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2002 Atlanta Falcons

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9-6-1, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: 3.5, Defense: 1.5, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 402 points (25.1/g), 5th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 314 points (19.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of 88 points (5.5/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Dan Reeves (9-6-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Dennis Allen (Defensive Assistant/Quality Control) and Bill Davis (Linebackers)

Stadium: Georgia Dome
 Training Camp: Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Michael Vick* 22 1 15 231 for 421, 2,936 yards, 16 td, 8 int, & 113 rushes for 777 yards and 8 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 2001
RB Warrick Dunn 27 5 14 230 rushes for 927 yards, 7 td, & 50 catches for 377 yards and 2 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1997
FB Bob Christian 34 10 10 31 rushes for 119 yards, 3 td, & 13 catches for 174 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 310th pick / 1991
WR Brian Finneran 26 3 16 56 catches for 838 yards, 6 td
TE Alge Crumpler 25 1 9 36 catches for 455 yards, 5 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 35th pick / 2001
TE Reggie Kelly 25 3 16 14 catches for 162 yards, 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1999
LT Bob Whitfield 31 10 16 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
LG Travis Claridge 24 2 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2000
C Todd McClure 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
RG Kynan Forney 24 1 12 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 219th pick / 2001
RT Todd Weiner 27 4 15 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Patrick Kerney 26 3 16 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 30th pick / 1999
NT Ed Jasper 29 5 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 198th pick / 1997
RDE Brady Smith 29 6 14 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 1996
LOLB Sam Rogers 32 8 13 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 64th pick / 1994
LILB Keith Brooking* 27 4 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 12th pick / 1998
RILB John Holecek 30 7 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 5th / 144th pick / 1995
ROLB Matt Stewart 23 1 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 102nd pick / 2001
LCB Ray Buchanan 31 9 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
RCB Ashley Ambrose 32 10 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
SS Gerald McBurrows 29 7 14 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 7th / 214th pick / 1995
FS Keion Carpenter 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jay Feely 26 1 0 32 of 40 field goals & 42 of 43 extra points
P Chris Mohr 36 13 0 67 punts for a 41.9 average, 0 blocked Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 146th pick / 1989
PR Allen Rossum 27 4 0 24 punt returns for a 12.0 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 85th pick / 1998
KR Allen Rossum 27 4 0 53 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 85th pick / 1998

