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1987 San Diego Chargers

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8-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.7, Offense: -4.3, Defense: 0.5, SoS: 0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (16.9/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 317 points (21.1/g), 15th.
 Differential of -64 points (-4.3/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.5-9.5.

Coach: Al Saunders (8-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dave Levy
 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 36 14 10 206 for 364, 2,517 yards, 10 td, 15 int, & 12 rushes for 0 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
RB Gary Anderson 26 2 7 80 rushes for 260 yards, 3 td, & 47 catches for 503 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 20th pick / 1983
FB Tim Spencer 27 2 7 73 rushes for 228 yards, 0 td, & 17 catches for 123 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
WR Wes Chandler 31 9 11 39 catches for 617 yards, 2 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
WR Lionel James 25 3 11 41 catches for 593 yards, 3 td, & 27 rushes for 102 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
TE Kellen Winslow* 30 8 12 53 catches for 519 yards, 3 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
LT Jim Lachey* 24 2 12 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 1985
LG James FitzPatrick 23 1 9 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1986
C Don Macek 33 11 11 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
RG Dennis McKnight 28 5 12
RT Gary Kowalski 27 4 9 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lee Williams 25 3 12 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
NT Mike Charles 25 4 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 55th pick / 1983
RDE Joe Phillips 24 1 7 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
LOLB Billy Ray Smith 26 4 12 3.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
LILB Gary Plummer 27 1 7 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RILB Thomas Benson 26 3 8 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1984
ROLB Chip Banks 28 5 12 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1982
LCB Elvis Patterson 27 3 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Gill Byrd 26 4 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
SS Martin Bayless 25 3 11 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
FS Vencie Glenn 23 1 12 0.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1986
 Special Teams Starters
K Vince Abbott 28 Rook 0 13 of 22 field goals & 22 of 23 extra points
P Ralf Mojsiejenko* 24 2 0 67 punts for a 42.9 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 4th / 96th pick / 1985
PR Lionel James 25 3 11 32 punt returns for a 12.5 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
KR Gary Anderson 26 2 7 22 kick returns for a 19.7 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)
10 Vince Abbott 28 K 12 0 207 5-11 Washington,Cal State-Fullerton 5/31/1959 Rook 1
42 Curtis Adams 25 rb 12 4 198 6-0 Central Michigan 4/30/1962 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 207th pick / 1985
56 Ty Allert 24 3 0 233 6-2 Texas 7/23/1963 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1986
24 Anthony Anderson 23 3 0 205 6-2 Grambling St. 10/24/1964 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 256th pick / 1987
40 Gary Anderson 26 KR 12 7 185 6-0 Arkansas 4/18/1961 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 20th pick / 1983
96 Keith Baldwin 27 de 6 1 263 6-4 Texas A&M 10/13/1960 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 31st pick / 1982
56 Chip Banks 28 ROLB 12 12 243 6-4 USC 9/18/1959 5 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 3rd pick / 1982
44 Martin Bayless 25 SS 12 11 195 6-2 Bowling Green 10/11/1962 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
69 Monte Bennett 28 3 0 265 6-3 Kansas St. 4/27/1959 6 0
57 Thomas Benson 26 RILB 11 8 238 6-2 Oklahoma 9/6/1961 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1984
82 Rod Bernstine 22 rb 10 2 238 6-3 Texas A&M 2/8/1965 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1987
