2002 San Jose State Spartans football team

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2002 San Jose State Spartans football
San Jose State text logo 2006-2012.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2002 record 6–7 (4–4 WAC)
Head coach Fitz Hill (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Norman Joseph and Charlie Roche (both in 2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Ronnie Lee (2nd season)
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 30,456)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 15 Boise State $   8 0         12 1  
Hawaii   7 1         10 4  
Fresno State   6 2         9 5  
San Jose State   4 4         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         5 7  
Rice   3 5         4 7  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
SMU   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
Tulsa   1 7         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State University in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), the Spartans were led by second-year head coach Fitz Hill and played their home games at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans finished the season 6–7, 4–4 in WAC play, to finish in fourth place. Although the Spartans improved from a 3–9 season in 2001, the Spartans did not get enough wins for bowl eligibility.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
San Jose State
Alma Mater
Fitz Hill Head coach 2 Ouachita Baptist (1987)
Earl Buckingham Assistant head coach, defensive line 2 Arkansas (1983)
Norman Joseph Co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks 2 Mississippi State (1977)
Ronnie Lee Defensive coordinator, defensive backs 2 Washington State (1989)
Charlie Roche Co-offensive coordinator, offensive line 2 Eastern Illinois (1996)
Charles Nash Running backs 2 Arizona (1976)
Kenwick Thompson Linebackers, recruiting coordinator 2 Harding (1992)
Keith Williams Wide receivers 2 San Diego State (1996)
Chris Wilkerson Defensive ends 1 Eastern Illinois (1995)
Keith Allen Special teams, defensive assistant 1 Oklahoma (1997)
Source:[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Final roster[edit]

2002 San Jose State Spartans final roster

Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • --: Steven Bradley – TB – Freshman
  • 25: Clarence Cunningham – TBSophomore
  • 8: Lamar Ferguson – TB – Sophomore
  • 36: Demarcus Ingram – TB – Junior
  • 31: Lance Martin – TB – Sophomore
  • 45: Brandon Miles – FBSenior
  • --: Ahmir Rahmar – TB – Junior
  • 26: Ezekiel Staples – Freshman

Wide receivers

  • 11: Jamall BroussardJunior
  • 85: John BroussardFreshman
  • 86: Chester Coleman – Freshman
  • 91: Terell Johnson – Freshman
  • 82: James JonesFreshman
  • 96: Ronald Jones – Freshman
  • 89: Casey Miranda – Junior
  • 10: Charles Pauley – Senior
  • 80: Rufus Skillern – Freshman
  • 1: Kendrick StarlingJunior
  • 84: Malcolm Thompson – Freshman
  • 81: Juan Walden – Senior
  • 3: Tuati Wooden – Junior

Tight ends

 

Offensive linemen

  • 66: Justin Arrington – OGJunior
  • 76: Matt Cantu – OG – Freshman
  • 64: Charley Dehoney – OG – Senior
  • 70: Joseph Hayes – OG – Junior
  • 78: Jeff Gordon – OT – Junior
  • 65: Kevin Israel – OG – Junior
  • 63: Eric Olson – OTFreshman
  • 59: Tim Provost – OT – Senior
  • 73: Osmar Staples – OT – Junior
  • 71: John Toensfeldt – OT – Freshman
  • 77: LaMons Walker – CSenior

Defensive linemen

  • 83: Ethan Allen – DESenior
  • 57: Jamaal Allen – DE – Freshman
  • 92: Mike Beams – DT – Senior
  • 90: Adonis Forrest – DT – Senior
  • 74: Aaron Gilbert – DT – Freshman
  • 69: Kinji Green – DT – Freshman
  • --: Daniel Grossi – DE – Freshman
  • 93: Jason Gustus – DT – Junior
  • 95: Justin James – DE – Freshman
  • 44: Chip Kimmich – DE – Senior
  • 40: Steve Nash – DE – Junior
  • 56: Philip Perry – DE – Junior
  • 54: Larnell Ransom – DE – Freshman
  • 98: Dan Schultz – DE – Freshman
  • 75: Joshua Smith – DT – Freshman
 

