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2003 New Orleans Saints

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in NFC South Division  · 2003 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.3, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -0.4, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 340 points (21.2/g), 14th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 326 points (20.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of 14 points (0.9/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Jim Haslett (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCarthy
 Defensive Coordinator: Rick Venturi

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: New Orleans Saints Training Facility (Metairie, 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 27 3 16 306 for 518, 3,546 yards, 24 td, 8 int, & 54 rushes for 175 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
RB Deuce McAllister* 25 2 16 351 rushes for 1,641 yards, 8 td, & 69 catches for 516 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
FB Terrelle Smith 25 3 10 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 6 catches for 28 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 2000
WR Joe Horn 31 7 14 78 catches for 973 yards, 10 td, & 2 rushes for 15 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
WR Jerome Pathon 28 5 12 44 catches for 578 yards, 4 td Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1998
TE Ernie Conwell 31 7 10 26 catches for 290 yards, 2 td St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
LT Wayne Gandy 32 9 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
LG Kendyl Jacox 28 5 11
C Jerry Fontenot 37 14 16 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
RG LeCharles Bentley* 24 1 13 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 2002
RT Victor Riley 29 5 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 27th pick / 1998
 Defensive Starters
LDE Charles Grant 25 1 9 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
LDT Johnathan Sullivan 22 Rook 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 2003
RDT Kenny Smith 26 2 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 81st pick / 2001
RDE Willie Whitehead 30 4 10 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LLB Sedrick Hodge 25 2 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
SLB Sedrick Hodge 25 2 9 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
MLB Orlando Ruff 27 4 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Darrin Smith 33 10 10 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
WLB Derrick Rodgers 32 6 15 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1997
RLB Derrick Rodgers 32 6 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1997
LCB Ashley Ambrose 33 11 12 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
RCB Fred Thomas 30 7 14 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
SS Jay Bellamy 31 9 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Tebucky Jones 29 5 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 22nd pick / 1998
 Special Teams Starters
John Carney 39 15 0
Mitch Berger 31 9 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
PR Michael Lewis 32 2 1 30 punt returns for a 9.2 average and 0 td
KR Michael Lewis 32 2 1 45 kick returns for a 23.7 average and 0 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 24 wlb 15 1 240 6-2 Oregon St. 11/11/1979 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2002
99 Kenderick Allen 25 rt 10 1 318 6-6 LSU 9/14/1978 Rook 1
33 Ashley Ambrose 33 LCB 16 12 190 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 9/17/1970 11 7 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 29th pick / 1992
20 Jay Bellamy 31 SS 16 16 200 5-11 Rutgers 7/8/1972 9 7
65 LeCharles Bentley* 24 RG 13 13 313 6-2 Ohio St. 11/7/1979 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 2002
17 Mitch Berger 31 16 0 220 6-4 Colorado 6/24/1972 9 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 193rd pick / 1994
4 Todd Bouman 31 4 0 229 6-2 St. Cloud St. 8/1/1972 2 0
2 Aaron Brooks 27 QB 16 16 220 6-4 Virginia 3/24/1976 3 13 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 131st pick / 1999
35 Fakhir Brown 26 16 0 192 5-11 Grambling St. 9/21/1977 4 1
3 John Carney 39 16 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 15 2
55 Travis Carroll 25 1 0 240 6-4 Alabama,Florida 10/26/1978 1 0
21 Dale Carter 34 lcb 8 8 194 6-1 Tennessee 11/28/1969 11 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 20th pick / 1992
32 Ki-Jana Carter 30 8 0 222 5-10 Penn St. 9/12/1973 7 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1995
85 Ernie Conwell 31 TE 10 10 255 6-2 Washington 8/17/1972 7 3 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
