Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
San Diego Chargers
LaDainian Tomlinson . LaDainian Tomlinson was a leading rusher.
80. Curtis Conway was the leading receiver on the Chargers.
Oakland Raiders. He is on the Defensive Line, wore #97 and went to the Raiders.
f. Dan Fouts was #14 and retired in the early 1980's.
f. Tim Dwight used to be the returner but in 2002, Tamaric Vanover took his place.
Mike Riley. Marty Schotenheimer is the new coach who seems to be the solution.
f. The Rams scored two touchdowns and recovered an onside kick in the final minutes to win 28-24.
f. The Chargers lost to the Denver Broncos first. The score was 26-9.
Doug Flutie . Brees topped Flutie in the pre-season.
Cornerback. Jammer was the first round draft pick to fill the spot.
|19 games, 3160 yards, 14 TDs, 29 INTs, and a 52.4 QB rating. Which Charger QB of the 1990s did these career statistics belong to as a Charger?||San Diego Chargers
Craig Whelihan. Sadly, all these quarterbacks started during the late 1990s, and those teams combined for a 23-57 record. Moses Moreno only played in 6 games. Erik Kramer threw 2 TDs and 10 INT in 1999 then retired. Ryan Leaf threw for 13 TD and 33 INT during his 3-year stint in San Diego.
|After starting 0-4 in 1992, the Chargers finished 11-5 to win the AFC West. Which divisional foe did the Chargers beat 17-0 in the wildcard game?||San Diego Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs. The highlight was Marion Butts' 54-yard TD run. Unfortuately, the Chargers lost the next game 31-0 on a sad, rainy day in Miami. The team would get a certain level of payback two years later in a memorable 22-21 victory over the Dolphins.
|A memorable season opener in 1994 featured Junior Seau playing the game with one arm in a cast, and grabbing a late 4th quarter interception to clinch a 37-34 win. Which AFC West foe did the Chargers beat on the road that night?||San Diego Chargers
Denver Broncos. A tough win in Denver that night was a catalyst for this team's 6-0 start and eventual Super Bowl run. It was one of the greatest game Junior ever played, and nobody would ever question the man's toughness after this gritty performance.
|Which Charger somersaulted the Dolphin defense into the endzone during the season opening 50-26 victory at home in 1986? ||San Diego Chargers
Gary Anderson. One of the great Charger highlights of all-time. Unfortunately, the Chargers finished the season 4-12, and Anderson rushed for only 445 yards. Gary Anderson, a former first round pick, also caught 80 passes for 871 yards with 8 touchdowns that season. The 1986 season also was the end of an era, as Don Coryell exited unceremoniously after starting the season 1-7.
|What Charger led the NFL in receiving yards (1340) and TDs (13) in 1980?||San Diego Chargers
John Jefferson. "JJ" also had an excellent SI photo cover that year. For some reason, the Chargers got rid of him the next year and he never put up similar numbers with Green Bay. Wes Chandler would help fans forget JJ, however no old-timer fan can forget the contribution he made to winning in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Bobby Ross. After winning a National Championship at Georgia Tech, Ross took over a team that had gone 22-42 the previous 4 seasons. He is possibly the most successful coach in team history. In his five seasons, the team didn't have one year with a losing record. He also owned a respectable 3-3 mark in the playoffs.
|How many players did the Chargers draft in the first round in the 1990s?||San Diego Chargers
5. They drafted Junior Seau(90), Stanley Richard(91), Chris Mims(92), Darrien Gordon(93), and Ryan Leaf(98). Bobby Beathard didn't believe in building through first round picks, but he had a "sure thing" in 1998 that he couldn't pass up. In fact, the Chargers were slated to pick 3rd in the 1998 draft, but traded up one spot with the Arizona Cardinals (giving the Cards their following season's first round pick and much more).
Oregon. He threw for 5995 yards in his college career and was drafted in the 3rd round. Although not expected to become a superstar, Fouts eventually would set many NFL records (later passed by the likes of Marino, Favre, and Elway).
Los Angeles. They played their first season in LA, then moved in 1961 to San Diego. Over the years, the Chargers had hinted that the club might choose to move back to its city of origin.
LaDainian Tomlinson. LaDainian "LT" Tomlinson was a first round draft pick out of Texas Christian in the 2001 draft. He's a San Diego fan favorite. In each of his first seven seasons he rushed for over 1200 yards and had over 50 receptions. In 2003, he was the first NFL player to rush for over 1000 yards and have over 100 catches in the same season!
