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1996 San Diego Chargers

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.8, Offense: 0.4, Defense: -2.1, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 310 points (19.4/g), 18th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 376 points (23.5/g), 24th.
 Differential of -66 points (-4.1/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Bobby Ross (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ralph Friedgen
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Adolph

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 Stan Humphries 31 7 13 232 for 416, 2,670 yards, 18 td, 13 int, & 21 rushes for 28 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1988
RB Leonard Russell 27 5 15 219 rushes for 713 yards, 7 td, & 13 catches for 180 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1991
WR Andre Coleman 24 2 10 36 catches for 486 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 0 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1994
WR Tony Martin* 31 6 16 85 catches for 1,171 yards, 14 td New York Jets / 5th / 126th pick / 1989
TE Deems May 27 4 12 19 catches for 188 yards, 0 td San Diego Chargers / 7th / 174th pick / 1992
TE Shannon Mitchell 24 2 11 10 catches for 57 yards, 0 td
LT Vaughn Parker 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
LG Eric Moten 28 5 15 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1991
C Greg Engel 25 1 9
RG Joe Cocozzo 26 3 11 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1993
RT Tony Berti 24 1 14 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 200th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE Chris Mims 26 4 15 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1992
LDT John Parrella 27 3 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 55th pick / 1993
RDT Reuben Davis 31 8 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 225th pick / 1988
RDE Marco Coleman 27 4 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
LLB Lewis Bush 27 3 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 99th pick / 1993
MLB Kurt Gouveia 32 9 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 8th / 213th pick / 1986
RLB Junior Seau*+ 27 6 15 7.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
LCB Dwayne Harper 30 8 6 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 299th pick / 1988
RCB Terrance Shaw 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
SS Rodney Harrison 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
FS Kevin Ross 34 12 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 173rd pick / 1984
 Special Teams Starters
K John Carney 32 8 0 29 of 36 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points
P Darren Bennett 31 1 0 87 punts for a 45.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Darrien Gordon 26 3 6 36 punt returns for a 14.9 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1993
KR Andre Coleman 24 2 10 55 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1994

