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2014 Carolina Panthers

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7-8-1, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2014 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.1, Offense: -2.4, Defense: -0.7, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 339 points (21.2/g), 19th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 374 points (23.4/g), 21st.
 Differential of -35 points (-2.2/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 7.1-8.9.

Coach: Ron Rivera (7-8-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Shula
 Defensive Coordinator: Sean McDermott

Stadium: Bank of America Stadium · Buy Tickets
 Training Camp: Wofford College (Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Cam Newton 25 3 14 262 for 448, 3,127 yards, 18 td, 12 int, & 103 rushes for 539 yards and 5 td Carolina Panthers / 1st / 1st pick / 2011
WR Kelvin Benjamin 23 Rook 15 73 catches for 1,008 yards, 9 td Carolina Panthers / 1st / 28th pick / 2014
WR Jerricho Cotchery 32 10 13 48 catches for 580 yards, 1 td New York Jets / 4th / 108th pick / 2004
TE Greg Olsen* 29 7 16 84 catches for 1,008 yards, 6 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 31st pick / 2007
LT Byron Bell 25 3 15 1 fumble recovered
C Ryan Kalil 29 7 16 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 59th pick / 2007
RG Trai Turner 21 Rook 9 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2014
RT Nate Chandler 25 2 11
 Defensive Starters
LDE Charles Johnson 28 7 16 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2007
RDE Wes Horton 24 1 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Luke Kuechly*+ 23 2 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 1st / 9th pick / 2012
WLB Thomas Davis 31 9 15 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 14th pick / 2005
LCB Antoine Cason 28 6 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 27th pick / 2008
RCB Josh Norman 27 2 10 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 5th / 143rd pick / 2012
SS Roman Harper 32 8 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2006
FS Thomas DeCoud 29 6 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2008

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
97 Mario Addison 27 DE 16 0 239 6-2 Troy 9/6/1987 3 2
90 Frank Alexander 25 DE 1 0 260 6-4 Oklahoma 12/17/1989 2 0 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 103rd pick / 2012
Denicos Allen 24 OLB 225 5-10 Michigan St. 8/9/1990 Rook
3 Derek Anderson 31 QB 6 2 229 6-6 Oregon St. 6/15/1983 8 2 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 213th pick / 2005
81 Jason Avant 31 WR 11 0 210 6-0 Michigan 4/20/1983 8 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 109th pick / 2006
Kenjon Barner 25 RB 196 5-9 Oregon 4/28/1989 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2013
77 Byron Bell 25 T 15 15 340 6-5 New Mexico 1/17/1989 3 7
13 Kelvin Benjamin 23 WR 16 15 240 6-5 Florida St. 2/5/1991 Rook 8 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 28th pick / 2014
25 Bene Benwikere 23 CB 10 6 195 5-11 San Jose St. 9/3/1991 Rook 3 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 148th pick / 2014
11 Brenton Bersin 24 WR 15 1 211 6-3 Wofford 5/9/1990 1 1
93 Chase Blackburn 31 LB 6 2 247 6-3 Akron 6/10/1983 9 1
5 Matt Blanchard 25 QB 0 225 6-3 Wisconsin-Whitewater 3/21/1989 2 0
33 Tre Boston 22 FS 11 5 204 6-0 North Carolina 6/25/1992 Rook 3 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 128th pick / 2014
47 Richie Brockel 28 TE 4 0 251 6-1 Boise St. 7/24/1986 3 0
Mike Brown 25 WR 205 5-10 Liberty 2/9/1989 2
16 Philly Brown 23 WR 13 3 190 6-0 Ohio State 12/16/1991 Rook 4
37 Carrington Byndom 22 CB 3 0 180 5-11 Texas 7/7/1992 Rook 0
20 Antoine Cason 28 DB 12 11 190 6-0 Arizona 7/9/1986 6 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 27th pick / 2008