Junior Seau. Junior Seau was a first round draft pick by the Chargers out of Southern California. He played with the Chargers 1990-2002, then off to Miami for three seasons before ending up in New England. He led the team in tackles each of his seasons with the Chargers. He was a 12-time Pro Bowler 1991-2002 including all his Charger seasons except his rookie year.
|In order to insure getting one of two quarterbacks in the 1998 draft, which Chargers pick was deemed worthy of trading two first-round picks, a second-round pick, linebacker Patrick Sapp and Pro Bowler Eric Metcalf?||The Players of San Diego
Ryan Leaf. The two quarterbacks that were considered to be the best in the 1998 draft were Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf. Other notable quarterbacks in that draft were Matt Hasselback and Brian Griese. The Colts took Manning as the first overall pick and the Chargers took Leaf. Leaf is considered one of the biggest flops in NFL history. His rookie sign-on bonus was the largest for a rookie at that time. He lasted with the Chargers 1998-2000, sitting out the entire 1999 season due to injury. He was traded to the Bucs after the 2000 season, then to Dallas the same year. He finished his NFL career in 2002 with the Seahawks offseason and practice squad. Despite poor game performances with San Diego he was noted to have poor team and media realtions as well.
|What Charger quarterback led the team to the upset win of the AFC Championship vs the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1994 season?||The Players of San Diego
Stan Humphries. On the way to their first Super Bowl, the Chargers beat the Dan Marino led Dolphins in the Divisional Playoffs and then upset the Pittsburgh Steelers at Three Rivers Stadium for the Conference Championship title. They lost to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX. Humphries was the San Diego offensive leader. He played for the Redskins 1989-1991, the Chargers 1992-1997 then retired after having several concussions.
|Which Charger was the first tight end to lead the league in receptions in back to back seasons 1980 and 1981?||The Players of San Diego
Kellen Winslow. Kellen Winslow was drafted out of Missouri in 1979 and played his entire career with the Chargers until 1987. He had 89 receptions in 1980 and 88 in 1981 to the lead the league in back to back seasons. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
Ron Mix. Ron Mix received a Juris Doctor degree from USC, thus received his nickname. An original Charger, he played 1960-1969 with San Diego, and 1971 with the Oakland Raiders. He was called for only two holding penalties in ten seasons. Mix was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979.
|Which former Charger wide receiver out of Grambling State was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996?||The Players of San Diego
Charlie Joiner. An 18-year veteran, Charlie Joiner played with the Houston Oilers 1969-1972, Cincinnati Bengals 1972-1975 and the Chargers 1976-1986. He was a 3-time Pro Bowler as a Charger.
|A Pro Bowl defensive end, which player was traded mid-season in 1981 to the San Francisco 49ers and went on to be voted NFC Player of the Year in that same season?||The Players of San Diego
Fred Dean. Fred Dean came out of Louisiana Tech in 1975. He played for the Chargers 1975-1981, then was traded to the 1981 Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers after a few games into the 1981 season. He finished his career with the 49ers after the 1985 season. He was voted NFC Player of the Year in 1981. He was a 4-time Pro Bowler and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February 2008.
Lance Alworth. Lance Alworth was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978 making him the first Charger and the first player to have played in the AFL to be inducted. A 7-time Pro Bowler, his first year out of Arkansas in the big league was in 1962. He played for the Chargers 1962-1970, then the Cowboys 1971-1972.
Dan Fouts. In seasons 1979-1982, Dan Fouts passed for 4082, 4715, 4802, and 2883 respectively. He was a 1973 draft pick out of Oregon and was inducted into the 1993 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Stephen Cooper. Linebacker Stephen Cooper had four interceptions. Cason, Jammer, and Cromartie each had 2 interceptions. Cason and Cromartie each ran back an interception for a touchdown.
|Two Chargers were named to the Pro Bowl for 2008. Kris Dielman, an offensive guard was one of them. Who was the other?||San Diego Chargers 2008
Antonio Gates. Antonio Gates was selected to his 5th straight Pro Bowl. Surprisingly, Philip Rivers was not named to the Pro Bowl team despite leading the NFL in passing rating, and tying with Drew Brees (Saints) for the most TD passes thrown (34).