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2002 Houston Texans

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4-12-0, Finished 4th in AFC South Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.4, Offense: -8.4, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 213 points (13.3/g), 32nd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 356 points (22.2/g), 20th.
 Differential of -143 points (-8.9/g), 29th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-12.3.

Coach: Dom Capers (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Chris Palmer
 Defensive Coordinator: Vic Fangio
 Other Notable Asst.: Jedd Fisch (Defensive Quality Control) and Greg Roman (Assistant Coach)

Stadium: Reliant Stadium
 Training Camp: Houston Texans Training Facility (Houston, Texas)

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 David Carr 23 Rook 16 233 for 444, 2,592 yards, 9 td, 15 int, & 59 rushes for 282 yards and 3 td Houston Texans / 1st / 1st pick / 2002
RB Jonathan Wells 23 Rook 11 197 rushes for 529 yards, 3 td, & 9 catches for 48 yards and 0 td Houston Texans / 4th / 99th pick / 2002
FB Jarrod Baxter 23 Rook 10 7 rushes for 14 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 33 yards and 1 td Houston Texans / 5th / 136th pick / 2002
WR Corey Bradford 27 4 16 45 catches for 697 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for -11 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 150th pick / 1998
WR Jabar Gaffney 22 Rook 14 41 catches for 483 yards, 1 td Houston Texans / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2002
TE Jabari Holloway 24 Rook 7 7 catches for 73 yards, 0 td New England Patriots / 4th / 119th pick / 2001
LT Chester Pitts 23 Rook 16 Houston Texans / 2nd / 50th pick / 2002
LG DeMingo Graham 29 3 11
C Steve McKinney 27 4 16 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 93rd pick / 1998
RG Fred Weary 25 Rook 12 1 fumble recovered Houston Texans / 3rd / 66th pick / 2002
RT Ryan Young 26 3 8 New York Jets / 7th / 223rd pick / 1999
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Walker* 29 7 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 159th pick / 1995
NT Seth Payne 27 5 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Jacksonville Jaguars / 4th / 114th pick / 1997
RDE Jerry DeLoach 25 1 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LOLB Kailee Wong 26 4 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1998
LILB Jay Foreman 26 3 16 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 156th pick / 1999
RILB Jamie Sharper 28 5 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 34th pick / 1997
ROLB Jeff Posey 27 4 9 8.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Aaron Glenn* 30 8 16 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1994
RCB Marcus Coleman 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 5th / 133rd pick / 1996
SS Eric Brown 27 4 15 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 1998
FS Matt Stevens 29 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 87th pick / 1996
 Special Teams Starters
K Kris Brown 26 3 0 17 of 24 field goals & 20 of 20 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
P Chad Stanley 26 3 0 114 punts for a 41.4 average, 2 blocked
PR Jermaine Lewis 28 6 2 36 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 1996
KR Jermaine Lewis 28 6 2 46 kick returns for a 20.9 average and 0 td Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 1996

