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2002 Carolina Panthers

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC South Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.3, Offense: -6.0, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (16.1/g), 30th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 302 points (18.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of -44 points (-2.8/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: John Fox (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning
 Defensive Coordinator: Jack Del Rio

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Rodney Peete 36 13 14 223 for 381, 2,630 yards, 15 td, 14 int, & 22 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
RB Lamar Smith 32 8 11 209 rushes for 737 yards, 7 td, & 20 catches for 167 yards and 0 td Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1994
FB Brad Hoover 26 2 10 31 rushes for 129 yards, 0 td, & 17 catches for 187 yards and 2 td
WR Muhsin Muhammad 29 6 14 63 catches for 823 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 40 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1996
WR Steve Smith 23 1 13 54 catches for 872 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
TE Wesley Walls 36 13 14 19 catches for 241 yards, 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1989
LT Todd Steussie 32 8 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
LG Jamar Nesbit 26 3 13
C Jeff Mitchell 28 4 16 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 134th pick / 1997
RG Kevin Donnalley 34 11 16 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1991
RT Chris Terry 27 3 10 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1999
 Defensive Starters
LDE Julius Peppers 22 Rook 12 12.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 2nd pick / 2002
LDT Brentson Buckner 31 8 12 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1994
RDT Kris Jenkins*+ 23 1 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 44th pick / 2001
RDE Mike Rucker 27 3 15 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1999
LLB Mark Fields 30 7 15 7.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1995
MLB Dan Morgan 24 1 8 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 11th pick / 2001
RLB Hannibal Navies 25 3 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 4th / 100th pick / 1999
LCB Terry Cousin 27 5 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Reggie Howard 25 2 14 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Mike Minter 28 5 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1997
FS Deon Grant 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 57th pick / 2000
 Special Teams Starters
K Shayne Graham 25 1 0 13 of 18 field goals & 21 of 21 extra points
P Todd Sauerbrun*+ 29 7 0 104 punts for a 45.5 average, 1 blocked Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
PR Steve Smith 23 1 13 55 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 2 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
KR Steve Smith 23 1 13 26 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Brian Allen 24 rlb 16 5 232 6-0 Florida St. 4/1/1978 1 4 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2001
18 Nathan Black 24 5 0 190 6-0 NW State (LA) 6/20/1978 Rook 0
81 Anthony Bright 25 1 0 170 6-1 Valencia CC (FL) 3/28/1977 Rook 0
22 Dee Brown 24 rb 14 3 209 5-10 Syracuse 5/12/1978 Rook 2 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 175th pick / 2001
99 Brentson Buckner 31 LDT 12 12 305 6-2 Clemson 9/30/1971 8 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1994
98 Shane Burton 28 de 16 4 305 6-6 Tennessee 1/18/1974 6 3 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 150th pick / 1996
82 Isaac Byrd 28 wr 13 3 188 6-1 Kansas 11/16/1974 5 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 195th pick / 1997
35 Deke Cooper 25 10 0 215 6-3 Notre Dame 10/18/1977 Rook 1
40 Jarrod Cooper 24 6 0 210 6-0 Kansas St. 3/31/1978 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 143rd pick / 2001
21 Terry Cousin 27 LCB 16 16 181 5-9 South Carolina 4/11/1975 5 8
65 Kevin Donnalley 34 RG 16 16 310 6-5 Davidson,North Carolina 6/10/1968 11 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1991
28 Terry Fair 26 3 0 185 5-9 Tennessee 7/20/1976 4 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 1998
12 Randy Fasani 24 qb 4 1 234 6-3 Stanford 9/18/1978 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 137th pick / 2002
92 Mario Fatafehi 23 6 0 300 6-2 Kansas St. 1/27/1979 1 0 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 133rd pick / 2001
58 Mark Fields 30 LLB 15 15 244 6-2 Washington St. 11/9/1972 7 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1995
74 Derrick Fletcher 27 5 0 348 6-6 Baylor 9/9/1975 2 0 New England Patriots / 5th / 154th pick / 1999
94 Sean Gilbert 32 8 0 318 6-5 Pittsburgh 4/10/1970 10 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1992
