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1989 San Diego Chargers

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6-10-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: -2.9, Defense: 2.1, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 266 points (16.6/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (18.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of -24 points (-1.5/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 7.2-8.8.

Coach: Dan Henning (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Larry Beightol
 Defensive Coordinator: Ron Lynn
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Mora (Defensive Backs)

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 Jim McMahon 30 7 11 176 for 318, 2,132 yards, 10 td, 10 int, & 29 rushes for 141 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
RB Tim Spencer 29 4 11 134 rushes for 521 yards, 3 td, & 18 catches for 112 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
WR Jamie Holland 25 2 6 26 catches for 336 yards, 0 td, & 6 rushes for 46 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 7th / 173rd pick / 1987
WR Anthony Miller* 24 1 16 75 catches for 1,252 yards, 10 td, & 4 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1988
TE Joe Caravello 26 2 9 10 catches for 95 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td
TE Arthur Cox 28 6 16 22 catches for 200 yards, 2 td
LT Joel Patten 31 9 14
LG Broderick Thompson 29 4 16
C Courtney Hall 21 Rook 16 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1989
RG David Richards 23 1 16 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 1988
RT Brett Miller 31 6 11 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lee Williams* 27 5 16 14.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
NT Joe Phillips 26 3 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
RDE Burt Grossman 22 Rook 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1989
LOLB Billy Ray Smith 28 6 16 2.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
LILB Gary Plummer 29 3 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RILB Cedric Figaro 23 1 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1988
ROLB Leslie O'Neal* 25 3 16 12.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1986
LCB Gill Byrd 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
RCB Sam Seale 27 5 12 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 8th / 224th pick / 1984
SS Martin Bayless 27 5 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
FS Vencie Glenn 25 3 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1986
 Special Teams Starters
K Chris Bahr 36 13 0 17 of 25 field goals & 29 of 30 extra points Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
P Hank Ilesic 30 Rook 0 76 punts for a 40.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Phil McConkey 32 5 0 14 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td
KR Jamie Holland 25 2 6 29 kick returns for a 17.6 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 7th / 173rd pick / 1987

