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1985 San Diego Chargers

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in AFC West Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.1, Offense: 8.3, Defense: -7.2, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 467 points (29.2/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 435 points (27.2/g), 25th.
 Differential of 32 points (2.0/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Don Coryell (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Adolph and Tom Bass
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Mora (Defensive Quality Control) and Al Saunders (Wide Receivers)

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* 34 12 12 254 for 430, 3,638 yards, 27 td, 20 int, & 11 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
RB Lionel James 23 1 7 105 rushes for 516 yards, 2 td, & 86 catches for 1,027 yards and 6 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
FB Tim Spencer 25 Rook 15 124 rushes for 478 yards, 10 td, & 11 catches for 135 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
WR Wes Chandler* 29 7 13 67 catches for 1,199 yards, 10 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
WR Charlie Joiner 38 16 14 59 catches for 932 yards, 7 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
TE Eric Sievers 28 4 11 41 catches for 438 yards, 6 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 107th pick / 1981
LT Jim Lachey 22 Rook 16 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 1985
LG Ed White 38 16 16 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
C Don Macek 31 9 15 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
RG Dennis McKnight 26 3 16
RT Sam Claphan 29 4 12 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lee Williams 23 1 16 9.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
NT Chuck Ehin 24 2 15 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 12th / 329th pick / 1983
RDE Earl Wilson 27 Rook 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LOLB Linden King 30 7 16 6.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1977
LILB Mike Green 24 2 15 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 9th / 245th pick / 1983
RILB Billy Ray Smith 24 2 15 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
ROLB Woodrow Lowe 31 9 14 5.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
LCB John Hendy 23 Rook 10 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1985
RCB Danny Walters 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1983
SS Gill Byrd 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
FS Jeffery Dale 23 Rook 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Thomas 33 10 0 18 of 28 field goals & 51 of 55 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
P Ralf Mojsiejenko 22 Rook 0 68 punts for a 42.4 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 4th / 96th pick / 1985
PR Lionel James 23 1 7 25 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
KR Lionel James 23 1 7 36 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Curtis Adams 23 1 0 198 6-0 Central Michigan 4/30/1962 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 207th pick / 1985
40 Gary Anderson 24 rb 12 6 185 6-0 Arkansas 4/18/1961 Rook 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 20th pick / 1983
86 Jesse Bendross 23 wr 16 2 196 6-0 Alabama 7/19/1962 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 174th pick / 1984
6 Rolf Benirschke 30 1 0 171 6-0 California-Davis 2/7/1955 8 0 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
59 Craig Bingham 26 8 0 218 6-2 Syracuse 9/26/1959 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 167th pick / 1982
50 Carlos Bradley 25 lb 10 2 224 6-0 Wake Forest 4/27/1960 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 300th pick / 1981
22 Gill Byrd 24 SS 16 16 195 5-11 San Jose St. 2/20/1961 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
89 Wes Chandler* 29 WR 15 13 196 6-0 Florida 8/22/1956 7 11 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
91 Tony Chickillo 25 nt 4 1 262 6-3 Miami (FL) 7/8/1960 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 131st pick / 1983
77 Sam Claphan 29 RT 12 12 285 6-6 Oklahoma 10/10/1956 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
31 Anthony Corley 25 4 0 210 6-0 UNLV 8/10/1960 1 0
28 David Croudip 27 2 0 183 5-8 San Diego St. 1/25/1958 1 0
37 Jeffery Dale 23 FS 16 16 211 6-3 LSU 10/6/1962 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1985
61 Ken Dallafior 26 3 0 276 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1959 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
20 Wayne Davis 22 lcb 16 6 175 5-11 Indiana St. 6/17/1963 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1985
65 Jerry Doerger 25 8 0 270 6-5 Wisconsin 7/18/1960 3 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 200th pick / 1982
78 Chuck Ehin 24 NT 16 15 261 6-4 BYU 7/1/1961 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 329th pick / 1983
