|Ray Jones, First Initial in Back|
|Deacon Jones, First Initial in Front|
But in the regular season however, it returned to "D. Jones"
Uniwatch.com has noted the Chargers went to the first initial in back for a time in the mid-1970s
However, in 1977 with Joe Washington joining the club they stacked the names on back for him and Rush Washington. We can only guess it was because of the length of the name "Washington" but we don't know that for certain. Joe Washington's NOB is a tight fit, but Big Rue's broad shoulders give plenty of room.
Eventually, the Chargers went to the first initial in front but Billy Ray Smith got the privilege of getting his middle initial in front as well—