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1974 San Diego Chargers: 5-9-0
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Home record: 3-4-0 (133 points scored, 125 allowed) Road record: 2-5-0 (79 points scored, 150 allowed) Head Coach: Tommy Prothro 212 points scored (20th of 26 teams), 275 points allowed (19th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 165 349 2,304 (10) 6.19 12 22 508 2,111 ( 8) 4.2 15 4,415 ( 7) 33 Defense: 222 367 2,670 (26) 6.94 13 15 508 2,160 (23) 4.3 21 4,830 (26) 28


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College ? Harold Paul OT 1 6'5 245 24 1 Oklahoma 13 Don Horn QB 12 6'2 195 29 8 San Diego State 14 Dan Fouts QB 11 6'3 193 23 2 Oregon 15 Ray Wersching K 14 5'11 210 24 2 California 17 Jesse Freitas QB 5 6'1 203 23 R San Diego State 21 Glen Bonner RB 12 6'2 202 22 R Washington 23 George Hoey DB 13 5'10 180 27 4 Michigan 24 Bob Howard DB 14 6'1 177 29 8 San Diego State 25 Jerry LeVias WR 13 5'10 177 28 6 Southern Methodist 27 Gary Garrison WR 14 6'1 195 30 9 San Diego State 29 Dennis Partee K 14 6'2 209 28 7 Southern Methodist 33 Don Woods RB 12 6'1 210 23 R New Mexico 35 Bob Thomas RB 14 5'10 202 26 4 Arizona State 37 Cid Edwards RB 10 6'2 230 31 7 Tennessee State 38 Tommy Thompson RB 12 6'1 205 23 R Southern Illinois 39 Lenny Dunlap DB 8 6'1 198 25 4 North Texas State 40 Joe Beauchamp DB 10 6'0 188 30 9 Iowa State 41 Bo Matthews RB 14 6'4 230 22 R Colorado 44 Chris Fletcher DB 12 5'11 182 25 5 Temple 45 Reggie Berry DB 13 6'0 185 24 3 Long Beach State 46 Danny Colbert DB 6 5'11 167 23 R Tulsa 47 Sam Williams DB 13 6'2 192 22 R California 50 Don Goode LB 14 6'2 234 23 R Kansas 51 Pete Lazetich DE 9 6'3 245 24 3 Stanford 52 Jay Douglas C 14 6'6 260 24 2 Memphis 53 Chip Myrtle LB 8 6'2 225 29 7 Maryland 53 Mel Rogers LB 3 6'2 233 27 3 Florida A&M 54 Carl Gersbach LB 12 6'1 230 27 5 West Chester 55 Carl Mauck C 14 6'3 243 27 6 Southern Illinois 56 Fred Forsberg LB 6 6'1 225 30 6 Washington 57 Floyd Rice LB 12 6'3 223 25 4 Alcorn State 58 Mike Lee LB 7 6'0 232 23 R Nevada-Las Vegas 59 Charles Anthony LB 13 6'1 230 22 R Southern California 61 Blenda Gay DE 2 6'5 250 23 1 Fayetteville State 63 Doug Wilkerson OG 14 6'2 256 27 5 North Carolina Central 65 Mark Markovich OG 9 6'5 256 21 R Penn State 68 Brian Vertefeuille OT 14 6'3 252 23 R Idaho State 69 Ira Gordon OG 14 6'3 265 27 5 Kansas State 70 Russ Washington OT 14 6'6 290 27 7 Missouri 73 Bon Boatwright DT 10 6'5 262 23 R Oklahoma State 74 Dave Rowe DT 14 6'6 265 29 8 Penn State 75 Raymond Baylor DE 1 6'5 263 27 1 Texas Southern 75 Dave Tipton DE 11 6'6 240 25 4 Stanford 76 Terry Owens OT 13 6'6 260 30 9 Jacksonville State 77 John Teerlinck DT 14 6'5 245 23 R Western Illinois 78 Bob Brown DT 14 6'5 290 35 9 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 79 Coy Bacon DE 14 6'4 270 32 7 Jackson State 80 Gary Parris TE 14 6'2 226 24 2 Florida State 81 Jeff Staggs LB 3 6'2 240 30 8 San Diego State 82 Dave Grannell TE 9 6'4 230 22 R Arizona State 85 Jim Beirne WR 14 6'2 206 28 7 Purdue 86 Jim Thaxton TE 2 6'2 240 25 2 Tennessee State 87 Harrison Davis WR 12 6'4 220 22 R Virginia 88 Dick Gordon WR 7 5'11 190 30 10 Michigan State 89 Wayne Stewart TE 14 6'7 230 27 5 California
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Dan Fouts 237 115 48.5 1,732 7.31 15.1 8 3.4 13 5.5 12 99 61.4 Jesse Freitas 109 49 45.0 719 6.60 14.7 3 2.8 8 7.3 11 76 45.6 Don Woods 3 1 33.3 28 9.33 28.0 1 33.3 1 33.3 0 0 68.8
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Gary Garrison          41    785   19.1    5
Don Woods              26    349   13.4    3
Wayne Stewart          19    283   14.9    1
Harrison Davis         18    432   24.0    2
Cid Edwards            13    102    7.8    0
Bo Matthews            12     90    7.5    0
Glen Bonner            11    101    9.2    1
Jerry LeVias            9    105   11.7    0
Jim Beirne              7    121   17.3    0
Dave Grannell           3     51   17.0    0
Gary Parris             3     36   12.0    0
Dick Gordon             2     15    7.5    0
Bob Thomas              1      9    9.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Don Woods             227  1,162    5.1    7
Bo Matthews            95    328    3.5    4
Cid Edwards            65    261    4.0    0
Glen Bonner            66    199    3.0    3
Dan Fouts              19     63    3.3    1
Bob Thomas             21     56    2.7    0
Dick Gordon             1     25   25.0    0
Jesse Freitas           6     16    2.7    0
Tommy Thompson          6      8    1.3    0
Harrison Davis          2     -7   -3.5    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Dick Gordon            14    354   25.3    0
Tommy Thompson         12    242   20.2    0
Danny Colbert          10    215   21.5    0
Jerry LeVias            6    116   19.3    0
George Hoey             3     73   24.3    0
Don Woods               3     61   20.3    0
Gary Parris             3     29    9.7    0
Bob Thomas              2     32   16.0    0
Lenny Dunlap            1     19   19.0    0
Wayne Stewart           1      1    1.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Danny Colbert          15    128    8.5    1    0
Dick Gordon             8     39    4.9    3    0
Jerry LeVias            5     41    8.2    0    0
George Hoey             4     38    9.5    0    0
Harrison Davis          4     34    8.5    0    0
Jim Beirne              1      7    7.0    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Dennis Partee 76 3,042 40.0 0 0 0 0 0 40.0 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Dennis Partee 0/0 1/2 0/2 0/1 0/0 1/ 5 26/28 29 Ray Wersching 0/0 1/1 1/3 3/4 0/3 5/11 0/ 0 15 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Charles Anthony 1 23 0 Joe Beauchamp 1 35 0 Chris Fletcher 4 74 0 Carl Gersbach 1 0 0 George Hoey 1 20 0 Bob Howard 3 52 0 Floyd Rice 3 44 0 Sam Williams 1 25 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 2 RB Bo Matthews 101 Colorado 1 15 LB Don Goode 112 Kansas [pick acquired from CLE] 2 43 C Mark Markovich 41 Penn State [pick acquired from BUF] 3 59 RB Bill Rudder Tennessee [pick acquired from STL] 4 81 WR Harrison Davis 12 Virginia 5 105 DT John Teerlinck 20 Western Illinois [pick acquired from HOU via WAS] 6 133 QB Jesse Freitas 13 San Diego State 8 185 OG Tom Forrest 8 Cincinnati 8 206 OT Bon Boatwright 10 Oklahoma State [pick acquired from LA] 9 210 DB Danny Colbert 32 Tulsa 10 237 LB John Ketchoyian Santa Clara 11 262 TE Dave Grannell 9 Arizona State 12 289 DB Sam Williams 28 California 13 314 OT Brian Vertefeuille 14 Idaho State 14 341 DB Greg Bailey Long Beach State 15 366 LB Charles Anthony 13 USC 15 386 TE Greg Meczka Bowling Green [pick acquired from WAS] 16 393 DE Neal Skarin Arizona State 17 418 DT Charles DeJurnett 118 San Jose State

