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2002 Denver Broncos

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9-7-0, AFC West Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.9, Offense: 3.0, Defense: 1.9, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 392 points (24.5/g), 7th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (21.5/g), 15th.
 Differential of 48 points (3.0/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-6.8.

Coach: Mike Shanahan (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Gary Kubiak
 Defensive Coordinator: Ray Rhodes

Stadium: Invesco Field at Mile High
 Training Camp: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Brian Griese 27 4 13 291 for 436, 3,214 yards, 15 td, 15 int, & 37 rushes for 107 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 3rd / 91st pick / 1998
RB Clinton Portis 21 Rook 12 273 rushes for 1,508 yards, 15 td, & 33 catches for 364 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 2002
FB Mike Anderson 29 2 12 84 rushes for 386 yards, 2 td, & 18 catches for 167 yards and 2 td Denver Broncos / 6th / 189th pick / 2000
WR Ed McCaffrey 34 11 16 69 catches for 903 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 22 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1991
WR Rod Smith 32 7 16 89 catches for 1,027 yards, 5 td, & 6 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td
TE Shannon Sharpe 34 12 13 61 catches for 686 yards, 3 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
LT Ephraim Salaam 26 4 16 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
LG Steve Herndon 25 1 9
C Ben Hamilton 25 Rook 16 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
RG Dan Neil 29 5 16 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
RT Matt Lepsis 28 4 15
 Defensive Starters
LDE Trevor Pryce* 27 5 16 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
LDT Lional Dalton 27 4 13 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDT Chester McGlockton 33 10 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 16th pick / 1992
RDE Kavika Pittman 28 6 15 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1996
LLB John Mobley 29 6 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1996
MLB Al Wilson* 25 3 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
RLB Ian Gold 24 2 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 40th pick / 2000
LCB Deltha O'Neal 25 2 14 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 2000
RCB Denard Walker 29 5 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1997
SS Kenoy Kennedy 25 2 15 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 2000
FS Izell Reese 28 4 15 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 188th pick / 1998
 Special Teams Starters
K Jason Elam 32 9 0 26 of 36 field goals & 42 of 43 extra points Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
P Tom Rouen 34 9 0 29 punts for a 42.7 average, 2 blocked
PR Deltha O'Neal 25 2 14 30 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 0 td Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 2000
KR Reuben Droughns 24 1 0 20 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 81st pick / 2000

