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1984 San Diego Chargers

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7-9-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.8, Offense: 4.8, Defense: -4.0, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 394 points (24.6/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 413 points (25.8/g), 24th.
 Differential of -19 points (-1.2/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-8.4.

Coach: Don Coryell (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bass
 Other Notable Asst.: Al Saunders (Wide Receivers)

Stadium: Jack Murphy Stadium
 Training Camp: UC San Diego (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 33 11 13 317 for 507, 3,740 yards, 19 td, 17 int, & 12 rushes for -29 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
RB Earnest Jackson* 25 1 14 296 rushes for 1,179 yards, 8 td, & 39 catches for 222 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 202nd pick / 1983
WR Wes Chandler 28 6 15 52 catches for 708 yards, 6 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
WR Charlie Joiner 37 15 16 61 catches for 793 yards, 6 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
TE Eric Sievers 27 3 13 41 catches for 438 yards, 3 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 107th pick / 1981
TE Kellen Winslow 27 5 7 55 catches for 663 yards, 2 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
LT Sam Claphan 28 3 16 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
LG Doug Wilkerson 37 14 16 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
C Don Macek 30 8 13 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
RG Dennis McKnight 25 2 16 2 fumbles recovered
RT Ed White 37 15 13 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Chuck Ehin 23 1 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 12th / 329th pick / 1983
NT Bill Elko 25 1 12 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 7th / 192nd pick / 1983
RDE Keith Ferguson 25 3 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
LOLB Linden King 29 6 16 4.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1977
LILB Mike Green 23 1 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 9th / 245th pick / 1983
RILB Billy Ray Smith 23 1 16 3.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
ROLB Woodrow Lowe 30 8 15 3.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
LCB Gill Byrd 23 1 13 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
RCB Danny Walters 24 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1983
SS Ken Greene 28 6 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1978
FS Tim Fox 31 8 10 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Rolf Benirschke 29 7 0 17 of 26 field goals & 41 of 41 extra points Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
P Maury Buford 24 2 0 66 punts for a 42.0 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
PR Lionel James 22 Rook 2 30 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
KR Lionel James 22 Rook 2 43 kick returns for a 22.3 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
91 Rick Ackerman 25 9 2 258 6-4 Memphis 6/16/1959 2 1
86 Jesse Bendross 22 16 0 196 6-0 Alabama 7/19/1962 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 174th pick / 1984
6 Rolf Benirschke 29 K 14 0 171 6-0 California-Davis 2/7/1955 7 2 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
81 Steve Bird 24 1 0 171 5-11 East. Kentucky 10/20/1960 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 130th pick / 1983
50 Carlos Bradley 24 lb 8 1 224 6-0 Wake Forest 4/27/1960 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 300th pick / 1981
7 Maury Buford 24 P 16 0 191 6-1 Texas Tech 2/18/1960 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 215th pick / 1982
30 Scott Byers 26 6 0 170 5-11 Long Beach St. 7/3/1958 Rook 0
22 Gill Byrd 23 LCB 13 13 195 5-11 San Jose St. 2/20/1961 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
89 Wes Chandler 28 WR 15 15 196 6-0 Florida 8/22/1956 6 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
91 Tony Chickillo 24 1 0 262 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/8/1960 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 131st pick / 1983
77 Sam Claphan 28 LT 16 16 285 6-6 Oklahoma 10/10/1956 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
45 Mike Dennis 26 2 0 190 5-10 Wyoming 6/6/1958 4 0
82 Bobby Duckworth 26 wr 16 1 198 6-3 Arkansas 11/27/1958 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 162nd pick / 1981
84 Ron Egloff 29 te 12 4 230 6-5 Wisconsin 10/3/1955 7 1
78 Chuck Ehin 23 LDE 16 15 261 6-4 BYU 7/1/1961 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 329th pick / 1983
68 Bill Elko 25 NT 15 12 278 6-5 Arizona St.,LSU 12/28/1959 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 192nd pick / 1983
76 Keith Ferguson 25 RDE 16 16 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
14 Dan Fouts 33 QB 13 13 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 11 11 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
48 Tim Fox 31 FS 11 10 186 5-11 Ohio St. 11/1/1953 8 4 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1976
75 Andrew Gissinger 25 t 16 4 280 6-5 Syracuse 7/4/1959 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 141st pick / 1981