36 Nick Goings 24 rb 14 2 225 6-0 Ohio St.,Pittsburgh 1/26/1978 1 2
11 Shayne Graham 25 K 11 0 197 6-0 Virginia Tech 12/9/1977 1 2
27 Deon Grant 23 FS 16 16 207 6-2 Tennessee 3/14/1979 1 9 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 57th pick / 2000
88 Karl Hankton 32 wr 16 1 202 6-2 LSU,Trinity (IL) 7/24/1970 4 1
80 Keith Heinrich 23 4 0 255 6-5 Sam Houston St. 3/19/1979 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 174th pick / 2002
5 Jon Hilbert 27 1 0 228 6-2 Louisville 7/15/1975 1 -1
45 Brad Hoover 26 FB 16 10 242 6-0 West. Carolina 11/11/1976 2 2
23 Reggie Howard 25 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Henderson St.,Memphis 5/17/1977 2 8
50 Brad Jackson 27 11 0 230 6-0 Cincinnati 1/11/1975 3 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 79th pick / 1998
78 Jeno James 25 g 9 2 310 6-3 Auburn 1/12/1977 2 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2000
77 Kris Jenkins*+ 23 RDT 16 16 335 6-4 Maryland 8/3/1979 1 17 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 44th pick / 2001
4 John Kasay 33 2 0 198 5-10 Georgia 10/27/1969 11 0 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 98th pick / 1991
56 Jason Kyle 30 16 0 242 6-3 Arizona St. 5/12/1972 7 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 126th pick / 1995
86 Kris Mangum 29 TE 16 8 249 6-4 Alabama,Mississippi 8/15/1973 5 1 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 228th pick / 1997
25 Emmanuel McDaniel 30 cb 16 5 180 5-9 East Carolina 7/27/1972 6 4 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 111th pick / 1996
59 Kory Minor 26 4 0 247 6-1 Notre Dame 12/14/1976 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 234th pick / 1999
30 Mike Minter 28 SS 16 16 195 5-10 Nebraska 1/15/1974 5 9 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1997
60 Jeff Mitchell 28 C 16 16 300 6-4 Florida 1/29/1974 4 5 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 134th pick / 1997
33 Joe Montgomery 26 3 0 230 5-10 Ohio St. 6/8/1976 3 0 New York Giants / 2nd / 49th pick / 1999
55 Dan Morgan 24 MLB 8 8 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 12/19/1978 1 5 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 11th pick / 2001
87 Muhsin Muhammad 29 WR 14 14 217 6-2 Michigan St. 5/5/1973 6 6 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1996
53 Hannibal Navies 25 RLB 12 9 247 6-3 Colorado 7/19/1977 3 5 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 100th pick / 1999
63 Jamar Nesbit 26 LG 14 13 329 6-4 South Carolina 12/17/1976 3 4
9 Rodney Peete 36 QB 14 14 230 6-0 USC 3/16/1966 13 6 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
90 Julius Peppers 22 LDE 12 12 283 6-6 North Carolina 1/18/1980 Rook 7 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 2nd pick / 2002
97 Kemp Rasmussen 23 10 0 265 6-3 Indiana 5/25/1979 Rook 1
39 Damien Richardson 26 16 0 210 6-1 Arizona St. 4/3/1976 4 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 165th pick / 1998
93 Mike Rucker 27 RDE 16 15 275 6-5 Nebraska 2/28/1975 3 10 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1999
10 Todd Sauerbrun*+ 29 P 16 0 211 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1973 7 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
59 Terrance Simmons 26 2 0 310 6-8 Alabama St. 5/3/1976 Rook 0
32 Rod Smart 25 16 0 201 5-11 West. Kentucky 1/9/1977 1 0
26 Lamar Smith 32 RB 11 11 230 5-11 Houston 11/29/1970 8 3 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1994
89 Steve Smith 23 KR 15 13 185 5-9 Utah 5/12/1979 1 8 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
75 Todd Steussie 32 LT 16 16 320 6-6 California 12/1/1970 8 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
91 Josh Taves 30 5 0 280 6-7 Northeastern 5/13/1972 2 0
70 Chris Terry 27 RT 10 10 295 6-5 Georgia 8/8/1975 3 3 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1999
57 Lester Towns 25 8 0 252 6-1 Washington 8/28/1977 2 1 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 221st pick / 2000
73 Melvin Tuten 31 rt 14 7 320 6-7 Syracuse 11/11/1971 7 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1995
96 Al Wallace 28 de 16 4 275 6-5 Maryland 3/25/1974 5 5
85 Wesley Walls 36 TE 15 14 240 6-5 Mississippi 2/26/1966 13 2 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1989
16 Chris Weinke 30 qb 6 1 232 6-4 Florida St. 7/31/1972 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 106th pick / 2001
29 Dante Wesley 23 db 13 1 211 6-1 Ark-Pine Bluff 4/5/1979 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 100th pick / 2002
84 Jermaine Wiggins 27 te 11 1 260 6-2 Marshall,Georgia 1/18/1975 2 0
66 Louis Williams 23 2 0 291 6-4 LSU 4/11/1979 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 211th pick / 2001
54 Will Witherspoon 22 MLB 15 8 234 6-1 Georgia 8/19/1980 Rook 6 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2002
Team Total 27.0 16 246.0 6-2.0 3.5