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2005 San Diego Chargers

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 2005 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.9, Offense: 7.1, Defense: 2.9, SoS: 3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 418 points (26.1/g), 5th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 312 points (19.5/g), 13th.
 Differential of 106 points (6.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.7-5.3.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Cam Cameron
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Rob Chudzinski (Tight Ends) and John Pagano (Linebackers)

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
 Training Camp: Chargers Park (San Diego, California)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Drew Brees 26 4 16 323 for 500, 3,576 yards, 24 td, 15 int, & 21 rushes for 49 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
RB LaDainian Tomlinson* 26 4 16 339 rushes for 1,462 yards, 18 td, & 51 catches for 370 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
FB Lorenzo Neal* 35 12 15 29 rushes for 98 yards, 0 td, & 24 catches for 145 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
WR Keenan McCardell 35 13 16 70 catches for 917 yards, 9 td, & 2 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 12th / 326th pick / 1991
WR Eric Parker 26 3 9 57 catches for 725 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 55 yards and 0 td
TE Antonio Gates*+ 25 2 15 89 catches for 1,101 yards, 10 td
LT Leander Jordan 28 4 9 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2000
LG Kris Dielman 24 2 14
C Nick Hardwick 24 1 13 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 2004
RG Mike Goff 29 7 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1998
RT Shane Olivea 24 1 15 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 7th / 209th pick / 2004
 Defensive Starters
LDE Luis Castillo 22 Rook 15 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
NT Jamal Williams*+ 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
RDE Igor Olshansky 23 1 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2004
LOLB Shawne Merriman* 21 Rook 10 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 2005
LILB Donnie Edwards 32 9 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
RILB Randall Godfrey 32 9 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1996
ROLB Steve Foley 30 7 13 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 75th pick / 1998
LCB Quentin Jammer 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
RCB Drayton Florence 25 2 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2003
SS Terrence Kiel 25 2 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2003
FS Bhawoh Jue 26 4 14 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2001
 Special Teams Starters
K Nate Kaeding 23 1 0 21 of 24 field goals & 49 of 49 extra points San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
P Mike Scifres 25 2 0 71 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
PR Darren Sproles 22 Rook 0 18 punt returns for a 6.0 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005
KR Darren Sproles 22 Rook 0 63 kick returns for a 24.3 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
96 Dave Ball 24 2 0 275 6-6 UCLA 1/4/1981 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 133rd pick / 2004
97 Ryon Bingham 24 1 0 303 6-3 Nebraska 6/6/1981 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 204th pick / 2004
50 David Binn 33 16 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 11 2
9 Drew Brees 26 QB 16 16 209 6-0 Purdue 1/15/1979 4 15 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
82 Reche Caldwell 26 wr 16 2 215 6-0 Florida 3/28/1979 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 2002
93 Luis Castillo 22 LDE 16 15 306 6-3 Northwestern 8/4/1983 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
74 Jacques Cesaire 25 rde 16 5 295 6-2 Southern Connecticut St. 8/30/1980 2 3
54 Stephen Cooper 26 lb 16 2 235 6-1 Maine 6/19/1979 2 2
22 Sammy Davis 25 db 16 4 190 6-0 Texas A&M 4/8/1980 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 30th pick / 2003
68 Kris Dielman 24 LG 16 14 310 6-4 Indiana 2/3/1981 2 9
59 Donnie Edwards 32 LILB 16 16 227 6-2 UCLA 4/6/1973 9 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
25 Jamar Fletcher 26 14 0 186 5-10 Wisconsin 8/28/1979 4 1 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 26th pick / 2001
29 Drayton Florence 25 RCB 13 12 195 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga,Tuskegee 12/19/1980 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2003
53 Steve Foley 30 ROLB 13 13 265 6-4 La-Monroe 9/11/1975 7 5 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 75th pick / 1998
