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2002 New Orleans Saints

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFC South Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.4, Offense: 5.8, Defense: -3.3, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 432 points (27.0/g), 3rd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 388 points (24.2/g), 26th.
 Differential of 44 points (2.8/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.0-7.0.

Coach: Jim Haslett (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCarthy
 Defensive Coordinator: Rick Venturi

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Nicholls State (Thibodaux, Louisiana)

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 Aaron Brooks 26 2 16 283 for 528, 3,572 yards, 27 td, 15 int, & 62 rushes for 253 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
RB Deuce McAllister* 24 1 15 325 rushes for 1,388 yards, 13 td, & 47 catches for 352 yards and 3 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
FB Terrelle Smith 24 2 8 5 rushes for 11 yards, 0 td, & 9 catches for 30 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 2000
WR Joe Horn* 30 6 16 88 catches for 1,312 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
WR Jerome Pathon 27 4 13 43 catches for 523 yards, 4 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1998
TE David Sloan 30 7 14 12 catches for 127 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1995
LT Kyle Turley 27 4 16 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1998
LG Kendyl Jacox 27 4 16
C Jerry Fontenot 36 13 16 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
RG LeCharles Bentley 23 Rook 14 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 2002
RT Spencer Folau 29 5 16 1 fumble recovered
 Defensive Starters
LDE Willie Whitehead 29 3 10 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LDT Grady Jackson 29 5 15 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
RDT Norman Hand 30 6 13 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
RDE Darren Howard 26 2 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2000
LLB Darrin Smith 32 9 15 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
MLB Charlie Clemons 30 5 15 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RLB Sedrick Hodge 24 1 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
LCB Ken Irvin 30 7 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
RCB Fred Thomas 29 6 14 1.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
SS Jay Bellamy 30 8 16 1.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Sammy Knight 27 5 16 2.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K John Carney 38 14 0 31 of 35 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points
P Toby Gowin 27 5 0 61 punts for a 41.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Michael Lewis*+ 31 1 0 44 punt returns for a 14.2 average and 1 td
KR Michael Lewis*+ 31 1 0 70 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 2 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 James Allen 23 lb 14 1 240 6-2 Oregon St. 11/11/1979 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2002
20 Jay Bellamy 30 SS 16 16 200 5-11 Rutgers 7/8/1972 8 7
65 LeCharles Bentley 23 RG 14 14 313 6-2 Ohio St. 11/7/1979 Rook 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 2002
2 Aaron Brooks 26 QB 16 16 220 6-4 Virginia 3/24/1976 2 16 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
35 Fakhir Brown 25 12 0 192 5-11 Grambling St. 9/21/1977 3 1
3 John Carney 38 K 16 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 14 5
55 Travis Carroll 24 6 0 240 6-4 Alabama,Florida 10/26/1978 Rook 0
21 Dale Carter 33 lcb 7 7 194 6-1 Tennessee 11/28/1969 10 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 20th pick / 1992
92 Martin Chase 28 dt 13 1 310 6-2 Oklahoma 12/19/1974 3 2 Baltimore Ravens / 5th / 124th pick / 1998
56 Charlie Clemons 30 MLB 16 15 250 6-2 Georgia 7/4/1972 5 7
51 Bryan Cox 34 lb 9 1 250 6-4 West. Illinois 2/17/1968 11 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 113th pick / 1991
43 Keyuo Craver 22 db 10 1 195 5-10 Nebraska 8/22/1980 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 125th pick / 2002
12 Jake Delhomme 27 4 0 215 6-2 La-Lafayette 1/10/1975 3 0
48 James Fenderson 26 rb 16 1 200 5-9 Hawaii 10/24/1976 1 1
