Category Archives: George Blair

George Blair had Big Influence in Laurel HS Football

George Blair was a Chargers defensive back and kicker from 1961-1964.  He was a member of the Chargers “Seven Bandits” defensive backfield that set a record with 49 interceptions in 1961; Blair had two himself that season, and five in his career.

In 2007, the field at Laurel high School in Laurel, Mississippi, was renamed “George Blair Field.”  An article was recently written about Blair, the field, and Blair’s post-playing career as a high school football coach at his alma mater. read more

Amendment to Today’s Interview with Lance Alworth

I received a telephone call today from Lance Alworth.  He called to tell me that he enjoyed reading today’s post, which was an interview that we had done some 15 years before, talking about his former head coach, Sid Gillman.  He also asked if we could better explain a line from the interview.  Here is what Lance had to say…

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#156 – George Blair

I read Todd’s post today with the interview that we did back in 1998.  Sid was truly an innovative coach. read more

Email from the AFL – San Diego Chargers George Blair

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Tobin Rote holds as George Blair kicks a field goal for the Chargers.

George Blair played defensive back and kicker for the San Diego Chargers from 1961-1964, before a leg injury suffered in a game against the Patriots prematurely ended his career.  Blair led the AFL in Field Goal Percentage and Extra Point Percentage in both 1962 & 1963.  During his time with the Chargers he scored 272 points (all on kicks) and intercepted five passes.

AFL – You were drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers and the New York Giants.  Please discuss your reasons for signing with the Chargers. read more