Traded draft picks: #2 to MIN (John Holland), #3 to CHI (Wayne Wheeler), #5 to BUF (Gary Hayman), #7 to LA (John Harvey)


Transactions:
01-09-1974traded Wayne Clark to Bengals for Virgil Carter
01-29-1974traded Walt Sweeney to Redskins for Houston's #5 pick in the 1974 draft, a #6 pick in the 1975 draft, and Washington's #4 pick in the 1976 draft
03-01-1974traded the rights to Wayne Clark and $1 cash to Bengals for Reece Morrison (acq. 3/7/1974)
04-03-1974Lionel Aldridge retired
04-10-1974traded Bryant Salter and San Diego's #8 pick in the 1975 draft to Redskins for Washington's #3 pick in the 1976 draft, their #2 pick in the 1977 draft, and a #4 pick in the 1977 draft
07-02-1974Mike Garrett retired
07-23-1974Johnny Unitas retired
08-02-1974traded $100 cash to Bills for Fred Forsberg
08-06-1974traded Tom Forrest to Bears for $100 cash
08-06-1974traded $100 cash to Rams for Jon Knoble
08-10-1974traded Deacon Jones and a draft pick to Redskins for a draft pick
08-15-1974traded Ron Smith to Raiders for Oakland's #4 and #8 picks in the 1975 draft
08-23-1974traded a #6 pick in the 1975 draft to Patriots for Dave Rowe
08-29-1974traded Bill Rudder to Giants for a #7 pick in the 1975 draft
09-05-1974traded Dave Costa to Bills for a #5 pick in the 1975 draft
09-05-1974traded San Diego's #3 pick in the 1975 draft to Packers for Bob Brown
09-06-1974traded Willie McGee to Rams for Los Angeles' #6 pick in the 1975 draft
09-17-1974claimed Don Woods on waivers from Packers
09-24-1974traded Jim Thaxton to Browns for Cleveland's #6 pick in the 1975 draft


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    at Houston Oilers          L 14-21     0-1-0
09/22/74    at Cincinnati Bengals      W 20-17     1-1-0
09/29/74    vs Miami Dolphins          L 21-28     1-2-0
10/06/74    vs Philadelphia Eagles     L 7-13      1-3-0
10/13/74    vs Oakland Raiders         L 10-14     1-4-0
10/20/74    at Denver Broncos          L 7-27      1-5-0
10/27/74    vs Kansas City Chiefs      L 14-24     1-6-0
11/03/74    vs Cleveland Browns        W 36-25     2-6-0
11/10/74    at Kansas City Chiefs      W 14-7      3-6-0
11/17/74    at Oakland Raiders         L 10-17     3-7-0
11/24/74    at Green Bay Packers       L 0-34      3-8-0
12/01/74    at New York Jets           L 14-27     3-9-0
12/08/74    vs Chicago Bears           W 28-21     4-9-0
12/15/74    vs Denver Broncos          W 17-0      5-9-0

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