71 Spencer Folau 29 RT 16 16 315 6-5 Idaho 4/5/1973 5 9
62 Jerry Fontenot 36 C 16 16 300 6-3 Texas A&M 11/21/1966 13 9 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
37 Steve Gleason 25 14 0 215 5-11 Washington St. 3/19/1977 2 1
4 Toby Gowin 27 P 15 0 167 5-10 North Texas 3/30/1975 5 2
94 Charles Grant 24 lde 16 6 282 6-3 Georgia 9/3/1978 Rook 5 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
81 Lamont Hall 28 te 16 1 260 6-4 Clemson 11/16/1974 3 0
99 Norman Hand 30 RDT 16 13 310 6-3 Mississippi 9/4/1972 6 6 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 158th pick / 1995
36 Michael Hawthorne 25 db 6 4 200 6-3 Purdue 1/26/1977 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 195th pick / 2000
52 Sedrick Hodge 24 RLB 16 15 244 6-4 North Carolina 9/13/1978 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
87 Joe Horn* 30 WR 16 16 206 6-1 Itawamba JC 1/16/1972 6 15 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
47 Kevin Houser 25 16 0 250 6-2 Ohio St. 8/23/1977 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 228th pick / 2000
93 Darren Howard 26 RDE 16 16 275 6-3 Kansas St. 11/19/1976 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2000
27 Ken Irvin 30 LCB 16 9 182 5-11 Memphis 7/11/1972 7 4 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 109th pick / 1995
91 Grady Jackson 29 LDT 15 15 345 6-2 Knoxville 1/21/1973 5 7 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
64 Kendyl Jacox 27 LG 16 16 330 6-2 Kansas St. 6/10/1975 4 9
6 Dirk Johnson 27 1 0 205 6-0 Northern Colorado 6/1/1975 Rook 0
58 J.R. Johnson 23 1 0 240 6-0 Toledo,Syracuse 6/20/1979 Rook 0
59 J.J. Jones 24 13 0 230 6-1 Arkansas 6/7/1978 Rook 1
28 Curtis Keaton 26 6 0 220 5-10 West Virginia,James Madison 10/18/1976 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 97th pick / 2000
53 Roger Knight 24 16 0 245 6-0 Wisconsin 10/11/1978 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2001
29 Sammy Knight 27 FS 16 16 215 6-0 USC 9/10/1975 5 7
89 Derrick Lewis 27 1 0 185 6-2 San Diego St. 10/30/1975 Rook 0
84 Michael Lewis*+ 31 KR 16 0 165 5-8 none 11/14/1971 1 5
25 Fred McAfee* 34 11 0 193 5-10 Mississippi Col. 6/20/1968 11 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 154th pick / 1991
26 Deuce McAllister* 24 RB 15 15 232 6-1 Mississippi 12/27/1978 1 15 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
40 Mel Mitchell 23 16 0 220 6-1 West. Kentucky 2/10/1979 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 150th pick / 2002
80 Jerome Pathon 27 WR 14 13 195 6-0 Acadia (Canada),Washington 12/16/1975 4 6 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1998
86 Jake Reed 35 wr 14 2 216 6-3 Grambling St. 9/28/1967 11 4 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 68th pick / 1991
66 Victor Riley 28 t 14 2 328 6-5 Auburn 11/4/1974 4 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 27th pick / 1998
74 Scott Sanderson 28 6 0 295 6-6 Washington St. 7/25/1974 5 1 Tennessee Oilers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1997
88 David Sloan 30 TE 16 14 260 6-6 New Mexico 6/8/1972 7 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1995
54 Darrin Smith 32 LLB 15 15 236 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/15/1970 9 7 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
90 Kenny Smith 25 dt 9 1 295 6-4 Alabama 9/8/1977 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 81st pick / 2001
44 Terrelle Smith 24 FB 16 8 246 6-0 Arizona St. 3/12/1978 2 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 2000
83 Donte' Stallworth 22 wr 13 7 197 6-0 Tennessee 11/10/1980 Rook 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2002
22 Fred Thomas 29 RCB 15 14 184 5-9 Miss. Valley St.,Mississippi,Tenn-Martin 9/11/1973 6 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
68 Kyle Turley 27 LT 16 16 309 6-5 San Diego St. 9/24/1975 4 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1998
98 Willie Whitehead 29 LDE 12 10 300 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1973 3 5
82 Boo Williams 23 te 16 3 270 6-4 Arkansas 6/22/1979 1 2
63 Wally Williams 31 4 0 305 6-2 Florida A&M 2/20/1971 9 0
24 Jerry Wilson 29 7 0 190 5-11 Southern 7/17/1973 6 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 105th pick / 1995
Team Total 27.5 16 241.0 6-1.4 3.9