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2002 New England Patriots

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 2.1, Defense: 1.9, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (23.8/g), 10th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 346 points (21.6/g), 17th.
 Differential of 35 points (2.2/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-7.1.

Coach: Bill Belichick (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Charlie Weis
 Defensive Coordinator: Romeo Crennel
 Other Notable Asst.: Brian Daboll (Wide Receivers), Jeff Davidson (Offensive Line/Tight Ends), Eric Mangini (Defensive Backs) and Josh McDaniels (Coaching Assistant)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tom Brady 25 2 16 373 for 601, 3,764 yards, 28 td, 14 int, & 42 rushes for 110 yards and 1 td New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
RB Antowain Smith 30 5 15 252 rushes for 982 yards, 6 td, & 31 catches for 243 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
FB Marc Edwards 28 5 10 31 rushes for 96 yards, 0 td, & 23 catches for 196 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1997
WR Troy Brown 31 9 13 97 catches for 890 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
WR David Patten 28 5 14 61 catches for 824 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td
TE Christian Fauria 31 7 13 27 catches for 253 yards, 7 td Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 39th pick / 1995
LT Matt Light 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
LG Mike Compton 32 9 16 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1993
C Damien Woody* 25 3 15 New England Patriots / 1st / 17th pick / 1999
RG Joe Andruzzi 27 4 13
RT Kenyatta Jones 23 1 11 New England Patriots / 4th / 96th pick / 2001
 Defensive Starters
LDE Willie McGinest 31 8 10 5.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1994
LDT Bobby Hamilton 31 6 15 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RDT Anthony Pleasant 34 12 11 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1990
RDE Richard Seymour* 23 1 16 5.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
LLB Mike Vrabel 27 5 13 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
MLB Ted Johnson 30 7 11 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 57th pick / 1995
RLB Roman Phifer 34 11 14 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
LCB Ty Law* 28 7 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1995
RCB Otis Smith 37 11 13 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Lawyer Milloy* 29 6 16 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
FS Tebucky Jones 28 4 13 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 22nd pick / 1998
 Special Teams Starters
K Adam Vinatieri*+ 30 6 0 27 of 30 field goals & 36 of 36 extra points
P Ken Walter 30 5 0 70 punts for a 38.9 average, 1 blocked
PR Troy Brown 31 9 13 24 punt returns for a 7.3 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
KR Deion Branch 23 Rook 7 36 kick returns for a 24.0 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 65th pick / 2002