Linebackers

  • --: Chris Catoe – Freshman
  • 62: Ian Cossar – Freshman
  • 49: Tony Ficklin – Sophomore
  • 17: Brian Foreman – Senior
  • 51: Erik Garcia – Freshman
  • 52: Craig Grant - Freshman
  • 20: Luke La Herran – Senior
  • 29: Mike Liranzo – Senior
  • --: Cory Lynch – Junior
  • 94: Sean McNamara – Junior
  • 87: Kollie Moore – Senior
  • 35: Onyeka Ossai – Junior
  • 67: Justin Pigg – Junior
  • 55: Michael Smith – OLBJunior
  • 46: Tyrell Tyler – Freshman

Defensive backs

  • 41: C.J. Arnold – S – Senior
  • 24: Kevin Boyer – CB – Junior
  • 14: Jamonte Cox – S – Freshman
  • 28: Shaun Fletcher – CB – Senior
  • 38: Gerald Jones – S – Junior
  • 23: Carlos Koustas – CB – Sophomore
  • 30: Skyler McKnight – S – Junior
  • --: Raul Menjivar – CB – Junior
  • 15: Brian Nunez – S – Freshman
  • 32: Neil Parry – S – Junior
  • 33: Josh Powell – S – Sophomore
  • 7: Zack Rance – S – Junior
  • 27: Donald Richardson – S – Freshman
  • 43: Terrance Tillman – CB – Junior
  • --: Stephen Trammell – S – Freshman
  • 4: I'lario Vital – CB – Freshman
  • 6: Mario Vital – S – Junior
  • 18: Quincy Washington – CB – Junior
  • 21: Eric Wilson – CB – Sophomore

Special teams

  • 39: Michael Carr – P – Senior
  • 13: Nick Gilliam – PK – Senior
  • --: Craig Nakano – PK – Freshman
  • 12: Dale Rogers – P – Junior
Reference:[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 4:00 p.m. vs. Arkansas State* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas W 33-14   18,492
September 7 12:30 p.m. at No. 14 Washington* Husky Stadium • Seattle FSNNW L 10–34   70,147
September 14 7:00 p.m. at Stanford* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, California (Rivalry) KRON L 26–63   54,500
September 21 11:00 a.m. at Illinois* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, Illinois W 38–35   50,990
September 28 7:00 p.m. UTEP Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California FSNBA, FSNSW W 58–24   10,416
October 5 12:00 p.m. at SMU Gerald J. Ford Stadium • Dallas W 34–23   13,016
October 12 9:00 a.m. at No. 5 Ohio State* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ESPN+ L 7–50   104,892
October 19 1:00 p.m. at Nevada Mackay Stadium • Reno, Nevada L 24–52   19,481
October 26 2:00 p.m. Boise Statedagger Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California L 8–45   10,497
November 2 8:00 p.m. at Hawaii Aloha Stadium • Halawa, HI Oceanic PPV, KFVE L 31–40   36,784
November 9 2:00 p.m. Louisiana Tech Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California W 42–30   6,391
November 16 12:00 p.m. at Tulsa Skelly Stadium • Tulsa, Oklahoma Cox 9 W 49–38   15,653
November 23 2:00 p.m. Fresno State Spartan Stadium • San Jose, California (Rivalry) L 16–19   14,134
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Pacific Time.

Sources:[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2002/2003 Football Roster". San Jose State Spartans. Archived from the original on December 20, 2002. 
  2. ^ "Earl Buckingham". UAPB Athletics. Archived from the original on May 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Head coach Charles Nash". Competitive Elite Sports. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.coachallen.com/PDFs/Allen.pdf
  5. ^ "Keith Williams". Tulane Athletics. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kenwick Thompson". Vanderbilt Commodores. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20021208082552/http://www.sjsuspartans.com/schedule.asp?sportid=56
  8. ^ http://www.sjsuspartans.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2002-2003/teamstat.htm