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2005 Carolina Panthers

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2005 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: 3.0, Defense: 2.1, SoS: -3.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 391 points (24.4/g), 8th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (16.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 132 points (8.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

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

Stadium: Bank of America 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* 30 6 16 262 for 435, 3,421 yards, 24 td, 16 int, & 24 rushes for 31 yards and 1 td
RB DeShaun Foster 25 2 5 205 rushes for 879 yards, 2 td, & 34 catches for 372 yards and 1 td Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 34th pick / 2002
FB Brad Hoover 29 5 15 10 rushes for 22 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 87 yards and 0 td
WR Keary Colbert 23 1 16 25 catches for 282 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2004
WR Steve Smith*+ 26 4 16 103 catches for 1,563 yards, 12 td, & 4 rushes for 25 yards and 1 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
TE Kris Mangum 32 8 9 23 catches for 202 yards, 2 td Carolina Panthers / 7th / 228th pick / 1997
LT Travelle Wharton 24 1 16 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2004
LG Mike Wahle* 28 7 16 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 1st pick / 1998 Supp
C Jeff Mitchell 31 7 16 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 134th pick / 1997
RG Tutan Reyes 28 4 16 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 131st pick / 2000
RT Jordan Gross 25 2 16 3 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 8th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Julius Peppers* 25 3 16 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 2nd pick / 2002
LDT Brentson Buckner 34 11 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1994
RDT Jordan Carstens 24 1 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Mike Rucker 30 6 14 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1999
LLB Brandon Short 28 5 15 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 2000
MLB Dan Morgan 27 4 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 11th pick / 2001
RLB Will Witherspoon 25 3 15 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2002
LCB Ken Lucas 26 4 15 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 40th pick / 2001
RCB Chris Gamble 22 1 15 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 28th pick / 2004
SS Marlon McCree 28 4 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 233rd pick / 2001
FS Mike Minter 31 8 16 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1997
 Special Teams Starters
K John Kasay 36 14 0 26 of 34 field goals & 43 of 44 extra points Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 98th pick / 1991
P Jason Baker 27 4 0 72 punts for a 43.3 average, 0 blocked
PR Steve Smith*+ 26 4 16 27 punt returns for a 10.6 average and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
KR Rod Smart 28 4 0 29 kick returns for a 21.2 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
7 Jason Baker 27 P 16 0 201 6-1 Iowa 5/17/1978 4 3
33 Idrees Bashir 27 11 0 198 6-2 Memphis 12/7/1978 4 1 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 37th pick / 2001
99 Brentson Buckner 34 LDT 16 16 305 6-2 Clemson 9/30/1971 11 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1994
67 Jordan Carstens 24 RDT 16 15 300 6-5 Iowa St. 1/22/1981 1 8
18 Drew Carter 24 3 0 200 6-3 Ohio St. 9/5/1981 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 163rd pick / 2004
50 Vinny Ciurciu 25 lb 15 1 235 6-0 Clemson,Boston Col. 5/2/1980 2 2
83 Keary Colbert 23 WR 16 16 200 6-1 USC 5/21/1982 1 3 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 2004
49 Casey Cramer 23 1 0 235 6-2 Dartmouth 1/5/1982 1 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 7th / 228th pick / 2004
48 Stephen Davis 31 RB 13 11 230 6-0 Auburn 3/1/1974 9 5 Washington Redskins / 4th / 102nd pick / 1996
47 Thomas Davis 22 lb 16 1 231 6-1 Georgia 3/22/1983 Rook 2 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 14th pick / 2005
17 Jake Delhomme* 30 QB 16 16 215 6-2 La-Lafayette 1/10/1975 6 14
52 Chris Draft 29 lb 16 3 232 5-11 Stanford 2/26/1976 7 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 157th pick / 1998
78 Todd Fordham 32 16 0 320 6-5 Florida St. 10/9/1973 8 1
26 DeShaun Foster 25 RB 15 5 222 6-0 UCLA 1/10/1980 2 12 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 34th pick / 2002
