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2006 San Diego Chargers

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14-2-0, AFC West Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.2, Offense: 10.0, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 492 points (30.8/g), 1st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 303 points (18.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of 189 points (11.8/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (14-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Cam Cameron
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Rob Chudzinski (Tight Ends), Hal Hunter (Offensive Line) and John Pagano (Linebackers)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Philip Rivers* 25 2 16 284 for 460, 3,388 yards, 22 td, 9 int, & 48 rushes for 49 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 2004
RB LaDainian Tomlinson*+ 27 5 16 348 rushes for 1,815 yards, 28 td, & 56 catches for 508 yards and 3 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
FB Lorenzo Neal*+ 36 13 11 29 rushes for 140 yards, 1 td, & 17 catches for 83 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
WR Keenan McCardell 36 14 11 36 catches for 437 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 12th / 326th pick / 1991
WR Eric Parker 27 4 12 48 catches for 659 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td
TE Antonio Gates*+ 26 3 16 71 catches for 924 yards, 9 td
LT Marcus McNeill* 23 Rook 16 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 2006
LG Kris Dielman 25 3 15
C Nick Hardwick* 25 2 16 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 2004
RG Mike Goff 30 8 16 1 fumble recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1998
RT Shane Olivea 25 2 16 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 209th pick / 2004
 Defensive Starters
LDE Luis Castillo 23 1 9 7.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
NT Jamal Williams*+ 30 8 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
RDE Igor Olshansky 24 2 13 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2004
LOLB Shawne Merriman*+ 22 1 12 17.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 2005
LILB Randall Godfrey 33 10 13 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1996
RILB Donnie Edwards 33 10 16 2.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
ROLB Shaun Phillips 25 2 14 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 2004
LCB Quentin Jammer 27 4 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
RCB Drayton Florence 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2003
SS Terrence Kiel 26 3 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2003
FS Marlon McCree 29 5 14 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 233rd pick / 2001
 Special Teams Starters
K Nate Kaeding* 24 2 0 26 of 29 field goals & 58 of 58 extra points San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
P Mike Scifres 26 3 0 69 punts for a 41.9 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
PR Eric Parker 27 4 12 37 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td
KR Michael Turner 24 2 0 36 kick returns for a 26.5 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
97 Ryon Bingham 25 16 0 303 6-3 Nebraska 6/6/1981 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 204th pick / 2004
50 David Binn* 34 16 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 12 2
82 Greg Camarillo 24 4 0 190 6-1 Stanford 4/18/1982 Rook 0
93 Luis Castillo 23 LDE 10 9 306 6-3 Northwestern 8/4/1983 1 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
74 Jacques Cesaire 26 LDE 16 10 295 6-2 Southern Connecticut St. 8/30/1980 3 5
54 Stephen Cooper 27 lb 16 4 235 6-1 Maine 6/19/1979 3 3
25 Antonio Cromartie 22 16 0 210 6-2 Florida St. 4/15/1984 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 19th pick / 2006
36 Markus Curry 25 2 0 181 5-11 Michigan 4/7/1981 Rook 0
68 Kris Dielman 25 LG 15 15 310 6-4 Indiana 2/3/1981 3 9
51 Tim Dobbins 24 16 0 245 6-1 Iowa St. 12/10/1982 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 151st pick / 2006
59 Donnie Edwards 33 RILB 16 16 227 6-2 UCLA 4/6/1973 10 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
29 Drayton Florence 26 RCB 16 16 195 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga,Tuskegee 12/19/1980 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 46th pick / 2003
