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1998 San Diego Chargers

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in AFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.4, Offense: -7.7, Defense: -0.7, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 241 points (15.1/g), 29th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 342 points (21.4/g), 18th.
 Differential of -101 points (-6.3/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-11.1.

Coach: Kevin Gilbride (2-4-0) and June Jones (3-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Sheppard
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Pascale

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
 Training Camp: UC San Diego (San Diego, California)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Craig Whelihan 27 1 7 149 for 320, 1,803 yards, 8 td, 19 int, & 18 rushes for 38 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 6th / 197th pick / 1995
RB Natrone Means 26 5 10 212 rushes for 883 yards, 5 td, & 16 catches for 91 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1993
WR Charlie Jones 26 2 11 46 catches for 699 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 39 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 114th pick / 1996
WR Bryan Still 24 2 9 43 catches for 605 yards, 2 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1996
TE Wendell Davis 23 Rook 7 4 catches for 23 yards, 0 td
TE Freddie Jones 24 1 16 57 catches for 602 yards, 3 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1997
LT John Jackson 33 10 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
LG Aaron Taylor 26 3 15 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1994
C Roman Fortin 31 7 16 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1990
RG Raleigh McKenzie 35 13 16 Washington Redskins / 11th / 290th pick / 1985
RT Vaughn Parker 27 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
 Defensive Starters
LDE William Fuller 36 12 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1984 Supp
LDT Norman Hand 26 2 16 6.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
RDT John Parrella 29 5 16 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 55th pick / 1993
RDE Marco Coleman 29 6 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
LLB Lewis Bush 29 5 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 99th pick / 1993
MLB Kurt Gouveia 34 11 12 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 8th / 213th pick / 1986
RLB Junior Seau*+ 29 8 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
LCB Charles Dimry 32 10 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
RCB Terrance Shaw 25 3 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
SS Rodney Harrison*+ 26 4 16 4.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
FS Greg Jackson 32 9 13 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 1989
 Special Teams Starters
K John Carney 34 10 0 26 of 30 field goals & 19 of 19 extra points
P Darren Bennett 33 3 0 95 punts for a 43.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Latario Rachal 25 1 0 32 punt returns for a 12.1 average and 0 td
KR Kenny Bynum 24 1 0 19 kick returns for a 18.2 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 138th pick / 1997

