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1972 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 4th place American Football Conference Western Division 4-9-1 .321
Head Coach: Harland Svare
Offensive BacksGeorge Dickson
LinebackersRick Redman
Head Offensive CoachBob Schnelker
Special TeamsRon Waller
Defensive BacksWillie Wood
Defensive LineWalt Yowarsky
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1972HAtlanta Falcons30-7WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium41404
Sat8/12/1972AMinnesota Vikings13-24LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47900
Sat8/19/1972HSan Francisco 49ers17-16WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium47308
Sat8/26/1972ANew Orleans Saints16-14WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium64506
Sat9/2/1972HLos Angeles Rams14-13WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54443
Sat9/9/1972HNew York Jets20-20TSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium46702
Sun9/17/1972ASan Francisco 49ers3-34LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park59438
Sun9/24/1972HDenver Broncos37-14WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium49048
Sun10/1/1972AOakland Raiders17-17TOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53455
Sun10/8/1972ABaltimore Colts23-20WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium55459
Sun10/15/1972AMiami Dolphins10-24LMiami, FLOrange Bowl80010
Sun10/22/1972ADetroit Lions20-34LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54371
Sun10/29/1972HKansas City Chiefs14-26LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54533
Sun11/5/1972HDallas Cowboys28-34LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54476
Mon11/13/1972HCleveland Browns17-21LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54205
Sun11/19/1972AKansas City Chiefs27-17WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79011
Sun11/26/1972HHouston Oilers34-20WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium46289
Sun12/3/1972HOakland Raiders19-21LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54611
Sun12/10/1972ADenver Broncos13-38LDenver, COMile High Stadium51478
Sun12/17/1972HPittsburgh Steelers2-24LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium52873
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
87Lionel AldridgeRDE6'424531Utah State14
81John AndrewsLB6'322524Indiana1
60Bob BabichLLB6'223125Miami (Ohio)14
59Pete BarnesRLB6'224327Southern University14
40Joe BeauchampLCB-LS-RS-RCB6'018528Northwestern JC; Iowa State14
45Reggie BerryRS6'019022Arizona Western JC; Long Beach State9
50Lee Roy CaffeyLLB-MLB6'324731Texas A&M12
83Mike CarterWR6'121024San Francisco CC; Sacramento State5
13Wayne ClarkQB6'220325U.S. International130
64Dave CostaRDT6'225731Northeastern Colorado JC; Utah14
35Chuck DetwilerRS6'018525Utah State13
85Chuck DicusWR6'018324Arkansas10
34Oscar DragonRB6'021422Arizona State13
39Lenny DunlapRCB6'119523Kilgore JC; North Texas14
77Ron EastLDT6'424529Columbia Basin JC; Montana State; Oregon State12
37Cid EdwardsRB6'223029Tennessee State12
44Chris FletcherLS5'1118924Temple11
20Mike GarrettRB5'919828Southern California14
27Gary GarrisonWR6'119428Long Beach CC; San Diego State1413
69Ira GordonROT6'326825Phoenix JC; Kansas State6
65Sam GruneisenC6'124831Villanova7
21John HadlQB6'121332Kansas1414
80Kevin HardyLDT-RDT6'527627Notre Dame6
24Bobby HowardCB6'118428Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo); San Diego State5
75Deacon JonesLDE6'525434South Carolina State; Mississippi Valley State14
23Ray JonesLCB-RCB6'018725Southern University14
51Pete LazetichMLB6'324522Stanford14
25Jerry LeViasWR5'1017726Southern Methodist1
89John MackeyTE6'322231Syracuse13
55Carl MauckC6'324225Southern Illinois14
10Bill McClardK5'1020223Arkansas90
88Pettis NormanTE6'322032Johnson C. Smith13
76Terry OwensLOT6'626328Alabama; Jacksonville State14
29Dennis ParteeP-K6'221826Southern Methodist140
66Rick RedmanRLB6'022529Washington10
82Tim RossovichMLB6'424526Southern California6
30Bryant SalterLS-RS6'419622Pittsburgh14
57Cal SnowdenDE6'424726Indiana8
78Walt SweeneyROG6'325631Syracuse14
46John SykesRB5'1119522Morgan State2
42Jesse TaylorRB6'020024Cincinnati14
73Lee ThomasLDE-RDE-DT6'524626Wiley; Jackson State14
70Russ WashingtonROT6'629526Missouri1414
