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Chargers Fun Fact: Enshrined in Canton

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By Lindsay Hood
|  Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010  |  Updated 2:07 PM PDT
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Chargers Fun Fact: Enshrined in Canton

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: The Oakland Raiders line up against the San Diego Chargers on September 14, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Only one Chargers' head coach has made it to the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. In 1934, Sid Gillman participated in the first College All-Star game; it was then that he decided to become a coach. From 1960 to 1969, Gillman led the Chargers to the division title for five of the team’s first six years in operation and led them to win the AFL title in 1963.

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Gillman was the authority in the forward passing offense. His passing offense forced other teams to change the way they played the game. Most coaches believed passing the ball was a crap shoot, but Gillman showed them a different way. Gillman changed the way football was played.

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