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2012 Carolina Panthers

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7-9-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2012 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.8, Offense: -0.5, Defense: 1.3, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (22.3/g), 18th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 363 points (22.7/g), 18th.
 Differential of -6 points (-0.4/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.8-8.2.

Coach: Ron Rivera (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rob Chudzinski
 Defensive Coordinator: Sean McDermott

Stadium: Bank of America 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 Cam Newton 23 1 16 280 for 485, 3,869 yards, 19 td, 12 int, & 127 rushes for 741 yards and 8 td Carolina Panthers / 1st / 1st pick / 2011
RB DeAngelo Williams 29 6 10 173 rushes for 737 yards, 5 td, & 13 catches for 187 yards and 2 td Carolina Panthers / 1st / 27th pick / 2006
WR Brandon LaFell 26 2 12 44 catches for 677 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 35 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 78th pick / 2010
WR Steve Smith 33 11 16 73 catches for 1,174 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 27 yards and 0 td Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
TE Greg Olsen 27 5 16 69 catches for 843 yards, 5 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 31st pick / 2007
LT Jordan Gross 32 9 16 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 8th pick / 2003
LG Amini Silatolu 24 Rook 15 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 40th pick / 2012
RT Byron Bell 23 1 15
 Defensive Starters
DT Dwan Edwards 31 8 14 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 51st pick / 2004
NT Ron Edwards 33 11 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 2001
RDE Charles Johnson 26 5 16 12.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2007
SLB James Anderson 29 6 12 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 88th pick / 2006
MLB Luke Kuechly 21 Rook 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 9th pick / 2012
WLB Thomas Davis 29 7 12 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 14th pick / 2005
LCB Captain Munnerlyn 24 3 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 7th / 216th pick / 2009
RCB Josh Norman 25 Rook 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Carolina Panthers / 5th / 143rd pick / 2012
SS Charles Godfrey 27 4 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 67th pick / 2008
FS Haruki Nakamura 26 4 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 206th pick / 2008