38 Ed Berry 24 db 2 1 183 5-10 Utah St. 9/28/1963 1 1 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1986
58 David Brandon 22 lb 8 1 234 6-4 Memphis 2/9/1965 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 60th pick / 1987
48 Carl Brazley 30 db 2 2 180 6-0 West. Kentucky 9/5/1957 Rook 1
38 Lou Brock 23 1 0 175 5-10 USC 5/8/1964 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1987
55 Steve Busick 29 1 0 227 6-4 USC 12/10/1958 6 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 181st pick / 1981
22 Gill Byrd 26 RCB 12 12 195 5-11 San Jose St. 2/20/1961 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
89 Wes Chandler 31 WR 12 11 196 6-0 Florida 8/22/1956 9 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
71 Mike Charles 25 NT 11 10 292 6-4 Syracuse 9/23/1962 4 5 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 55th pick / 1983
77 Sam Claphan 31 t 9 4 285 6-6 Oklahoma 10/10/1956 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 47th pick / 1979
61 Ken Dallafior 28 9 0 276 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1959 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 124th pick / 1982
36 Mike Davis 31 8 0 203 6-3 Colorado 4/15/1956 9 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 35th pick / 1977
63 David Diaz-Infante 23 3 0 291 6-3 San Jose St. 3/31/1964 Rook 0
78 Chuck Ehin 26 nt 12 4 261 6-4 BYU 7/1/1961 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 329th pick / 1983
53 Chuck Faucette 24 lb 2 1 242 6-3 Maryland 10/7/1963 Rook 1 New York Giants / 10th / 279th pick / 1987
67 Greg Feasel 30 t 3 3 300 6-7 Abilene Christian 11/7/1957 1 1
87 Kevin Ferguson 22 3 0 223 6-2 Virginia 12/4/1965 Rook 0
70 James FitzPatrick 23 LG 10 9 305 6-8 USC 2/1/1964 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1986
14 Dan Fouts 36 QB 11 10 204 6-3 Oregon 6/10/1951 14 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1973
4 Jeff Gaffney 23 3 0 195 6-2 Virginia 10/22/1964 Rook -1
25 Vencie Glenn 23 FS 12 12 205 6-0 Indiana St. 10/26/1964 1 8 New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1986
68 Joe Goebel 24 2 0 264 6-5 UCLA 12/12/1963 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 284th pick / 1987
76 Willard Goff 26 1 0 268 6-3 West Texas A&M,Illinois 10/17/1961 2 0
92 Dee Hardison 31 3 0 274 6-4 North Carolina 5/2/1956 9 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1978
46 Walt Harris 23 3 3 195 6-1 Stanford 4/1/1964 Rook 1
59 Andy Hawkins 29 lb 2 1 225 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/31/1958 7 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 267th pick / 1980
9 Mark Herrmann 28 qb 3 2 200 6-4 Purdue 1/8/1959 5 1 Denver Broncos / 4th / 98th pick / 1981
86 Jamie Holland 23 12 0 192 6-1 Ohio St. 2/1/1964 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 173rd pick / 1987
88 Pete Holohan 28 te 12 4 237 6-4 Notre Dame 7/25/1959 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 189th pick / 1981
85 Harry Holt 30 te 3 3 236 6-4 Arizona 12/29/1957 4 0
47 Darrel Hopper 24 db 4 2 196 6-1 USC 3/14/1963 Rook 1
28 Mike Hudson 24 3 0 202 6-0 Oklahoma St. 12/25/1963 Rook 0
50 Mike Humiston 28 rilb 7 5 238 6-3 Weber St. 1/8/1959 6 3
27 Daniel Hunter 25 12 0 178 5-11 Henderson St. 9/1/1962 2 1
52 Brian Ingram 28 lb 1 1 236 6-4 Tennessee 10/31/1959 5 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 111th pick / 1982
52 Jeff Jackson 26 lilb 11 6 235 6-1 Auburn 10/9/1961 3 4 Atlanta Falcons / 8th / 206th pick / 1984
26 Lionel James 25 PR 12 11 171 5-6 Auburn 5/25/1962 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 118th pick / 1984
39 Keyvan Jenkins 26 rb 3 2 190 5-10 UNLV 1/6/1961 Rook 1
52 James Johnson 25 1 0 236 6-2 San Diego St. 6/21/1962 1 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1985
10 Mike Kelley 28 qb 3 1 195 6-3 Georgia Tech 12/31/1959 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 149th pick / 1982
94 Randy Kirk 23 lb 13 1 232 6-2 San Diego St. 12/27/1964 Rook 2
68 Gary Kowalski 27 RT 12 9 280 6-6 Boston Col. 7/2/1960 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1983
74 Jim Lachey* 24 LT 12 12 294 6-6 Ohio St. 6/4/1963 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 1985
62 Don Macek 33 C 11 11 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 11 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
