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1997 San Diego Chargers

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.9, Offense: -4.1, Defense: -4.8, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 266 points (16.6/g), 26th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 425 points (26.6/g), 30th.
 Differential of -159 points (-9.9/g), 30th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-12.0.

Coach: Kevin Gilbride (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sheppard
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Pascale

Stadium: Qualcomm 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 Stan Humphries 32 8 8 121 for 225, 1,488 yards, 5 td, 6 int, & 13 rushes for 24 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1988
RB Gary Brown 28 6 14 253 rushes for 945 yards, 4 td, & 21 catches for 137 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 8th / 214th pick / 1991
WR Charlie Jones 25 1 11 32 catches for 423 yards, 1 td, & 4 rushes for 42 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 114th pick / 1996
WR Tony Martin 32 7 16 63 catches for 904 yards, 6 td New York Jets / 5th / 126th pick / 1989
TE Frank Hartley 30 3 16 19 catches for 246 yards, 1 td
TE Freddie Jones 23 Rook 8 41 catches for 505 yards, 2 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1997
LT Vaughn Parker 26 3 16 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
LG Joe Cocozzo 27 4 12 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1993
C Raleigh McKenzie 34 12 16 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 11th / 290th pick / 1985
RG Isaac Davis 25 3 12 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1994
RT Tony Berti 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 200th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE William Fuller 35 11 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1984 Supp
LDT John Parrella 28 4 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 55th pick / 1993
RDT Shawn Lee 31 9 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 163rd pick / 1988
RDE Marco Coleman 28 5 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
LLB Patrick Sapp 24 1 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1996
MLB Lewis Bush 28 4 13 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 99th pick / 1993
RLB Junior Seau* 28 7 15 7.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
LCB Dwayne Harper 31 9 12 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 299th pick / 1988
RCB Terrance Shaw 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
SS Rodney Harrison 25 3 16 4.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
FS Mike Dumas 28 6 15 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1991
 Special Teams Starters
K Greg Davis 32 10 0 19 of 24 field goals & 21 of 22 extra points Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 246th pick / 1987
P Darren Bennett 32 2 0 89 punts for a 44.6 average, 1 blocked
PR Eric Metcalf*+ 29 8 1 45 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 3 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989
KR Kenny Bynum 23 Rook 0 38 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 138th pick / 1997

