One of the benefits of running this site has been connecting with players and their families online, and exchanging stories and photos.
Through a couple of mutual friends, I have been able to connect with the late Sam Gruneisen’s son, Scott. We exchanged a few Facebook messages on Sunday, the 50th anniversary of the Chargers 1963 AFL championship. Scott told me that he still has one of his dad’s Chargers jerseys, and that he proudly wore it about town that day, not only to recognize the ’63 Chargers, but in an effort to cheer on the ’13 Chargers as well. I told Scott that I had several photos of his father, and that I would try to post them soon. So here are a handful of images of Sam Gruneisen from throughout his football career.