One of the premiere receivers of the old American Football league. Lance Alworth played a total of 8 seasons in the NFL’s rival league and finished 4th on the All-Time AFL receiving list with 458 catches. His 8976 yards is #2 on the All-Time list as well and his 77 touchdowns ranks #3.
  Following his time in San Diego he was with the Dallas Cowboys for 2 seasons and was active during their 1971 Championship run and even caught a touchdown pass in Super Bowl VI.
  He’s the #2 All-Time San Diego Charger Career Reception Leader with 493 catches as well as the #2 All-Time Charger Career Receiving Touchdowns Leader with 81..

Image Gallery of Lance Alworth, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver 1962-1972

Lance Alworth Football Cards

Lance Alworth Career Statistics

Regular Season Receiving & Rushing Statistics
Receiving Rushing Totals
Year Age Team Games Catches Yards Y/R Long TD Carries Yards Y/A Long TD Touches Y/Tch YScm Total TDs
1962 22 SDG 4 10 226 22.6 67 3 1 17 17.0 17 0 11 22.1 243 3
1963*+ 23 SDG 14 61 1205 19.8 85 11 2 14 7.0 21 0 63 19.3 1219 11
1964*+ 24 SDG 12 61 1235 20.2 82 13 3 60 20.0 35 2 64 20.2 1295 15
1965*+ 25 SDG 14 69 1602 23.2 85 14 3 -12 -4.0 -1 0 72 22.1 1590 14
1966*+ 26 SDG 13 73 1383 18.9 78 13 3 10 3.3 4 0 76 18.3 1393 13
1967*+ 27 SDG 11 52 1010 19.4 71 9 1 5 5.0 5 0 53 19.2 1015 9
1968*+ 28 SDG 14 68 1312 19.3 80 10 3 18 6.0 10 0 71 18.7 1330 10
1969* 29 SDG 14 64 1003 15.7 76 4 5 25 5.0 16 0 69 14.9 1028 4
1970 30 SDG 14 35 608 17.4 80 4 35 17.4 608 4
1971 31 DAL 12 34 487 14.3 26 2 2 -10 -5.0 -4 0 36 13.3 477 2
1972 32 DAL 14 15 195 13.0 30 2 1 2 2.0 2 0 16 12.3 197 2
9 seasons Chargers 110 493 9584 19.4 85 81 21 137 6.5 35 2 514 18.9 9721 83
2 seasons Cowboys 26 49 682 13.9 30 4 3 -8 -2.7 2 0 52 13.0 674 4
11-Year Career 136 542 10266 18.9 85 85 24 129 5.4 35 2 566 18.4 10395 87

Post Season Receiving Statistics
Year Age Team Playoff Games Catches Yards Y/R Long TD
1963*+ 23 SDG♔ 1 4 77 19.3 48 1
1965*+ 25 SDG 1 4 82 20.5 25 0
1971 31 DAL♚ 3 5 78 15.6 30 1
1972 32 DAL 2 3 55 18.3 28 1
Cowboys Playoffs 5 8 133 16.6 30 2
Chargers Playoffs 2 8 159 19.9 48 1
Total Career Games 7 16 292 18.3 48 3

  • + – All-Pro Selection
  • * – Pro Bowl Selection
  • ♦ – Led the League
  • ♔ – AFL Champion
  • ♚ – NFL Champion

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  1. T. Henry Watts

    Lance Alworth grew up in Brookhaven, Ms., about 65 miles from my house in Natchez. His quarterback in high school, Alton Greenlee, was my Colin Jr College backfield coach in 1967 & 1968 seasons. I would have loved to see Lance Alworth and Joe Namath play on the same team!! A great combination!

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