The San Diego Chargers came into football in 1960 as a member of the American Football League. The team has had some great players over the years, including LaDainian Tomlinson, Charlie Joiner, Marion Butts, Dan Fouts, Phillip Rivers, and Lance Alworth. The Chargers have also put together some great years too and experienced a good deal of success. San Diego is a great town to visit, and one of the many fun things to do while there is take in a Chargers game. Here is a look at five things you probably don’t know about the San Diego Chargers.
1. At a time when no quarterback in history had put together back-to-back 4,000 yard passing seasons, From 1979 through 1981 Chargers great Dan Fouts strung together three straight 4,000 yard seasons.
2. During the Chargers first year in professional football they played as the Los Angeles Chargers. The team relocated to San Diego the following year in 1961.
3. The 1992 San Diego Chargers were the first NFL team to start the season 0-4 and still make the playoffs.
4. When Chargers great Charlie Joiner retired in 1986 he was the last player left in the NFL who had also played in the American Football League.
5. Barron Hilton, son of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton, was the original owner of the Chargers franchise.
The Chargers have built a successful football operation, and it doesn’t look like it is going to go downhill anytime soon. Chargers fans have a lot to be proud of and happy with in their NFL team, and they have certainly gained a great deal of respect from around the league