Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts was born June 10, 1951.
Fouts was a key component of the San Diego Chargers offense known as "Air Coryell," under coach Don Coryell. From 1978-1986, the Chargers had the most prolific passing offense the NFL had ever seen, leading the league in passing in seven out of eight seasons.
Although he was one of the best passing quarterbacks during the 1970s and 1980s, the Chargers were unable to make it to the Super Bowl during his 15-year career.
Fouts became the first player in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993.