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2001 New England Patriots

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11-5-0, AFC East Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.3, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 3.1, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 371 points (23.2/g), 6th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 272 points (17.0/g), 6th.
 Differential of 99 points (6.2/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.8-5.2.

Coach: Bill Belichick (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Charlie Weis
 Defensive Coordinator: Romeo Crennel
 Other Notable Asst.: Brian Daboll (Defensive Assistant), Jeff Davidson (Asst. O-Line Coach), Eric Mangini (Defensive Backs) and Josh McDaniels (Personnel Assistant/Coaching Assistant)

Stadium: Foxboro Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tom Brady* 24 1 14 264 for 413, 2,843 yards, 18 td, 12 int, & 36 rushes for 43 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
RB Antowain Smith 29 4 15 287 rushes for 1,157 yards, 12 td, & 19 catches for 192 yards and 1 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
FB Marc Edwards 27 4 13 51 rushes for 141 yards, 1 td, & 25 catches for 166 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1997
WR Troy Brown* 30 8 13 101 catches for 1,199 yards, 5 td, & 11 rushes for 91 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
WR David Patten 27 4 14 51 catches for 749 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 67 yards and 1 td
TE Rod Rutledge 26 3 14 5 catches for 35 yards, 0 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1998
LT Matt Light 23 Rook 12 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
LG Mike Compton 31 8 16 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1993
C Damien Woody 24 2 15 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 17th pick / 1999
RG Joe Andruzzi 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered
RT Greg Randall 23 1 16 New England Patriots / 4th / 127th pick / 2000
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bobby Hamilton 30 5 15 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LDT Brandon Mitchell 26 4 11 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 59th pick / 1997
RDT Anthony Pleasant 33 11 16 6.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1990
RDE Richard Seymour 22 Rook 10 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
LLB Mike Vrabel 26 4 12 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
MLB Tedy Bruschi 28 5 9 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
RLB Roman Phifer 33 10 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
LCB Ty Law* 27 6 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1995
RCB Otis Smith 36 10 15 2.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
SS Lawyer Milloy* 28 5 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
FS Tebucky Jones 27 3 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 22nd pick / 1998
 Special Teams Starters
K Adam Vinatieri 29 5 0 24 of 30 field goals & 41 of 42 extra points
P Ken Walter 29 4 0 49 punts for a 40.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Troy Brown* 30 8 13 29 punt returns for a 14.2 average and 2 td New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
KR Kevin Faulk 25 2 1 33 kick returns for a 20.1 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 46th pick / 1999