84 Chris Faulkner 25 9 0 255 6-4 Florida 4/13/1960 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1983
52 Mark Fellows 22 2 0 233 6-1 Montana St. 2/26/1963 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 196th pick / 1985
76 Keith Ferguson 26 rde 10 7 252 6-5 Ohio St. 4/3/1959 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1981
14 Dan Fouts* 34 QB 14 12 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 12 12 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
92 Scott Garnett 23 5 0 271 6-2 Washington 12/3/1962 1 0 Denver Broncos / 8th / 218th pick / 1984
58 Mike Green 24 LILB 15 15 235 6-0 Oklahoma St. 6/29/1961 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 245th pick / 1983
53 Mike Guendling 23 9 0 238 6-3 Northwestern 6/18/1962 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1984
29 John Hendy 23 LCB 16 10 196 5-11 Long Beach St. 10/9/1962 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 69th pick / 1985
9 Mark Herrmann 26 qb 9 4 200 6-4 Purdue 1/8/1959 3 5 Denver Broncos / 4th / 98th pick / 1981
88 Pete Holohan 26 te 15 3 237 6-4 Notre Dame 7/25/1959 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 189th pick / 1981
26 Lionel James 23 KR 16 7 171 5-6 Auburn 5/25/1962 1 13 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
83 Trumaine Johnson 25 wr 11 2 196 6-1 Grambling St. 11/16/1960 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 141st pick / 1983
18 Charlie Joiner 38 WR 16 14 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 16 9 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
30 David King 22 1 0 176 5-8 Auburn 5/19/1963 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 264th pick / 1985
57 Linden King 30 LOLB 16 16 241 6-4 Colorado St. 6/28/1955 7 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1977
68 Gary Kowalski 25 t 13 1 280 6-6 Boston Col. 7/2/1960 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1983
74 Jim Lachey 22 LT 16 16 294 6-6 Ohio St. 6/4/1963 Rook 10 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 1985
63 Jim Leonard 28 g 7 3 258 6-3 Santa Clara 10/19/1957 5 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 186th pick / 1980
32 Terry Lewis 23 10 0 193 5-11 Michigan St. 12/9/1962 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 150th pick / 1985
51 Woodrow Lowe 31 ROLB 16 14 227 6-0 Alabama 6/9/1954 9 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
62 Don Macek 31 C 15 15 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 9 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
21 Buford McGee 25 rb 11 1 206 6-0 Mississippi 8/16/1960 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 286th pick / 1984
60 Dennis McKnight 26 RG 16 16 273 6-3 Drake 9/12/1959 3 10
24 Miles McPherson 25 9 0 184 5-11 New Haven 3/30/1960 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 256th pick / 1982
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko 22 P 16 0 209 6-3 Michigan St. 1/28/1963 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 96th pick / 1985
55 Derrie Nelson 27 lb 16 1 236 6-2 Nebraska 2/8/1958 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1981
27 Ronnie O'Bard 27 16 0 190 5-9 Idaho,BYU 6/11/1958 Rook 1
56 Vince Osby 24 7 0 220 5-11 Illinois 7/8/1961 1 1
90 Fred Robinson 24 lb 16 1 240 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/22/1961 1 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 198th pick / 1984
28 Jim Rockford 24 1 0 180 5-10 Oklahoma 9/5/1961 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 316th pick / 1985
64 Bill Searcey 27 1 0 281 6-1 Alabama 3/3/1958 Rook 0
85 Eric Sievers 28 TE 16 11 236 6-4 Maryland 11/9/1957 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 107th pick / 1981
97 Tony Simmons 23 13 0 270 6-4 Tennessee 12/18/1962 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 318th pick / 1985
54 Billy Ray Smith 24 RILB 15 15 235 6-3 Arkansas 8/10/1961 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
33 Lucious Smith 28 5 0 190 5-10 San Diego St.,Cal State-Fullerton 1/17/1957 5 0
43 Tim Spencer 25 FB 16 15 224 6-1 Ohio St. 12/10/1960 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
45 Anthony Steels 26 6 0 200 5-9 Nebraska 1/8/1959 Rook 0
16 Bob Thomas 33 K 15 0 178 5-10 Notre Dame 8/7/1952 10 1 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 388th pick / 1974
66 Rich Umphrey 27 c 11 1 263 6-3 Utah,Colorado 12/13/1958 3 2 New York Giants / 5th / 129th pick / 1982
23 Danny Walters 25 RCB 16 16 189 6-1 Arkansas 11/4/1960 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1983
67 Ed White 38 LG 16 16 269 6-1 California 4/4/1947 16 10 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 39th pick / 1969
99 Lee Williams 23 LDE 16 16 269 6-6 Bethune-Cookman 10/15/1962 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
93 Earl Wilson 27 RDE 16 9 276 6-4 Kentucky 9/13/1958 Rook 4
80 Kellen Winslow 28 te 10 6 251 6-5 Missouri 11/5/1957 6 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
Team Total 26.0 16 226.1 6-1.4 2.8