29 Keyuo Craver 23 12 0 195 5-10 Nebraska 8/22/1980 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 125th pick / 2002
27 James Fenderson 27 9 0 200 5-9 Hawaii 10/24/1976 2 0
71 Spencer Folau 30 rg 14 1 315 6-5 Idaho 4/5/1973 6 2
62 Jerry Fontenot 37 C 16 16 300 6-3 Texas A&M 11/21/1966 14 8 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
92 Henry Ford 32 4 0 295 6-3 Arkansas 10/30/1971 9 0 Houston Oilers / 1st / 26th pick / 1994
72 Wayne Gandy 32 LT 16 16 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 9 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
88 Talman Gardner 23 wr 10 1 205 6-1 Florida St. 3/10/1980 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 231st pick / 2003
37 Steve Gleason 26 16 0 215 5-11 Washington St. 3/19/1977 3 0
94 Charles Grant 25 LDE 16 9 282 6-3 Georgia 9/3/1978 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
58 Cie Grant 24 7 0 228 6-0 Ohio St. 11/27/1979 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 86th pick / 2003
95 Howard Green 24 4 0 320 6-2 LSU 1/12/1979 1 0 Houston Texans / 6th / 190th pick / 2002
23 Victor Green 34 db 13 1 210 5-11 Akron 12/8/1969 10 1
28 Deveron Harper 26 14 0 187 5-11 Notre Dame 11/15/1977 3 1
81 Zachary Hilton 23 3 0 262 6-8 North Carolina 7/2/1980 Rook 0
52 Sedrick Hodge 25 LLB 9 9 244 6-4 North Carolina 9/13/1978 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 2001
61 Montrae Holland 23 lg 16 7 322 6-2 Florida St. 5/21/1980 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 102nd pick / 2003
87 Joe Horn 31 WR 15 14 206 6-1 Itawamba JC 1/16/1972 7 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
47 Kevin Houser 26 16 0 250 6-2 Ohio St. 8/23/1977 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 228th pick / 2000
93 Darren Howard 27 RDE 8 8 275 6-3 Kansas St. 11/19/1976 3 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2000
91 Grady Jackson 30 dt 7 6 345 6-2 Knoxville 1/21/1973 6 3 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 193rd pick / 1997
64 Kendyl Jacox 28 LG 12 11 330 6-2 Kansas St. 6/10/1975 5 6
34 Tebucky Jones 29 FS 15 15 218 6-2 Syracuse 10/6/1974 5 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 22nd pick / 1998
53 Roger Knight 25 slb 16 2 245 6-0 Wisconsin 10/11/1978 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 182nd pick / 2001
89 Derrick Lewis 28 3 0 185 6-2 San Diego St. 10/30/1975 1 0
84 Michael Lewis 32 KR 13 1 165 5-8 none 11/14/1971 2 2
25 Fred McAfee 35 14 0 193 5-10 Mississippi Col. 6/20/1968 12 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 154th pick / 1991
26 Deuce McAllister* 25 RB 16 16 232 6-1 Mississippi 12/27/1978 2 16 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
80 Jerome Pathon 28 WR 16 12 195 6-0 Acadia (Canada),Washington 12/16/1975 5 5 Indianapolis Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1998
86 Walter Rasby 31 te 16 7 252 6-3 Wake Forest 9/7/1972 9 1
68 Victor Riley 29 RT 16 16 328 6-5 Auburn 11/4/1974 5 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 27th pick / 1998
59 Derrick Rodgers 32 RLB 15 15 230 6-0 Arizona St. 10/14/1971 6 8 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1997
56 Orlando Ruff 27 MLB 16 9 250 6-3 Furman 9/28/1976 4 5
48 David Sloan 31 4 0 260 6-6 New Mexico 6/8/1972 8 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 70th pick / 1995
54 Darrin Smith 33 MLB 14 10 236 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/15/1970 10 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1993
90 Kenny Smith 26 RDT 15 9 295 6-4 Alabama 9/8/1977 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 81st pick / 2001
36 Lamar Smith 33 4 0 230 5-11 Houston 11/29/1970 9 0 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1994
44 Terrelle Smith 25 FB 15 10 246 6-0 Arizona St. 3/12/1978 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 2000
83 Donte' Stallworth 23 wr 11 3 197 6-0 Tennessee 11/10/1980 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2002
78 Jon Stinchcomb 24 6 0 302 6-5 Georgia 8/27/1979 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 37th pick / 2003
97 Johnathan Sullivan 22 LDT 14 12 313 6-3 Georgia 1/21/1981 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 2003
22 Fred Thomas 30 RCB 16 14 184 5-9 Miss. Valley St.,Mississippi,Tenn-Martin 9/11/1973 7 7 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
98 Willie Whitehead 30 RDE 11 10 300 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1973 4 6
82 Boo Williams 24 te 16 6 270 6-4 Arkansas 6/22/1979 2 4
96 Melvin Williams 24 ldt 14 2 269 6-2 Kansas St. 2/2/1979 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 155th pick / 2003
Team Total 28.2 16 246.6 6-1.6 4.6