80 Malcom Floyd 25 12 0 201 6-5 Wyoming 9/8/1981 2 3
85 Antonio Gates*+ 26 TE 16 16 260 6-4 Kent St. 6/18/1980 3 14
94 Akbar Gbaja-Biamila 27 3 0 270 6-5 San Diego St. 5/6/1979 3 0
58 Randall Godfrey 33 LILB 13 13 245 6-2 Georgia 4/6/1973 10 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1996
79 Mike Goff 30 RG 16 16 306 6-5 Iowa 1/6/1976 8 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1998
24 Cletis Gordon 23 2 0 197 6-1 Jackson St. 4/23/1983 Rook 0
28 Steve Gregory 23 14 0 185 5-11 Syracuse 1/8/1983 Rook 1
61 Nick Hardwick* 25 C 16 16 295 6-4 Purdue 9/12/1981 2 13 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 2004
92 Marques Harris 25 lb 15 1 231 6-1 Southern Utah,Southern Utah 9/20/1981 1 2
42 Clinton Hart 29 db 16 1 205 6-0 Central Florida CC 7/20/1977 3 2
83 Vincent Jackson 23 wr 16 7 241 6-5 Northern Colorado 1/14/1983 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 61st pick / 2005
23 Quentin Jammer 27 LCB 16 16 204 6-0 Texas 6/19/1979 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
27 Bhawoh Jue 27 db 12 2 200 6-0 Penn St. 5/24/1979 5 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2001
10 Nate Kaeding* 24 K 16 0 187 6-0 Iowa 3/26/1982 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
48 Terrence Kiel 26 SS 15 15 207 5-11 Texas A&M 11/24/1980 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2003
71 Cory Lekkerkerker 25 15 0 324 6-7 California-Davis 7/25/1981 1 2
30 Andre Lott 27 1 0 196 5-10 Tennessee 5/31/1979 4 0 Washington Redskins / 5th / 159th pick / 2002
86 Brandon Manumaleuna 26 te 16 7 288 6-2 Arizona 1/4/1980 5 1 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 129th pick / 2001
87 Keenan McCardell 36 WR 14 11 191 6-1 UNLV 1/6/1970 14 6 Washington Redskins / 12th / 326th pick / 1991
20 Marlon McCree 29 FS 14 14 202 5-11 Kentucky 3/17/1977 5 6 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 233rd pick / 2001
91 Brandon McKinney 23 6 0 324 6-2 Michigan St. 8/24/1983 Rook 0
73 Marcus McNeill* 23 LT 16 16 335 6-8 Auburn 11/16/1983 Rook 13 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 2006
56 Shawne Merriman*+ 22 LOLB 12 12 272 6-4 Maryland 5/25/1984 1 13 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 2005
63 Scott Mruczkowski 24 c 7 1 321 6-4 Bowling Green 4/5/1982 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2005
41 Lorenzo Neal*+ 36 FB 16 11 255 5-11 Fresno St. 12/27/1970 13 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
72 Roman Oben 34 2 0 305 6-4 Louisville 10/9/1972 10 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 66th pick / 1996
70 Shane Olivea 25 RT 16 16 312 6-3 Ohio St. 10/7/1981 2 10 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 209th pick / 2004
99 Igor Olshansky 24 RDE 13 13 309 6-6 Oregon 5/3/1982 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2004
81 Kassim Osgood* 26 16 0 209 6-5 San Diego St. 5/20/1980 3 0
88 Eric Parker 27 PR 15 12 180 6-0 Tennessee 4/14/1979 4 10
95 Shaun Phillips 25 LOLB 14 14 260 6-3 Purdue 5/13/1981 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 2004
34 Andrew Pinnock 26 3 0 260 5-10 South Carolina 3/12/1980 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 229th pick / 2003
52 Carlos Polk 29 lb 16 4 250 6-2 Nebraska 2/22/1977 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 112th pick / 2001
17 Philip Rivers* 25 QB 16 16 228 6-5 North Carolina St. 12/8/1981 2 18 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 2004
98 Derreck Robinson 24 14 0 289 6-4 Iowa 3/3/1982 1 1
5 Mike Scifres 26 P 16 0 236 6-2 West. Illinois 10/8/1980 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
21 LaDainian Tomlinson*+ 27 RB 16 16 221 5-10 TCU 6/23/1979 5 26 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
33 Michael Turner 24 KR 13 0 237 5-10 Northern Illinois 2/13/1982 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 154th pick / 2004
7 Billy Volek 30 1 0 214 6-2 Fresno St. 4/28/1976 5 0
6 Charlie Whitehurst 24 2 0 220 6-4 Clemson 8/6/1982 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 81st pick / 2006
57 Matt Wilhelm 25 16 0 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/2/1981 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 112th pick / 2003
76 Jamal Williams*+ 30 NT 16 16 348 6-3 Oklahoma St. 4/28/1976 8 14 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
65 Cory Withrow 31 11 0 287 6-2 Washington St. 4/5/1975 6 1
Team Total 26.5 16 249.0 6-2.1 3.5