Dan Fouts's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1979 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW) • 1982 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW) • 1985 (NEA)

All-NFL Second Team: 1980 (AP) • 1985 (AP)

All-AFC: 1979 (UPI, SN, PW) • 1982 (UPI)

All-AFC Second Team: 1980 (UPI) • 1981 (UPI) • 1983 (UPI) • 1985 (UPI)

(6) – 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986

(at time of his retirement following 1987 season)
 

• [1st] Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League in Passing Yards – 4 (1979-1982)
• [1st] Most Seasons 3,000 or More Yards Passing – 6 (1979-1981, 1984-86)
• [1st] Most Games 300 or More Yards Passing, Career – 51
• [1st] Most Fumbles, Career – 106
• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive Games 400 or More Yards Passing, Season – 2 (1982)
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 5,604
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Season – 609 (1981)
• [2nd] Most Pass Completions, Career – 3,297
• [2nd] Most Yards Passing, Career – 43,040
• [2nd] Most Games 400 or More Yards Passing, Career – 6
• [2nd] Most Yards Passing, Season – 4,802 (1981)
• [2nd] Most Games 300 or More Yards Passing, Season – 8 (1980)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons Leading League in Passing Yards – 4 (1979-1982)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Games 300 or More Yards Passing, Season – 4 (1979)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Fumbles Recovered, Career – 38
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Games 400 or More Yards Passing, Season – 2 (1982, 1985)
• [3rd] Most Pass Completions, Season – 360 (1981)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Games 300 or More Yards Passing, Season – 7 (1981, 1985)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Own Fumbles Recovered, Career – 37

Postseason Records

• [1st] Most Games 300 or More Yards Passing – 5
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games 300 or More Yards Passing – 4 (1979-1981)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Pass Completions, Game – 33 (at Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [2nd] Most Yards Passing, Game – 433 (vs. Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts Without An Interception, Game – 42 (vs. Pittsburgh, Jan. 9, 1983)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 53 (vs. Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Pass Interceptions, Game – 5 (vs. Houston. Dec. 29, 1979; vs. Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)

Pro Bowl Records

• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 120
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career – 63
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Career – 890
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Game – 274 (1983)
• [1st] Most Passes Intercepted, Career – 8
• [1st] Most Fumbles, Career – 6
• [Tied for 1st] Most Fumbles Recovered, Career – 3
• [Tied for 1st] Most Fumbles Recovered, Game – 2 (1982)
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 30 (1983)
• [2nd] Most Pass Completions, Game – 17 (1983)
• [2nd] Highest Average Passing Gain, Career – 7.42
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Fumbles, Game – 3 (1982)
• [3rd] Most Pass Completions, Game – 16 (1986)
• [3rd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Career – 52.5
• [3rd] Most Passes Intercepted, Game – 3 (1986)

Chargers’ records held by Fouts
(Records through the 1987 season, Fouts’ last season with San Diego)

 

 

• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 5,604
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Season – 609 (1981)
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career – 3,297
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Season – 360 (1981)
• [1st] Most Consecutive Pass Completions – 15 (at Cleveland, Sept. 7, 1981)
• [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Career – 59.0
• [1st] Most Seasons Leading League in Passing Yards – 4 (1979-1982)
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Career – 43,040
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Season – 4,802 (1981)
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Game – 444 (vs. New York Giants, Oct. 19, 1980; at San Francisco, Dec. 11, 1982)
• [1st] Most Games 300 or More Yards Passing, Career – 51
• [1st] Most Games 300 or More Yards Passing, Season – 8 (1980)
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games 300 or More Yards Passing – 4 (1979, 1980-81)
• [1st] Most Games 400 or More Yards Passing, Career – 6
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 254
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Season – 33 (1981)
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Game – 6 (at Oakland, Nov. 22, 1981)
• [1st] Most Consecutive Games With A Touchdown Passes – 20 (1979-1980)
• [1st] Most Passes Intercepted, Career – 242
• [1st] Most Consecutive Pass Attempts Without An Interception – 168 (Sept. 27-Oct. 25, 1981)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons – 15
• [Tied for 1st] Most Pass Completions, Game – 37 (vs. Miami, Nov. 18, 1984)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Seasons Leading League in Touchdown Passes – 2 (1981-82)
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 56 (vs. Miami, Nov. 18, 1984)
• [2nd] Most Pass Completions, Game – 33 (at Tampa Bay, Dec. 13, 1981; at Miami, Jan. 2, 1982; at San Francisco, Dec. 11, 1982)
• [2nd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Season – 63.2 (1983)
• [2nd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game – 80.0 (vs. Seattle, Oct. 14, 1979)
• [2nd] Lowest Interception Percentage, Season – 2.79 (1981)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Passes, Game – 5 (at San Francisco, Dec. 11, 1982; at Baltimore, Dec. 26, 1982)
• [Tied for 2nd] Fewest Pass Interceptions, Season – 11 (1983)
• [3rd] Most Games Played – 181
• [3rd] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 53 (at Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [3rd] Most Pass Completions, Game – 31 (at Green Bay, Oct. 7, 1984)
• [3rd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game – 78.3 (at Cleveland, Dec. 5, 1982)
• [3rd] Most Consecutive Pass Attempts Without An Interception – 108 (1975-76)

