Five Little Known Facts About San Diego Chargers Great Dan Fouts

The San Diego Chargers have been a professional football team since their first year as founding members of the American Football League in 1960. All through their existence, they have placed a premium on having a throwing offense. This started with John Hadl in the 1960’s and includes more recent quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Philip Rivers. One of the best that they ever had though was the great Dan Fouts.

Fouts played for the team throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s. Though he never won a Super Bowl, the team always seemed competitive with him behind the center. Here is a look at five little known facts about this great quarterback.

#1 – The First One Ever

The first NFL touchdown pass ever thrown by Dan Fouts came in the fourth quarter of a 38-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in week four of the 1973 season. It went for 13 yards and was caught by Jerry LeVias.

#2 – One Great Tight End!

No player caught more touchdown passes from Dan Fouts than Kellen Winslow, one of the best tight ends to ever play the game. He caught 41 TD passes from Fouts during their years together.

#3 – Second Helpings

Strangely, Dan Fouts was more productive in the category of touchdown ufabet เว็บออนไลน์อันดับ1  passes in the 2nd quarter than any other part of the game. Over the course of his career, Fouts threw 51 touchdowns in the 1st quarter, 54 in the 3rd quarter, 55 in the 4th quarter, and two in overtime. In the second quarter of the games he played in though, he actually threw 92 touchdown passes. Nearly double that of some of those other quarters.

#4 – Take That, Raiders!

Dan Fouts threw more touchdown passes against the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders than he threw aainst any other team in the league. He had 36 touchdown passes against them. The Seattle Seahawks are in second place in this category having given up 30 touchdown passes to Fouts.

#5 – The Last One Ever

The last touchdown pass that Dan Fouts threw during his NFL career came in a 20-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1987. It went for 15 yards and was caught by running back Lionel “Little Train” James.