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
15 Joe Adams 23 9 0 177 5-11 Arkansas 11/22/1989 Rook 0 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 104th pick / 2012
97 Mario Addison 25 slb 4 1 239 6-2 Troy 9/6/1987 1 1
90 Frank Alexander 23 lde 16 3 260 6-4 Oklahoma 12/17/1989 Rook 3 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 103rd pick / 2012
3 Derek Anderson 29 2 0 229 6-6 Oregon St. 6/15/1983 6 0 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 213th pick / 2005
50 James Anderson 29 SLB 12 12 220 6-3 Virginia Tech 9/26/1983 6 5 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 88th pick / 2006
93 Antwan Applewhite 28 lde 5 3 246 6-3 San Diego St. 12/31/1984 4 1
71 Thomas Austin 26 c 4 1 315 6-3 Clemson 11/14/1986 1 1
82 Gary Barnidge 27 te 16 5 240 6-5 Louisville 9/22/1985 4 1 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 141st pick / 2008
52 Jon Beason 27 mlb 4 4 237 6-0 Miami (FL) 1/14/1985 5 2 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 25th pick / 2007
77 Byron Bell 23 RT 15 15 340 6-5 New Mexico 1/17/1989 1 8
72 Jeremy Bridges 32 2 0 301 6-4 Southern Miss 4/19/1980 8 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 185th pick / 2003
47 Richie Brockel 26 16 0 251 6-1 Boise St. 7/24/1986 1 0
62 Jeff Byers 27 rg 14 7 289 6-3 USC 9/7/1985 1 4
73 Bruce Campbell 24 5 0 310 6-7 Maryland 5/25/1988 2 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 106th pick / 2010
26 D.J. Campbell 23 ss 5 4 201 6-0 California 7/24/1989 Rook 2 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 216th pick / 2012
78 Nate Chandler 23 10 0 294 6-4 UCLA 6/1/1989 Rook 1
58 Thomas Davis 29 WLB 15 12 231 6-1 Georgia 3/22/1983 7 6 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 14th pick / 2005
31 James Dockery 24 cb 7 2 185 6-1 Oregon St. 11/9/1988 1 1
14 Armanti Edwards 24 16 0 191 5-11 Appalachian St. 3/8/1988 2 1 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 89th pick / 2010
92 Dwan Edwards 31 DT 14 14 315 6-3 Oregon St. 5/16/1981 8 6 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 51st pick / 2004
96 Ron Edwards 33 NT 11 11 320 6-3 Texas A&M 7/12/1979 11 4 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 76th pick / 2001
94 Sione Fua 24 nt 13 1 307 6-1 Stanford 6/15/1988 1 1 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 97th pick / 2011
20 Chris Gamble 29 lcb 4 4 200 6-1 Ohio St. 3/11/1983 8 2 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 28th pick / 2004
9 Graham Gano 25 16 0 192 6-0 Florida St. 4/9/1987 3 1
12 David Gettis 25 2 0 217 6-3 Baylor 8/27/1987 2 0 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 198th pick / 2010
30 Charles Godfrey 27 SS 15 15 207 6-0 Iowa 11/15/1985 4 7 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 67th pick / 2008
69 Jordan Gross 32 LT 16 16 300 6-4 Utah 7/20/1980 9 9 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 8th pick / 2003
63 Geoff Hangartner 30 C 12 12 301 6-5 Texas A&M 4/22/1982 7 6 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 169th pick / 2005
76 Greg Hardy 24 le 15 10 279 6-4 Mississippi 7/28/1988 2 6 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 175th pick / 2010
84 Ben Hartsock 32 te 15 5 264 6-4 Ohio St. 7/5/1980 8 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 68th pick / 2004
55 Doug Hogue 23 9 0 235 6-2 Syracuse 2/1/1989 1 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 157th pick / 2011
44 J.J. Jansen 26 16 0 254 6-2 Notre Dame 1/20/1986 3 1
95 Charles Johnson 26 RDE 16 16 270 6-2 Georgia 7/10/1986 5 8 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2007
42 Colin Jones 25 15 0 200 5-11 TCU 10/27/1987 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 190th pick / 2011
67 Ryan Kalil 27 c 5 5 299 6-3 USC 3/29/1985 5 3 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 59th pick / 2007
99 Frank Kearse 24 nt 8 4 315 6-4 Alabama A&M 10/28/1988 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 231st pick / 2011
98 Thomas Keiser 23 4 0 244 6-4 Stanford 3/28/1989 1 0
59 Luke Kuechly 21 MLB 16 16 242 6-3 Boston Col. 4/20/1991 Rook 9 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 9th pick / 2012
11 Brandon LaFell 26 WR 14 12 208 6-2 LSU 11/4/1986 2 6 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 78th pick / 2010
23 Sherrod Martin 28 12 0 197 6-0 Troy 10/12/1984 3 1 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 59th pick / 2009
6 Justin Medlock 29 16 0 201 6-0 UCLA 10/23/1983 5 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 160th pick / 2007
41 Captain Munnerlyn 24 LCB 16 11 182 5-9 South Carolina 4/10/1988 3 6 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 216th pick / 2009
83 Louis Murphy 25 wr 16 5 200 6-2 Florida 5/11/1987 3 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 124th pick / 2009
43 Haruki Nakamura 26 FS 13 13 190 5-10 Cincinnati 4/18/1986 4 6 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 206th pick / 2008
68 Andre Neblett 24 dt 11 2 297 6-0 Temple 6/7/1988 2 1
1 Cam Newton 23 QB 16 16 260 6-6 Auburn 5/11/1989 1 16 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 1st pick / 2011
24 Josh Norman 25 RCB 16 12 203 6-0 Coastal Carolina 12/15/1987 Rook 5 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 143rd pick / 2012
8 Brad Nortman 23 16 0 213 6-2 Wisconsin 9/12/1989 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 207th pick / 2012
88 Greg Olsen 27 TE 16 16 254 6-6 Miami (FL) 3/11/1985 5 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 31st pick / 2007
56 Kenny Onatolu 30 4 0 235 6-1 Nebraska-Omaha 10/8/1982 3 0
25 Ron Parker 25 3 0 206 6-0 Newberry 8/17/1987 1 0
53 Jason Phillips 26 slb 16 2 236 6-1 TCU 2/14/1986 3 2 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 137th pick / 2009
81 Kealoha Pilares 24 8 0 213 5-10 Hawaii 2/20/1988 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 132nd pick / 2011
74 Mike Pollak 27 1 0 299 6-4 Arizona St. 2/16/1985 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 59th pick / 2008
40 Anderson Russell 25 3 0 205 6-0 Ohio St. 5/30/1987 2 0
57 Jordan Senn 28 16 0 224 5-11 Portland St. 6/11/1984 4 1
61 Amini Silatolu 24 LG 15 15 312 6-4 Midwestern St. 9/16/1988 Rook 8 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 40th pick / 2012
36 Armond Smith 26 4 0 194 5-9 Hutchinson CC; Shorter; Union (KY) 5/7/1986 1 0
89 Steve Smith 33 WR 16 16 185 5-9 Utah 5/12/1979 11 10 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 74th pick / 2001
28 Jonathan Stewart 25 rb 9 6 235 5-11 Oregon 3/21/1987 4 3 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 13th pick / 2008
22 Josh Thomas 23 rcb 16 4 196 5-10 Buffalo 5/3/1989 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 143rd pick / 2011
35 Mike Tolbert 27 fb 16 5 243 5-9 Coastal Carolina 11/23/1985 4 3
34 DeAngelo Williams 29 RB 16 10 210 5-8 Memphis 4/25/1983 6 6 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 27th pick / 2006
65 Garry Williams 26 rg 16 9 296 6-3 Kentucky 8/20/1986 3 5
54 Jason Williams 26 5 0 240 6-1 West. Illinois 4/23/1986 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 69th pick / 2009
64 Zack Williams 24 3 0 307 6-3 Washington St. 12/27/1988 1 0
Team Total 25.8 16 243.1 6-1.6 2.8