2002 Air Force Falcons football team

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2002 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons.svg
Conference Mountain West Conference
2002 record 8–5 (4–3 MWC)
Head coach Fisher DeBerry
Home stadium Falcon Stadium
(Capacity: 52,480)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Colorado State   6 1         10 4  
New Mexico   5 2         7 7  
Air Force   4 3         8 5  
San Diego State   4 3         4 9  
Utah   3 4         5 6  
UNLV   3 4         5 7  
BYU   2 5         5 7  
Wyoming   1 6         2 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated in the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons were coached by Fisher DeBerry and played their home games at Falcon Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 10:00 AM Northwestern* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO ABC W 52–3   45,114
September 7 1:00 PM New Mexico Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO ESPN+ W 38–31 OT  36,620
September 21 3:00 PM at #23 California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 23–21   31,816
September 28 1:00 PM at Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT ESPN+ W 30–26   35,659
October 5 1:00 PM Navy* Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Commander-in-Chief Trophy) W 48–7   48,550
October 12 8:00 PM BYU #21 Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO ESPN2 W 52–9   42,214
October 19 8:00 PM #7 Notre Dame* #18 Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO ESPN L 14–21   56,409
October 26 1:00 PM at Wyoming #22 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 26–34   15,022
October 31 5:30 PM #24 Colorado State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO (Ram-Falcon Trophy) ESPN L 12–31   39,063
November 9 1:00 PM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ESPN+ W 49–30   39,288
November 16 1:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV ESPN+ W 49–32   25,417
November 23 10:00 AM San Diego State Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO ESPN2 L 34–38   31,023
December 31 8:30 PM vs. #19 Virginia Tech* Pacific Bell ParkSan Francisco, CA (San Francisco Bowl) ESPN2 L 13–20   25,966
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

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Roster[edit]