77 Toniu Fonoti 24 g 2 2 349 6-4 Nebraska 11/26/1981 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2002
85 Antonio Gates*+ 25 TE 15 15 260 6-4 Kent St. 6/18/1980 2 13
58 Randall Godfrey 32 RILB 14 14 245 6-2 Georgia 4/6/1973 9 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1996
79 Mike Goff 29 RG 16 16 306 6-5 Iowa 1/6/1976 7 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1998
62 Bob Hallen 30 g 9 3 305 6-3 Kent St. 3/9/1975 7 2 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1998
61 Nick Hardwick 24 C 13 13 295 6-4 Purdue 9/12/1981 1 8 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 2004
92 Marques Harris 24 11 0 231 6-1 Southern Utah,Southern Utah 9/20/1981 Rook 1
42 Clinton Hart 28 ss 16 5 205 6-0 Central Florida CC 7/20/1977 2 4
83 Vincent Jackson 22 7 0 241 6-5 Northern Colorado 1/14/1983 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 61st pick / 2005
23 Quentin Jammer 26 LCB 16 16 204 6-0 Texas 6/19/1979 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
75 Leander Jordan 28 LT 13 9 322 6-4 Indiana (PA) 9/15/1977 4 6 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2000
27 Bhawoh Jue 26 FS 14 14 200 6-0 Penn St. 5/24/1979 4 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2001
10 Nate Kaeding 23 K 16 0 187 6-0 Iowa 3/26/1982 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
48 Terrence Kiel 25 SS 12 12 207 5-11 Texas A&M 11/24/1980 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2003
89 Ryan Krause 24 3 0 256 6-3 Nebraska-Omaha 6/16/1981 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 169th pick / 2004
51 Ben Leber 27 lolb 9 6 244 6-3 Kansas St. 12/7/1978 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
64 Cory Lekkerkerker 24 1 0 324 6-7 California-Davis 7/25/1981 Rook 0
12 Cleo Lemon 26 1 0 215 6-2 Arkansas St. 8/16/1979 Rook 0
87 Keenan McCardell 35 WR 16 16 191 6-1 UNLV 1/6/1970 13 11 Washington Redskins / 12th / 326th pick / 1991
44 Scott McGarrahan 31 2 0 200 6-1 New Mexico 2/12/1974 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 156th pick / 1998
56 Shawne Merriman* 21 LOLB 15 10 272 6-4 Maryland 5/25/1984 Rook 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 2005
31 Hanik Milligan* 26 16 0 200 6-3 Houston 11/3/1979 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 188th pick / 2003
63 Scott Mruczkowski 23 6 0 321 6-4 Bowling Green 4/5/1982 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2005
41 Lorenzo Neal* 35 FB 16 15 255 5-11 Fresno St. 12/27/1970 12 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
72 Roman Oben 33 LT 8 8 305 6-4 Louisville 10/9/1972 9 5 New York Giants / 3rd / 66th pick / 1996
70 Shane Olivea 24 RT 15 15 312 6-3 Ohio St. 10/7/1981 1 9 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 209th pick / 2004
99 Igor Olshansky 23 RDE 14 12 309 6-6 Oregon 5/3/1982 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2004
81 Kassim Osgood 25 wr 12 3 209 6-5 San Diego St. 5/20/1980 2 0
88 Eric Parker 26 WR 15 9 180 6-0 Tennessee 4/14/1979 3 9
84 Justin Peelle 26 te 16 4 255 6-4 Oregon 3/15/1979 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 103rd pick / 2002
95 Shaun Phillips 24 de 15 3 260 6-3 Purdue 5/13/1981 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 2004
34 Andrew Pinnock 25 12 0 260 5-10 South Carolina 3/12/1980 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 229th pick / 2003
28 Jerrell Pippens 25 2 0 195 6-2 Nebraska 7/30/1980 1 0
17 Philip Rivers 24 2 0 228 6-5 North Carolina St. 12/8/1981 1 0 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 2004
98 Derreck Robinson 23 3 0 289 6-4 Iowa 3/3/1982 Rook 0
5 Mike Scifres 25 P 16 0 236 6-2 West. Illinois 10/8/1980 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
78 DeQuincy Scott 27 16 0 260 6-1 Southern Miss 3/5/1978 3 1
60 Wes Sims 24 2 0 317 6-4 Oklahoma 4/8/1981 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 177th pick / 2005
43 Darren Sproles 22 KR 15 0 181 5-6 Kansas St. 6/20/1983 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005
21 LaDainian Tomlinson* 26 RB 16 16 221 5-10 TCU 6/23/1979 4 18 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
33 Michael Turner 23 16 0 237 5-10 Northern Illinois 2/13/1982 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
57 Matt Wilhelm 24 16 0 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/2/1981 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 112th pick / 2003
76 Jamal Williams*+ 29 NT 16 16 348 6-3 Oklahoma St. 4/28/1976 7 13 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
24 Jerry Wilson 32 db 9 1 190 5-11 Southern 7/17/1973 9 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 105th pick / 1995
Team Total 26.1 16 250.5 6-2.1 3.2