Inducted in 1997. Earl Faison was the left defensive end for the San Diego Chargers teams that won American Football League Western Division titles in 1961, 1963, 1964 and 1965, and the AFL Championship in 1963.
An All-American at Indiana University and a first round draft pick of the NFL Detroit Lions, he joined the fledgling AFL and was Rookie of the Year and Chargers’ Most Valuable Player in 1961.
Strong and remarkably Quick for a six foot five inch, 265 pounder, he was a devastating pass rusher for the original “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line.
He also intercepted five passes and ran two back for touchdowns. He played in five AFL All-Star Games and was the game’s defensive Most Valuable Player in 1963.