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1996 Carolina Panthers

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12-4-0, NFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.1, Offense: 1.4, Defense: 5.6, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 367 points (22.9/g), 7th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (13.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 149 points (9.3/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.4-3.6.

Coach: Dom Capers (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Joe Pendry
 Defensive Coordinator: Vic Fangio
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Davis (Outside Linebackers) and Greg Roman (Assistant Coach)

Stadium: Ericcson Stadium
 Training Camp: Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Kerry Collins* 24 1 12 204 for 364, 2,454 yards, 14 td, 9 int, & 32 rushes for 38 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 1st / 5th pick / 1995
RB Anthony Johnson 29 6 11 300 rushes for 1,120 yards, 6 td, & 26 catches for 192 yards and 0 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 36th pick / 1990
FB Howard Griffith 29 3 14 12 rushes for 7 yards, 1 td, & 27 catches for 223 yards and 1 td Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 236th pick / 1991
WR Mark Carrier 31 9 15 58 catches for 808 yards, 6 td Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 57th pick / 1987
WR Willie Green 30 5 10 46 catches for 614 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1990
TE Wesley Walls* 30 7 15 61 catches for 713 yards, 10 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1989
LT Blake Brockermeyer 23 1 12 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 29th pick / 1995
LG Matt Elliott 28 4 12 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 12th / 336th pick / 1992
C Curtis Whitley 27 4 8 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 117th pick / 1992
RG Greg Skrepenak 26 4 16 Los Angeles Raiders / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1992
RT Norbert Davidds-Garrido 24 Rook 8 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 106th pick / 1996
 Defensive Starters
LDE Mike Fox 29 6 11 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 51st pick / 1990
NT Greg Kragen 34 11 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDE Gerald Williams 33 10 14 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
LOLB Kevin Greene*+ 34 11 16 14.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 113th pick / 1985
LILB Sam Mills*+ 37 10 16 5.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
RILB Carlton Bailey 32 8 14 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 235th pick / 1988
ROLB Lamar Lathon* 29 6 16 13.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1990
LCB Eric Davis* 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1990
RCB Tyrone Poole 24 1 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1995
SS Brett Maxie 34 11 13 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Pat Terrell 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 49th pick / 1990
 Special Teams Starters
K John Kasay* 27 5 0 37 of 45 field goals & 34 of 35 extra points Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 98th pick / 1991
P Rohn Stark 37 14 0 77 punts for a 40.6 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 34th pick / 1982
PR Winslow Oliver 23 Rook 0 52 punt returns for a 11.5 average and 1 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1996
KR Michael Bates*+ 27 3 0 33 kick returns for a 30.2 average and 1 td Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 150th pick / 1992

