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1986 San Diego Chargers

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4-12-0, AFC West Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.9, Offense: 1.2, Defense: -3.1, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (20.9/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 396 points (24.8/g), 24th.
 Differential of -61 points (-3.8/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.4-9.6.

Coach: Don Coryell (1-7-0) and Al Saunders (3-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese
 Defensive Coordinator: Ron Lynn
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Mora (Defensive Assistant/Secondary)

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 35 13 12 252 for 430, 3,031 yards, 16 td, 22 int, & 4 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
RB Gary Anderson* 25 1 12 127 rushes for 442 yards, 1 td, & 80 catches for 871 yards and 8 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 20th pick / 1983
FB Tim Spencer 26 1 12 99 rushes for 350 yards, 6 td, & 6 catches for 48 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
WR Wes Chandler 30 8 14 56 catches for 874 yards, 4 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
WR Charlie Joiner 39 17 9 34 catches for 440 yards, 2 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
TE Kellen Winslow 29 7 16 64 catches for 728 yards, 5 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
LT Jim Lachey 23 1 15 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 1985
LG Sam Claphan 30 5 14 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
C Don Macek 32 10 13 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
RG Dennis McKnight 27 4 16
RT Gary Kowalski 26 3 16 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lee Williams 24 2 16 15.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
NT Chuck Ehin 25 3 9 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 12th / 329th pick / 1983
RDE Leslie O'Neal 22 Rook 13 12.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1986
LOLB Billy Ray Smith 25 3 15 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
LILB Gary Plummer 26 Rook 13 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RILB Thomas Benson 25 2 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1984
ROLB Woodrow Lowe 32 10 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
LCB Ken Taylor 23 1 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Donald Brown 23 Rook 7 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 129th pick / 1986
SS Jeffery Dale 24 1 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1985
FS Gill Byrd 25 3 14 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Rolf Benirschke 31 9 0 16 of 25 field goals & 39 of 41 extra points Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
P Ralf Mojsiejenko 23 1 0 72 punts for a 42.0 average, 2 blocked San Diego Chargers / 4th / 96th pick / 1985
PR Gary Anderson* 25 1 12 25 punt returns for a 9.1 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 20th pick / 1983
KR Gary Anderson* 25 1 12 24 kick returns for a 20.1 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 20th pick / 1983

