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1982 San Diego Chargers

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6-3-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.3, Offense: 10.6, Defense: -5.3, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 288 points (32.0/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 221 points (24.6/g), 24th.
 Differential of 67 points (7.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 5.9-3.1.

Coach: Don Coryell (6-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larrye Weaver
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass

Stadium: Jack Murphy Stadium
 Training Camp: UC San Diego (San Diego, 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 Dan Fouts*+ 31 9 9 204 for 330, 2,883 yards, 17 td, 11 int, & 9 rushes for 8 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
RB Chuck Muncie* 29 6 9 138 rushes for 569 yards, 8 td, & 25 catches for 207 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
FB John Cappelletti 30 8 6 22 rushes for 82 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 48 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
WR Wes Chandler*+ 26 4 8 49 catches for 1,032 yards, 9 td, & 5 rushes for 32 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
WR Charlie Joiner 35 13 9 36 catches for 545 yards, 0 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
TE Kellen Winslow*+ 25 3 9 54 catches for 721 yards, 6 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
LT Billy Shields 29 7 9 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
LG Doug Wilkerson*+ 35 12 9 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
C Don Macek 28 6 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
RG Ed White 35 13 9 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
RT Russ Washington 36 14 9 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leroy Jones 32 6 8 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 48th pick / 1975
LDT Louie Kelcher 29 7 7 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
RDT Gary Johnson* 30 7 9 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
RDE Keith Ferguson 23 1 8 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
LLB Linden King 27 4 7 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1977
MLB Cliff Thrift 26 3 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1979
RLB Woodrow Lowe 28 6 7 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
LCB Jeff Allen 25 2 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 8th / 212th pick / 1980
RCB Mike Williams 29 7 8 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
SS Bruce Laird 32 10 6 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
FS Tim Fox 29 6 7 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Rolf Benirschke* 27 5 0 16 of 22 field goals & 32 of 34 extra points Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
P Maury Buford 22 Rook 0 21 punts for a 41.3 average, 2 blocked San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
PR James Brooks 24 1 0 12 punt returns for a 11.5 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1981
KR James Brooks 24 1 0 33 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1981