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Ashley Ambrose 32 RCB 16 16 190 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 9/17/1970 10 7 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
64 Martin Bibla 23 10 0 306 6-3 Miami (FL) 10/4/1979 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 116th pick / 2002
21 Juran Bolden 28 lcb 14 6 207 6-2 Mississippi Delta CC 6/27/1974 6 4 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 127th pick / 1996
56 Keith Brooking* 27 LILB 16 16 245 6-2 Georgia Tech 10/30/1975 4 14 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 12th pick / 1998
34 Ray Buchanan 31 LCB 12 11 186 5-9 Louisville 9/29/1971 9 5 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 65th pick / 1993
29 Keion Carpenter 25 FS 16 16 205 5-11 Virginia Tech 10/31/1977 3 8
35 Johndale Carty 25 db 16 1 196 6-0 Utah St. 8/27/1977 3 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 126th pick / 1999
82 Darrin Chiaverini 25 7 0 210 6-2 Colorado 10/12/1977 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 148th pick / 1999
44 Bob Christian 34 FB 15 10 226 5-11 Northwestern 11/14/1968 10 3 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 310th pick / 1991
71 Travis Claridge 24 LG 16 16 300 6-5 USC 3/23/1978 2 9 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 37th pick / 2000
83 Alge Crumpler 25 TE 16 9 262 6-2 North Carolina 12/23/1977 1 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 35th pick / 2001
54 Chris Draft 26 rilb 15 5 232 5-11 Stanford 2/26/1976 4 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 157th pick / 1998
45 T.J. Duckett 21 rb 12 3 254 6-0 Michigan St. 2/17/1981 Rook 4 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 18th pick / 2002
28 Warrick Dunn 27 RB 15 14 180 5-9 Florida St. 1/5/1975 5 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 12th pick / 1997
4 Jay Feely 26 K 16 0 206 5-10 Michigan 5/23/1976 1 4
86 Brian Finneran 26 WR 16 16 210 6-5 Villanova 1/31/1976 3 9
77 Ronald Flemons 23 4 0 265 6-5 Texas A&M 10/20/1979 1 0 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 226th pick / 2001
65 Kynan Forney 24 RG 14 12 307 6-3 Hawaii 9/8/1978 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 219th pick / 2001
63 Roberto Garza 23 g 6 4 296 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/26/1979 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 99th pick / 2001
81 Trevor Gaylor 25 wr 13 2 195 6-3 Miami (OH) 11/3/1977 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 111th pick / 2000
87 Damon Gibson 27 1 0 180 5-9 Iowa 2/25/1975 4 0
98 Travis Hall 30 dt 11 1 295 6-5 BYU 8/3/1972 7 2 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 181st pick / 1995
25 Rodney Heath 28 1 0 175 5-10 Minnesota 10/29/1974 3 0
87 Kahlil Hill 23 1 0 200 6-2 Iowa 3/18/1979 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 184th pick / 2002
59 John Holecek 30 RILB 12 11 240 6-2 Illinois 5/7/1972 7 5 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 144th pick / 1995
80 Willie Jackson 31 wr 7 1 212 6-1 Florida 8/16/1971 7 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 109th pick / 1994
95 Ed Jasper 29 NT 16 16 293 6-2 Texas A&M 1/18/1973 5 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 198th pick / 1997
84 Shawn Jefferson 33 wr 13 7 185 5-11 Central Florida 2/22/1969 11 4 Houston Oilers / 9th / 240th pick / 1991
36 Travis Jervey 30 6 0 222 6-0 The Citadel 5/5/1972 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 170th pick / 1995
11 Doug Johnson 25 qb 6 1 225 6-2 Florida 10/27/1977 2 2
61 Ellis Johnson 29 dt 16 2 288 6-2 Florida 10/30/1973 7 3 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 15th pick / 1995
30 Henry Jones 35 9 0 197 5-11 Illinois 12/29/1967 11 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1991
51 Jeff Kelly 27 1 0 242 5-11 S.F. Austin,Kansas St. 12/13/1975 3 0 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 198th pick / 1999
89 Reggie Kelly 25 TE 16 16 255 6-4 Mississippi St. 2/22/1977 3 2 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1999
97 Patrick Kerney 26 LDE 16 16 273 6-5 Virginia 12/30/1976 3 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 30th pick / 1999
85 Brian Kozlowski 32 te 16 2 250 6-3 Connecticut 10/4/1970 8 1
38 George Layne 24 2 0 250 5-11 TCU 10/9/1978 1 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 108th pick / 2001
23 Kevin Mathis 28 11 0 185 5-9 Texas A&M-Commerce 4/29/1974 5 2
22 Gerald McBurrows 29 SS 15 14 208 5-11 Kansas 10/7/1973 7 6 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 214th pick / 1995
47 Kevin McCadam 23 db 11 1 219 6-1 Virginia Tech,Colorado St. 3/6/1979 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 148th pick / 2002
62 Todd McClure 25 C 16 16 286 6-1 LSU 2/16/1977 2 9 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 237th pick / 1999
88 Quentin McCord 24 9 0 188 5-10 Kentucky 6/26/1978 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 236th pick / 2001
92 Reggie McGrew 26 2 0 310 6-1 Florida 12/16/1976 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 24th pick / 1999
13 Chris Mohr 36 P 16 0 215 6-5 Alabama 5/11/1966 13 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 146th pick / 1989
90 Will Overstreet 23 2 0 259 6-2 Tennessee 10/7/1979 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 80th pick / 2002
48 Derek Rackley 25 16 0 250 6-4 Minnesota 7/18/1977 2 0
51 Karon Riley 24 3 0 268 6-2 SMU,Minnesota 8/23/1978 1 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 103rd pick / 2001
93 Sam Rogers 32 LOLB 15 13 245 6-3 Colorado 5/30/1970 8 6 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 64th pick / 1994
20 Allen Rossum 27 KR 14 0 178 5-8 Notre Dame 10/22/1975 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 85th pick / 1998
76 Kevin Shaffer 22 6 0 290 6-5 Tulsa 3/2/1980 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 244th pick / 2002
53 Mark Simoneau 25 15 0 245 6-0 Kansas St. 1/16/1977 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 67th pick / 2000
91 Brady Smith 29 RDE 14 14 274 6-5 Colorado St. 6/5/1973 6 7 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 1996
43 Maurice Smith 26 2 0 235 6-0 North Carolina A&T 9/7/1976 2 0
52 Matt Stewart 23 ROLB 16 13 232 6-3 Vanderbilt 8/31/1979 1 7 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 102nd pick / 2001
55 John Thierry 31 de 14 4 265 6-4 Alcorn St. 9/4/1971 8 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1994
66 Michael Thompson 25 t 8 1 295 6-4 Tennessee St. 2/11/1977 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 2000
50 Artie Ulmer 29 15 0 247 6-3 Georgia Southern,Valdosta St. 7/30/1973 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 220th pick / 1997
7 Michael Vick* 22 QB 15 15 215 6-0 Virginia Tech 6/26/1980 1 17 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 1st pick / 2001
24 Fred Weary 28 16 0 181 5-10 Florida 4/12/1974 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1998
74 Todd Weiner 27 RT 16 15 297 6-4 Kansas St. 9/16/1975 4 9 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1998
70 Bob Whitfield 31 LT 16 16 310 6-5 Stanford 10/18/1971 10 9 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 8th pick / 1992
Team Total 27.0 16 238.6 6-1.3 4.0