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2002 Minnesota Vikings

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6-10-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.0, Offense: 3.1, Defense: -6.1, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 390 points (24.4/g), 8th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 442 points (27.6/g), 30th.
 Differential of -52 points (-3.2/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-9.2.

Coach: Mike Tice (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: Willie Shaw

Stadium: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
 Training Camp: Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)

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 Daunte Culpepper 25 3 16 333 for 549, 3,853 yards, 18 td, 23 int, & 106 rushes for 609 yards and 10 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
RB Michael Bennett* 24 1 16 255 rushes for 1,296 yards, 5 td, & 37 catches for 351 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
WR D'Wayne Bates 27 3 11 50 catches for 689 yards, 4 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1999
WR Randy Moss* 25 4 16 106 catches for 1,347 yards, 7 td, & 6 rushes for 51 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
TE Byron Chamberlain 31 7 9 34 catches for 389 yards, 0 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 222nd pick / 1995
TE Jim Kleinsasser 25 3 12 37 catches for 393 yards, 1 td, & 6 rushes for 17 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
LT Bryant McKinnie 23 Rook 7 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
LG Corbin Lacina 32 8 16 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 167th pick / 1993
C Matt Birk 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
RG David Dixon 33 8 15 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
RT Chris Liwienski 27 4 16 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenny Mixon 27 4 16 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1998
LDT Fred Robbins 25 2 15 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
RDT Chris Hovan 24 2 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
RDE Lance Johnstone 29 6 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1996
LLB Nick Rogers 23 Rook 11 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 177th pick / 2002
MLB Greg Biekert 33 9 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 181st pick / 1993
RLB Henri Crockett 28 5 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
LCB Brian Williams 23 Rook 7 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
RCB Eric Kelly 25 1 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 69th pick / 2001
SS Corey Chavous 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
FS Ronnie Bradford 32 9 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
 Special Teams Starters
K Gary Anderson 43 20 0 18 of 23 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
P Kyle Richardson 29 5 0 62 punts for a 39.9 average, 1 blocked
PR Nick Davis 23 Rook 0 24 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td
KR Moe Williams 28 6 0 24 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th 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)
82 Derrick Alexander 31 wr 8 5 195 6-2 Michigan 11/6/1971 8 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 29th pick / 1994
1 Gary Anderson 43 K 14 0 193 5-11 Syracuse 7/16/1959 20 2 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1982
85 D'Wayne Bates 27 WR 14 11 212 6-2 Northwestern 12/4/1975 3 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 71st pick / 1999
23 Michael Bennett* 24 RB 16 16 211 5-9 Wisconsin 8/13/1978 1 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 27th pick / 2001
54 Greg Biekert 33 MLB 16 16 253 6-2 Colorado 3/14/1969 9 6 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 181st pick / 1993
78 Matt Birk 26 C 16 16 300 6-4 Harvard 7/23/1976 4 9 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 173rd pick / 1998
8 Todd Bouman 30 1 0 229 6-2 St. Cloud St. 8/1/1972 1 0
26 Ronnie Bradford 32 FS 16 15 188 5-10 Colorado 10/1/1970 9 5 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
42 Jack Brewer 23 db 15 1 190 6-0 SMU,Minnesota 1/8/1979 Rook 1
4 Doug Brien 32 6 0 180 6-0 California 11/24/1970 8 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 85th pick / 1994
91 Lorenzo Bromell 27 de 16 1 260 6-6 Clemson 9/23/1975 4 2 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 102nd pick / 1998
16 Kelly Campbell 22 wr 6 2 173 5-10 Georgia Tech 7/23/1980 Rook 2
22 Tyrone Carter 26 rcb 16 7 190 5-8 Minnesota 3/31/1976 2 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 2000
89 Matt Cercone 27 3 0 252 6-5 Arizona St. 11/30/1975 2 0
87 Byron Chamberlain 31 TE 13 9 250 6-1 Missouri,Wayne State (NE) 10/17/1971 7 4 Denver Broncos / 7th / 222nd pick / 1995