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
57 Arnold Ale 26 7 0 234 6-2 Notre Dame,UCLA 6/17/1970 2 0
2 Darren Bennett 31 P 16 0 235 6-5 none 1/9/1965 1 3
75 Tony Berti 24 RT 16 14 300 6-6 Colorado 6/21/1972 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 200th pick / 1995
50 David Binn 24 16 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 2 1
33 Kevin Bouie 25 1 0 230 6-1 Mississippi St. 8/18/1971 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 210th pick / 1995
35 Freddie Bradley 26 rb 10 1 208 5-10 Arkansas,Sonoma St. 6/12/1970 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 231st pick / 1996
58 Lewis Bush 27 LLB 16 16 245 6-2 Washington St. 12/2/1969 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 99th pick / 1993
3 John Carney 32 K 16 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 8 4
44 Eric Castle 26 16 0 212 6-3 Oregon 3/15/1970 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 161st pick / 1993
31 Willie Clark 24 db 16 4 186 5-10 Notre Dame 1/6/1972 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1994
68 Joe Cocozzo 26 RG 16 11 300 6-4 Michigan 8/7/1970 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1993
83 Andre Coleman 24 KR 16 10 165 5-9 Kansas St. 9/19/1972 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1994
90 Marco Coleman 27 RDE 16 15 286 6-3 Georgia Tech 12/18/1969 4 6 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
51 Joe Cummings 22 3 0 242 6-2 Wyoming 6/8/1974 Rook 0
73 Isaac Davis 24 rg 14 5 320 6-3 Arkansas 4/8/1972 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1994
93 Reuben Davis 31 RDT 15 15 302 6-5 North Carolina 5/7/1965 8 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 225th pick / 1988
95 Vernon Edwards 24 de 5 1 255 6-4 SMU 6/23/1972 Rook 1
84 'Omar Ellison 25 wr 10 1 200 6-1 Florida St. 10/8/1971 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 162nd pick / 1995
60 Greg Engel 25 C 12 9 285 6-3 Illinois 1/18/1971 1 4
41 Terrell Fletcher 23 16 0 196 5-8 Wisconsin 9/14/1973 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1995
21 Darrien Gordon 26 lcb 16 6 184 5-11 Stanford 11/14/1970 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1993
52 Dwayne Gordon 27 13 0 240 6-1 New Hampshire 11/2/1969 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 218th pick / 1993
54 Kurt Gouveia 32 MLB 16 16 233 6-1 BYU 9/14/1964 9 7 Washington Redskins / 8th / 213th pick / 1986
53 Courtney Hall 28 c 7 7 281 6-2 Rice 8/26/1968 7 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 37th pick / 1989
28 Dwayne Harper 30 LCB 6 6 175 5-11 South Carolina St. 3/29/1966 8 2 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 299th pick / 1988
37 Rodney Harrison 24 SS 16 16 220 6-1 West. Illinois 12/15/1972 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
24 Aaron Hayden 23 11 0 216 6-0 Tennessee 4/13/1973 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 104th pick / 1995
38 Dave Hendrix 24 14 0 213 6-1 Georgia Tech 5/29/1972 1 1
12 Stan Humphries 31 QB 13 13 223 6-2 LSU,La-Monroe 4/14/1965 7 8 Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1988
99 Raylee Johnson 26 de 16 1 272 6-3 Arkansas 6/1/1970 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1993
17 Charlie Jones 24 wr 14 4 175 5-8 Fresno St. 12/1/1972 Rook 5 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 114th pick / 1996
98 Shawn Lee 30 ldt 15 7 300 6-2 North Alabama 10/24/1966 8 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 163rd pick / 1988
81 Tony Martin* 31 WR 16 16 181 6-0 Bishop,Mesa 9/5/1965 6 10 New York Jets / 5th / 126th pick / 1989
88 Deems May 27 TE 16 12 263 6-4 North Carolina 3/6/1969 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 174th pick / 1992
66 Jim Mills 23 1 0 290 6-4 Idaho 3/30/1973 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 190th pick / 1996
94 Chris Mims 26 LDE 15 15 288 6-5 Tennessee 9/29/1970 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1992
89 Shannon Mitchell 24 TE 16 11 245 6-2 Georgia 3/28/1972 2 1
40 Mark Montreuil 25 13 0 200 6-2 Concordia (QB) 12/29/1971 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 237th pick / 1995
77 Eric Moten 28 LG 15 15 306 6-3 Michigan St. 4/11/1968 5 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1991
70 Vaughn Parker 25 LT 16 16 300 6-3 UCLA 6/5/1971 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
97 John Parrella 27 LDT 16 9 300 6-3 Nebraska 11/22/1969 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 55th pick / 1993
86 Alfred Pupunu 27 TE 9 8 260 6-2 Weber St. 10/17/1969 4 2
46 Walter Reeves 31 te 9 2 270 6-4 Auburn 12/16/1965 7 0 Phoenix Cardinals / 2nd / 40th pick / 1989
87 Brian Roche 23 13 0 255 6-4 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,San Jose St. 5/5/1973 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1996
36 Kevin Ross 34 FS 16 16 185 5-9 Temple 1/16/1962 12 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 173rd pick / 1984
42 Leonard Russell 27 RB 15 15 240 6-2 Arizona St. 11/17/1969 5 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1991
8 Sean Salisbury 33 qb 16 3 225 6-5 USC 3/9/1963 9 1
56 Patrick Sapp 23 16 0 258 6-4 Clemson 5/11/1973 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1996
96 Don Sasa 24 dt 4 1 290 6-3 Washington St. 9/16/1972 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 1995
55 Junior Seau*+ 27 RLB 15 15 250 6-3 USC 1/19/1969 6 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
29 Terrance Shaw 23 RCB 16 16 200 6-0 S.F. Austin 11/11/1973 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
65 Troy Sienkiewicz 24 7 0 313 6-5 New Mexico St. 5/27/1972 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 177th pick / 1995
80 Bryan Still 22 16 0 174 5-11 Virginia Tech 6/3/1974 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1996
64 Bryan Stoltenberg 24 9 0 300 6-1 Colorado 8/25/1972 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 192nd pick / 1996
72 Harry Swayne 31 t 16 3 290 6-5 Rutgers 2/2/1965 9 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 190th pick / 1987
59 Glen Young 27 lb 6 1 250 6-3 Syracuse 5/2/1969 1 1
Team Total 26.4 16 244.5 6-1.9 3.2