69 Derrel Gofourth 29 g 16 2 260 6-3 Oklahoma St. 3/20/1955 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1977
58 Mike Green 23 LILB 16 16 235 6-0 Oklahoma St. 6/29/1961 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 245th pick / 1983
28 Ken Greene 28 SS 15 13 203 6-3 Washington St. 5/8/1956 6 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1978
43 Bob Gregor 27 db 7 2 192 6-2 Washington St. 2/10/1957 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 108th pick / 1980
73 Keith Guthrie 23 nt 11 2 264 6-4 Texas A&M 8/17/1961 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 144th pick / 1984
72 Rickey Hagood 23 2 0 286 6-2 South Carolina 4/24/1961 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 86th pick / 1984
20 Reuben Henderson 26 12 0 196 6-1 Oklahoma St.,San Diego St. 10/3/1958 3 1 Chicago Bears / 6th / 150th pick / 1981
88 Pete Holohan 25 te 15 4 237 6-4 Notre Dame 7/25/1959 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 189th pick / 1981
41 Earnest Jackson* 25 RB 16 14 213 5-9 Texas A&M 12/18/1959 1 10 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 202nd pick / 1983
26 Lionel James 22 KR 16 2 171 5-6 Auburn 5/25/1962 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
79 Gary Johnson 32 dt 4 1 257 6-2 Grambling St. 8/31/1952 9 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1975
42 Pete Johnson 30 3 0 252 6-0 Ohio St. 3/2/1954 7 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 49th pick / 1977
18 Charlie Joiner 37 WR 16 16 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 15 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
31 Bill Kay 24 db 5 3 190 6-1 Purdue 1/10/1960 3 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 159th pick / 1981
57 Linden King 29 LOLB 16 16 241 6-4 Colorado St. 6/28/1955 6 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1977
64 Chuck Loewen 27 13 0 263 6-3 South Dakota St. 1/23/1957 4 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 175th pick / 1980
51 Woodrow Lowe 30 ROLB 15 15 227 6-0 Alabama 6/9/1954 8 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
11 Ed Luther 27 qb 15 3 206 6-3 San Jose St. 1/2/1957 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 101st pick / 1980
62 Don Macek 30 C 13 13 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 8 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
12 Bruce Mathison 25 2 0 205 6-3 Nebraska 4/25/1959 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 272nd pick / 1983
21 Buford McGee 24 16 0 206 6-0 Mississippi 8/16/1960 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 286th pick / 1984
60 Dennis McKnight 25 RG 16 16 273 6-3 Drake 9/12/1959 2 9
24 Miles McPherson 24 db 9 4 184 5-11 New Haven 3/30/1960 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 256th pick / 1982
83 Bobby Micho 22 6 0 236 6-3 Texas 3/7/1962 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 10th / 272nd pick / 1984
25 Wayne Morris 30 rb 10 3 207 6-0 SMU 5/3/1954 8 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
46 Chuck Muncie 31 rb 1 1 227 6-3 California 3/17/1953 8 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
55 Derrie Nelson 26 6 0 236 6-2 Nebraska 2/8/1958 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1981
56 Vince Osby 23 16 0 220 5-11 Illinois 7/8/1961 Rook 1
52 Ray Preston 30 10 0 218 6-0 Syracuse 1/25/1954 8 1 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 295th pick / 1976
1 Benny Ricardo 30 2 0 175 5-10 San Diego St. 1/4/1954 8 1
90 Fred Robinson 23 16 0 240 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/22/1961 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 198th pick / 1984
85 Eric Sievers 27 TE 14 13 236 6-4 Maryland 11/9/1957 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 107th pick / 1981
54 Billy Ray Smith 23 RILB 16 16 235 6-3 Arkansas 8/10/1961 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
45 Johnny Ray Smith 27 1 0 183 5-9 Lamar 9/7/1957 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 11th / 283rd pick / 1981
33 Lucious Smith 27 db 9 3 190 5-10 San Diego St.,Cal State-Fullerton 1/17/1957 4 1
32 Jewerl Thomas 27 7 0 230 5-10 UCLA,San Jose St. 9/10/1957 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 58th pick / 1980
59 Cliff Thrift 28 16 0 232 6-1 East Central (OK) 5/3/1956 5 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1979
27 John Turner 28 rcb 15 6 197 6-0 Miami (FL) 2/22/1956 6 3 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 48th pick / 1978
23 Danny Walters 24 RCB 8 7 189 6-1 Arkansas 11/4/1960 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1983
67 Ed White 37 RT 15 13 269 6-1 California 4/4/1947 15 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
63 Doug Wilkerson 37 LG 16 16 253 6-3 North Carolina Central 3/27/1947 14 9 Houston Oilers / 1st / 14th pick / 1970
92 Eric Williams 29 13 0 227 6-2 USC 6/17/1955 7 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 216th pick / 1977
99 Lee Williams 22 8 0 269 6-6 Bethune-Cookman 10/15/1962 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
80 Kellen Winslow 27 TE 7 7 251 6-5 Missouri 11/5/1957 5 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
49 Andre Young 24 db 13 3 199 6-0 Louisiana Tech 11/22/1960 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 273rd pick / 1982
Team Total 26.7 16 223.5 6-1.5 4.0