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
29 Hakim Akbar 21 6 0 222 6-0 Washington 8/11/1980 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 163rd pick / 2001
63 Joe Andruzzi 26 RG 16 16 312 6-3 Southern Connecticut St. 8/23/1975 3 9
99 Kole Ayi 23 1 0 231 6-1 Massachusetts 9/27/1978 Rook 0
11 Drew Bledsoe 29 qb 2 2 238 6-5 Washington St. 2/14/1972 8 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1993
12 Tom Brady* 24 QB 15 14 225 6-4 Michigan 8/3/1977 1 12 New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
80 Troy Brown* 30 PR 16 13 196 5-10 Marshall 7/2/1971 8 16 New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
54 Tedy Bruschi 28 MLB 15 9 247 6-1 Arizona 6/9/1973 5 7 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
27 Terrell Buckley 30 db 15 1 180 5-10 Florida St. 6/7/1971 9 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1992
58 Matt Chatham 24 11 0 250 6-4 South Dakota 6/28/1977 1 1
30 Je'Rod Cherry 28 16 0 210 6-1 California 5/30/1973 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1996
84 Fred Coleman 26 8 0 190 6-0 Washington 1/31/1975 Rook 1 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 160th pick / 1998
77 Mike Compton 31 LG 16 16 310 6-6 West Virginia 9/18/1970 8 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1993
51 Bryan Cox 33 llb 11 7 250 6-4 West. Illinois 2/17/1968 10 3 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 113th pick / 1991
44 Marc Edwards 27 FB 16 13 249 6-0 Notre Dame 11/17/1974 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1997
87 Bert Emanuel 31 wr 2 1 180 5-10 UCLA,Rice 10/26/1970 7 0 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 45th pick / 1994
33 Kevin Faulk 25 KR 15 1 202 5-8 LSU 6/5/1976 2 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 46th pick / 1999
88 Terry Glenn 27 wr 4 1 195 5-11 Ohio St. 7/23/1974 5 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1996
91 Bobby Hamilton 30 LDE 16 15 280 6-5 Southern Miss 7/1/1971 5 7
23 Antwan Harris 24 db 11 1 194 5-9 Virginia 5/29/1977 1 3 New England Patriots / 6th / 187th pick / 2000
47 Rob Holmberg 30 2 0 230 6-3 Navy,Penn St. 5/6/1971 7 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 217th pick / 1994
53 Larry Izzo 27 16 0 228 5-10 Rice 9/26/1974 5 4
82 Curtis Jackson 28 2 0 190 5-10 Texas 9/22/1973 1 0
81 Charles Johnson 29 wr 14 2 200 6-0 Colorado 1/3/1972 7 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 17th pick / 1994
10 Lee Johnson 40 5 0 200 6-2 BYU 11/27/1961 16 1 Houston Oilers / 5th / 138th pick / 1985
52 Ted Johnson 29 mlb 12 5 253 6-4 Colorado 12/4/1972 6 10 New England Patriots / 2nd / 57th pick / 1995
74 Kenyatta Jones 22 5 0 307 6-3 South Florida 1/18/1979 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 96th pick / 2001
34 Tebucky Jones 27 FS 16 12 218 6-2 Syracuse 10/6/1974 3 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 22nd pick / 1998
31 Ben Kelly 23 2 0 185 5-9 Colorado 9/15/1978 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 84th pick / 2000
24 Ty Law* 27 LCB 16 16 200 5-11 Michigan 2/10/1974 6 12 New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1995
72 Matt Light 23 LT 14 12 305 6-4 Purdue 6/23/1978 Rook 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
55 Willie McGinest 30 rde 11 5 270 6-5 USC 12/11/1971 7 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1994
36 Lawyer Milloy* 28 SS 16 16 210 6-0 Washington 11/14/1973 5 9 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
96 Brandon Mitchell 26 LDT 16 11 290 6-3 Texas A&M 6/19/1975 4 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 59th pick / 1997
90 Marty Moore 30 3 0 244 6-1 Kentucky 3/19/1971 7 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 222nd pick / 1994
25 Leonard Myers 23 7 0 196 5-10 Miami (FL) 12/18/1978 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 200th pick / 2001
92 David Nugent 24 de 9 1 300 6-4 Purdue 10/27/1977 1 3 New England Patriots / 6th / 201st pick / 2000
97 Riddick Parker 29 13 0 295 6-3 North Carolina 11/20/1972 4 2
35 Patrick Pass 24 16 0 217 5-10 Georgia 12/31/1977 1 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 239th pick / 2000
86 David Patten 27 WR 16 14 190 5-10 West. Carolina 8/19/1974 4 9
66 Lonie Paxton 23 16 0 260 6-2 Sacramento St. 3/13/1978 1 1
95 Roman Phifer 33 RLB 16 16 248 6-2 UCLA 3/5/1968 10 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
98 Anthony Pleasant 33 RDT 16 16 280 6-5 Tennessee St. 1/27/1968 11 8 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1990
64 Greg Randall 23 RT 16 16 322 6-5 Michigan St. 6/23/1978 1 9 New England Patriots / 4th / 127th pick / 2000
21 J.R. Redmond 24 12 0 215 5-11 Arizona St. 9/28/1977 1 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 76th pick / 2000
67 Grey Ruegamer 25 c 14 1 310 6-4 Arizona St. 6/11/1976 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1999
83 Rod Rutledge 26 TE 15 14 262 6-5 Alabama 8/12/1975 3 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 54th pick / 1998
94 Jace Sayler 22 nt 2 1 295 6-5 Michigan St. 2/27/1979 Rook 1
93 Richard Seymour 22 RDE 13 10 310 6-6 Georgia 10/6/1979 Rook 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
22 Terrance Shaw 28 db 13 3 200 6-0 S.F. Austin 11/11/1973 6 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1995
84 Torrance Small 31 3 0 209 6-3 Alcorn St. 9/4/1970 9 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 138th pick / 1992
32 Antowain Smith 29 RB 16 15 232 6-2 Houston 3/14/1972 4 12 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
45 Otis Smith 36 RCB 15 15 198 5-11 Southern,Missouri 10/22/1965 10 7
26 Matt Stevens 28 db 15 4 205 6-0 Appalachian St. 6/14/1973 5 1 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 87th pick / 1996
47 Maugaula Tuitele 23 1 0 255 6-2 Colorado St. 5/26/1978 1 0
99 T.J. Turner 23 2 0 255 6-3 Michigan St. 10/1/1978 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 239th pick / 2001
4 Adam Vinatieri 29 K 16 0 202 6-0 South Dakota St. 12/28/1972 5 4
50 Mike Vrabel 26 LLB 16 12 261 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1975 4 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
13 Ken Walter 29 P 11 0 207 6-1 Kent St. 8/15/1972 4 1
85 Jermaine Wiggins 26 te 16 6 260 6-2 Marshall,Georgia 1/18/1975 1 2
76 Grant Williams 27 t 14 4 320 6-7 Louisiana Tech 5/10/1974 5 3
65 Damien Woody 24 C 16 15 320 6-3 Boston Col. 11/3/1977 2 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 17th pick / 1999
Team Total 27.1 16 241.2 6-1.6 4.1