Daily Archives: May 9, 2012

Paul Lowe Recalls his Start with the Chargers

Autographed 1961 Fleer Paul LoweLike many of the players that found their way onto AFL rosters in that inaugural season of 1960, Chargers running back Paul Lowe’s path into professional football was not a direct one.  He had been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL, but was cut in training camp.  After spending time working jobs outside of football, Lowe got an opportunity to try out for the Los Angeles Chargers of the upstart American Football League.  He became an instant star with the Chargers, after he ran back the opening kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown in the Chargers first-ever preseason game on August 6, 1960.  Paul Lowe continued to have great success in 1960, and after rushing 136 times for 855 yards and eight touchdowns, he was named the Chargers Best Offensive Back for 1960. read more