Earl Faison, Former Chargers DE, Dies at Age 77

June 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Diego Chargers announced on Monday that former defensive end Earl Faison died at the age of 77.
Chargers chairman Dean Spanos released the following statement:   
On behalf of the Spanos family and the entire Chargers organization, we’d like to express our deepest sympathies to the Faison family. I had the privilege of getting to know Earl through the years.  He was a consummate gentleman with a booming voice and laugh.  His passion for the Chargers and the game of football was unwavering.  As a member of the original Fearsome Foursome, Earl was an integral part of the Chargers’ dominance in the team’s early years, helping lead the team to two American Football League championship games and winning the AFL title in 1963.  His post-football career as an educator is just as accomplished.  He will be missed.
Faison was the seventh overall pick in the 1961 American Football League draft, winning Rookie of the ...

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