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2009 San Diego Chargers

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in AFC West Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.6, Offense: 6.4, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 454 points (28.4/g), 4th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 320 points (20.0/g), 11th.
 Differential of 134 points (8.4/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 11.1-4.9.

Coach: Norv Turner (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Clarence Shelmon
 Defensive Coordinator: Ron Rivera
 Other Notable Asst.: Rob Chudzinski (Tight Ends/Assistant HC), Hal Hunter (Offensive Line) and John Pagano (Linebackers)

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
 Training Camp: Chargers Park (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 Philip Rivers* 28 5 16 317 for 486, 4,254 yards, 28 td, 9 int, & 26 rushes for 50 yards and 1 td New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 2004
RB Jacob Hester 24 1 10 21 rushes for 74 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 24 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 69th pick / 2008
RB LaDainian Tomlinson 30 8 14 223 rushes for 730 yards, 12 td, & 20 catches for 154 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
WR Malcom Floyd 28 5 9 45 catches for 776 yards, 1 td
WR Vincent Jackson* 26 4 15 68 catches for 1,167 yards, 9 td, & 3 rushes for 11 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 61st pick / 2005
TE Antonio Gates* 29 6 16 79 catches for 1,157 yards, 8 td
LT Marcus McNeill 26 3 16 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 2006
LG Kris Dielman* 28 6 16
C Scott Mruczkowski 27 4 13 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2005
RG Louis Vasquez 22 Rook 14 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 78th pick / 2009
RT Jeromey Clary 26 2 10 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 187th pick / 2006
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jacques Cesaire 29 6 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
NT Ian Scott 28 6 7 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 2003
RDE Luis Castillo 26 4 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
LOLB Shaun Phillips 28 5 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 2004
LILB Stephen Cooper 30 6 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RILB Brandon Siler 24 2 7 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 7th / 240th pick / 2007
ROLB Shawne Merriman 25 4 14 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 2005
LCB Quentin Jammer 30 7 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
RCB Antonio Cromartie 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 19th pick / 2006
SS Kevin Ellison 22 Rook 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 6th / 189th pick / 2009
FS Eric Weddle 24 2 13 1.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 37th pick / 2007
 Special Teams Starters
K Nate Kaeding*+ 27 5 0 32 of 35 field goals & 50 of 51 extra points San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
P Mike Scifres 29 6 0 52 punts for a 45.0 average, 0 blocked San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
PR Darren Sproles 26 4 2 26 punt returns for a 7.0 average and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005
KR Darren Sproles 26 4 2 54 kick returns for a 24.1 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Antwan Applewhite 25 1 0 246 6-3 San Diego St. 12/31/1984 1 0
29 Michael Bennett 31 6 0 211 5-9 Wisconsin 8/13/1978 8 1 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
50 David Binn 37 16 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 15 2
70 Alfonso Boone 33 dt 13 4 318 6-4 Mount San Antonio JC 1/11/1976 8 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 253rd pick / 2000
99 Kevin Burnett 27 rilb 12 7 237 6-3 Tennessee 12/24/1982 4 4 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 42nd pick / 2005
20 Antoine Cason 23 db 16 1 190 6-0 Arizona 7/9/1986 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 27th pick / 2008
Simeon Castille 24 1 0 190 6-0 Alabama 10/12/1985 1 0
93 Luis Castillo 26 RDE 14 14 306 6-3 Northwestern 8/4/1983 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 28th pick / 2005
74 Jacques Cesaire 29 LDE 13 13 295 6-2 Southern Connecticut St. 8/30/1980 6 6
89 Chris Chambers 31 wr 7 5 210 5-11 Wisconsin 8/12/1978 8 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 52nd pick / 2001
Corey Clark 25 2 0 305 6-5 Texas A&M 6/21/1984 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 234th pick / 2008
66 Jeromey Clary 26 RT 10 10 304 6-6 Kansas St. 11/5/1983 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 187th pick / 2006
Andre Coleman 24 2 0 287 6-3 Albany 7/23/1985 Rook 0
54 Stephen Cooper 30 LILB 16 16 235 6-1 Maine 6/19/1979 6 8