34 Doug Chapman 25 6 0 213 5-10 Marshall 8/22/1977 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 88th pick / 2000
21 Corey Chavous 26 LCB 16 16 205 6-1 Vanderbilt 1/5/1976 4 6 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
50 Patrick Chukwurah 23 lb 11 2 250 6-1 Wyoming 3/1/1979 1 1 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 157th pick / 2001
52 Henri Crockett 28 RLB 14 11 240 6-2 Florida St. 10/28/1974 5 4 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 100th pick / 1997
11 Daunte Culpepper 25 QB 16 16 264 6-4 Central Florida 1/28/1977 3 16 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 11th pick / 1999
17 Nick Davis 23 PR 15 0 180 6-0 Wisconsin 10/6/1979 Rook 0
71 David Dixon 33 RG 15 15 343 6-5 Arizona St. 1/5/1969 8 8 New England Patriots / 9th / 232nd pick / 1992
6 Hayden Epstein 22 9 0 214 6-2 Michigan 11/16/1980 Rook 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 247th pick / 2002
83 Hunter Goodwin 30 te 16 6 268 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville,Texas A&M 10/10/1972 6 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1996
72 Adam Haayer 25 4 0 311 6-6 Minnesota 2/22/1977 Rook 0 Tennessee Titans / 6th / 199th pick / 2001
55 Lemanski Hall 32 lb 14 4 231 6-0 Alabama 11/24/1970 7 2 Houston Oilers / 7th / 220th pick / 1994
93 Darius Holland 29 4 0 330 6-5 Colorado 11/10/1973 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1995
99 Chris Hovan 24 RDT 16 16 296 6-2 Boston Col. 5/12/1978 2 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 25th pick / 2000
89 Cedric James 23 5 0 199 6-1 TCU 3/19/1979 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 131st pick / 2001
51 Lance Johnstone 29 RDE 16 16 250 6-4 Temple 6/11/1973 6 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 57th pick / 1996
25 Eric Kelly 25 RCB 16 12 201 5-10 Kentucky 1/15/1977 1 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 69th pick / 2001
61 Lewis Kelly 25 lt 7 5 306 6-4 South Carolina St. 4/21/1977 1 3 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 248th pick / 2000
40 Jim Kleinsasser 25 TE 14 12 272 6-3 North Dakota 1/31/1977 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 44th pick / 1999
63 Corbin Lacina 32 LG 16 16 302 6-4 Augustana (SD) 11/2/1970 8 9 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 167th pick / 1993
43 Brody Liddiard 25 16 0 240 6-4 Colorado 6/12/1977 2 0
62 Everett Lindsay 32 lt 16 5 305 6-4 Mississippi 9/18/1970 9 4 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 133rd pick / 1993
76 Chris Liwienski 27 RT 16 16 325 6-5 Indiana 8/2/1975 4 9 Detroit Lions / 7th / 207th pick / 1998
74 Bryant McKinnie 23 LT 8 7 335 6-8 Miami (FL) 9/23/1979 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 7th pick / 2002
79 Kenny Mixon 27 LDE 16 16 271 6-4 LSU 5/31/1975 4 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 49th pick / 1998
33 Harold Morrow 29 16 0 232 5-11 Auburn 2/24/1973 6 0
84 Randy Moss* 25 WR 16 16 215 6-4 Marshall 2/13/1977 4 13 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 21st pick / 1998
56 Jim Nelson 27 lb 16 1 234 6-1 Penn St. 4/16/1975 4 1
24 Willie Offord 24 ss 12 6 216 6-1 South Carolina 12/22/1978 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 70th pick / 2002
31 Jason Perry 26 3 0 200 6-0 North Carolina St. 8/1/1976 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 104th pick / 1999
5 Kyle Richardson 29 P 16 0 210 6-2 Arkansas St. 3/2/1973 5 2
98 Fred Robbins 25 LDT 16 15 325 6-4 Wake Forest 3/25/1977 2 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 55th pick / 2000
58 Nick Rogers 23 LLB 16 11 250 6-2 Georgia Tech 5/31/1979 Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 177th pick / 2002
27 Brian Russell 24 db 16 2 204 6-2 San Diego St. 2/5/1978 Rook 1
97 Talance Sawyer 26 2 0 270 6-2 UNLV 6/14/1976 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 185th pick / 1999
41 Carey Scott 24 1 0 214 5-11 Kentucky St. 8/11/1978 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 189th pick / 2001
81 Chris Walsh 34 wr 16 3 194 6-1 Stanford 12/12/1968 10 2 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 251st pick / 1992
94 Chuck Wiley 27 16 0 275 6-5 LSU 3/6/1975 3 1 Carolina Panthers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1998
29 Brian Williams 23 LCB 16 7 198 5-11 North Carolina St. 7/2/1979 Rook 3 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 105th pick / 2002
20 Moe Williams 28 KR 16 0 205 6-1 Kentucky 7/26/1974 6 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 75th pick / 1996
59 Antonio Wilson 25 lb 5 1 247 6-2 Texas A&M-Commerce 12/29/1977 2 1 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 106th pick / 2000
60 Cory Withrow 27 16 0 287 6-2 Washington St. 4/5/1975 2 1
44 James Wofford 24 9 0 186 6-0 UNLV 6/6/1978 Rook 0
Team Total 27.1 16 241.9 6-1.9 3.7