# Name Pos Ht Wt Yr Rk Hometown (High School)

  • 1 Paul Mayo LC 5-10 180 Sr. C1C Kountze, TX (Kountze)
  • 2 Bryan Blew QB 5-11 190 Sr. C1C Edmond, OK (North)
  • 3 Matt Ward HB 5-11 180 Fr. C4C Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Stranahan)
  • 4 Travis Thurmond QB 5-10 185 Jr. C2C Jacksonville, FL (Bolles)
  • 5 Charles Akinyemi RC 5-8 178 So. C3C Sugarland, TX (Marine Military Academy)
  • 6 Joel Kurzdorfer QB 5-11 190 So. C3C Warner Robins, GA (Houston County)
  • 7 Nate Allen LC 5-10 180 So. C3C Converse, TX (Judson)
  • 8 Wes Crawley RC 6-0 190 Sr. C1C Sacramento, CA (Elk Grove)
  • 9 Leotis Palmer HB 5-8 175 Sr. C1C Darien, GA (McIntosh County Academy)
  • 10 Joe Schieffer HB 5-10 185 Jr. C2C Indianola, IA (Indianola)
  • 11 Chance Harridge QB 5-11 185 Jr. C2C Bonaire, GA (Houston County)
  • 12 Overton Spence ILB 6-2 205 Fr. C4C Jacksonville, FL (Jackson)
  • 13 Brad Baca QB 5-11 195 So. C3C Pilot Point, TX (Pilot Point)
  • 14 Anthony Park WR 5-11 170 Jr. C2C Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas)
  • 15 Darnell Stephens HB 6-2 200 So. C3C Midwest City, OK (Midwest City)
  • 16 John Welsh P 6-3 195 Sr. C1C Valdosta, GA (Lowndes)
  • 17 Adrian Wright RF 6-0 215 Jr. C2C West Columbia, SC (Lexington)
  • 18 Eric Elsener QB 6-2 195 So. C3C Wadley, GA (Thomas Jefferson Academy)
  • 19 Jordan Wilkie RC 5-11 170 So. C3C Eagan, MN (Eagan)
  • 20 Dan Shaffer FB 5-11 230 Jr. C2C Lakewood, CO (Green Mountain)
  • 21 Joel Buelow RF 6-1 210 Sr. C1C Pulaski, WI (Pulaski)
  • 22 Jeff Overstreet S 5-10 185 Jr. C2C Killeen, TX (Ellison)
  • 23 Cedric Adams FB 6-0 225 So. C3C O'Fallon, IL (O'Fallon Township)
  • 24 Tom Heier HB 5-9 180 Sr. C1C Redmond, WA (Redmond)
  • 25 Anthony Butler HB 5-9 195 So. C3C Newark, CA (Gunn)
  • 26 Don Clark HB 6-0 195 Sr. C1C Valparaiso, IN (Valparaiso)
  • 27 Adam Cole FB 6-0 215 So. C3C Dallas, TX (Richardson)
  • 28 David Conley LC 5-11 185 So. C3C Mesa, AZ (West Lake)
  • 29 Larry Duncan S 5-10 200 Jr. C2C San Diego, CA (Mira Mesa)
  • 30 Kenny Smith ILB 6-2 225 So. C3C Kirtland, NM (Kirtland Central)
  • 31 John Taibi RF 6-2 210 So. C3C Englewood, CO (Cherry Creek)
  • 32 Felix Cole RF 6-1 210 Jr. C2C Linden, TX (Kildare)
  • 33 Kris Holstege HB 5-9 175 So. C3C Caledonia, MI (South Christian)
  • 34 Sean Rodgers LF 5-11 195 So. C3C Fuquay-Varina, NC (Faquay-Varina)
  • 35 Garrett Houck ILB 6-2 206 So. C3C Goshen, KY (St. Xavier)
  • 36 Tyler Hess S 5-11 186 So. C3C Canyon Lake, CA (Elsinore)
  • 37 Grant Mallory LF 5-9 180 So. C3C Aurora, CO (Smoky Hill)
  • 38 Jon Hicks LE 6-2 260 Sr. C1C Los Angeles, CA (North Hollywood)
  • 39 Chikaodi Akalaonu ILB 6-0 212 Fr. C4C Hyrum, UT (Mountain Crest)
  • 40 Steve Massie FB 5-11 230 Jr. C2C Fairfax Station, VA (West Springfield)
  • 42 Monty Coleman LE 6-2 245 Jr. C2C Phoenix, AZ (Brophy Prep)
  • 44 Trevor Hightower ILB 6-0 230 Jr. C2C Plano, TX (Plano)
  • 46 Tim Gehrsitz FB 5-9 220 So. C3C Belleview, FL (Belleview)
  • 47 Mark Marsh LF 5-11 205 So. C3C Fort Worth, TX (Haltom)
  • 48 John Rudzinski ILB 6-2 230 So. C3C Green Bay, WI (Notre Dame Academy)
  • 49 Cameron Hodge ILB 6-2 225 So. C3C Parker, CO (Ponderosa)
