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Wes Chandler
Wes Chandler 1985 Topps card
Then San Diego Chargers WR Wes Chandler on 1985 Topps trading card
Personal information
Born: August 22 1956 (1956-08-22) (age 63)
Birthplace: New Smyrna Beach, Florida, U.S.
College Florida
Position(s):
Wide receiver
Jersey #(s):
89, 81
Height::
Weight::
196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft 1978 / Round 1 / Pick 3
Career
Teams
As player:
Played for: * New Orleans Saints (19781981)
As coach:
Teams coached * Orlando Thunder (1991–1992)
Coaching Stats
Record (W/L/T):
Career Stats
Games played / started     150 / 131
Receptions / Receiving yards     559-8,966
Touchdowns     56
Coaching stats Pro Football Reference
DatabaseFootball
Career highlights
Highlights * Super bowl XXIII Champion (Did Not Play)
Awards and Honors
College Football Hall of Fame

Wesley Sandy Chandler (born August 22, 1956) is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times, and ranked twelfth in NFL history in receiving yards and thirteenth in receptions when he retired. Chandler is a member of the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame. He played college football for the Florida Gators and was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

Playing as a receiver in a run-oriented wishbone offense at Florida, Chandler set a school record with 28 touchdowns. He was named both an All-American and an Academic All-American in 1977. He was picked third overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 1978 NFL Draft. Over an 11-year NFL career, Chandler played for the Saints, the San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers. He holds the NFL record for most receiving yards per game in a season, set in 1982 with the Chargers. After retiring as a player, he became a football coach, and served as the wide receivers coach for various teams at the professional and college level.


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