78 Nate Chandler 25 DT 11 11 294 6-4 UCLA 6/1/1989 2 5
Toney Clemons 26 WR 210 6-2 Colorado 10/11/1988 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 231st pick / 2012
91 Colin Cole 34 DT 16 10 299 6-2 Iowa 6/24/1980 10 5
82 Jerricho Cotchery 32 WR 15 13 200 6-1 North Carolina St. 6/16/1982 10 5 New York Jets / 4th / 108th pick / 2004
58 Thomas Davis 31 LB 15 15 231 6-1 Georgia 3/22/1983 9 7 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 14th pick / 2005
21 Thomas DeCoud 29 DB 15 11 196 6-1 California 3/19/1985 6 4 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 98th pick / 2008
62 Derek Dennis 26 OL 0 316 6-5 Temple 7/16/1988 2 0
84 Ed Dickson 27 TE 16 10 244 6-4 Oregon 7/25/1987 4 1 Baltimore Ravens / 3rd / 70th pick / 2010
31 James Dockery 26 DB 7 0 185 6-1 Oregon St. 11/9/1988 3 0
94 Kony Ealy 23 DE 15 0 273 6-4 Missouri 12/21/1991 Rook 1 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 60th pick / 2014
92 Dwan Edwards 33 DT 16 0 315 6-3 Oregon St. 5/16/1981 10 2 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 51st pick / 2004
64 Brian Folkerts 24 C 16 0 303 6-4 Washburn 1/30/1990 1 1
63 David Foucault 25 T 5 1 320 6-8 Montreal 1/7/1989 Rook 1
Tyler Gaffney 23 RB 220 6-0 Stanford 4/20/1991 Rook Carolina Panthers / 6th / 204th pick / 2014
9 Graham Gano 27 P 16 0 192 6-0 Florida St. 4/9/1987 5 3
Jordan Gay 24 P 210 6-1 Centre 3/29/1990 Rook
Linden Gaydosh 23 DT 314 6-3 Calgary 1/4/1991 1
57 Adarius Glanton 24 LB 10 2 215 6-1 Florida Atlantic 9/21/1990 Rook 1
30 Charles Godfrey 29 DB 7 1 207 6-0 Iowa 11/15/1985 6 1 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 67th pick / 2008
Tyronne Green 28 G 305 6-1 Auburn 4/6/1986 5 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 133rd pick / 2009
80 Kevin Greene 24 TE 0 255 6-4 USC 5/14/1990 Rook 0
Alex Hall 29 LB 250 6-4 St. Augustine's 8/17/1985 6 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 231st pick / 2008
76 Greg Hardy 26 DE 1 1 279 6-4 Mississippi 7/28/1988 4 1 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 175th pick / 2010
41 Roman Harper 32 DB 16 16 195 6-0 Alabama 12/11/1982 8 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2006
87 Stephen Hill 23 WR 0 215 6-4 Georgia Tech 4/25/1991 2 0 New York Jets / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2012
96 Wes Horton 24 DE 16 15 261 6-5 USC 1/18/1990 1 6
72 Kevin Hughes 26 T 0 302 6-4 Southeastern Louisiana 8/6/1988 3 0
53 Ben Jacobs 26 LB 16 0 243 6-4 Fresno State 4/17/1988 3 1
44 J.J. Jansen 28 C 16 0 254 6-2 Notre Dame 1/20/1986 5 1
D.C. Jefferson 25 TE Rutgers 5/7/1989 1 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 219th pick / 2013
95 Charles Johnson 28 DE 16 16 270 6-2 Georgia 7/10/1986 7 8 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2007
Oscar Johnson 24 G 338 6-6 Louisiana Tech 3/1/1990 1
42 Colin Jones 27 DB 16 2 200 5-11 TCU 10/27/1987 3 2 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 190th pick / 2011
67 Ryan Kalil 29 C 16 16 299 6-3 USC 3/29/1985 7 8 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 59th pick / 2007
Tavarres King 24 WR 189 6-0 Georgia 7/14/1990 1 Denver Broncos / 5th / 161st pick / 2013
56 A.J. Klein 23 ILB 14 8 250 6-1 Iowa St. 7/30/1991 1 4 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 148th pick / 2013
59 Luke Kuechly 23 ILB 16 16 242 6-3 Boston Col. 4/20/1991 2 15 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 9th pick / 2012
71 Edmund Kugbila 24 G 0 Valdosta St. 9/21/1990 1 0 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 108th pick / 2013
38 Robert Lester 26 S 1 0 210 6-2 Alabama 4/30/1988 1 0
98 Star Lotulelei 25 DT 14 13 311 6-3 Utah 12/20/1989 1 6 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 14th pick / 2013
61 Kyle Love 28 DT 0 1 301 6-1 Mississippi St. 11/18/1986 4 0