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
91 Rick Ackerman 23 nt 9 1 258 6-4 Memphis 6/16/1959 Rook 2
27 Jeff Allen 25 LCB 9 9 190 5-11 California-Davis 7/18/1957 2 5 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 212th pick / 1980
37 Hank Bauer 28 9 0 200 5-10 California Lutheran 7/15/1954 5 0
42 Ricky Bell 27 4 0 220 6-2 USC 4/8/1955 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 1st pick / 1977
6 Rolf Benirschke* 27 K 9 0 171 6-0 California-Davis 2/7/1955 5 5 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
50 Carlos Bradley 22 9 0 224 6-0 Wake Forest 4/27/1960 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 300th pick / 1981
21 James Brooks 24 KR 9 0 180 5-10 Auburn 12/28/1958 1 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1981
28 Willie Buchanon 32 db 9 1 190 6-0 San Diego St. 11/4/1950 10 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
7 Maury Buford 22 P 9 0 191 6-1 Texas Tech 2/18/1960 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
25 John Cappelletti 30 FB 9 6 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/9/1952 8 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
89 Wes Chandler*+ 26 WR 8 8 196 6-0 Florida 8/22/1956 4 22 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
77 Sam Claphan 26 2 0 285 6-6 Oklahoma 10/10/1956 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
82 Bobby Duckworth 24 5 0 198 6-3 Arkansas 11/27/1958 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 162nd pick / 1981
26 Donald Dykes 27 1 0 182 5-11 SE Louisiana 8/24/1955 3 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 68th pick / 1979
76 Keith Ferguson 23 RDE 9 8 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
81 Scott Fitzkee 25 9 0 187 6-0 Penn St. 8/4/1957 3 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 126th pick / 1979
14 Dan Fouts*+ 31 QB 9 9 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 9 22 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
48 Tim Fox 29 FS 7 7 186 5-11 Ohio St. 11/1/1953 6 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1976
75 Andrew Gissinger 23 9 0 280 6-5 Syracuse 7/4/1959 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 141st pick / 1981
43 Bob Gregor 25 db 4 3 192 6-2 Washington St. 2/10/1957 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 108th pick / 1980
88 Pete Holohan 23 9 0 237 6-4 Notre Dame 7/25/1959 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 189th pick / 1981
40 Jim Jodat 28 7 0 210 5-11 Carthage 3/3/1954 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 344th pick / 1976
79 Gary Johnson* 30 RDT 9 9 257 6-2 Grambling St. 8/31/1952 7 9 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
18 Charlie Joiner 35 WR 9 9 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 13 11 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
68 Leroy Jones 32 LDE 8 8 263 6-8 Norfolk St. 9/29/1950 6 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 48th pick / 1975
74 Louie Kelcher 29 LDT 8 7 291 6-5 SMU 8/23/1953 7 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1975
57 Linden King 27 LLB 9 7 241 6-4 Colorado St. 6/28/1955 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1977
30 Bruce Laird 32 SS 9 6 193 6-0 American Int. 5/23/1950 10 4 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
53 Dave Lewis 28 lb 9 4 240 6-4 USC 10/15/1954 5 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1977
64 Chuck Loewen 25 9 0 263 6-3 South Dakota St. 1/23/1957 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 175th pick / 1980
51 Woodrow Lowe 28 RLB 9 7 227 6-0 Alabama 6/9/1954 6 5 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
11 Ed Luther 25 9 0 206 6-3 San Jose St. 1/2/1957 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 101st pick / 1980
62 Don Macek 28 C 9 9 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 6 10 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
60 Dennis McKnight 23 7 0 273 6-3 Drake 9/12/1959 Rook 1
24 Miles McPherson 22 6 0 184 5-11 New Haven 3/30/1960 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 256th pick / 1982
46 Chuck Muncie* 29 RB 9 9 227 6-3 California 3/17/1953 6 14 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
52 Ray Preston 28 9 0 218 6-0 Syracuse 1/25/1954 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 295th pick / 1976
56 Bob Rush 27 9 0 265 6-5 Memphis 2/27/1955 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1977
87 Dwight Scales 29 wr 9 2 178 6-2 Grambling St. 5/30/1953 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 155th pick / 1976
58 Dewey Selmon 29 8 0 246 6-1 Oklahoma 11/19/1953 6 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 60th pick / 1976
66 Billy Shields 29 LT 9 9 272 6-8 Georgia Tech 8/23/1953 7 10 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 136th pick / 1975
85 Eric Sievers 25 te 9 2 236 6-4 Maryland 11/9/1957 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 107th pick / 1981
59 Cliff Thrift 26 MLB 9 9 232 6-1 East Central (OK) 5/3/1956 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1979
70 Russ Washington 36 RT 9 9 289 6-6 Missouri 12/17/1946 14 16 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 4th pick / 1968
67 Ed White 35 RG 9 9 269 6-1 California 4/4/1947 13 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
63 Doug Wilkerson*+ 35 LG 9 9 253 6-3 North Carolina Central 3/27/1947 12 19 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
29 Mike Williams 29 RCB 9 8 181 5-10 LSU 11/22/1953 7 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
80 Kellen Winslow*+ 25 TE 9 9 251 6-5 Missouri 11/5/1957 3 15 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
90 John Woodcock 28 dt 6 1 246 6-3 New Mexico,Hawaii 3/19/1954 6 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 1976
49 Andre Young 22 db 8 2 199 6-0 Louisiana Tech 11/22/1960 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 273rd pick / 1982
99 Wilbur Young 33 de 9 2 285 6-6 William Penn 4/20/1949 11 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 39th pick / 1971
Team Total 27.4 9 227.1 6-2.1 4.8