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1976 San Diego Chargers (NFL) 3rd place American Football Conference Western Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Tommy Prothro
Offensive BacksEarnel Durden
Defensive LineRudy Feldman
Offensive LineBobb McKittrick
Offensive LineHoward Mudd
Defensive CoordinatorJacki Simpson
Offensive CoordinatorBill Walsh
Defensive BacksErnie Zampese
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/12/1976AKansas City Chiefs30-16WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium53133
Sat7/31/1976HPhiladelphia Eagles20-7WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium23862
Fri8/6/1976NNew England Patriots26-17WNorman, OKOwen Field23800
Sun9/19/1976ATampa Bay Buccaneers23-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium38276
Sun9/26/1976HSt. Louis Cardinals43-24WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium39911
Mon8/16/1976NSt. Louis Cardinals10-20LTokyo, JapanKorakuen Stadium38000
Sun10/3/1976ADenver Broncos0-26LDenver, COMile High Stadium62486
Sat8/21/1976NSan Francisco 49ers16-17LHalawa, HIAloha Stadium36364
Sun10/10/1976HOakland Raiders17-27LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium50223
Sun8/29/1976ASeattle Seahawks16-17LSeattle, WAKingdome59092
Sun10/17/1976HHouston Oilers30-27WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium31950
Sat9/4/1976HNew York Giants14-13WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium28797
Sun10/24/1976ACleveland Browns17-21LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium60018
Sun10/31/1976APittsburgh Steelers0-23LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium45484
Sun11/7/1976HBaltimore Colts21-37LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium42827
Sun11/14/1976HDenver Broncos0-17LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium32017
Sun11/21/1976ABuffalo Bills34-13WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium36539
Sun11/28/1976HKansas City Chiefs20-23LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium29272
Sun12/5/1976HSan Francisco 49ers13-7WOTSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium33539
Sun12/12/1976AOakland Raiders0-24LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum50102
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
64Charlie AiuLOG-ROG6'225022Hawaii120
7Eddie BellWR5'1016029Compton CC; Idaho State50
88Chuck BradleyTE6'624326Oregon70
46Danny ColbertLCB5'1117526Tulsa139
82Pat CurranTE6'323831Iowa State; Lakeland1414
71Fred DeanLDE6'322724Louisiana Tech1414
73Charles DeJurnettLDT-RDT6'426524West Los Angeles JC; San Jose State130
87Larry DorseyWR6'019023Tennessee State132
54Ed FlanaganC6'324632Purdue1211
44Chris FletcherFS5'1118928Temple1312
14Dan FoutsQB6'321025Oregon1413
15Toni FritschK5'718831none50
42Mike FullerSS5'918223Auburn1414
27Gary GarrisonWR6'119432Long Beach CC; San Diego State22
50Don GoodeSLB6'224025Kansas1414
58Tom GrahamMLB6'223526Oregon108
22Tom HayesCB6'119930Riverside CC; San Diego State98
10Mitch HoopesP6'120723Arizona90
55Bob HornLB6'323922Oregon State146
19Neal JeffreyQB6'118023Baylor50
79Gary JohnsonRDT6'225524Grambling State1414
18Charlie JoinerWR5'1118629Grambling State1414
68Leroy JonesRDE6'824526Norfolk State1410
74Louie KelcherLDT6'529023Southern Methodist1414
69John LeeRDE6'225923Nebraska144
16Clint LongleyQB6'119324Abilene Christian31
51Woodrow LoweWLB6'022722Alabama1414
62Don MacekROG6'227022Boston College1414
41Bo MatthewsRB6'322225Colorado122
89Dwight McDonaldWR6'218725San Diego CC; U.S. International; San Diego State1210
83Larry MialikTE6'223026Wisconsin70
57Rick MiddletonSLB6'323025Ohio State100
23Mercury MorrisRB5'1019029West Texas A&M130
85Artie OwensWR5'1118223West Virginia140
53Ralph PerrettaC6'225223Purdue133
52Ray PrestonWLB6'022122Syracuse140
30Sam ScarberRB6'223227Northeastern JC; New Mexico142
66Billy ShieldsLOT6'828123Georgia Tech1414
72Ron SingletonTE6'724524Grambling State130
45Hal StringertLCB-WS-SS5'1118524Willamette; Hawaii112
43Jim TolbertCB6'320532Lincoln (Missouri)40
70Russ WashingtonROT6'629530Missouri1414
6Ray WerschingK5'1121526Cerritos JC; California90
80Jeff WestP6'321823Cincinnati60
63Doug WilkersonLOG6'325629North Carolina Central1414
20Mike WilliamsRCB-WS5'1018623Louisiana State1411
33Don WoodsRB6'119125New Mexico Highlands; New Mexico1110