84 Michael Gaines 25 te 11 6 280 6-3 Central Florida 3/30/1980 1 2 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 232nd pick / 2004
20 Chris Gamble 22 RCB 15 15 200 6-1 Ohio St. 3/11/1983 1 10 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 28th pick / 2004
87 Rod Gardner 28 10 0 213 6-2 Clemson 10/26/1977 4 1 Washington Redskins / 1st / 15th pick / 2001
37 Nick Goings 27 rb 16 1 225 6-0 Ohio St.,Pittsburgh 1/26/1978 4 3
69 Jordan Gross 25 RT 16 16 300 6-4 Utah 7/20/1980 2 9 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 8th pick / 2003
63 Geoff Hangartner 23 4 0 301 6-5 Texas A&M 4/22/1982 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 169th pick / 2005
88 Karl Hankton 35 16 0 202 6-2 LSU,Trinity (IL) 7/24/1970 7 0
29 Jermaine Hardy 23 3 0 213 5-10 Virginia 3/20/1982 Rook 0
92 Jovan Haye 23 2 0 284 6-2 Vanderbilt 6/21/1982 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 189th pick / 2005
45 Brad Hoover 29 FB 15 15 242 6-0 West. Carolina 11/11/1976 5 1
77 Kris Jenkins 26 dt 1 1 335 6-4 Maryland 8/3/1979 4 0 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 44th pick / 2001
4 John Kasay 36 K 16 0 198 5-10 Georgia 10/27/1969 14 3 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 98th pick / 1991
56 Jason Kyle 33 16 0 242 6-3 Arizona St. 5/12/1972 10 1 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 126th pick / 1995
23 Ken Lucas 26 LCB 15 15 205 6-0 Mississippi 1/23/1979 4 10 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 40th pick / 2001
86 Kris Mangum 32 TE 14 9 249 6-4 Alabama,Mississippi 8/15/1973 8 2 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 228th pick / 1997
24 Ricky Manning 25 db 16 3 185 5-9 UCLA 11/18/1980 2 5 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2003
71 Evan Mathis 24 9 0 304 6-5 Alabama 11/1/1981 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 79th pick / 2005
27 Marlon McCree 28 SS 16 15 202 5-11 Kentucky 3/17/1977 4 9 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 233rd pick / 2001
30 Mike Minter 31 FS 16 16 195 5-10 Nebraska 1/15/1974 8 8 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 56th pick / 1997
60 Jeff Mitchell 31 C 16 16 300 6-4 Florida 1/29/1974 7 9 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 134th pick / 1997
94 Kindal Moorehead 27 15 0 285 6-2 Alabama 10/14/1978 2 3 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 145th pick / 2003
55 Dan Morgan 27 MLB 13 13 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 12/19/1978 4 8 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 11th pick / 2001
90 Julius Peppers* 25 LDE 16 16 283 6-6 North Carolina 1/18/1980 3 13 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 2nd pick / 2002
81 Ricky Proehl 37 16 0 190 6-0 Wake Forest 3/7/1968 15 5 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1990
97 Kemp Rasmussen 26 15 0 265 6-3 Indiana 5/25/1979 3 2
76 Tutan Reyes 28 RG 16 16 310 6-3 Mississippi 10/28/1977 4 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 131st pick / 2000
22 Jamal Robertson 28 6 0 210 5-10 Ohio Northern 1/10/1977 3 0
93 Mike Rucker 30 RDE 15 14 275 6-5 Nebraska 2/28/1975 6 9 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1999
82 Mike Seidman 24 te 12 1 261 6-4 UCLA 2/11/1981 2 0 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 76th pick / 2003
59 Adam Seward 23 4 0 253 6-3 UNLV 6/15/1982 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 149th pick / 2005
53 Brandon Short 28 LLB 16 15 253 6-3 Penn St. 7/11/1977 5 8 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 2000
32 Rod Smart 28 KR 12 0 201 5-11 West. Kentucky 1/9/1977 4 0
89 Steve Smith*+ 26 PR 16 16 185 5-9 Utah 5/12/1979 4 18 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
57 Sean Tufts 23 12 0 245 6-4 Colorado 3/26/1982 1 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 196th pick / 2004
68 Mike Wahle* 28 LG 16 16 307 6-6 Navy 3/29/1977 7 11 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 1st pick / 1998 Supp
96 Al Wallace 31 de 16 2 275 6-5 Maryland 3/25/1974 8 4
16 Chris Weinke 33 3 0 232 6-4 Florida St. 7/31/1972 4 0 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 106th pick / 2001
21 Dante Wesley 26 16 0 211 6-1 Ark-Pine Bluff 4/5/1979 3 2 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 100th pick / 2002
70 Travelle Wharton 24 LT 16 16 312 6-4 South Carolina 5/19/1981 1 9 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 94th pick / 2004
38 Garnell Wilds 24 3 0 196 5-11 Virginia Tech 6/8/1981 1 0
54 Will Witherspoon 25 RLB 15 15 234 6-1 Georgia 8/19/1980 3 9 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 2002
Team Total 27.3 16 244.1 6-1.8 4.1