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
63 Joe Andruzzi 27 RG 13 13 312 6-3 Southern Connecticut St. 8/23/1975 4 7
68 Tom Ashworth 25 1 0 305 6-6 Colorado 10/10/1977 Rook 0
49 Fred Baxter 31 1 0 268 6-3 Auburn 6/14/1971 9 0 New York Jets / 5th / 115th pick / 1993
12 Tom Brady 25 QB 16 16 225 6-4 Michigan 8/3/1977 2 13 New England Patriots / 6th / 199th pick / 2000
83 Deion Branch 23 KR 13 7 193 5-9 Louisville 7/18/1979 Rook 5 New England Patriots / 2nd / 65th pick / 2002
59 O.J. Brigance 33 1 0 236 6-0 Rice 9/29/1969 6 0
80 Troy Brown 31 PR 14 13 196 5-10 Marshall 7/2/1971 9 9 New England Patriots / 8th / 198th pick / 1993
54 Tedy Bruschi 29 MLB 11 9 247 6-1 Arizona 6/9/1973 6 5 New England Patriots / 3rd / 86th pick / 1996
22 Terrell Buckley 31 db 16 2 180 5-10 Florida St. 6/7/1971 10 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1992
58 Matt Chatham 25 13 0 250 6-4 South Dakota 6/28/1977 2 1
30 Je'Rod Cherry 29 16 0 210 6-1 California 5/30/1973 6 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1996
85 Cam Cleeland 27 te 12 1 272 6-5 Washington 8/15/1975 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1998
84 Fred Coleman 27 1 0 190 6-0 Washington 1/31/1975 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 160th pick / 1998
77 Mike Compton 32 LG 16 16 310 6-6 West Virginia 9/18/1970 9 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1993
6 Rohan Davey 24 2 0 245 6-2 LSU 4/14/1978 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 117th pick / 2002
44 Marc Edwards 28 FB 16 10 249 6-0 Notre Dame 11/17/1974 5 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 55th pick / 1997
33 Kevin Faulk 26 15 0 202 5-8 LSU 6/5/1976 3 8 New England Patriots / 2nd / 46th pick / 1999
88 Christian Fauria 31 TE 16 13 250 6-4 Colorado 9/22/1971 7 2 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 39th pick / 1995
87 David Givens 22 12 0 212 6-0 Notre Dame 8/16/1980 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 253rd pick / 2002
82 Daniel Graham 24 te 12 6 257 6-3 Colorado 11/16/1978 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 2002
97 Jarvis Green 23 de 15 4 290 6-3 LSU 1/12/1979 Rook 3 New England Patriots / 4th / 126th pick / 2002
27 Victor Green 33 fs 16 5 210 5-11 Akron 12/8/1969 9 4
91 Bobby Hamilton 31 LDE 16 15 280 6-5 Southern Miss 7/1/1971 6 7
23 Antwan Harris 25 14 0 194 5-9 Virginia 5/29/1977 2 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 187th pick / 2000
29 Chris Hayes 30 4 0 206 6-0 Washington St. 5/7/1972 6 0 New York Jets / 7th / 210th pick / 1996
81 Donald Hayes 27 wr 12 1 220 6-4 Wisconsin 7/13/1975 4 1 Carolina Panthers / 4th / 106th pick / 1998
37 Jimmy Hitchcock 32 1 0 190 5-10 North Carolina 11/9/1970 7 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 88th pick / 1995
71 Russ Hochstein 25 1 0 305 6-4 Nebraska 10/7/1977 Rook 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 151st pick / 2001
99 Bernard Holsey 29 8 0 286 6-2 Duke 12/10/1973 6 1
19 Damon Huard 29 2 0 215 6-3 Washington 7/9/1973 4 0
53 Larry Izzo* 28 15 0 228 5-10 Rice 9/26/1974 6 3
52 Ted Johnson 30 MLB 14 11 253 6-4 Colorado 12/4/1972 7 5 New England Patriots / 2nd / 57th pick / 1995
74 Kenyatta Jones 23 RT 13 11 307 6-3 South Florida 1/18/1979 1 6 New England Patriots / 4th / 96th pick / 2001
34 Tebucky Jones 28 FS 14 13 218 6-2 Syracuse 10/6/1974 4 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 22nd pick / 1998
31 Ben Kelly 24 7 0 185 5-9 Colorado 9/15/1978 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 84th pick / 2000
70 Adrian Klemm 25 g 16 3 310 6-3 Hawaii 5/21/1977 2 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 46th pick / 2000
24 Ty Law* 28 LCB 16 16 200 5-11 Michigan 2/10/1974 7 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1995
72 Matt Light 24 LT 16 16 305 6-4 Purdue 6/23/1978 1 9 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 2001
96 Rick Lyle 31 de 13 2 285 6-5 Missouri 2/26/1971 8 2
90 Steve Martin 28 ldt 14 5 320 6-4 Missouri 5/31/1974 6 3 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 151st pick / 1996
55 Willie McGinest 31 LDE 16 10 270 6-5 USC 12/11/1971 8 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1994
36 Lawyer Milloy* 29 SS 16 16 210 6-0 Washington 11/14/1973 6 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 36th pick / 1996
25 Leonard Myers 24 db 8 1 196 5-10 Miami (FL) 12/18/1978 1 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 200th pick / 2001
61 Steve Neal 26 g 2 1 305 6-4 Cal State-Bakersfield 10/9/1976 Rook 1
35 Patrick Pass 25 15 0 217 5-10 Georgia 12/31/1977 2 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 239th pick / 2000
86 David Patten 28 WR 16 14 190 5-10 West. Carolina 8/19/1974 5 8
66 Lonie Paxton 24 16 0 260 6-2 Sacramento St. 3/13/1978 2 1
95 Roman Phifer 34 RLB 14 14 248 6-2 UCLA 3/5/1968 11 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
98 Anthony Pleasant 34 RDT 14 11 280 6-5 Tennessee St. 1/27/1968 12 5 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1990
64 Greg Randall 24 t 7 3 322 6-5 Michigan St. 6/23/1978 2 2 New England Patriots / 4th / 127th pick / 2000
21 J.R. Redmond 25 9 0 215 5-11 Arizona St. 9/28/1977 2 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 76th pick / 2000
67 Grey Ruegamer 26 c 13 2 310 6-4 Arizona St. 6/11/1976 2 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1999
93 Richard Seymour* 23 RDE 16 16 310 6-6 Georgia 10/6/1979 1 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 2001
32 Antowain Smith 30 RB 16 15 232 6-2 Houston 3/14/1972 5 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 23rd pick / 1997
45 Otis Smith 37 RCB 14 13 198 5-11 Southern,Missouri 10/22/1965 11 5
59 Maugaula Tuitele 24 3 0 255 6-2 Colorado St. 5/26/1978 2 0
4 Adam Vinatieri*+ 30 K 16 0 202 6-0 South Dakota St. 12/28/1972 6 6
50 Mike Vrabel 27 LLB 16 13 261 6-4 Ohio St. 8/14/1975 5 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 91st pick / 1997
13 Ken Walter 30 P 16 0 207 6-1 Kent St. 8/15/1972 5 1
65 Damien Woody* 25 C 16 15 320 6-3 Boston Col. 11/3/1977 3 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 17th pick / 1999
Team Total 27.6 16 247.1 6-1.7 4.4