83 Marcus Lucas 22 WR 0 220 6-5 Missouri 3/1/1992 Rook 0
60 Kevin Matthews 27 C 0 298 6-3 Texas A&M 2/4/1987 4 0
Andrew McDonald 26 T 316 6-6 Indiana 9/8/1988 2
27 Kimario McFadden 23 S 0 210 5-11 South Carolina State 4/13/1991 Rook 0
Mike McNeill 26 TE 232 6-4 Nebraska 3/7/1988 3
Marvin McNutt 25 WR 216 6-4 Iowa 7/4/1989 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 194th pick / 2012
55 Horace Miller 24 LB 0 237 6-0 UTEP 8/28/1990 Rook 0
Tom Nelson 28 DB 200 5-11 Illinois St. 12/4/1986 5
Drake Nevis 25 DL 291 6-1 LSU 5/8/1989 3 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 87th pick / 2011
1 Cam Newton 25 QB 14 14 260 6-6 Auburn 5/11/1989 3 12 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 1st pick / 2011
24 Josh Norman 27 CB 14 10 203 6-0 Coastal Carolina 12/15/1987 2 4 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 143rd pick / 2012
8 Brad Nortman 25 P 16 0 213 6-2 Wisconsin 9/12/1989 2 2 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 207th pick / 2012
68 Andrew Norwell 23 G 10 9 316 6-6 Ohio State 10/25/1991 Rook 4
26 Chris Ogbonnaya 28 RB 5 0 220 6-0 Texas 5/20/1986 5 0 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 211th pick / 2009
88 Greg Olsen 29 TE 16 16 254 6-6 Miami (FL) 3/11/1985 7 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 31st pick / 2007
Kealoha Pilares 26 WR 213 5-10 Hawaii 2/20/1988 3 Carolina Panthers / 5th / 132nd pick / 2011
27 Tauren Poole 25 RB 1 0 209 5-10 Tennessee 10/19/1989 2 0
10 De'Andre Presley 24 CB 4 0 180 5-11 Appalachian St. 1/10/1990 2 0
36 Darrin Reaves 21 RB 6 1 210 5-10 UAB 4/17/1993 Rook 1
52 Kevin Reddick 25 ILB 3 0 243 6-1 North Carolina 12/28/1989 1 0
72 Micanor Regis 25 DT 0 305 6-3 Miami (FL) 11/3/1989 2 0
74 Mike Remmers 25 T 5 5 303 6-5 Oregon St. 4/11/1989 2 2
Craig Roh 23 DE 280 6-4 Michigan 1/25/1991 1
Anderson Russell 27 DB 205 6-0 Ohio St. 5/30/1987 4
79 Chris Scott 27 T 8 0 328 6-5 8/4/1987 3 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 151st pick / 2010
99 Kawann Short 25 DT 16 9 299 6-3 Purdue 2/2/1989 1 5 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 44th pick / 2013
66 Amini Silatolu 26 T 7 7 312 6-4 Midwestern St. 9/16/1988 2 3 Carolina Panthers / 2nd / 40th pick / 2012
52 D.J. Smith 25 LB 1 0 239 5-11 Appalachian St. 2/24/1989 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 186th pick / 2011
28 Jonathan Stewart 27 RB 13 8 235 5-11 Oregon 3/21/1987 6 6 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 13th pick / 2008
Josh Thomas 25 DB 196 5-10 Buffalo 5/3/1989 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 143rd pick / 2011
35 Mike Tolbert 29 RB 8 6 243 5-9 Coastal Carolina 11/23/1985 6 1
70 Trai Turner 21 OG 13 9 310 6-3 LSU 6/4/1993 Rook 5 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2014
Tiquan Underwood 27 WR 175 6-1 Rutgers 2/17/1987 5 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 253rd pick / 2009
75 Fernando Velasco 29 G 13 7 308 6-3 Georgia 2/22/1985 5 4
Casey Walker 25 DT 0 345 6-1 Oklahoma 12/6/1989 1 0
73 Martin Wallace 24 OL 0 305 6-6 Temple 4/22/1990 1 0
14 Joe Webb 28 WR 7 0 220 6-4 Ala-Birmingham 11/14/1986 4 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 199th pick / 2010
23 Melvin White 24 CB 15 7 203 6-1 Louisiana-Lafayette 6/26/1990 1 3
43 Fozzy Whittaker 25 RB 10 1 202 5-10 Texas 2/2/1989 2 1
86 Brandon Williams 27 TE 14 0 10/12/1987 1 0
34 DeAngelo Williams 31 RB 6 6 210 5-8 Memphis 4/25/1983 8 2 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 27th pick / 2006
65 Garry Williams 28 T 1 0 296 6-3 Kentucky 8/20/1986 5 0
54 Jason Williams 28 LB 11 0 240 6-1 West. Illinois 4/23/1986 5 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 69th pick / 2009
22 Lou Young 23 CB 0 195 6-1 Georgia Tech 10/9/1991 Rook 0
Michael Zordich 25 FB 236 6-1 Penn St. 10/29/1989 1
Team Total 26.1 16 248.2 6-2.1 29.1