2002 Buffalo Destroyers Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 2nd in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Ray Bentley (6-8)
Location: Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 50,957, Avg. 7,280 in 7 home dates
2002 Buffalo Destroyers Statistics
2002 Buffalo Destroyers Results

The Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena Football League ended the 2002 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Destroyers labored to change the scoreboard with just 627 points, though they the defensive squad yielded 675. Fred McNair tossed for 2,761 yards. Lamart Cooper grabbed 80 receptions for 1,050 yards.

Jason Bratton carried the ball for a team-high 63 yards for Buffalo, while Juan Long additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Corey Johnson intercepted 7 opponent throws. Hardy Mitchell topped pass rushers with 2 sacks.

Ray Bentley coached the team. The 2002 Buffalo Destroyers lost in the Wild Card.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Thomas BaileyWR/LBDecember 6, 19716'0"196AuburnDallas, TX USA14
Jason BrattonFB/LBOctober 19, 19726'1"252Grambling St.Longview, TX USA12
Eddie BrownWR/LBFebruary 27, 19696'0"180Michigan StateMuskegon, MI 10
David CaldwellOL/DLFebruary 28, 19656'1"261TCUBay City, TX USA12
Dwaine CarpenterDBNovember 4, 19766'1"203North Carolina A&TPinehurst, NC USA11
Derrick ChachereFB/LBAugust 17, 19676'3"260Nevada-RenoHouston, TX 12
Bret CooperWR/DBDecember 16, 19706'0"205Central FloridaOrlando, FL 14
Lamart CooperOSDecember 2, 19735'7"170Wayne State (NE)Miami, FL 13
Jerry CraftsOL/DLJanuary 6, 19686'5"343OklahomaTulsa, OK USA14
Silas DemaryOL/DLDecember 12, 19716'3"285Virginia StateBishopville, SC 8
Terry GroomsOL/DLSeptember 18, 19746'5"295CincinnatiRochester, NY 1
Kerwin HairstonOL/DLDecember 21, 19756'3"295Virginia TechMartinsville, VA 13
JJ JacksonWR/DBSeptember 30, 19775'11"195OklahomaHouston, TX 2
Carlos JamesWR/DBFebruary 5, 19726'0"180IowaPark Forest, IL 13
Corey JohnsonDSSeptember 23, 19735'9"188GeorgiaForest Park, GA 13
Jeremy JohnsonOL/DLJune 14, 19766'3"285Western MichiganBattle Creek, MI 3
Juan LongFB/LBNovember 21, 19716'3"245Mississippi StateTupelo, MS 14
Jeff LootsQBMay 19, 19706'3"205Southwestern Minnesota StateSt. Paul, MN 9
Kevin MasonWR/LBSeptember 25, 19726'4"205SyracuseWest Seneca, NY 9
Steve McLaughlinKOctober 2, 19716'0"167ArizonaTucson, AZ USA14
Fred McNairQBDecember 11, 19686'2"240Alcorn StateMt. Olive, MS 12
Eric MillerOL/DLMay 13, 19696'4"280Miami (FL)Palm Beach Gardens, FL 9
Hardy MitchellOL/DLJune 29, 19756'4"290BuffaloPelzer, SC 14
John MottonFB/LBJune 20, 19676'1"235AkronColumbus, OH 6
Bobby OliveWR/DBApril 22, 19696'0"167Ohio St.Paris, TN USA3
Jerry SharpOL/DLOctober 8, 19696'3"325SyracuseRahway, NJ 14
Prentice TaylorDSApril 25, 19756'0"205West Texas A&M4