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2003 Carolina Panthers

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.9, Offense: -1.5, Defense: 0.6, SoS: -2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (20.3/g), 15th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 304 points (19.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of 21 points (1.3/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 8.6-7.4.

Coach: John Fox (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning
 Defensive Coordinator: Mike Trgovac
 Other Notable Asst.: Ken Flajole (Linebackers)

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

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jake Delhomme 28 4 15 266 for 449, 3,219 yards, 19 td, 16 int, & 42 rushes for 39 yards and 1 td
RB Stephen Davis* 29 7 14 318 rushes for 1,444 yards, 8 td, & 14 catches for 159 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 4th / 102nd pick / 1996
FB Brad Hoover 27 3 9 6 rushes for 21 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 72 yards and 1 td
WR Muhsin Muhammad 30 7 15 54 catches for 837 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for -2 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1996
WR Steve Smith 24 2 11 88 catches for 1,110 yards, 7 td, & 11 rushes for 42 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
TE Kris Mangum 30 6 11 17 catches for 199 yards, 0 td Carolina Panthers / 7th / 228th pick / 1997
TE Jermaine Wiggins 28 3 11 8 catches for 80 yards, 1 td
LT Todd Steussie 33 9 16 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
LG Jeno James 26 3 16 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2000
C Jeff Mitchell 29 5 15 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 134th pick / 1997
RG Kevin Donnalley 35 12 16 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1991
RT Jordan Gross 23 Rook 16 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 8th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Julius Peppers 23 1 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 2nd pick / 2002
LDT Brentson Buckner 32 9 12 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1994
RDT Kris Jenkins*+ 24 2 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 44th pick / 2001
RDE Mike Rucker* 28 4 14 12.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1999
LLB Greg Favors 29 5 12 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 120th pick / 1998
SLB Greg Favors 29 5 12 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 120th pick / 1998
MLB Dan Morgan 25 2 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 11th pick / 2001
WLB Will Witherspoon 23 1 16 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2002
RLB Will Witherspoon 23 1 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2002
LCB Terry Cousin 28 6 13 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Reggie Howard 26 3 15 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Mike Minter 29 6 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1997
FS Deon Grant 24 2 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 57th pick / 2000
 Special Teams Starters
John Kasay 34 12 0 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 98th pick / 1991
Todd Sauerbrun* 30 8 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
PR Steve Smith 24 2 11 44 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 1 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
KR Rod Smart 26 2 0 41 kick returns for a 23.1 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 Brian Allen 25 wlb 14 4 232 6-0 Florida St. 4/1/1978 2 3 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2001
80 Eugene Baker 27 1 0 183 6-2 Kent St. 3/18/1976 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 164th pick / 1999
47 Marco Battaglia 30 2 0 250 6-3 Rutgers 1/25/1973 7 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 39th pick / 1996
28 Colin Branch 23 16 0 203 6-0 Stanford 3/2/1980 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 119th pick / 2003
79 Doug Brzezinski 27 1 0 305 6-4 Boston Col. 3/11/1976 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 64th pick / 1999
99 Brentson Buckner 32 LDT 12 12 305 6-2 Clemson 9/30/1971 9 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1994
98 Shane Burton 29 de 16 4 305 6-6 Tennessee 1/18/1974 7 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 150th pick / 1996
59 Mike Caldwell 32 9 0 235 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 8/31/1971 10 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1993
50 Vinny Ciurciu 23 2 0 235 6-0 Clemson,Boston Col. 5/2/1980 Rook 0
40 Jarrod Cooper 25 12 0 210 6-0 Kansas St. 3/31/1978 2 1 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 143rd pick / 2001
21 Terry Cousin 28 LCB 13 13 181 5-9 South Carolina 4/11/1975 6 6
