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#14 Dan Fouts - QB

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Dan Fouts Career NFL Stats 1973-1987
G
GS
REC
COMP
ATT
COMP %
YARDS
TD
INT
RATT
RYDS
YPR
RTD
181
171
86-84-1
3,297
5,604
58.8
43,040
254
242
224
476
2.1
13

 

 

Dan Fouts Childhood

Daniel Francis Fouts was born on June 10, 1951 in San Francisco, CA. Dan was always around the game of football even at the NFL level during his youth. His father Bob Fouts was the radio voice for the San Francisco 49ers. Not only was Dan at the games, he would keep stats and was the team’s ball boy. So it was only natural young Dan would end up playing the sport he grew up around.

 

 

 

Dan Fouts High School Stats and Awards

Fouts attended two high schools. For his first two years, he went to Marin Catholic High School. Fouts transferred to St. Ignatius College Preparatory for the last two. Fouts would accept a college scholarship to play football for the University of Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Fouts College Stats and Notes

Fouts played for Oregon from 1970-72. He completed 482 of 956 passes (50.4%) for 5,995 yards, 37 TDs and 54 INTs during his college career. He left Oregon as the team’s all-time leader in all major passing categories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 1979, 1982, 1985

2nd Team: 1980

Pro Bowl Selections
1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985
Passing Yards Title:
1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
Achievements

NFL Offensive Player of the Year

1982

Member of 1980s All-Decade Team

 

Dan Fouts NFL Career Stats and Notes

Fouts was selected in the 3rd round (64th overall) in the 1973 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He spent his entire career in San Diego, spanning 15 seasons. Fouts was a 6-time Pro-Bowl selection and a three-time First Team All Pro. Fouts retired after the 1987 season and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

 

 

 

 

Dan Fouts and the Air Coryell Offense

Before Drew Brees, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino, there was Dan Fouts. At a time when the game was filled with great running backs, a pass heavy offense was in its infancy. In the late 1970s, Fouts led an explosive offense run by coach Don Coryell. The deep threat first, big play, timing pattern offense revolutionized the passing game in the NFL forever.

During a four year period from 1979-1982, Fouts threw for 16,482 yards and 104 TDs. He became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards in three straight seasons, including setting a then NFL record 4,802 yards in 1981. That same season he threw a career high 33 TDs. This historic offense, called Air Coryell, led the NFL in passing yards and total offense for six consecutive years from 1978-83.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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