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2002 San Diego Chargers

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC West Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: -1.0, Defense: 0.2, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 333 points (20.8/g), 20th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 367 points (22.9/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -34 points (-2.1/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 7.1-8.9.

Coach: Marty Schottenheimer (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Cam Cameron
 Defensive Coordinator: Dale Lindsey

Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
 Training Camp: UC San Diego (San Diego, California)

Starters

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Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Drew Brees 23 1 16 320 for 526, 3,284 yards, 17 td, 16 int, & 38 rushes for 130 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
RB LaDainian Tomlinson* 23 1 16 372 rushes for 1,683 yards, 14 td, & 79 catches for 489 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
FB Fred McCrary 30 7 16 2 rushes for 1 yards, 0 td, & 22 catches for 96 yards and 3 td Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 208th pick / 1995
WR Curtis Conway 31 9 13 57 catches for 852 yards, 5 td, & 7 rushes for 53 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1993
WR Tim Dwight 27 4 14 50 catches for 623 yards, 2 td, & 12 rushes for 108 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998
TE Stephen Alexander 27 4 14 45 catches for 510 yards, 1 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1998
LT Damion McIntosh 25 2 10 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2000
LG Bob Hallen 27 4 11 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1998
C Jason Ball 23 Rook 13 1 fumble recovered
RG Toniu Fonoti 21 Rook 14 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2002
RT Vaughn Parker 31 8 12 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
 Defensive Starters
LDE Marcellus Wiley 28 5 14 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1997
LDT Jamal Williams 26 4 10 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
RDT Jason Fisk 30 7 13 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 243rd pick / 1995
RDE Raylee Johnson 32 9 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1993
LLB Ben Leber 24 Rook 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
MLB Donnie Edwards* 29 6 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
RLB Junior Seau* 33 12 13 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
LCB Alex Molden 29 6 16 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1996
RCB Ryan McNeil 32 9 15 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1993
SS Rodney Harrison 30 8 13 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
FS Rogers Beckett 25 2 10 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2000
 Special Teams Starters
K Steve Christie 35 12 0 18 of 26 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points
P Darren Bennett 37 7 0 87 punts for a 40.7 average, 2 blocked
PR Tim Dwight 27 4 14 19 punt returns for a 12.2 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998
KR Ronney Jenkins 25 2 0 40 kick returns for a 23.1 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
81 Stephen Alexander 27 TE 14 14 246 6-4 Oklahoma 11/7/1975 4 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1998
60 Jason Ball 23 C 16 13 301 6-2 New Hampshire 3/21/1979 Rook 6
42 Rogers Beckett 25 FS 16 10 207 6-2 Marshall 1/31/1977 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2000
2 Darren Bennett 37 P 16 0 235 6-5 none 1/9/1965 7 2
50 David Binn 30 16 0 245 6-3 California 2/6/1972 8 1
9 Drew Brees 23 QB 16 16 209 6-0 Purdue 1/15/1979 1 10 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
82 Reche Caldwell 23 wr 16 2 215 6-0 Florida 3/28/1979 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 48th pick / 2002
96 Leonardo Carson 25 ldt 16 7 305 6-2 Auburn 2/11/1977 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 113th pick / 2000
30 Robert Carswell 24 2 0 215 5-11 Clemson 10/26/1978 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 244th pick / 2001
24 Jesse Chatman 23 10 0 215 5-8 East. Washington 9/22/1979 Rook 1
8 Steve Christie 35 K 16 0 195 6-0 William & Mary 11/13/1967 12 2
27 Tay Cody 25 4 0 180 5-9 Florida St. 10/6/1977 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 67th pick / 2001
80 Curtis Conway 31 WR 13 13 196 6-1 USC 1/13/1971 9 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1993
93 Chris Demaree 22 2 0 315 6-2 Kentucky 3/12/1980 Rook 0