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Curtis Adams 24 rb 7 2 198 6-0 Central Michigan 4/30/1962 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 207th pick / 1985
56 Ty Allert 23 lb 16 3 233 6-2 Texas 7/23/1963 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1986
40 Gary Anderson* 25 KR 16 12 185 6-0 Arkansas 4/18/1961 1 11 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 20th pick / 1983
6 Rolf Benirschke 31 K 16 0 171 6-0 California-Davis 2/7/1955 9 1 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 334th pick / 1977
57 Thomas Benson 25 RILB 16 16 238 6-2 Oklahoma 9/6/1961 2 7 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1984
32 Donald Brown 23 RCB 13 7 189 5-11 Oklahoma,Maryland 11/28/1963 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 129th pick / 1986
22 Gill Byrd 25 FS 15 14 195 5-11 San Jose St. 2/20/1961 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
89 Wes Chandler 30 WR 16 14 196 6-0 Florida 8/22/1956 8 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
77 Sam Claphan 30 LG 16 14 285 6-6 Oklahoma 10/10/1956 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
37 Jeffery Dale 24 SS 16 16 211 6-3 LSU 10/6/1962 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1985
61 Ken Dallafior 27 g 12 1 276 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1959 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
20 Wayne Davis 23 lcb 16 5 175 5-11 Indiana St. 6/17/1963 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 1985
75 Curt DiGiacomo 23 3 0 270 6-4 Arizona 10/24/1963 Rook 0
53 Mike Douglass 31 7 0 220 6-0 Arizona St.,San Diego St. 3/15/1955 8 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1978
78 Chuck Ehin 25 NT 12 9 261 6-4 BYU 7/1/1961 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 329th pick / 1983
52 Mark Fellows 23 1 0 233 6-1 Montana St. 2/26/1963 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 196th pick / 1985
70 James FitzPatrick 22 4 0 305 6-8 USC 2/1/1964 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1986
12 Tom Flick 28 qb 11 3 190 6-2 Washington 8/30/1958 5 1 Washington Redskins / 4th / 90th pick / 1981
14 Dan Fouts 35 QB 12 12 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 13 9 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
25 Vencie Glenn 22 fs 12 7 205 6-0 Indiana St. 10/26/1964 Rook 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1986
92 Dee Hardison 30 15 0 274 6-4 North Carolina 5/2/1956 8 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1978
59 Andy Hawkins 28 10 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/31/1958 6 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 267th pick / 1980
9 Mark Herrmann 27 qb 6 1 200 6-4 Purdue 1/8/1959 4 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 98th pick / 1981
88 Pete Holohan 27 te 16 6 237 6-4 Notre Dame 7/25/1959 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 189th pick / 1981
27 Daniel Hunter 24 db 5 2 178 5-11 Henderson St. 9/1/1962 1 1
26 Lionel James 24 rb 7 1 171 5-6 Auburn 5/25/1962 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
83 Trumaine Johnson 26 wr 16 4 196 6-1 Grambling St. 11/16/1960 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 141st pick / 1983
18 Charlie Joiner 39 WR 15 9 188 5-11 Grambling St. 10/14/1947 17 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1969
68 Gary Kowalski 26 RT 16 16 280 6-6 Boston Col. 7/2/1960 3 8 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1983
74 Jim Lachey 23 LT 16 15 294 6-6 Ohio St. 6/4/1963 1 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 1985
63 Jim Leonard 29 lg 15 5 258 6-3 Santa Clara 10/19/1957 6 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 186th pick / 1980
51 Woodrow Lowe 32 ROLB 16 9 227 6-0 Alabama 6/9/1954 10 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 131st pick / 1976
62 Don Macek 32 C 13 13 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 10 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
33 David Martin 27 4 0 191 5-9 Villanova 3/15/1959 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 240th pick / 1981
7 Bruce Mathison 27 2 0 205 6-3 Nebraska 4/25/1959 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 272nd pick / 1983
21 Buford McGee 26 rb 9 3 206 6-0 Mississippi 8/16/1960 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 286th pick / 1984
60 Dennis McKnight 27 RG 16 16 273 6-3 Drake 9/12/1959 4 8
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko 23 P 16 0 209 6-3 Michigan St. 1/28/1963 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 96th pick / 1985
90 Mack Moore 27 3 0 258 6-4 Texas A&M 3/4/1959 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 152nd pick / 1981
55 Derrie Nelson 28 11 0 236 6-2 Nebraska 2/8/1958 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1981
91 Leslie O'Neal 22 RDE 13 13 275 6-4 Oklahoma St. 5/7/1964 Rook 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1986
50 Gary Plummer 26 LILB 15 13 244 6-2 California 1/26/1960 Rook 6
90 Fred Robinson 25 rolb 10 5 240 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/22/1961 2 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 8th / 198th pick / 1984
85 Eric Sievers 29 te 9 1 236 6-4 Maryland 11/9/1957 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 107th pick / 1981
54 Billy Ray Smith 25 LOLB 16 15 235 6-3 Arkansas 8/10/1961 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
52 Angelo Snipes 23 6 0 222 6-0 West Georgia 1/11/1963 Rook 0
43 Tim Spencer 26 FB 14 12 224 6-1 Ohio St. 12/10/1960 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
33 John Sullivan 25 9 0 196 6-1 California 11/15/1961 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1984 Supp
24 Ken Taylor 23 LCB 14 11 185 6-1 Oregon St. 9/2/1963 1 5
98 Terry Unrein 24 nt 12 7 281 6-5 Colorado St. 10/24/1962 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1986
72 Jeff Walker 23 16 0 295 6-4 Memphis 1/22/1963 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1986
23 Danny Walters 26 db 2 2 189 6-1 Arkansas 11/4/1960 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1983
81 Timmie Ware 23 9 0 171 5-10 USC 4/2/1963 Rook 0
99 Lee Williams 24 LDE 16 16 269 6-6 Bethune-Cookman 10/15/1962 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
96 Lester Williams 27 4 0 275 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/19/1959 4 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 27th pick / 1982
93 Earl Wilson 28 rde 16 6 276 6-4 Kentucky 9/13/1958 1 3
80 Kellen Winslow 29 TE 16 16 251 6-5 Missouri 11/5/1957 7 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
96 Blaise Winter 24 4 0 278 6-3 Syracuse 1/31/1962 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1984
30 Kevin Wyatt 22 16 0 199 5-10 Arkansas 3/14/1964 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 136th pick / 1986
Team Total 26.2 16 229.6 6-2.0 3.1