31 Antonio Cromartie 25 RCB 16 16 210 6-2 Florida St. 4/15/1984 3 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 19th pick / 2006
84 Craig Davis 24 1 0 200 6-1 LSU 10/2/1985 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 30th pick / 2007
68 Kris Dielman* 28 LG 16 16 310 6-4 Indiana 2/3/1981 6 16
51 Tim Dobbins 27 lb 14 2 245 6-1 Iowa St. 12/10/1982 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 151st pick / 2006
Brandyn Dombrowski 24 RT 16 8 323 6-5 San Diego St. 4/3/1985 Rook 6
25 Kevin Ellison 22 SS 13 9 224 6-1 USC 1/8/1987 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 189th pick / 2009
52 Larry English 23 lb 16 2 254 6-2 Northern Illinois 1/22/1986 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 16th pick / 2009
80 Malcom Floyd 28 WR 16 9 201 6-5 Wyoming 9/8/1981 5 9
71 Antonio Garay 30 2 0 300 6-4 Boston Col. 11/30/1979 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 195th pick / 2003
85 Antonio Gates* 29 TE 16 16 260 6-4 Kent St. 6/18/1980 6 14
Tyronne Green 23 3 0 305 6-1 Auburn 4/6/1986 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 133rd pick / 2009
28 Steve Gregory 26 ss 16 6 185 5-11 Syracuse 1/8/1983 3 4
Nick Hardwick 28 c 3 3 295 6-4 Purdue 9/12/1981 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 66th pick / 2004
54 Marques Harris 28 5 0 231 6-1 Southern Utah,Southern Utah 9/20/1981 4 1
42 Clinton Hart 32 db 4 3 205 6-0 Central Florida CC 7/20/1977 6 1
22 Jacob Hester 24 RB 15 10 230 5-11 LSU 5/8/1985 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 69th pick / 2008
53 James Holt 23 9 0 226 6-3 Kansas 11/24/1986 Rook 1
24 Dante Hughes 24 1 0 190 5-10 California 8/21/1985 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 95th pick / 2007
83 Vincent Jackson* 26 WR 15 15 241 6-5 Northern Colorado 1/14/1983 4 14 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 61st pick / 2005
23 Quentin Jammer 30 LCB 16 16 204 6-0 Texas 6/19/1979 7 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
96 Travis Johnson 27 13 0 314 6-3 Florida St. 4/26/1982 4 1 Houston Texans / 1st / 16th pick / 2005
10 Nate Kaeding*+ 27 K 16 0 187 6-0 Iowa 3/26/1982 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 2004
86 Brandon Manumaleuna 29 te 16 5 288 6-2 Arizona 1/4/1980 8 0 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 129th pick / 2001
92 Vaughn Martin 23 10 0 331 6-3 West. Ontario 4/18/1986 Rook 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 113th pick / 2009
73 Marcus McNeill 26 LT 16 16 335 6-8 Auburn 11/16/1983 3 10 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 2006
56 Shawne Merriman 25 ROLB 14 14 272 6-4 Maryland 5/25/1984 4 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 12th pick / 2005
63 Scott Mruczkowski 27 C 14 13 321 6-4 Bowling Green 4/5/1982 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 242nd pick / 2005
11 Legedu Naanee 26 wr 15 1 225 6-2 Boise St. 9/16/1983 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 172nd pick / 2007
Dennis Norman 29 10 0 312 6-5 Princeton 1/26/1980 6 1 Seattle Seahawks / 7th / 222nd pick / 2001
91 Ogemdi Nwagbuo 24 nt 12 5 300 6-4 Michigan St. 12/24/1985 Rook 3
27 Paul Oliver 25 db 16 3 208 6-0 Georgia 3/30/1984 1 3
81 Kassim Osgood* 29 16 0 209 6-5 San Diego St. 5/20/1980 6 0
95 Shaun Phillips 28 LOLB 16 16 260 6-3 Purdue 5/13/1981 5 7 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 98th pick / 2004
17 Philip Rivers* 28 QB 16 16 228 6-5 North Carolina St. 12/8/1981 5 19 New York Giants / 1st / 4th pick / 2004
Jon Runyan 36 5 0 330 6-7 Michigan 11/27/1973 13 1 Houston Oilers / 4th / 109th pick / 1996
5 Mike Scifres 29 P 16 0 236 6-2 West. Illinois 10/8/1980 6 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 149th pick / 2003
98 Ian Scott 28 NT 12 7 305 6-2 Florida 11/8/1981 6 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 116th pick / 2003
59 Brandon Siler 24 RILB 16 7 241 6-2 Florida 12/5/1985 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 240th pick / 2007
41 C.J. Spillman 23 db 5 1 192 6-0 Marshall 5/6/1986 Rook 1
43 Darren Sproles 26 KR 16 2 181 5-6 Kansas St. 6/20/1983 4 10 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 130th pick / 2005
35 Mike Tolbert 24 rb 16 3 243 5-9 Coastal Carolina 11/23/1985 1 4
21 LaDainian Tomlinson 30 RB 14 14 221 5-10 TCU 6/23/1979 8 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
94 Jyles Tucker 26 7 0 258 6-3 Wake Forest 9/18/1983 2 0
65 Louis Vasquez 22 RG 14 14 330 6-4 Texas Tech 4/11/1987 Rook 9 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 78th pick / 2009
7 Billy Volek 33 4 0 214 6-2 Fresno St. 4/28/1976 8 1
32 Eric Weddle 24 FS 13 13 203 5-11 Utah 1/4/1985 2 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 37th pick / 2007
76 Jamal Williams 33 dt 1 1 348 6-3 Oklahoma St. 4/28/1976 11 0 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
88 Kris Wilson 28 16 0 250 6-3 Pittsburgh 8/22/1981 5 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 61st pick / 2004
Team Total 27.0 16 254.2 6-2.1 4.0