34Rickey YoungRB6'219823Jackson State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Joe Washington14RBOklahoma
Don Macek231GBoston College
Larry Dorsey364WRTennessee State
Bob Horn494LBOregon State
Ron Singleton4113DTGrambling Statefrom HOU/OAK
Artie Owens4115WRWest Virginiafrom OAK
Woodrow Lowe5131LBAlabamafrom NE
Calvin Lane6178DBFresno Statefrom OAK
Tony DiRienzo8212KOklahoma
Glynn Harrison9251RBGeorgiafrom NYG
Jeff Perlinger10268DEMichigan
Ray Preston11295LBSyracuse
Ron Lee12322DBOregon*
Herman Harris12337DBMississippi Valley Statefrom HOU
John Lee13351DTNebraska
Ed Jones14378GCincinnati
Jack Hoffman15407DT-DEIndiana
Jack Harrison16434GCalifornia
Clarence Sanders17463LBCincinnati
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals438440756
Opponents Totals6771431040
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:11256111127187919540.578579
Opponents Totals29:49259113132149120444.692823
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Charlie Joiner70000042
Rickey Young50000030
Toni Fritsch0111478.661250.0029
Ray Wersching0141687.54850.0026
Bo Matthews40000024
Dwight McDonald40000024
Don Woods40000024
Mercury Morris20000012
Sam Scarber20000012
Pat Curran1000006
Gary Garrison1000006
Tom Hayes1000006
Artie Owens1000006
Mike Fuller011100.00001
Team Totals32263183.9102050.00248
Opponents Totals34303488.2173450.00285
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Toni Fritsch61250.00/01/22/43/60/0
Ray Wersching4850.00/01/12/31/30/1
Team Totals102050.00/01/34/74/90/1
Opponents Totals173450.00/06/76/125/140/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Rickey Young1628025.046t4
Don Woods1264503.6243
Mercury Morris502565.1302
Sam Scarber612363.9141
Bo Matthews461994.342t3
Dan Fouts18653.6130
Clint Longley4225.590
Pat Curran11212.0120
Mitch Hoopes2105.0100
Neal Jeffrey100.000
Jeff West100.000
Larry Dorsey1-12-12.0-120
Team Totals47320404.346t13
Opponents Totals51620484.04610
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Dan Fouts35920857.913625357.112.281t143.9154.239220231575.4
Clint Longley241250.091305.410.828t28.3312.57517954.5
Don Woods2150.01115.511.011t150.000.00011106.3
Neal Jeffrey22100.00115.55.5700.000.0001189.6
Charlie Joiner100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals38822357.514726876.912.081t174.4184.646271241674.1
Opponents Totals38621956.714728227.312.974t215.4205.223194262876.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Joiner50105621.181t7
Rickey Young474419.4331
Don Woods342246.6341
Pat Curran3334910.6291
Sam Scarber14966.9131
Bo Matthews12816.8150
Dwight McDonald1116114.644t4
Larry Dorsey810813.5190
Mercury Morris8526.5200
Artie Owens35418.028t1
Gary Garrison25829.0361
Chuck Bradley177.070
Team Totals223268712.081t17
Opponents Totals219282212.974t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Don Goode68213.7270
Mike Williams47619.0350
Tom Graham35518.3250
Tom Hayes23718.537t1
Hal Stringert12424.0240
Leroy Jones11111.0110
Woodrow Lowe188.080
Bob Horn166.060
Mike Fuller100.000
Team Totals2029915.037t1
Opponents Totals1818510.346t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jeff West38154840.757059223122532.2
Mitch Hoopes42162838.857278378111025.2
Team Totals82317638.75721217601233528.5
Opponents Totals66272041.262088490207031.4
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Fuller33043613.2430
Eddie Bell70314.4100
Mike Williams51234.6150
Team Totals45149010.9430
Opponents Totals45360113.492t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Artie Owens2555122.0400
Mike Fuller2042021.0470
Ralph Perretta22412.0200
Rick Middleton12121.0210
Bo Matthews11919.0190
Eddie Bell11818.0180
Ray Preston11616.0160
Bob Horn177.070
Team Totals52107620.7470
Opponents Totals49107221.9430
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Danny Colbert0001100
Larry Dorsey100000
Ed Flanagan100000
Chris Fletcher0001100
Dan Fouts8404-50
Mike Fuller310100
Don Goode101100
Tom Graham0001100
Mitch Hoopes1101-150
Neal Jeffrey1000-80
Charlie Joiner0010150
Louie Kelcher0001100
John Lee0002200
Woodrow Lowe0002200
Don Macek0010100
Bo Matthews330301
Rick Middleton0001100
Mercury Morris100000
Artie Owens100000
Ralph Perretta1000-320
Ray Preston0001100
Sam Scarber320200
Russ Washington0010100
Don Woods100000
Rickey Young200000
Team Totals2814141125-551
Opponents Totals24111313261
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