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2008 San Diego Chargers

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8-8-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.0, Offense: 5.0, Defense: -0.0, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 439 points (27.4/g), 2nd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (21.7/g), 15th.
 Differential of 92 points (5.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-5.8.

Coach: Norv Turner (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Clarence Shelmon
 Defensive Coordinator: Ted Cottrell and Ron Rivera
 Other Notable Asst.: 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 27 4 16 312 for 478, 4,009 yards, 34 td, 11 int, & 31 rushes for 84 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 2004
RB LaDainian Tomlinson 29 7 16 292 rushes for 1,110 yards, 11 td, & 52 catches for 426 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
WR Chris Chambers 30 7 9 33 catches for 462 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2001
WR Vincent Jackson 25 3 16 59 catches for 1,098 yards, 7 td, & 4 rushes for 69 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 61st pick / 2005
TE Antonio Gates* 28 5 16 60 catches for 704 yards, 8 td
TE Brandon Manumaleuna 28 7 11 15 catches for 127 yards, 2 td St. Louis Rams / 4th / 129th pick / 2001
LT Marcus McNeill 25 2 14 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 2006
LG Kris Dielman* 27 5 15
C Nick Hardwick 27 4 13 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 2004
RG Mike Goff 32 10 16 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1998
RT Jeromey Clary 25 1 16 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 187th pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Igor Olshansky 26 4 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2004
NT Jamal Williams 32 10 15 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
RDE Luis Castillo 25 3 15 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
LOLB Shaun Phillips 27 4 16 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 2004
LILB Stephen Cooper 29 5 12 1.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RILB Tim Dobbins 26 2 8 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 151st pick / 2006
ROLB Jyles Tucker 25 1 12 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LCB Quentin Jammer 29 6 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
RCB Antonio Cromartie 24 2 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 19th pick / 2006
SS Clinton Hart 31 5 14 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Eric Weddle 23 1 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 37th pick / 2007
 Special Teams Starters
K Nate Kaeding 26 4 0 27 of 32 field goals & 46 of 46 extra points San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
P Mike Scifres 28 5 0 51 punts for a 45.7 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
PR Darren Sproles 25 3 0 22 punt returns for a 11.3 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005
KR Darren Sproles 25 3 0 53 kick returns for a 26.0 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
90 Antwan Applewhite 24 14 0 246 6-3 San Diego St. 12/31/1984 Rook 1
36 Tra Battle 23 1 0 177 5-10 Georgia 1/5/1985 Rook 0
97 Ryon Bingham 27 16 0 303 6-3 Nebraska 6/6/1981 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 204th pick / 2004
50 David Binn 36 16 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 14 2
20 Antoine Cason 22 db 16 3 190 6-0 Arizona 7/9/1986 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 27th pick / 2008
93 Luis Castillo 25 RDE 15 15 306 6-3 Northwestern 8/4/1983 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
74 Jacques Cesaire 28 de 16 2 295 6-2 Southern Connecticut St. 8/30/1980 5 2
89 Chris Chambers 30 WR 14 9 210 5-11 Wisconsin 8/12/1978 7 5 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2001
66 Jeromey Clary 25 RT 16 16 304 6-6 Kansas St. 11/5/1983 1 10 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 187th pick / 2006
54 Stephen Cooper 29 LILB 12 12 235 6-1 Maine 6/19/1979 5 7
31 Antonio Cromartie 24 RCB 16 15 210 6-2 Florida St. 4/15/1984 2 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 19th pick / 2006
84 Craig Davis 23 4 0 200 6-1 LSU 10/2/1985 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 30th pick / 2007
