Chargers Mourn Loss of Doug “Moosie” Wilkerson

Chargers Mourn Loss of Doug “Moosie” Wilkerson

Former Chargers guard, Doug “Moosie” Wilkerson, passed away Sunday at the age of 73.

“Moosie was one-of-a-kind,” said Chargers Owner and Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos. “A member of our Chargers Hall of Fame, 40th and 50th anniversary teams, the Black College Football Hall of Fame and a three-time All Pro, to say he was vital to the success of our Air Coryell era teams would be an understatement. Yet for everything he accomplished on the field, his regular visits to our facility during his retirement years are probably what everyone in our Chargers family will remember most.


Former teammates from the Chargers sitting around sharing stories about Doug Wilkerson and his legacy.

He was a great father, loved his daughters dearly and worshipped them. He was the perfect image of what you expect the captain of a football team to be. He was that guy. I love him dearly. God bless him and may he rest in peace forever.” 

– Pete Shaw,

Teammate & Friend