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
54 Carlton Bailey 32 RILB 16 14 242 6-3 North Carolina 12/15/1964 8 8 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 235th pick / 1988
56 Myron Baker 25 16 0 232 6-1 Louisiana Tech 1/6/1971 3 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 100th pick / 1993
82 Michael Bates*+ 27 KR 14 0 189 5-10 Arizona 12/19/1969 3 1 Seattle Seahawks / 6th / 150th pick / 1992
7 Steve Beuerlein 31 qb 8 4 220 6-3 Notre Dame 3/7/1965 8 3 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1987
21 Tim Biakabutuka 22 rb 4 4 215 6-0 Michigan 1/24/1974 Rook 2 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 8th pick / 1996
50 Duane Bickett 34 16 0 251 6-5 USC 12/1/1962 11 1 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1985
78 Blake Brockermeyer 23 LT 12 12 295 6-4 Texas 4/11/1973 1 6 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 29th pick / 1995
66 Matt Campbell 24 LG 9 8 284 6-4 South Carolina 7/14/1972 1 4
83 Mark Carrier 31 WR 16 15 186 6-0 Nicholls St. 10/28/1965 9 9 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 57th pick / 1987
12 Kerry Collins* 24 QB 13 12 248 6-5 Penn St. 12/30/1972 1 9 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 5th pick / 1995
90 Tim Colston 23 2 0 275 6-0 Kansas St. 12/18/1973 Rook 0
41 Toi Cook 32 15 1 188 5-11 Stanford 12/3/1964 9 3 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 207th pick / 1987
37 Chad Cota 25 db 16 2 198 6-1 Oregon 8/8/1971 1 4 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 209th pick / 1995
76 Norbert Davidds-Garrido 24 RT 12 8 315 6-6 USC 10/4/1972 Rook 4 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 106th pick / 1996
25 Eric Davis* 28 LCB 16 16 185 5-11 Jacksonville St. 1/26/1968 6 12 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1990
74 Mark Dennis 31 LT 16 8 300 6-6 Illinois 4/15/1965 9 5 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 212th pick / 1987
52 Matt Elliott 28 C 16 12 288 6-3 Michigan 10/1/1968 4 6 Washington Redskins / 12th / 336th pick / 1992
93 Mike Fox 29 LDE 11 11 285 6-8 West Virginia 8/5/1967 6 6 New York Giants / 2nd / 51st pick / 1990
65 Frank Garcia 24 C 14 8 302 6-2 Washington 1/28/1972 1 4 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 132nd pick / 1995
86 Willie Green 30 WR 15 10 185 6-4 Mississippi 4/2/1966 5 6 Detroit Lions / 8th / 194th pick / 1990
91 Kevin Greene*+ 34 LOLB 16 16 247 6-3 Auburn 7/31/1962 11 18 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 113th pick / 1985
43 Scott Greene 24 8 0 240 5-11 Michigan St. 6/1/1972 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 193rd pick / 1996
30 Howard Griffith 29 FB 16 14 230 6-0 Illinois 11/17/1967 3 2 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 236th pick / 1991
67 Brandon Hayes 23 7 0 308 6-4 Central State (OH) 3/11/1973 Rook 0
33 Leroy Hoard 28 3 0 225 5-11 Michigan 5/15/1968 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 45th pick / 1990
81 Rocket Ismail 27 wr 13 5 180 5-11 Notre Dame 11/18/1969 3 3 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1991
97 Tommy Jeter 27 1 0 285 6-5 Texas 9/20/1969 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 75th pick / 1992
23 Anthony Johnson 29 RB 16 11 225 6-0 Notre Dame 10/25/1967 6 11 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 36th pick / 1990
4 John Kasay* 27 K 16 0 198 5-10 Georgia 10/27/1969 5 4 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 98th pick / 1991
96 Shawn King 24 16 0 288 6-3 LSU,La-Monroe 6/24/1972 1 3 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1995
71 Greg Kragen 34 NT 16 16 263 6-3 Utah St. 3/4/1962 11 9
57 Lamar Lathon* 29 ROLB 16 16 260 6-3 Houston 12/23/1967 6 15 Houston Oilers / 1st / 15th pick / 1990
29 Steve Lofton 28 db 11 3 180 5-9 Texas A&M 11/26/1968 5 2
39 Brett Maxie 34 SS 13 13 194 6-2 Texas Southern 1/13/1962 11 6
26 Emmanuel McDaniel 24 2 0 180 5-9 East Carolina 7/27/1972 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 111th pick / 1996
69 Les Miller 31 lde 15 5 292 6-7 Kansas St.,Fort Hays St. 3/1/1965 9 4
51 Sam Mills*+ 37 LILB 16 16 229 5-9 Montclair St. 6/3/1959 10 18
87 Muhsin Muhammad 23 wr 9 5 217 6-2 Michigan St. 5/5/1973 Rook 4 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1996
20 Winslow Oliver 23 PR 16 0 180 5-7 New Mexico 3/3/1973 Rook 4 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1996
32 Dino Philyaw 26 9 0 205 5-10 Oregon 10/30/1970 1 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 195th pick / 1995
27 Damon Pieri 26 db 16 1 186 6-0 San Diego St. 9/25/1970 3 2
38 Tyrone Poole 24 RCB 15 15 188 5-8 Fort Valley State (GA) 2/3/1972 1 7 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1995
88 Walter Rasby 24 te 16 1 252 6-3 Wake Forest 9/7/1972 2 0
31 Michael Reed 24 2 0 180 5-9 Boston Col. 8/16/1972 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 249th pick / 1995
63 Mark Rodenhauser 35 16 0 270 6-5 Illinois St. 6/1/1961 9 1
58 Andre Royal 24 16 0 232 6-2 Alabama 12/1/1972 1 2
75 Greg Skrepenak 26 RG 16 16 316 6-7 Michigan 1/31/1970 4 8 Los Angeles Raiders / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1992
31 Rod Smith 26 db 8 1 187 5-11 Notre Dame 3/12/1970 4 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 35th pick / 1992
3 Rohn Stark 37 P 16 0 203 6-3 Florida St. 5/4/1959 14 1 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 34th pick / 1982
80 Dwight Stone 32 16 0 191 6-0 Middle Tenn. St. 1/28/1964 9 0
40 Pat Terrell 28 FS 16 16 204 6-1 Notre Dame 3/18/1968 6 8 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 49th pick / 1990
95 Mark Thomas 27 12 0 272 6-5 North Carolina St. 5/6/1969 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 89th pick / 1992
85 Wesley Walls* 30 TE 16 15 240 6-5 Mississippi 2/26/1966 7 8 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1989
64 Curtis Whitley 27 C 11 8 295 6-1 Chowan,Clemson 5/10/1969 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 117th pick / 1992
98 Gerald Williams 33 RDE 16 14 290 6-3 Auburn 9/8/1963 10 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 36th pick / 1986
Team Total 27.8 16 236.6 6-1.6 4.7