Fouts was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round in 1973.
Fouts played a major role in transforming the Chargers from also-rans to AFC Western division champions in 1979, 1980 and 1981.
Dan led the NFL in passing yardage four straight years from 1979 to 1982, and became the first player in history to throw for 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.
Dan played in six Pro bowls during his career.
Fouts was the AFC Player of the Year in 1979 and then, in 1982, was named the NFL Most Valuable Player by the Pro Football Writers of America.
At the time of his retirement, Fouts was one of only three quarterbacks to pass for more than 40,000 yards.
In 15 seasons, Fouts completed 3,297 passes for 43,040 yards and 254 touchdowns and an 80.2-point rating.
Fouts posing with his bust and mural during his Enshrinement in 1993.
Fouts' Hall of Fame mural.
Fouts' Hall of Fame bust.