Fouts finished his 15 NFL seasons with 3,297 of 5,604 completions for 43,040 yards and 254 touchdowns, with 242 interceptions. He also rushed for 476 yards and 13 touchdowns
Dan Fouts is one of only eight quarterbacks in NFL history who have achieved two consecutive 30-touchdown passing seasons. The others are Steve Bartkowski, Brett Favre, Dan Marino, Jeff Garcia, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Y.A. Tittle. He was also the third quarterback in NFL history to pass for 40,000 yards, after fellow Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas and Fran Tarkenton, and the first quarterback ever to throw for over 4,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.
Fouts' jersey number, 14, is one of only three numbers retired by the San Diego Chargers (the others being Lance Alworth's 19 and Junior Seau's 55).
In 1989, Fouts was also inducted by the San Diego Hall of Champions into the Breitbard Hall of Fame honoring San Diego's finest athletes both on and off the playing surface.
In 1999, he was ranked number 92 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.
In 1992, he was inducted into the University of Oregon and State of Oregon Sports Halls of Fame.
Fouts was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993, his first year of eligibility.
In 2009, he was picked by the fans as the "Greatest Charger Of All Time" for the Chargers 50th anniversary year.
In 2010, he received the Davey O'Brien Legends Award during Colt McCoy's award ceremony.
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