Dan Fouts is a former professional football player. Fouts was somewhat of an unknown when he accepted a football scholarship from the University of Oregon. Things were quite different after the All-Pac-8 quarterback's college career concluded, as he set 19 school records, including those for career passing yardage and total offense.
Selected in the third round with the 64th overall pick of the 1973 NFL Draft, Fouts helped lead the Chargers to the playoffs from 1979 to 1982. Fouts played quarterback for 15 years in the NFL, spending his entire career with the San Diego Chargers from 1973 to 1987. He led the NFL in passing yards four straight years from 1979 to 1982 and became the first player in history to throw for 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. The Chargers advanced to the AFC Championship Game twice during his career, but never reached the Super Bowl.
Fouts was inducted into the university of Oregon's hall of fame in 1992. A member of the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team, Fouts was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. He has served as a color analyst for NFL games on CBS television and Westwood One radio. He is the son of Bay Area Radio Hall of Famer Bob Fouts.