  • 50 John Peel LG 6-2 255 So. C3C San Antonio, TX (Smithson Valley)
  • 51 Anthony Schlegel ILB 6-2 245 So. C3C Highland Park, TX (Highland Park)
  • 53 Ryan Carter LE 6-2 245 Jr. C3C Waterloo, WI (Edgewood)
  • 55 Brian Lemay OC 6-1 260 So. C3C White Bear Lake, MN (White Bear Lake)
  • 56 Jon Wilson OC 6-4 281 Fr. C4C Tampa, FL (Hillsborough)
  • 58 Marchello Graddy ILB 6-1 235 Jr. C2C Wrightsville, GA (Johnson County)
  • 59 Matt McCraney ILB 6-2 220 Sr. C1C Coppell, TX (Coppell)
  • 60 Cory Crossetti LG 6-3 275 Jr. C2C Wilmette, IL (Loyola Academy)
  • 61 Blane Neufeld RT 6-5 280 Jr. C2C Inman, KS (Inman)
  • 62 Vance Shaffer RG 6-3 280 So. C3C Houston, TX (Alief Hasting)
  • 63 Brett Huyser LG 6-4 295 Jr. C2C Rock Valley, IA (Community)
  • 64 Ramon Young RT 6-2 270 So. C3C Denver, CO (Thomas Jefferson)
  • 65 Scott Meyer RT 6-3 275 Sr. C1C Edina, MN (Edina)
  • 66 Stephen Maddox OC 6-2 260 Jr. C2C Carrollton, GA (Carrollton)
  • 67 Brock Shepard LG 6-1 251 So. C3C Sugarland, TX (Kempner)
  • 68 Wayne Southam OC 6-2 255 Sr. C1C Aurora, CO (Overland)
  • 69 Abe Leigh LG 6-5 275 So. C3C Arvada, CO (Arvada West)
  • 70 Brian Jarratt RG 6-5 270 So. C3C Three Rivers, TX (Three Rivers)
  • 71 Jacob Anderson RG 6-5 275 So. C3C West Des Moines, IA (Valley)
  • 72 Nathan Olsen LG 6-6 290 Sr. C1C Broomfield, CO (Broomfield)
  • 74 Howard Turner RT 6-4 250 Jr. C2C Homestead, FL (South Dade)
  • 75 Jesse Underbakke RG 6-3 290 Jr. C2C Mabel, MN (Mabel Canton)
  • 76 Tyler Terrazone LT 6-4 255 Jr. C2C LaCrescenta, CA (St. Francis)
  • 77 Brett Waller LT 6-7 275 Jr. C2C Oak Harbor, WA (Oak Harbor)
  • 79 Scott Diehl RT 6-6 270 Jr. C2C Springfield, MO (Kickapoo)
  • 80 Ricky Amezaga WR 5-11 185 Sr. C1C Southlake, TX (Grapevine)
  • 81 Robert Barkers P 6-3 212 So. C3C Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb)
  • 82 Alec Messerall WR 5-11 185 So. C3C Alexandria, OH (Northridge)
  • 83 J.P. Waller WR 6-1 175 So. C3C Bryan, TX (Bryan)
  • 84 Chris Charron WR 6-2 185 So. C3C Grand Island, NE (Northwest)
  • 85 Zach Sasser PK 6-1 180 So. C3C Amarillo, TX (Amarillo)
  • 86 Adam Strecker TE 6-6 240 Jr. C2C Littleton, CO (Kent Denver)
  • 87 Brock Predovitch TE 6-2 230 So. C3C Canon City, CO (Canon City Senior)
  • 88 Russ Mitscherling NG 6-2 240 Fr. C4C Victoria, TX (Memorial)
  • 89 John Schwartz TE 6-2 235 Jr. C2C Pratt, KS (Pratt)
  • 90 Charles Bueker RE 6-5 260 Jr. C2C Camarillo, CA (Adolfo Camarillo)
  • 91 Eric Thompson RE 6-3 260 Sr. C1C Woodland, TX (Southlake Carroll)
  • 92 Justin Wollcott LE 6-2 230 Fr. C4C Abilene, TX (Abilene)
  • 93 Michael Greenaway PK 5-10 175 So. C3C Culpeper, VA (Culpepper County)
  • 94 Ricky Fry NG 6-3 255 So. C3C Yorba Linda, CA (Esperanza)
  • 95 Nicholas Taylor NG 6-4 265 Jr. C2C Cincinnati, OH (Turpin)
  • 96 Brandon Conyers NG 6-0 245 So. C3C San Antonio, TX (Macarthur)
  • 97 Joey Ashcroft PK 6-0 210 Jr. C2C Springfield, MO (Glendale)
  • 98 Todd Jolly TE 6-4 270 Jr. C2C Cherokee, IA (Washington)
  • 99 Nathan Terrazone LE 6-3 230 So. C3C LaCrescenta, CA (St. Francis)

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