List of San Diego Chargers 40th Anniversary Team

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The San Diego Chargers announced their 40th Anniversary Team in 2000 to honor the top players and coaches in the history of the National Football League team. The Chargers began play in 1960 as part of the American Football League.[1] The anniversary team included 31 players and coaches voted on by fans and a media panel.[2]

Key[edit]

Key
*
Member of Pro Football Hall of Fame
Years Years with the San Diego Chargers

Offense[edit]

Position Player Years Ref
QB
Fouts, DanDan Fouts* 1973–1987
[3]
RB
Lincoln, KeithKeith Lincoln 1961–1966, 1968
[3]
Lowe, PaulPaul Lowe 1960–1968
[3]
Muncie, ChuckChuck Muncie 1980–84
[3]
WR
Alworth, LanceLance Alworth* 1962–1970
[3]
Chandler, WesWes Chandler 1981–1987
[3]
Joiner, CharlieCharlie Joiner* 1976–1986
[3]
TE
Winslow, KellenKellen Winslow* 1979–1987
[3]
T
Mix, RonRon Mix* 1960–1969
[3]
Washington, RussRuss Washington 1968–1982
[3]
G
White, EdEd White 1978–1985
[3]
Wilkerson, DougDoug Wilkerson 1971–1984
[3]
C
Macek, DonDon Macek 1976–1989
[3]

Defense[edit]

Position Player Years Ref
DE
Dean, FredFred Dean* 1975–1981
[3]
O'Neal, LeslieLeslie O'Neal 1986, 1988–1995
[3]
DT
Johnson, GaryGary Johnson 1975–1984
[3]
Kelcher, LouieLouie Kelcher 1975–1983
[3]
LB
Lowe, WoodrowWoodrow Lowe 1976–1986
[3]
Seau, JuniorJunior Seau 1990–2002
[3]
Smith, Billy RayBilly Ray Smith 1983–1992
[3]
CB
Byrd, GillGill Byrd 1983–1992
[3]
Duncan, SpeedySpeedy Duncan 1964–1970
[3]
S
Harrison, RodneyRodney Harrison 1994–2002
[4]
McNeil, CharlieCharlie McNeil 1960–1964
[3]

Special teams[edit]

Position Players Years Ref
K
Benirschke, RolfRolf Benirschke[a] 1977–1986
[3]
Carney, JohnJohn Carney 1990–2000
[3]
KR
James, LionelLionel James 1984–1988
[3]
P
Bennett, DarrenDarren Bennett 1995–2003
[6]
ST
Bauer, HankHank Bauer 1977–1982
[7]

Coaches[edit]

Coach Years Ref
Coryell, DonDon Coryell 1976–1986
[3]
Gillman, SidSid Gillman*[b] 1960–1969, 1971
[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wildcard selection.[2] Voters were allowed to select only one kicker, won by Carney, and one extra player at any position as wilcard.[5]
  2. ^ Special recognition selection.[3] Voters were allowed to select only one coach, won by Coryell.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Chargers.com. The San Diego Chargers. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Trotter, Jim (October 6, 2000). "Elite from 40 seasons in San Diego honored". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac "Chargers Honor Lincoln". Lewiston Tribune. October 24, 2000. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ Gasper, Christopher L. (January 20, 2008). "Hard-charging Harrison enjoying a healthy outlook". The Boston Globe. Retrieved July 30, 2012. (subscription required)
  5. ^ a b Canepa, Nick (July 8, 2000). "Cup runneth over for all-time Chargers team". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 
  6. ^ "Chargers 50th anniversary team". The Press-Enterprise. November 17, 2009. Archived from the original on August 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ Dulac, Gerry (October 8, 2006). "Head to Head: RBs LaDainian Tomlinson & Michael Turner vs. LBs James Farrior & Larry Foote". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012.