2002 New Jersey Gladiators Game-by-Game Results

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 9-5
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Frank Haege (9-5)
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 39,591, Avg. 5,656 in 7 home dates
2002 New Jersey Gladiators Statistics
2002 New Jersey Gladiators Roster

The New Jersey Gladiators of the Arena Football League ended the 2002 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Gladiators chalked up 714 points, and the defensive squad allowed 662. Jay McDonagh led the charge, throwing for 3,599 yards. Mike Horacek led pass catchers, catching 118 balls for 1,281 yards.

Frank Carter rushed for a team-high 76 yards for New Jersey, and Jay McDonagh also contributed to the rushing attack.

Jeroid Johnson and Damon Mason each picked off 4 opponent throws. Karl Bates topped the defensive unit with 4 sacks, topping a defense credited with 16 sacks.

Frank Haege coached the team. The 2002 New Jersey Gladiators lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Regular Season Points For: 714
Regular Season Points Against: 662

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 19, 2002 New Jersey Gladiators 51 at Buffalo Destroyers 53 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
April 28, 2002 Dallas Desperados 44 at New Jersey Gladiators 45 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
May 4, 2002 New Jersey Gladiators 45 at Orlando Predators 44 W 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
May 11, 2002 Carolina Cobras 40 at New Jersey Gladiators 28 L 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
May 18, 2002 New York Dragons 69 at New Jersey Gladiators 76 W 2-1-0 1-1-0 3-2-0 OT
May 24, 2002 New Jersey Gladiators 45 at Toronto Phantoms 38 W 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0
June 2, 2002 New Jersey Gladiators 14 at Chicago Rush 44 L 2-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0
June 8, 2002 Grand Rapids Rampage 42 at New Jersey Gladiators 70 W 3-1-0 2-2-0 5-3-0
June 15, 2002 New Jersey Gladiators 55 at Tampa Bay Storm 33 W 3-1-0 3-2-0 6-3-0
June 23, 2002 Buffalo Destroyers 52 at New Jersey Gladiators 45 L 3-2-0 3-2-0 6-4-0
June 29, 2002 New Jersey Gladiators 62 at Detroit Fury 45 W 3-2-0 4-2-0 7-4-0
July 6, 2002 New Jersey Gladiators 76 at New York Dragons 50 W 3-2-0 5-2-0 8-4-0
July 13, 2002 Toronto Phantoms 55 at New Jersey Gladiators 57 W 4-2-0 5-2-0 9-4-0 OT
July 20, 2002 Arizona Rattlers 53 at New Jersey Gladiators 45 L 4-3-0 5-2-0 9-5-0
August 3, 2002 Orlando Predators 49 at New Jersey Gladiators 46 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 Playoff