68 Kris Dielman* 27 LG 15 15 310 6-4 Indiana 2/3/1981 5 15
51 Tim Dobbins 26 RILB 16 8 245 6-1 Iowa St. 12/10/1982 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 151st pick / 2006
80 Malcom Floyd 27 wr 13 2 201 6-5 Wyoming 9/8/1981 4 5
85 Antonio Gates* 28 TE 16 16 260 6-4 Kent St. 6/18/1980 5 8
79 Mike Goff 32 RG 16 16 306 6-5 Iowa 1/6/1976 10 10 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1998
24 Cletis Gordon 25 db 14 1 197 6-1 Jackson St. 4/23/1983 2 1
28 Steve Gregory 25 db 15 3 185 5-11 Syracuse 1/8/1983 2 2
96 Keith Grennan 24 1 0 298 6-4 East. Washington 5/20/1984 Rook 0
61 Nick Hardwick 27 C 13 13 295 6-4 Purdue 9/12/1981 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 2004
92 Marques Harris 27 lb 15 3 231 6-1 Southern Utah,Southern Utah 9/20/1981 3 3
42 Clinton Hart 31 SS 14 14 205 6-0 Central Florida CC 7/20/1977 5 6
22 Jacob Hester 23 rb 16 3 230 5-11 LSU 5/8/1985 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 69th pick / 2008
83 Vincent Jackson 25 WR 16 16 241 6-5 Northern Colorado 1/14/1983 3 13 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 61st pick / 2005
23 Quentin Jammer 29 LCB 16 16 204 6-0 Texas 6/19/1979 6 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
10 Nate Kaeding 26 K 16 0 187 6-0 Iowa 3/26/1982 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
86 Brandon Manumaleuna 28 TE 16 11 288 6-2 Arizona 1/4/1980 7 1 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 129th pick / 2001
73 Marcus McNeill 25 LT 14 14 335 6-8 Auburn 11/16/1983 2 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 2006
56 Shawne Merriman 24 lb 1 1 272 6-4 Maryland 5/25/1984 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 2005
63 Scott Mruczkowski 26 c 16 1 321 6-4 Bowling Green 4/5/1982 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2005
11 Legedu Naanee 25 16 0 225 6-2 Boise St. 9/16/1983 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 172nd pick / 2007
62 Jeremy Newberry 32 c 16 3 310 6-5 California 3/23/1976 9 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 58th pick / 1998
27 Paul Oliver 24 12 0 208 6-0 Georgia 3/30/1984 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 1st pick / 2007 Supp
99 Igor Olshansky 26 LDE 16 13 309 6-6 Oregon 5/3/1982 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 35th pick / 2004
81 Kassim Osgood 28 16 0 209 6-5 San Diego St. 5/20/1980 5 0
95 Shaun Phillips 27 LOLB 16 16 260 6-3 Purdue 5/13/1981 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 2004
17 Philip Rivers 27 QB 16 16 228 6-5 North Carolina St. 12/8/1981 4 17 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 2004
5 Mike Scifres 28 P 16 0 236 6-2 West. Illinois 10/8/1980 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
98 Ian Scott 27 4 0 305 6-2 Florida 11/8/1981 5 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 2003
70 L.J. Shelton 32 t 16 2 335 6-6 East. Michigan 3/21/1976 9 3 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 21st pick / 1999
59 Brandon Siler 23 15 0 241 6-2 Florida 12/5/1985 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 240th pick / 2007
58 Derek Smith 33 lb 5 4 245 6-2 Arizona St. 1/18/1975 11 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1997
43 Darren Sproles 25 KR 16 0 181 5-6 Kansas St. 6/20/1983 3 8 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005
35 Mike Tolbert 23 fb 13 7 243 5-9 Coastal Carolina 11/23/1985 Rook 2
21 LaDainian Tomlinson 29 RB 16 16 221 5-10 TCU 6/23/1979 7 14 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
94 Jyles Tucker 25 ROLB 13 12 258 6-3 Wake Forest 9/18/1983 1 6
53 Anthony Waters 24 7 0 241 6-2 Clemson 7/25/1984 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 96th pick / 2007
32 Eric Weddle 23 FS 16 16 203 5-11 Utah 1/4/1985 1 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 37th pick / 2007
57 Matt Wilhelm 27 rilb 16 7 245 6-4 Ohio St. 2/2/1981 5 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 112th pick / 2003
76 Jamal Williams 32 NT 16 15 348 6-3 Oklahoma St. 4/28/1976 10 7 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
88 Kris Wilson 27 3 0 250 6-3 Pittsburgh 8/22/1981 4 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 61st pick / 2004
Team Total 26.8 16 249.9 6-2.1 3.9