90 Adrian Dingle 25 de 16 3 272 6-3 Clemson 6/25/1977 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 139th pick / 1999
85 Tim Dwight 27 PR 16 14 180 5-8 Iowa 7/13/1975 4 6 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 114th pick / 1998
59 Donnie Edwards* 29 MLB 16 16 227 6-2 UCLA 4/6/1973 6 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 98th pick / 1996
69 Ed Ellis 27 t 15 3 325 6-5 Buffalo 10/13/1975 5 2 New England Patriots / 4th / 125th pick / 1997
92 Jason Fisk 30 RDT 16 13 295 6-3 Stanford 9/4/1972 7 6 Minnesota Vikings / 7th / 243rd pick / 1995
41 Terrell Fletcher 29 10 0 196 5-8 Wisconsin 9/14/1973 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1995
7 Doug Flutie 40 1 0 180 5-10 Boston Col. 10/23/1962 16 0 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 285th pick / 1985
71 Toniu Fonoti 21 RG 15 14 349 6-4 Nebraska 11/26/1981 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 39th pick / 2002
36 Vernon Fox 23 db 16 3 200 5-9 Fresno St. 10/9/1979 Rook 2
63 Kelvin Garmon 26 lg 7 5 350 6-2 Baylor 10/26/1976 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 243rd pick / 1999
86 Dondre Gilliam 25 2 0 185 6-0 Cheyney,Millersville 2/9/1977 Rook 0
45 Joey Goodspeed 24 12 0 247 6-1 Notre Dame 2/22/1978 Rook 0
62 Bob Hallen 27 LG 13 11 305 6-3 Kent St. 3/9/1975 4 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1998
37 Rodney Harrison 30 SS 13 13 220 6-1 West. Illinois 12/15/1972 8 5 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 145th pick / 1994
32 Kevin House 23 1 0 185 6-0 South Carolina 1/9/1979 Rook 0
23 Quentin Jammer 23 db 14 4 204 6-0 Texas 6/19/1979 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2002
28 Ronney Jenkins 25 KR 13 0 185 5-11 BYU,Northern Arizona 5/25/1977 2 0
99 Raylee Johnson 32 RDE 16 16 272 6-3 Arkansas 6/1/1970 9 8 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 95th pick / 1993
61 Michael Keathley 24 g 12 2 296 6-4 TCU 3/9/1978 1 2
51 Ben Leber 24 LLB 16 14 244 6-3 Kansas St. 12/7/1978 Rook 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 71st pick / 2002
35 Keith Lyle 30 fs 15 6 210 6-2 Virginia 4/17/1972 8 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1994
44 Fred McCrary 30 FB 16 16 247 6-0 Mississippi St. 9/19/1972 7 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 208th pick / 1995
77 Damion McIntosh 25 LT 10 10 325 6-4 Kansas St. 3/25/1977 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2000
47 Ryan McNeil 32 RCB 15 15 210 6-2 Miami (FL) 10/4/1970 9 7 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1993
25 Alex Molden 29 LCB 16 16 190 5-10 Oregon 8/4/1973 6 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1996
57 Zeke Moreno 24 lb 16 3 235 6-2 USC 10/10/1978 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 139th pick / 2001
83 Josh Norman 22 te 11 1 236 6-2 Oklahoma 7/27/1980 Rook 2
88 Eric Parker 23 wr 9 2 180 6-0 Tennessee 4/14/1979 Rook 2
70 Vaughn Parker 31 RT 12 12 300 6-3 UCLA 6/5/1971 8 5 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 63rd pick / 1994
84 Justin Peelle 23 te 15 2 255 6-4 Oregon 3/15/1979 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 103rd pick / 2002
52 Carlos Polk 25 15 0 250 6-2 Nebraska 2/22/1977 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 112th pick / 2001
91 Shawn Price 32 2 0 290 6-4 Pacific 3/28/1970 9 0
66 Cory Raymer 29 c 3 3 300 6-3 Wisconsin 3/3/1973 7 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1995
5 Wade Richey 26 12 0 205 6-3 LSU 5/19/1976 4 0
56 Orlando Ruff 26 16 0 250 6-3 Furman 9/28/1976 3 1
33 Davis Sanchez 28 10 0 190 5-10 Oregon 8/7/1974 1 1
78 DeQuincy Scott 24 10 0 260 6-1 Southern Miss 3/5/1978 Rook 1
55 Junior Seau* 33 RLB 13 13 250 6-3 USC 1/19/1969 12 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 1990
21 LaDainian Tomlinson* 23 RB 16 16 221 5-10 TCU 6/23/1979 1 15 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 5th pick / 2001
17 James Tuthill 26 1 0 250 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 3/25/1976 Rook 0
87 Tamarick Vanover 28 7 0 220 6-0 Florida St. 2/25/1974 7 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 81st pick / 1995
75 Marcellus Wiley 28 LDE 14 14 275 6-4 Columbia 11/30/1974 5 7 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1997
76 Jamal Williams 26 LDT 12 10 348 6-3 Oklahoma St. 4/28/1976 4 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1998 Supp
79 Sammy Williams 28 rt 12 7 318 6-5 Oklahoma 12/14/1974 3 3 Baltimore Ravens / 6th / 164th pick / 1998
20 Jerry Wilson 29 5 0 190 5-11 Southern 7/17/1973 6 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 105th pick / 1995
Team Total 26.9 16 244.1 6-1.3 3.8