48 Stephen Davis* 29 RB 14 14 230 6-0 Auburn 3/1/1974 7 11 Washington Redskins / 4th / 102nd pick / 1996
17 Jake Delhomme 28 QB 16 15 215 6-2 La-Lafayette 1/10/1975 4 10
65 Kevin Donnalley 35 RG 16 16 310 6-5 Davidson,North Carolina 6/10/1968 12 7 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1991
85 Kevin Dyson 28 1 0 208 6-1 Utah 6/23/1975 5 0 Tennessee Oilers / 1st / 16th pick / 1998
53 Greg Favors 29 LLB 16 12 242 6-1 Mississippi St. 9/30/1974 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 120th pick / 1998
20 DeShaun Foster 23 rb 14 2 222 6-0 UCLA 1/10/1980 Rook 5 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 34th pick / 2002
37 Nick Goings 25 15 0 225 6-0 Ohio St.,Pittsburgh 1/26/1978 2 1
27 Deon Grant 24 FS 16 16 207 6-2 Tennessee 3/14/1979 2 8 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 57th pick / 2000
69 Jordan Gross 23 RT 16 16 300 6-4 Utah 7/20/1980 Rook 7 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 8th pick / 2003
31 William Hampton 28 5 0 190 5-10 Murray St. 3/7/1975 2 0
88 Karl Hankton 33 14 0 202 6-2 LSU,Trinity (IL) 7/24/1970 5 0
45 Brad Hoover 27 FB 16 9 242 6-0 West. Carolina 11/11/1976 3 1
23 Reggie Howard 26 RCB 15 15 190 6-0 Henderson St.,Memphis 5/17/1977 3 7
78 Jeno James 26 LG 16 16 310 6-3 Auburn 1/12/1977 3 7 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2000
77 Kris Jenkins*+ 24 RDT 16 16 335 6-4 Maryland 8/3/1979 2 17 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 44th pick / 2001
4 John Kasay 34 16 0 198 5-10 Georgia 10/27/1969 12 4 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 98th pick / 1991
56 Jason Kyle 31 16 0 242 6-3 Arizona St. 5/12/1972 8 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 126th pick / 1995
86 Kris Mangum 30 TE 16 11 249 6-4 Alabama,Mississippi 8/15/1973 6 2 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 228th pick / 1997
24 Ricky Manning 23 db 16 7 185 5-9 UCLA 11/18/1980 Rook 5 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2003
30 Mike Minter 29 SS 16 16 195 5-10 Nebraska 1/15/1974 6 8 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1997
60 Jeff Mitchell 29 C 15 15 300 6-4 Florida 1/29/1974 5 7 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 134th pick / 1997
94 Kindal Moorehead 25 14 0 285 6-2 Alabama 10/14/1978 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2003
55 Dan Morgan 25 MLB 11 11 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 12/19/1978 2 6 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 11th pick / 2001
87 Muhsin Muhammad 30 WR 15 15 217 6-2 Michigan St. 5/5/1973 7 8 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1996
72 Bruce Nelson 24 c 14 1 301 6-5 Iowa 5/12/1979 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 50th pick / 2003
9 Rodney Peete 37 qb 1 1 230 6-0 USC 3/16/1966 14 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 141st pick / 1989
90 Julius Peppers 23 LDE 16 16 283 6-6 North Carolina 1/18/1980 1 8 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 2nd pick / 2002
92 Kavika Pittman 29 2 0 273 6-6 McNeese St. 10/9/1974 7 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1996
81 Ricky Proehl 35 wr 16 2 190 6-0 Wake Forest 3/7/1968 13 4 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1990
97 Kemp Rasmussen 24 13 0 265 6-3 Indiana 5/25/1979 1 2
93 Mike Rucker* 28 RDE 14 14 275 6-5 Nebraska 2/28/1975 4 11 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1999
10 Todd Sauerbrun* 30 16 0 211 5-10 West Virginia 1/4/1973 8 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 56th pick / 1995
82 Mike Seidman 22 te 12 5 261 6-4 UCLA 2/11/1981 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 76th pick / 2003
32 Rod Smart 26 KR 16 0 201 5-11 West. Kentucky 1/9/1977 2 1
89 Steve Smith 24 PR 16 11 185 5-9 Utah 5/12/1979 2 11 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
75 Todd Steussie 33 LT 16 16 320 6-6 California 12/1/1970 9 7 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 19th pick / 1994
42 Travares Tillman 26 7 0 190 6-1 Georgia Tech 10/8/1977 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 58th pick / 2000
57 Lester Towns 26 mlb 15 1 252 6-1 Washington 8/28/1977 3 2 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 221st pick / 2000
96 Al Wallace 29 rde 16 2 275 6-5 Maryland 3/25/1974 6 4
29 Dante Wesley 24 db 16 1 211 6-1 Ark-Pine Bluff 4/5/1979 1 2 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 100th pick / 2002
84 Jermaine Wiggins 28 TE 16 11 260 6-2 Marshall,Georgia 1/18/1975 3 1
71 Matt Willig 34 13 0 315 6-8 USC 1/21/1969 10 1
54 Will Witherspoon 23 RLB 16 16 234 6-1 Georgia 8/19/1980 1 8 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2002
83 Walter Young 24 7 0 214 6-5 Illinois 12/7/1979 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 226th pick / 2003
Team Total 27.5 16 242.4 6-1.8 4.4