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Daniel Francis Fouts was born on the 10th June 1951, in San Francisco, California, USA, and is a retired professional American Footballer, who played quarterback for only one team during his career, the NFL San Diego Chargers from 1973 to 1987. Fouts is a six-time Pro Bowler (1979–1983, 1985), NFL Most Valuable Player (1982), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1982), four-time NFL passing yards leader (1979–1982), and two-time NFL passing touchdowns leader (1981, 1982). In 1993, Dan was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Have you ever wondered how rich Dan Fouts is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Fouts’ net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his career as a professional football player. In addition to being one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in the early ‘80s, Fouts then worked on TV as a color analyst which improved his wealth.
Dan Fouts Net Worth $10 Million
Dan Fouts grew up in California, where he went to the Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, while he spent the final two years at the St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Fouts accepted a scholarship from the University of Oregon, where he played for the Oregon Ducks football team until 1972, setting 19 college records including most importantly for passing yardage. Dan was inducted into the University of Oregon Hall of Fame in 1992.
The San Diego Chargers selected Fouts in the third round of the 1973 NFL Draft, but they and he didn’t have a winning record until 1978 when he ended the year with 224 completed passes for 2,999 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. In 1979, Dan led the Chargers to the playoffs with 332 completions for 4,082 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 24 interceptions. He appeared in the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career, was an NFL passing yards leader, and AFC Player of the Year. In 1980, Fouts completed 348 passes for 4,715 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 24 interceptions. Again, Dan was selected to the Pro Bowl and was the NFL passing yards leader.
In 1981, Fouts recorded a career-high 360 completions for 4,802 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions, ending the season as the NFL passing yards leader, NFL passing touchdowns leader, so again appeared in the Pro Bowl. Fouts helped the Chargers to reach the AFC Championship Game in 1981, but they lost 27-34 to the Oakland Raiders. In 1982, Fouts was named the NFL Most Valuable Player, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, finished as the NFL passing yards leader, NFL passing touchdowns leader, and earned another Pro Bowl invitation. However, the Chargers were stopped in the AFC Finals again – this time the Cincinnati Bengals defeated them, 27-7. In 1983, Dan recorded 2115 completions for 2,975 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions, which was enough for another Pro Bowl appearance. His last winning season came in 1985 when he had 254 completions for 3,638 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions, and Fouts earned his sixth and final Pro Bowl invitatio. Dan ended his career with the Chargers in 1987 as the all-time leader in passing yards (43,040) and touchdowns (254). The San Diego Chargers retired his jersey number 14 and inducted him into San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame. He was also selected to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team.
After playing, Fouts worked as an analyst for CBS from 1988 to 1993, and later as a sports anchor for KPIX-TV from 1994 to 1997. He also appeared in the movie called “The Waterboy” (1998) starring Adam Sandler, and since 2012, he is serving as the play-by-play voice for Chargers preseason games.
Regarding his personal life, Dan Fouts is married to Jeri Martin and they have two daughters and a son.