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
2 Darren Bennett 32 P 16 0 235 6-5 none 1/9/1965 2 3
75 Tony Berti 25 RT 16 16 300 6-6 Colorado 6/21/1972 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 200th pick / 1995
50 David Binn 25 16 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 3 1
69 Ben Bordelon 23 t 16 2 301 6-5 LSU 4/9/1974 Rook 2
25 Paul Bradford 23 db 15 4 185 5-9 Portland St. 4/20/1974 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 146th pick / 1997
22 Dorian Brew 23 6 0 182 5-10 Kansas 7/19/1974 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 79th pick / 1996
33 Gary Brown 28 RB 15 14 230 5-11 Penn St. 7/1/1969 6 5 Houston Oilers / 8th / 214th pick / 1991
52 James Burgess 23 lb 15 4 230 6-0 Miami (FL) 3/31/1974 Rook 2
58 Lewis Bush 28 LLB 14 13 245 6-2 Washington St. 12/2/1969 4 5 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 99th pick / 1993
43 Kenny Bynum 23 KR 13 0 191 5-11 South Carolina St. 5/29/1974 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 138th pick / 1997
3 John Carney 33 4 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 9 1
32 Robert Chancey 25 6 0 250 6-0 none 9/7/1972 Rook 0
68 Joe Cocozzo 27 LG 16 12 300 6-4 Michigan 8/7/1970 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 64th pick / 1993
90 Marco Coleman 28 RDE 16 16 286 6-3 Georgia Tech 12/18/1969 5 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
34 Aaron Craver 29 fb 15 5 218 6-0 Fresno St. 12/18/1968 6 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 60th pick / 1991
84 Ray Crittenden 27 2 0 192 6-1 Virginia Tech 3/1/1970 4 0
7 Greg Davis 32 K 12 0 202 6-0 The Citadel 10/29/1965 10 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 246th pick / 1987
77 Isaac Davis 25 RG 12 12 320 6-3 Arkansas 4/8/1972 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1994
20 Mike Dumas 28 FS 16 15 198 6-0 Indiana 3/18/1969 6 5 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1991
60 Greg Engel 26 9 0 285 6-3 Illinois 1/18/1971 2 0
11 Jim Everett 34 qb 4 1 212 6-5 Purdue 1/3/1963 11 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1986
41 Terrell Fletcher 24 rb 13 1 196 5-8 Wisconsin 9/14/1973 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1995
95 William Fuller 35 LDE 16 16 271 6-3 North Carolina 3/8/1962 11 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1984 Supp
35 Carwell Gardner 31 fb 5 2 240 6-2 Kentucky,Louisville 11/27/1966 7 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1990
54 Kurt Gouveia 33 mlb 7 6 233 6-1 BYU 9/14/1964 10 3 Washington Redskins / 8th / 213th pick / 1986
53 Michael Hamilton 24 6 0 245 6-2 North Carolina A&T 12/3/1973 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1997
96 Norman Hand 25 dt 15 1 310 6-3 Mississippi 9/4/1972 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
28 Dwayne Harper 31 LCB 12 12 175 5-11 South Carolina St. 3/29/1966 9 4 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 299th pick / 1988
37 Rodney Harrison 25 SS 16 16 220 6-1 West. Illinois 12/15/1972 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
89 Frank Hartley 30 TE 16 16 268 6-2 Illinois 12/15/1967 3 2
38 Dave Hendrix 25 4 0 213 6-1 Georgia Tech 5/29/1972 2 0
57 Bobby Houston 30 2 0 242 6-2 North Carolina St. 10/26/1967 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1990
12 Stan Humphries 32 QB 8 8 223 6-2 LSU,La-Monroe 4/14/1965 8 3 Washington Redskins / 6th / 159th pick / 1988
42 Greg Jackson 31 13 0 217 6-1 LSU 8/20/1966 8 2 New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 1989
59 Toran James 23 14 0 240 6-3 North Carolina A&T 3/8/1974 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 218th pick / 1997
99 Raylee Johnson 27 16 0 272 6-3 Arkansas 6/1/1970 4 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1993
82 Charlie Jones 25 WR 16 11 175 5-8 Fresno St. 12/1/1972 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 114th pick / 1996
88 Freddie Jones 23 TE 13 8 260 6-4 North Carolina 9/16/1974 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1997
98 Shawn Lee 31 RDT 16 15 300 6-2 North Alabama 10/24/1966 9 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 163rd pick / 1988
81 Tony Martin 32 WR 16 16 181 6-0 Bishop,Mesa 9/5/1965 7 6 New York Jets / 5th / 126th pick / 1989
63 Raleigh McKenzie 34 C 16 16 290 6-2 Tennessee 2/8/1963 12 5 Washington Redskins / 11th / 290th pick / 1985
21 Eric Metcalf*+ 29 PR 16 1 188 5-10 Texas 1/23/1968 8 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989
66 Jim Mills 24 1 0 290 6-4 Idaho 3/30/1973 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 190th pick / 1996
86 Shannon Mitchell 25 te 4 1 245 6-2 Georgia 3/28/1972 3 0
94 Mike Mohring 23 2 0 295 6-5 Pittsburgh 3/22/1974 Rook 0
40 Mark Montreuil 26 db 6 1 200 6-2 Concordia (QB) 12/29/1971 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 237th pick / 1995
70 Vaughn Parker 26 LT 16 16 300 6-3 UCLA 6/5/1971 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
97 John Parrella 28 LDT 16 16 300 6-3 Nebraska 11/22/1969 4 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 55th pick / 1993
44 Erric Pegram 28 4 0 195 5-10 North Texas 1/7/1969 6 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 145th pick / 1991
15 Todd Philcox 31 2 0 218 6-4 Syracuse 9/25/1966 7 0
79 Marcus Price 25 2 0 310 6-4 LSU 3/3/1972 Rook 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 6th / 172nd pick / 1995
86 Alfred Pupunu 28 te 8 1 260 6-2 Weber St. 10/17/1969 5 0
85 Latario Rachal 24 14 0 183 5-11 Fresno St. 1/31/1973 Rook 0
87 Brian Roche 24 5 0 255 6-4 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo,San Jose St. 5/5/1973 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1996
56 Patrick Sapp 24 LLB 16 9 258 6-4 Clemson 5/11/1973 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1996
55 Junior Seau* 28 RLB 15 15 250 6-3 USC 1/19/1969 7 11 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
29 Terrance Shaw 24 RCB 16 16 200 6-0 S.F. Austin 11/11/1973 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
65 Troy Sienkiewicz 25 lg 14 6 313 6-5 New Mexico St. 5/27/1972 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 177th pick / 1995
80 Bryan Still 23 wr 15 4 174 5-11 Virginia Tech 6/3/1974 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1996
27 Michael Swift 23 db 12 1 165 5-10 Austin Peay St. 2/28/1974 Rook 1
91 Van Tuinei 26 3 0 290 6-4 Arizona 2/16/1971 Rook 0
5 Craig Whelihan 26 qb 9 7 220 6-5 Oregon St.,Pacific 4/15/1971 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 197th pick / 1995
23 Gerome Williams 24 6 0 210 6-2 Houston 7/9/1973 Rook 0
Team Total 27.0 16 239.3 6-1.7 3.7