2002 Carolina Panthers season

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2002 Carolina Panthers season
Head coach John Fox
Home field Ericsson Stadium
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 4th NFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2001 2003 >

The 2002 Carolina Panthers season was the eighth season for the team in the National Football League. They tried to improve upon their 1–15 record in 2001, and make it to the playoffs for the second time in franchise history.

The Panthers would improve six games, but would not escape the cellar, despite moving from the NFC West to the NFC South, finishing 7–9, five games behind the division champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2002 NFL Draft

The 2002 NFL Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 15 and April 16, 2002. The Panthers selected nine players in seven rounds.

Round Pick Player Position College
1 2 Julius Peppers Defensive End North Carolina
2 34 DeShaun Foster Running Back UCLA
3 73 Will Witherspoon Linebacker Georgia
4 100 Dante Wesley Cornerback Arkansas-Pine Bluff
5 137 Randy Fasani Quarterback Stanford
5 145 Kyle Johnson Fullback Syracuse
6 174 Keith Heinrich Tight End Sam Houston State
7 213 Pete Campion Guard North Dakota State
7 258 Brad Franklin Cornerback Louisiana-Lafayette

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2002 Carolina Panthers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Simmons
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Darrin Simmons

[1]

Roster[edit]

2002 Carolina Panthers final final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • 15 Rob Johnson WR
  • 31 Julian Jones S
  • 62 Tim Stuber G
  • 18 Bashir Yamini WR


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 14 Inactive, 4 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Date Week Opponent Result TV Time Stadium Record Attendance
9/8/2002 1 Baltimore Ravens W 10–7 CBS 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 1–0
70,386
9/15/2002 2 Detroit Lions W 31–7 FOX 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 2–0
71,951
9/22/2002 3 at Minnesota Vikings W 21–14 FOX 1:00pm Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 3–0
63,945
9/29/2002 4 at Green Bay Packers L 14–17 FOX 1:00pm Lambeau Field 3–1
63,329
10/6/2002 5 Arizona Cardinals L 13–16 FOX 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 3–2
72,286
10/13/2002 6 at Dallas Cowboys L 13–14 FOX 1:00pm Texas Stadium 3–3
61,773
10/20/2002 7 at Atlanta Falcons L 0–30 FOX 1:00pm Georgia Dome 3–4
68,056
10/27/2002 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 9–12 FOX 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 3–5
72,892
11/3/2002 9 Bye
11/10/2002 10 New Orleans Saints L 24–34 FOX 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 3–6
72,566
11/17/2002 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–23 FOX 4:05pm Raymond James Stadium 3–7
65,527
11/24/2002 12 Atlanta Falcons L 0–41 FOX 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 3–8
72,533
12/1/2002 13 at Cleveland Browns W 13–6 FOX 1:00pm Cleveland Browns Stadium 4–8
72,718
12/8/2002 14 Cincinnati Bengals W 52–31 CBS 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 5–8
66,799
12/15/2002 15 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14–30 FOX 1:00pm Heinz Field 5–9
58,586
12/22/2002 16 Chicago Bears W 24–14 FOX 1:00pm Ericsson Stadium 6–9
72,602
12/29/2002 17 at New Orleans Saints W 10–6 FOX 1:00pm Louisiana Superdome 7–9
66,946

Standings[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 346 196 W1
y (6) Atlanta Falcons 9 6 1 .594 4–2 7–5 402 314 L1
New Orleans Saints 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 432 388 L3
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 258 302 W2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assistant Coaches". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2014.