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
2 Darren Bennett 33 P 16 0 235 6-5 none 1/9/1965 3 3
50 David Binn 26 15 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 4 1
52 James Burgess 24 16 0 230 6-0 Miami (FL) 3/31/1974 1 1
83 John Burke 27 te 10 6 248 6-3 Virginia Tech 9/7/1971 4 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 121st pick / 1994
58 Lewis Bush 29 LLB 10 10 245 6-2 Washington St. 12/2/1969 5 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 99th pick / 1993
43 Kenny Bynum 24 KR 10 0 191 5-11 South Carolina St. 5/29/1974 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 138th pick / 1997
3 John Carney 34 K 16 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 10 4
31 Willie Clark 26 5 0 186 5-10 Notre Dame 1/6/1972 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1994
90 Marco Coleman 29 RDE 16 16 286 6-3 Georgia Tech 12/18/1969 6 9 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 12th pick / 1992
89 Wendell Davis 23 TE 11 7 246 6-2 Temple 10/24/1975 Rook 0
27 Charles Dimry 32 LCB 16 15 176 6-0 UNLV 1/31/1966 10 6 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 110th pick / 1988
51 Gerald Dixon 29 llb 16 6 250 6-3 South Carolina 6/20/1969 5 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 78th pick / 1992
33 Dedrick Dodge 31 8 0 184 6-2 Florida St. 6/14/1967 7 1
38 Mike Dumas 29 db 3 3 198 6-0 Indiana 3/18/1969 7 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 28th pick / 1991
41 Terrell Fletcher 25 rb 12 5 196 5-8 Wisconsin 9/14/1973 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1995
67 Roman Fortin 31 C 16 16 297 6-5 Oregon St.,San Diego St. 2/26/1967 7 5 Detroit Lions / 8th / 203rd pick / 1990
95 William Fuller 36 LDE 13 13 271 6-3 North Carolina 3/8/1962 12 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1984 Supp
85 Tony Gaiter 24 5 0 169 5-8 Miami (FL) 7/15/1974 1 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 192nd pick / 1997
54 Kurt Gouveia 34 MLB 14 12 233 6-1 BYU 9/14/1964 11 6 Washington Redskins / 8th / 213th pick / 1986
53 Michael Hamilton 25 13 0 245 6-2 North Carolina A&T 12/3/1973 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1997
96 Norman Hand 26 LDT 16 16 310 6-3 Mississippi 9/4/1972 2 9 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
28 Dwayne Harper 32 db 1 1 175 5-11 South Carolina St. 3/29/1966 10 1 Seattle Seahawks / 11th / 299th pick / 1988
37 Rodney Harrison*+ 26 SS 16 16 220 6-1 West. Illinois 12/15/1972 4 14 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
89 Frank Hartley 31 te 16 3 268 6-2 Illinois 12/15/1967 4 0
59 Jon Haskins 23 2 0 240 6-2 Stanford 10/6/1975 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 194th pick / 1998
42 Greg Jackson 32 FS 16 13 217 6-1 LSU 8/20/1966 9 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 1989
65 John Jackson 33 LT 16 16 297 6-6 East. Kentucky 1/4/1965 10 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1988
64 Kendyl Jacox 23 rg 16 6 330 6-2 Kansas St. 6/10/1975 Rook 3
99 Raylee Johnson 28 de 16 3 272 6-3 Arkansas 6/1/1970 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1993
82 Charlie Jones 26 WR 16 11 175 5-8 Fresno St. 12/1/1972 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 114th pick / 1996
88 Freddie Jones 24 TE 16 16 260 6-4 North Carolina 9/16/1974 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1997
16 Ryan Leaf 22 QB 10 9 245 6-5 Washington St. 5/15/1976 Rook -2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1998
36 Lloyd Lee 22 8 0 210 6-1 Dartmouth 8/10/1976 Rook 1
63 Raleigh McKenzie 35 RG 16 16 290 6-2 Tennessee 2/8/1963 13 5 Washington Redskins / 11th / 290th pick / 1985
20 Natrone Means 26 RB 10 10 245 5-10 North Carolina 4/26/1972 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1993
94 Chris Mims 28 6 0 288 6-5 Tennessee 9/29/1970 6 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1992
98 Mike Mohring 24 10 0 295 6-5 Pittsburgh 3/22/1974 1 1
70 Vaughn Parker 27 RT 6 6 300 6-3 UCLA 6/5/1971 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
97 John Parrella 29 RDT 16 16 300 6-3 Nebraska 11/22/1969 5 8 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 55th pick / 1993
79 Marcus Price 26 10 0 310 6-4 LSU 3/3/1972 1 1 Jacksonville Jaguars / 6th / 172nd pick / 1995
57 Marc Raab 29 1 0 265 6-3 USC 1/26/1969 5 0
85 Latario Rachal 25 PR 11 0 183 5-11 Fresno St. 1/31/1973 1 0
10 Mikhael Ricks 24 WR 16 9 260 6-5 S.F. Austin 11/14/1974 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 59th pick / 1998
74 Raleigh Roundtree 23 rg 15 5 295 6-4 South Carolina St. 8/31/1975 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 109th pick / 1997
55 Junior Seau*+ 29 RLB 16 16 250 6-3 USC 1/19/1969 8 17 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
29 Terrance Shaw 25 RCB 13 13 200 6-0 S.F. Austin 11/11/1973 3 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
72 Troy Sienkiewicz 26 7 0 313 6-5 New Mexico St. 5/27/1972 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 177th pick / 1995
84 Webster Slaughter 34 10 0 175 6-1 San Diego St. 10/19/1964 12 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1986
22 Jimmy Spencer 29 db 15 4 188 5-9 Florida 3/29/1969 6 2 Washington Redskins / 8th / 215th pick / 1991
34 Tremayne Stephens 22 rb 13 1 206 5-11 North Carolina St. 4/16/1976 Rook 1
80 Bryan Still 24 WR 14 9 174 5-11 Virginia Tech 6/3/1974 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1996
73 Aaron Taylor 26 LG 15 15 305 6-4 Notre Dame 11/14/1972 3 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1994
87 Ryan Thelwell 25 wr 6 3 192 6-2 Minnesota 4/6/1973 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 215th pick / 1998
56 Steve Tovar 28 lb 16 2 246 6-3 Ohio St. 4/25/1970 5 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1993
21 Scott Turner 26 db 16 1 190 5-10 Illinois 2/26/1972 3 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 226th pick / 1995
5 Craig Whelihan 27 QB 10 7 220 6-5 Oregon St.,Pacific 4/15/1971 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 197th pick / 1995
23 Gerome Williams 25 16 0 210 6-2 Houston 7/9/1973 1 1
76 Jamal Williams 22 9 0 348 6-3 Oklahoma St. 4/28/1976 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
Team Total 27.3 16 241.0 6-1.7 4.1