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 James Allen 27 rb 16 5 212 5-10 Oklahoma 3/28/1975 4 4
47 Jarrod Baxter 23 FB 16 10 245 6-1 New Mexico 3/9/1979 Rook 0 Houston Texans / 5th / 136th pick / 2002
33 Jason Bell 24 13 0 182 6-0 UCLA 4/1/1978 1 1
88 Avion Black 25 11 0 185 5-11 Tennessee St. 4/24/1977 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 121st pick / 2000
85 Corey Bradford 27 WR 16 16 201 6-1 Jackson St. 12/8/1975 4 4 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 150th pick / 1998
24 Eric Brown 27 SS 15 15 210 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/20/1975 4 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 1998
3 Kris Brown 26 K 16 0 206 5-11 Nebraska 12/23/1976 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 228th pick / 1999
8 David Carr 23 QB 16 16 215 6-3 Fresno St. 7/21/1979 Rook 5 Houston Texans / 1st / 1st pick / 2002
36 Chris Carter 28 13 0 201 6-1 Texas 9/27/1974 5 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 89th pick / 1997
42 Marcus Coleman 28 RCB 16 16 210 6-2 Texas Tech 5/24/1974 6 7 New York Jets / 5th / 133rd pick / 1996
87 JaJuan Dawson 25 wr 14 2 197 6-1 Tulane 11/5/1977 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 79th pick / 2000
95 Jerry DeLoach 25 RDE 16 16 335 6-2 California 7/17/1977 1 8
28 Pat Dennis 24 3 0 207 6-0 La-Monroe 6/30/1978 2 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 162nd pick / 2000
66 Char-ron Dorsey 24 t 2 1 367 6-6 Florida St. 11/5/1978 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 242nd pick / 2001
54 Troy Evans 25 12 0 238 6-1 Cincinnati 12/3/1977 Rook 1
38 Demarcus Faggins 23 2 0 178 5-10 Kansas St. 6/13/1979 Rook 0 Houston Texans / 6th / 173rd pick / 2002
93 Erik Flowers 24 14 0 273 6-4 Arizona St. 3/1/1978 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 2000
56 Jay Foreman 26 LILB 16 16 240 6-1 Nebraska 2/18/1976 3 9 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 156th pick / 1999
86 Jabar Gaffney 22 WR 16 14 205 6-1 Florida 12/1/1980 Rook 3 Houston Texans / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2002
31 Aaron Glenn* 30 LCB 16 16 185 5-9 Texas A&M 7/16/1972 8 12 New York Jets / 1st / 12th pick / 1994
70 DeMingo Graham 29 LG 14 11 310 6-3 Hofstra 9/10/1973 3 3
81 Atnaf Harris 23 wr 1 1 182 6-1 Fresno St.,Cal State-Northridge 2/27/1979 Rook 0
75 Jimmy Herndon 29 rt 12 7 318 6-8 Houston 8/30/1973 5 2 Jacksonville Jaguars / 5th / 146th pick / 1996
94 Charles Hill 22 16 0 293 6-2 Maryland 11/1/1980 Rook 1 Houston Texans / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2002
89 Jabari Holloway 24 TE 11 7 260 6-2 Notre Dame 12/18/1978 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 119th pick / 2001
58 Jason Lamar 24 5 0 228 6-0 Toledo 11/10/1978 Rook 0
84 Jermaine Lewis 28 KR 12 2 183 5-7 Maryland 10/16/1974 6 0 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 153rd pick / 1996
51 Jimmy McClain 22 15 0 231 6-0 Troy 7/23/1980 Rook 1
80 Sean McDermott 26 16 0 250 6-4 Kansas 12/5/1976 1 0
76 Steve McKinney 27 C 16 16 300 6-4 Texas A&M 10/15/1975 4 4 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 93rd pick / 1998
82 Billy Miller 25 te 16 7 245 6-3 USC 4/24/1977 3 4 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1999
59 Keith Mitchell 28 rolb 11 7 236 6-2 Texas A&M 7/24/1974 5 4
83 Frank Murphy 25 5 0 206 6-0 Kansas St. 2/11/1977 2 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 170th pick / 2000
44 Moran Norris 24 13 0 250 6-1 Kansas 6/16/1978 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 115th pick / 2001
79 Chad Overhauser 27 3 0 314 6-4 UCLA 6/17/1975 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 217th pick / 1998
91 Seth Payne 27 NT 16 16 303 6-4 Cornell 2/12/1975 5 9 Jacksonville Jaguars / 4th / 114th pick / 1997
69 Chester Pitts 23 LT 16 16 323 6-4 San Diego St. 6/26/1979 Rook 4 Houston Texans / 2nd / 50th pick / 2002
98 Jeff Posey 27 ROLB 16 9 241 6-4 Southern Miss 8/14/1975 4 6
83 Rod Rutledge 27 te 7 5 262 6-5 Alabama 8/12/1975 4 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1998
65 Ryan Schau 27 t 4 4 300 6-6 Illinois 12/30/1975 3 1
92 Corey Sears 29 16 0 314 6-3 Mississippi St. 4/15/1973 4 2
55 Jamie Sharper 28 RILB 16 16 240 6-3 Virginia 11/23/1974 5 10 Baltimore Ravens / 2nd / 34th pick / 1997
30 Jason Simmons 26 15 0 198 5-9 Arizona St. 3/30/1976 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1998
78 Cameron Spikes 26 lg 12 5 325 6-4 Texas A&M 11/6/1976 3 2 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 145th pick / 1999
7 Chad Stanley 26 P 16 0 210 6-3 S.F. Austin 1/29/1976 3 2
40 Ed Stansbury 23 1 0 257 6-0 UCLA 5/3/1979 Rook 0
26 Matt Stevens 29 FS 16 16 205 6-0 Appalachian St. 6/14/1973 6 7 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 87th pick / 1996
96 Gary Walker* 29 LDE 16 16 324 6-3 Auburn 2/28/1973 7 12 Houston Oilers / 5th / 159th pick / 1995
41 Ramon Walker 23 db 9 1 197 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/8/1979 Rook 1 Houston Texans / 5th / 153rd pick / 2002
61 Fred Weary 25 RG 16 12 308 6-4 Tennessee 9/30/1977 Rook 3 Houston Texans / 3rd / 66th pick / 2002
32 Jonathan Wells 23 RB 16 11 252 6-1 Ohio St. 7/21/1979 Rook 3 Houston Texans / 4th / 99th pick / 2002
23 Kevin Williams 27 13 0 190 6-0 Oklahoma St. 8/4/1975 4 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 87th pick / 1998
52 Kailee Wong 26 LOLB 16 16 250 6-2 Stanford 5/23/1976 4 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 51st pick / 1998
43 Kenny Wright 25 16 0 205 6-1 Arkansas,NW State (LA) 9/14/1977 3 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 120th pick / 1999
74 Ryan Young 26 RT 9 8 320 6-5 Kansas St. 6/28/1976 3 2 New York Jets / 7th / 223rd pick / 1999
Team Total 25.7 16 245.9 6-1.7 2.5