 

 

Postseason Records

• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Career – 286
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Career – 159
• [1st] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 53 (at Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [1st] Most Pass Completions, Game – 33 (at Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [1st] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Career – 55.6
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Career – 2,125
• [1st] Most Yards Passing, Game – 433 (vs. Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [1st] Longest Pass Completion – 55 (to Ron Smith - vs. Oakland, Jan. 11, 1981)
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Career – 12
• [1st] Most Touchdown Passes, Game – 3 (at Pittsburgh, Jan. 9, 1983; at Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [1st] Most Passes Intercepted, Career – 16
• [1st] Most Pass Interceptions, Game – 5 (vs. Houston. Dec. 29, 1979; vs. Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [1st] Lowest Interception Percentage, Career – 5.594
• [Tied for 1st] Most Games, Career – 7
• [2nd] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 47 (vs. Houston, Dec. 29, 1979)
• [2nd] Most Pass Completions, Game – 27 (at Pittsburgh, Jan. 9, 1983)
• [2nd] Highest Passer Rating, Career – 70.1
• [2nd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game – 64.3 (at Pittsburgh, Jan. 9, 1983)
• [2nd] Most Yards Passing, Game – 336 (vs. Oakland, Jan. 11, 1981)
• [2nd] Longest Pass Completion – 50t (to Ron Smith - vs. Buffalo, Jan. 3, 1981)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdown Passes, Game – 2 (vs. Oakland, Jan. 11, 1981; vs. Buffalo, Jan. 3, 1981)
• [3rd] Highest Passer Rating, Game – 112.4 (at Pittsburgh, Jan. 9, 1983)
• [3rd] Most Pass Attempts, Game – 45 (vs. Oakland, Jan. 11, 1981)
• [3rd] Most Pass Completions, Game – 25 (vs. Houston, Dec. 29, 1979)
• [3rd] Highest Pass Completion Percentage, Game – 62.3 (at Miami, Jan. 2, 1982)
• [3rd] Most Yards Passing, Game – 333 (at Pittsburgh, Jan. 9, 1983)
• [Tied for 3rd] Longest Pass Completion – 48t (to Charlie Joiner - vs. Oakland, Jan. 11, 1981)

NFL Statistical Championships
Passing Touchdown Leader: 1981, 1982

 

 

AFC Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1979
Passing Touchdown Leader: 1980, 1981, 1982

 

 

Team Statistical Championships
Passing Titles: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987

• 1980s All-Decade Team
• 1979 AFC Player of the Year (UPI, SN)
• 1982 Most Valuable Player (PFWA, NEA)
• 1982 AFC Player of the Year (UPI)
• 1982 Offensive Player of the Year (AP, PW)

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1973 San Diego Chargers 2 11 1 (4th)
1974 San Diego Chargers 5 9 0 (4th)
1975 San Diego Chargers 2 12 0 (4th)
1976 San Diego Chargers 6 8 0 (3rd)
1977 San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 (3rd)
1978 San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 (4th)
1979 San Diego Chargers 12 4 0 (1st)
1980 San Diego Chargers 11 5 0 (1st)
1981 San Diego Chargers 10 6 0 (1st)
1982 San Diego Chargers 6 3 0 (5th*)
1983 San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 (4th)
1984 San Diego Chargers 7 9 0 (5th)
1985 San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 (4th)
1986 San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 (5th)
1987 San Diego Chargers 8 7 0 (3rd)
* AFC regular season finish in strike-shortened season.

 

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