60 Dennis McKnight 28 RG 12 12 273 6-3 Drake 9/12/1959 5 4
30 Frank Middleton 27 rb 3 2 205 5-11 Florida A&M 10/28/1960 3 1
75 Les Miller 22 nt 9 4 292 6-7 Kansas St.,Fort Hays St. 3/1/1965 Rook 4
48 Pat Miller 23 1 0 206 6-1 Florida 6/24/1964 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 131st pick / 1986
86 Tim Moffett 25 wr 3 1 180 6-2 Mississippi 2/8/1962 2 1 Los Angeles Raiders / 3rd / 79th pick / 1985
2 Ralf Mojsiejenko* 24 P 12 0 209 6-3 Michigan St. 1/28/1963 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 96th pick / 1985
81 Calvin Muhammad 29 2 0 190 5-11 Texas Southern 12/10/1958 5 1 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 322nd pick / 1980
7 Rick Neuheisel 26 qb 3 2 190 6-1 UCLA 2/7/1961 Rook 1
34 Elvis Patterson 27 LCB 13 11 193 5-11 Kansas 10/21/1960 3 7
93 Duane Pettitt 23 3 0 265 6-4 San Diego St. 11/2/1964 Rook 0
75 Joe Phillips 24 RDE 13 7 298 6-5 Oregon St.,SMU 7/15/1963 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
50 Gary Plummer 27 LILB 8 7 244 6-2 California 1/26/1960 1 4
31 Jeff Powell 24 1 0 185 5-10 William & Mary,Tennessee 5/27/1963 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 166th pick / 1986
53 Stacy Price 25 3 0 194 6-2 Arkansas St. 3/24/1962 Rook 0
8 Joe Prokop 27 3 0 230 6-2 Minnesota,Cal Poly-Pomona 7/7/1960 2 0
20 Barry Redden 27 12 0 210 5-10 Richmond 7/21/1960 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 14th pick / 1982
82 Tag Rome 26 wr 3 1 175 5-9 La-Monroe 8/13/1961 Rook 0
29 Charles Romes 33 5 0 191 6-1 North Carolina Central 12/16/1954 10 0 Buffalo Bills / 12th / 309th pick / 1977
66 Dan Rosado 28 c 4 3 280 6-3 Northern Illinois 7/6/1959 Rook 1
77 Curtis Rouse 27 g 10 3 316 6-3 Tenn-Chattanooga 7/13/1960 5 1 Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 286th pick / 1982
35 Martin Sartin 24 rb 3 1 202 5-10 Long Beach St. 3/9/1963 Rook 0
85 Eric Sievers 30 te 12 1 236 6-4 Maryland 11/9/1957 6 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 107th pick / 1981
41 King Simmons 24 db 3 1 200 6-2 Texas Tech 2/12/1963 Rook 1 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 319th pick / 1986
97 Tony Simmons 25 de 3 3 270 6-4 Tennessee 12/18/1962 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 318th pick / 1985
72 Emil Slovacek 24 2 0 300 6-3 S.F. Austin 2/26/1963 Rook 0
54 Billy Ray Smith 26 LOLB 12 12 235 6-3 Arkansas 8/10/1961 4 9 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
52 Angelo Snipes 24 2 0 222 6-0 West Georgia 1/11/1963 1 0
43 Tim Spencer 27 FB 12 7 224 6-1 Ohio St. 12/10/1960 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
32 Todd Spencer 25 rb 3 2 203 6-0 USC 7/26/1962 3 0
65 John Stadnik 28 c 3 3 273 6-4 West. Illinois 2/18/1959 Rook 1
45 Anthony Steels 28 2 0 200 5-9 Nebraska 1/8/1959 2 0
55 Johnny Taylor 26 lb 7 3 237 6-4 Hawaii 6/21/1961 3 2
76 Broderick Thompson 27 t 9 3 295 6-5 Kansas 8/14/1960 2 2
98 Terry Unrein 25 nt 9 2 281 6-5 Colorado St. 10/24/1962 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1986
13 Mark Vlasic 24 1 0 205 6-3 Iowa 10/25/1963 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 88th pick / 1987
23 Danny Walters 27 rcb 12 5 189 6-1 Arkansas 11/4/1960 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1983
81 Timmie Ware 24 wr 12 1 171 5-10 USC 4/2/1963 1 0
28 Ted Watts 29 1 0 195 6-0 Texas Tech 5/29/1958 6 0 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1981
71 Dwight Wheeler 32 t 3 3 269 6-3 Tennessee St. 1/13/1955 9 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1978
84 Al Williams 26 wr 3 3 180 5-10 Nevada-Reno 10/5/1961 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1984 Supp
99 Lee Williams 25 LDE 12 12 269 6-6 Bethune-Cookman 10/15/1962 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
93 Earl Wilson 29 de 1 1 276 6-4 Kentucky 9/13/1958 2 0
95 Karl Wilson 23 7 0 274 6-5 LSU 9/10/1964 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 59th pick / 1987
80 Kellen Winslow* 30 TE 12 12 251 6-5 Missouri 11/5/1957 8 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1979
96 Blaise Winter 25 de 3 3 278 6-3 Syracuse 1/31/1962 3 2 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1984
33 Ken Zachary 24 3 0 222 6-0 Oklahoma St. 11/19/1963 Rook 0
Team Total 26.2 15 230.6 6-2.1 2.7