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
89 Anthony Allen 30 7 0 180 5-11 Washington 6/29/1959 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 156th pick / 1983
15 David Archer 27 16 0 207 6-2 Snow College (UT),Iowa St. 2/15/1962 5 0
3 Chris Bahr 36 K 16 0 170 5-10 Penn St. 2/3/1953 13 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 51st pick / 1976
44 Martin Bayless 27 SS 16 16 195 6-2 Bowling Green 10/11/1962 5 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 101st pick / 1984
23 Roy Bennett 28 16 0 195 6-2 Jackson St. 7/5/1961 1 2
82 Rod Bernstine 24 5 0 238 6-3 Texas A&M 2/8/1965 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 24th pick / 1987
58 David Brandon 24 13 0 234 6-4 Memphis 2/9/1965 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 60th pick / 1987
33 Dana Brinson 24 10 0 167 5-9 Nebraska 4/10/1965 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 204th pick / 1989
32 Michael Brooks 22 1 0 195 6-0 North Carolina St. 3/12/1967 Rook 0
35 Marion Butts 23 rb 15 5 248 6-1 NE Oklahoma A&M,Florida St. 8/1/1966 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 183rd pick / 1989
22 Gill Byrd 28 LCB 16 16 195 5-11 San Jose St. 2/20/1961 6 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1983
95 Joe Campbell 23 9 0 245 6-4 New Mexico St. 12/28/1966 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 91st pick / 1988
46 Joe Caravello 26 TE 12 9 270 6-3 Tulane 6/6/1963 2 1
71 Mike Charles 27 nt 6 1 292 6-4 Syracuse 9/23/1962 6 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 55th pick / 1983
3 Lewis Colbert 26 2 0 182 5-11 Auburn 8/23/1963 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 196th pick / 1986
31 Leonard Coleman 27 1 0 203 6-2 Vanderbilt 1/30/1962 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1984
55 Jim Collins 31 lb 13 2 230 6-2 Syracuse 6/11/1958 8 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1981
88 Arthur Cox 28 TE 16 16 262 6-3 Texas Southern 2/5/1961 6 2
87 Quinn Early 24 wr 6 3 190 6-0 Iowa 4/13/1965 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1988
51 Cedric Figaro 23 RILB 16 14 255 6-2 Notre Dame 8/17/1966 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1988
70 James FitzPatrick 25 rt 13 5 305 6-8 USC 2/1/1964 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1986
27 Victor Floyd 23 6 0 201 6-1 Florida St. 1/24/1966 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 287th pick / 1989
84 Chris Gannon 23 de 10 1 265 6-6 La-Lafayette 1/20/1966 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1989
25 Vencie Glenn 25 FS 16 16 205 6-0 Indiana St. 10/26/1964 3 8 New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1986
92 Burt Grossman 22 RDE 16 16 270 6-4 Pittsburgh 4/10/1967 Rook 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1989
53 Courtney Hall 21 C 16 16 281 6-2 Rice 8/26/1968 Rook 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1989
97 George Hinkle 24 14 0 273 6-4 Arizona 3/17/1965 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 293rd pick / 1988
86 Jamie Holland 25 KR 16 6 192 6-1 Ohio St. 2/1/1964 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 173rd pick / 1987
79 Joey Howard 24 t 9 2 305 6-5 Tennessee 9/14/1965 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 238th pick / 1988
8 Hank Ilesic 30 P 14 0 210 6-1 none 9/7/1959 Rook 2
24 Lester Lyles 27 db 16 1 209 6-3 Virginia 12/27/1962 4 2 New York Jets / 2nd / 40th pick / 1985
62 Don Macek 35 2 0 261 6-3 Boston Col. 7/21/1954 13 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1976
21 Phil McConkey 32 PR 6 0 170 5-10 Navy 2/24/1957 5 0
31 Craig McEwen 24 te 4 3 220 6-1 Utah 12/16/1965 2 1
9 Jim McMahon 30 QB 12 11 195 6-1 BYU 8/21/1959 7 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1982
83 Anthony Miller* 24 WR 16 16 190 5-11 San Diego St.,Tennessee 4/15/1965 1 11 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1988
74 Brett Miller 31 RT 14 11 293 6-7 Iowa 10/2/1958 6 5 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 129th pick / 1983
69 Les Miller 24 14 0 292 6-7 Kansas St.,Fort Hays St. 3/1/1965 2 2
20 Darrin Nelson 30 9 0 184 5-9 Stanford 1/2/1959 7 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 1982
91 Leslie O'Neal* 25 ROLB 16 16 275 6-4 Oklahoma St. 5/7/1964 3 12 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1986
85 Andy Parker 28 te 10 6 244 6-5 Utah 9/8/1961 5 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 5th / 127th pick / 1984
78 Joel Patten 31 LT 14 14 310 6-7 Duke 2/7/1958 9 6
34 Elvis Patterson 29 db 16 3 193 5-11 Kansas 10/21/1960 5 3
75 Joe Phillips 26 NT 16 15 298 6-5 Oregon St.,SMU 7/15/1963 3 7 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
50 Gary Plummer 29 LILB 16 16 244 6-2 California 1/26/1960 3 8
65 David Richards 23 RG 16 16 315 6-5 SMU,UCLA 4/11/1966 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 1988
98 Gerald Robinson 26 2 0 262 6-3 Auburn 5/4/1963 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 14th pick / 1986
30 Sam Seale 27 RCB 13 12 182 5-9 West. State (CO) 10/6/1962 5 6 Los Angeles Raiders / 8th / 224th pick / 1984
54 Billy Ray Smith 28 LOLB 16 16 235 6-3 Arkansas 8/10/1961 6 9 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1983
28 Elliot Smith 22 2 0 192 6-2 Alcorn St. 8/14/1967 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 120th pick / 1989
43 Tim Spencer 29 RB 16 11 224 6-1 Ohio St. 12/10/1960 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 307th pick / 1983
47 Johnny Thomas 25 13 0 188 5-9 Baylor 8/3/1964 1 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 192nd pick / 1987
76 Broderick Thompson 29 LG 16 16 295 6-5 Kansas 8/14/1960 4 7
11 Billy Joe Tolliver 23 qb 5 5 217 6-1 Texas Tech 2/7/1966 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1989
26 Darryl Usher 24 6 0 170 5-8 Illinois 1/3/1965 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 181st pick / 1988
81 Mark Walczak 27 6 0 246 6-6 Arizona 4/26/1962 2 0
80 Wayne Walker 23 wr 13 4 162 5-8 Texas Tech 12/27/1966 Rook 3
99 Lee Williams* 27 LDE 16 16 269 6-6 Bethune-Cookman 10/15/1962 5 15 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 6th pick / 1984 Supp
59 Ken Woodard 29 16 0 218 6-1 Tuskegee 1/22/1960 7 1 Denver Broncos / 10th / 274th pick / 1982
Team Total 26.4 16 230.7 6-1.9 3.3