54Ralph WenzelLOG-ROG6'324029Foothill JC; San Diego State14
38Lee WhiteRB6'423726Arizona Western JC; Weber State8
56Ray WhiteRLB6'122723Syracuse4
63Doug WilkersonLOG6'325625North Carolina Central1414
84Dave WilliamsWR6'220527Washington12
68Greg WojcikLDT6'626826Orange Coast JC; Southern California7
79Ernie WrightLOT6'426833Ohio State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Pete Lazetich236DEStanford
Bill McClard361KArkansas
Jim Bishop5116TETennessee Tech
Harry Gooden5130DEAlcorn Statefrom DAL
Bruce Ward6141GSan Diego State
Fran Schmitz9221DTSt. Norbert
Lon Kolstad10246LBWisconsin-Whitewater
John Turner11270TELong Beach State
Sam Key12295LBElon
Andy Selfridge13321LBVirginia
John Van Reenen14351DEWashington State*
Charles Neugent15376DBTuskegee
Jim Shaw16401DBTulsa
Oscar Dragon17423RBArizona Statefrom GB
Bob Tackett17426TTexas-El Paso
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals51813399
Opponents Totals75968588
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals38:34262123116239919850.02450.087789
Opponents Totals21:2624499124217316644.022100.075679
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Dennis Partee0262892.9152560.0071
Cid Edwards70000042
Mike Garrett70000042
Gary Garrison70000042
Dave Williams30000018
Chuck Dicus20000012
Bill McClard022100.03650.0011
Joe Beauchamp1000006
John Hadl1000006
Carl Mauck1000006
Jesse Taylor1000006
Dave Costa0000012
Team Totals30283093.3183158.11264
Opponents Totals414141100.0192867.90344
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill McClard3650.00/01/10/02/40/1
Dennis Partee152560.05/53/32/64/81/3
Team Totals183158.15/54/42/66/121/4
Opponents Totals192867.92/27/84/85/91/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Garrett27210313.841t6
Cid Edwards1576794.331t5
John Hadl22994.5171
Lee White23753.3120
Jesse Taylor13584.5170
Oscar Dragon9303.370
Mike Carter12525.0250
Dave Williams11414.0140
Pettis Norman199.090
Gary Garrison2-6-3.000
Wayne Clark2-8-4.030
Chuck Dicus1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals50419954.041t12
Opponents Totals43516733.86318
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
John Hadl37019051.415424496.612.961154.1267.019187226256.7
Wayne Clark6233.326711.233.56200.0233.3295836.8
Mike Garrett100.0100.000.000.0216-1639.6
Team Totals37719250.915725166.713.162154.0287.423212230454.6
Opponents Totals35820156.113324416.812.145t185.0246.726233220866.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gary Garrison5274414.352t7
Cid Edwards4055713.9612
Mike Garrett312457.927t1
Pettis Norman1926213.8300
Chuck Dicus1822712.646t2
Dave Williams1431522.5623
John Mackey1111010.0210
Lee White3206.780
Mike Carter22412.0140
Jerry LeVias188.080
John Hadl144.040
Team Totals192251613.16215
Opponents Totals201244112.145t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bryant Salter711115.9310
Joe Beauchamp69616.047t1
Lenny Dunlap56713.4250
Bob Babich294.590
Rick Redman11414.0140
Pete Barnes199.090
Lee Roy Caffey144.040
Tim Rossovich100.000
Team Totals2431012.947t1
Opponents Totals282298.2340
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dennis Partee45181340.365055157155634.6
Team Totals45181340.365055157155634.6
Opponents Totals56215338.46023185190835.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lenny Dunlap19111799.4210
Mike Garrett21105.0100
Jesse Taylor1000.000
Jerry LeVias10-4-4.0-40
Chuck Detwiler0500
Team Totals23171858.0210
Opponents Totals17111579.265t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jesse Taylor3167621.8410
Lenny Dunlap1227122.6350
Reggie Berry713819.7260
Chuck Detwiler49423.5260
Ray Jones34113.770
John Sykes24422.0240
Joe Beauchamp100.000
Dave Williams099L0
Team Totals60127321.2410
Opponents Totals53122523.194t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Reggie Berry110100
Wayne Clark210100
Chuck Dicus100000
Lenny Dunlap621300
Cid Edwards411200
Mike Garrett820200
John Hadl7404-160
Deacon Jones0002200
Ray Jones220200
Pete Lazetich0001110
Jerry LeVias100000
John Mackey100000
Carl Mauck2303-21
Pettis Norman200000
Rick Redman0002200
Tim Rossovich0001100
Bryant Salter0001100
Jesse Taylor320200
Russ Washington0001100
Team Totals4022181028-171
Opponents Totals26101220323
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