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
38 Mike Anderson 29 FB 15 12 230 6-0 Utah 9/21/1973 2 4 Denver Broncos / 6th / 189th pick / 2000
92 Bertrand Berry 27 de 16 1 275 6-3 Notre Dame 8/15/1975 5 3 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 86th pick / 1997
11 Steve Beuerlein 37 qb 8 3 220 6-3 Notre Dame 3/7/1965 14 3 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 110th pick / 1987
42 Sam Brandon 23 db 16 2 200 6-2 UNLV 7/5/1979 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 131st pick / 2002
71 Blake Brockermeyer 29 t 16 1 295 6-4 Texas 4/11/1973 7 2 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 29th pick / 1995
55 Keith Burns 30 lb 16 1 235 6-2 Oklahoma St. 5/16/1972 8 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 210th pick / 1994
65 Cooper Carlisle 25 1 0 295 6-5 Florida 8/11/1977 2 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 112th pick / 2000
89 Dwayne Carswell 30 te 16 7 290 6-3 Liberty 1/18/1972 8 2
21 KaRon Coleman 24 2 0 198 5-7 S.F. Austin 5/22/1978 2 0
94 Lional Dalton 27 LDT 16 13 315 6-1 East. Michigan 2/21/1975 4 6
34 Reuben Droughns 24 KR 16 0 207 5-11 Oregon 8/21/1978 1 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 81st pick / 2000
1 Jason Elam 32 K 16 0 200 5-11 Hawaii 3/8/1970 9 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1993
64 Lennie Friedman 26 2 0 283 6-3 Duke 10/13/1976 2 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 1999
22 Olandis Gary 27 rb 13 2 218 5-11 Marshall,Georgia 5/18/1975 3 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 127th pick / 1999
52 Ian Gold 24 RLB 16 16 223 6-0 Michigan 8/23/1978 2 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 40th pick / 2000
14 Brian Griese 27 QB 13 13 215 6-3 Michigan 3/18/1975 4 11 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 91st pick / 1998
50 Ben Hamilton 25 C 16 16 283 6-4 Minnesota 8/18/1977 Rook 10 Denver Broncos / 4th / 113th pick / 2001
86 Patrick Hape 28 16 0 262 6-4 Alabama 6/6/1974 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 137th pick / 1997
82 Herb Haygood 25 4 0 193 5-11 Michigan St. 12/30/1977 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 144th pick / 2002
98 Reggie Hayward 23 9 0 270 6-5 Iowa St. 3/14/1979 1 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 87th pick / 2001
31 Kelly Herndon 26 14 0 180 5-10 Toledo 11/3/1976 Rook 1
79 Steve Herndon 25 LG 15 9 292 6-4 Georgia 5/25/1977 1 6
17 Jarious Jackson 25 1 0 228 6-0 Notre Dame 5/3/1977 2 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 214th pick / 2000
82 Kevin Kasper 25 4 0 197 6-1 Iowa 12/23/1977 1 0 Denver Broncos / 6th / 190th pick / 2001
28 Kenoy Kennedy 25 SS 15 15 215 6-1 Arkansas 11/15/1977 2 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 45th pick / 2000
4 Micah Knorr 27 8 0 199 6-2 Utah St. 1/9/1975 2 1
48 Mike Leach 26 8 0 245 6-2 Boston Univ.,William & Mary 10/18/1976 2 0
85 Ashley Lelie 22 wr 16 1 200 6-3 Hawaii 2/16/1980 Rook 5 Denver Broncos / 1st / 19th pick / 2002
78 Matt Lepsis 28 RT 16 15 290 6-4 Colorado 1/13/1974 4 10
87 Ed McCaffrey 34 WR 16 16 215 6-5 Stanford 8/17/1968 11 9 New York Giants / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1991
91 Chester McGlockton 33 RDT 16 15 334 6-3 Clemson 9/16/1969 10 7 Los Angeles Raiders / 1st / 16th pick / 1992
23 Willie Middlebrooks 23 15 0 200 6-1 Minnesota 2/12/1979 1 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 24th pick / 2001
51 John Mobley 29 LLB 16 16 236 6-1 Kutztown Pennsylvania 10/10/1973 6 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 1996
83 Scottie Montgomery 24 15 0 195 6-1 Duke 5/26/1978 2 1
66 Tom Nalen 31 c 7 7 286 6-3 Boston Col. 5/13/1971 8 4 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1994
62 Dan Neil 29 RG 16 16 285 6-2 Texas 10/21/1973 5 10 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 67th pick / 1997
24 Deltha O'Neal 25 LCB 16 14 194 5-11 California 1/30/1977 2 7 Denver Broncos / 1st / 15th pick / 2000
95 Kavika Pittman 28 RDE 16 15 273 6-6 McNeese St. 10/9/1974 6 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1996
37 Tyrone Poole 30 db 16 4 188 5-8 Fort Valley State (GA) 2/3/1972 7 2 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1995
75 Monsanto Pope 24 dt 14 1 300 6-3 Virginia 1/27/1978 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 7th / 231st pick / 2002
26 Clinton Portis 21 RB 16 12 205 5-11 Miami (FL) 9/1/1981 Rook 15 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 51st pick / 2002
93 Trevor Pryce* 27 LDE 16 16 295 6-5 Michigan,Clemson 8/3/1975 5 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 28th pick / 1997
88 Jeb Putzier 23 te 3 1 256 6-4 Boise St. 1/20/1979 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 6th / 191st pick / 2002
99 Montae Reagor 25 dt 15 1 285 6-3 Texas Tech 6/29/1977 3 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 58th pick / 1999
43 Izell Reese 28 FS 15 15 195 6-2 Ala-Birmingham 5/7/1974 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 188th pick / 1998
16 Tom Rouen 34 P 8 0 225 6-3 Colorado St.,Colorado 6/9/1968 9 1
74 Ephraim Salaam 26 LT 16 16 295 6-7 San Diego St. 6/19/1976 4 10 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 199th pick / 1998
84 Shannon Sharpe 34 TE 13 13 228 6-2 Savannah St. 6/26/1968 12 7 Denver Broncos / 7th / 192nd pick / 1990
80 Rod Smith 32 WR 16 16 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 5/15/1970 7 10
33 Jimmy Spencer 33 5 0 188 5-9 Florida 3/29/1969 10 0 Washington Redskins / 8th / 215th pick / 1991
59 Donnie Spragan 26 16 0 239 6-3 Pacific,Stanford 7/12/1976 Rook 1
25 Denard Walker 29 RCB 16 16 190 6-1 LSU 8/9/1973 5 6 Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 75th pick / 1997
35 Lenny Walls 23 13 0 192 6-4 St. Mary's (CA),Boston Col. 9/26/1979 Rook 1
97 Keith Washington 30 10 0 285 6-4 UNLV 12/18/1972 6 1
56 Al Wilson* 25 MLB 16 15 240 6-0 Tennessee 6/21/1977 3 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 31st pick / 1999
Team Total 27.2 16 239.6 6-1.9 4.0