Best Chargers moments at San Diego Stadium: 5. Number retirement ceremonies
Four players have had their numbers retired at San Diego Stadium: QB Dan Fouts, WR Lance Alworth, LB Junior Seau, and RB LaDainian Tomlinson.
Dan Fouts, who was the first QB in NFL history to pass for over 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He had his #14 retired at halftime of a game vs the 49ers in 1988. Lance Alworth had his #19 retired at halftime of a game vs the Bills in 2005. His jersey retirement came 35 years after he retired from the NFL and 27 years after he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The late Junior Seau had his #55 retired before a game vs the Titans in 2012, just four months after his death. Finally, LaDainian Tomlinson had his #21 retired at halftime of a game vs the Chiefs in 2015. OT Ron Mix (#74) was technically the first Charger to have his number retired in 1969.
QB Philip Rivers (#17), TE Antonio Gates (#85), TE Kellen Winslow (#80), and WR Charlie Joiner (#18) are some other San Diego Stadium era legends that could have their numbers retired in the future. Although unfortunately, the ceremonies won’t be able to take place at San Diego Stadium.