 1978
WR Charlie Joiner*+ 33 11 16 71 catches for 1,132 yards, 4 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
TE Kellen Winslow*+ 23 1 11 89 catches for 1,290 yards, 9 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
LT Billy Shields 27 5 16 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
LG Doug Wilkerson* 33 10 16 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
C Don Macek 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
RG Ed White 33 11 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
RT Dan Audick 26 3 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 106th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leroy Jones 30 4 15 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 48th pick / 1975
LDT Louie Kelcher* 27 5 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
RDT Gary Johnson*+ 28 5 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
RDE Fred Dean*+ 28 5 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
LLB Ray Preston 26 4 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 11th / 295th pick / 1976
MLB Bob Horn 26 4 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1976
RLB Woodrow Lowe 26 4 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
LCB Willie Buchanon 30 8 16 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
RCB Mike Williams 27 5 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
SS Pete Shaw 26 3 12 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1977
FS Glen Edwards 33 9 15 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Rolf Benirschke 25 3 0 24 of 36 field goals & 46 of 48 extra points Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
P Rick Partridge 23 1 0 60 punts for a 39.1 average, 1 blocked Green Bay Packers / 8th / 208th pick / 1979
PR Mike Fuller 27 5 5 30 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
KR Chuck Muncie 27 4 5 16 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Dan Audick 26 RT 15 9 252 6-3 Hawaii 11/15/1954 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 106th pick / 1977
37 Hank Bauer 26 16 0 200 5-10 California Lutheran 7/15/1954 3 0
6 Rolf Benirschke 25 K 16 0 171 6-0 California-Davis 2/7/1955 3 5 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
28 Willie Buchanon 30 LCB 16 16 190 6-0 San Diego St. 11/4/1950 8 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
25 John Cappelletti 28 FB 10 8 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/9/1952 6 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
71 Fred Dean*+ 28 RDE 14 11 230 6-3 Louisiana Tech 2/24/1952 5 11 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1975
73 Charles DeJurnett 28 nt 15 4 263 6-4 San Jose St. 6/17/1952 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 418th pick / 1974
48 Jerome Dove 27 db 16 2 190 6-0 Colorado St. 10/3/1953 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 220th pick / 1976
47 Frank Duncan 24 db 15 1 190 6-1 San Francisco St. 11/16/1956 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 321st pick / 1979
27 Glen Edwards 33 FS 16 15 185 6-0 Florida A&M 7/31/1947 9 7
86 John Floyd 24 15 0 195 6-1 La-Monroe 9/10/1956 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 104th pick / 1979
14 Dan Fouts* 29 QB 16 16 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 7 16 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
42 Mike Fuller 27 PR 16 5 188 5-10 Auburn 4/7/1953 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1975
34 LaRue Harrington 23 4 0 210 6-0 Norfolk St. 6/28/1957 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 151st pick / 1980
55 Bob Horn 26 MLB 16 16 235 6-3 Oregon St. 2/6/1954 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 94th pick / 1976
26 Bernard Jackson 30 db 4 0 178 6-0 Washington St. 8/24/1950 8 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 81st pick / 1972
83 John Jefferson*+ 24 WR 16 16 198 6-1 Arizona St. 2/3/1956 2 13 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 14th pick / 1978
79 Gary Johnson*+ 28 RDT 16 16 257 6-2 Grambling St. 8/31/1952 5 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
18 Charlie Joiner*+ 33 WR 16 16 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 11 11 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
68 Leroy Jones 30 LDE 15 15 263 6-8 Norfolk St. 9/29/1950 4 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 48th pick / 1975
74 Louie Kelcher* 27 LDT 15 14 291 6-5 SMU 8/23/1953 5 11 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
57 Linden King 25 5 0 241 6-4 Colorado St. 6/28/1955 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1977
54 Jim Laslavic 29 lb 16 3 237 6-2 Penn St. 10/24/1951 7 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 71st pick / 1973
69 John Lee 27 11 0 255 6-2 Nebraska 2/17/1953 4 1 San Diego Chargers / 13th / 351st pick / 1976
64 Chuck Loewen 23 16 0 263 6-3 South Dakota St. 1/23/1957 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 175th pick / 1980
51 Woodrow Lowe 26 RLB 16 16 227 6-0 Alabama 6/9/1954 4 9 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
11 Ed Luther 23 5 0 206 6-3 San Jose St. 1/2/1957 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 101st pick / 1980
62 Don Macek 26 C 16 16 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
88 Greg McCrary 28 TE 16 10 233 6-1 Clark (GA) 3/24/1952 5 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 123rd pick / 1975
58 Carl McGee 24 6 0 228 6-3 Duke 7/15/1956 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 234th pick / 1979
46 Chuck Muncie 27 fb 11 5 227 6-3 California 3/17/1953 4 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
17 Rick Partridge 23 P 16 0 175 6-1 Utah 8/26/1957 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 208th pick / 1979
53 Ralph Perretta 27 5 0 252 6-2 Purdue 1/30/1953 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 206th pick / 1975
32 Scott Perry 26 4 0 180 6-0 Williams 3/11/1954 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 147th pick / 1976
52 Ray Preston 26 LLB 14 13 218 6-0 Syracuse 1/25/1954 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 295th pick / 1976
56 Bob Rush 25 c 15 1 265 6-5 Memphis 2/27/1955 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1977
41 Booker Russell 24 15 0 223 6-2 Texas St. 2/28/1956 2 0
44 Pete Shaw 26 SS 12 12 183 5-10 Northwestern 8/25/1954 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1977
66 Billy Shields 27 LT 16 16 272 6-8 Georgia Tech 8/23/1953 5 8 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
84 Ron Smith 24 15 0 185 6-0 San Diego St. 11/20/1956 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1978
45 Hal Stringert 28 10 0 185 5-11 Hawaii,Willamette 1/2/1952 5 1
22 Mike Thomas 27 rb 10 5 190 5-11 Oklahoma,UNLV 7/17/1953 5 6 Washington Redskins / 5th / 108th pick / 1975
59 Cliff Thrift 24 15 0 232 6-1 East Central (OK) 5/3/1956 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1979
70 Russ Washington 34 rt 6 6 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 12 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
67 Ed White 33 RG 16 16 269 6-1 California 4/4/1947 11 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
63 Doug Wilkerson* 33 LG 16 16 253 6-3 North Carolina Central 3/27/1947 10 10 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
40 Clarence Williams 25 RB 13 9 194 5-9 South Carolina 1/25/1955 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 124th pick / 1977
29 Mike Williams 27 RCB 14 14 181 5-10 LSU 11/22/1953 5 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 23 TE 16 11 251 6-5 Missouri 11/5/1957 1 13 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
16 Mike Wood 26 1 0 199 5-11 SE Missouri St. 9/3/1954 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 204th pick / 1978
33 Don Woods 29 2 0 210 6-1 New Mex. Highlands,New Mexico 2/17/1951 6 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 134th pick / 1974
99 Wilbur Young 31 de 12 3 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 9 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 27.0 16 222.3 6-1.6 4.3