2002 Indiana Firebirds Statistics

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 7-7
Finishing 3rd in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Mike Dailey (7-7)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 70,603, Avg. 10,086 in 7 home dates
2002 Indiana Firebirds Roster
2002 Indiana Firebirds Results

The Indiana Firebirds of the Arena Football League ended the 2002 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the Arena League's Central Division of the American Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Firebirds ran up 669 points, and the solid defense yielded 646. Ray Philyaw threw for 3,167 yards. Eddie Brown snagged 69 passes for 881 yards. Van Johnson and Jay Jones provided receiving help also.

Leroy Thompson carried the ball for a team-best 117 yards for Indiana.

DeJuan Alfonzo intercepted 6 opponent throws. Chris Snyder sacked opposing passers 7 times, topping a defense credited with 17 sacks.

Mike Dailey coached the team. The 2002 Indiana Firebirds lost in the Wild Card.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Ray Philyaw45026659.131677.05612.492.0111.9
Dameyune Craig361644.42657.4616.700.0109.4
Jim Ballard8675.09712.100.000.0115.1
Jay Jones11100.033.01100.000.0118.8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Leroy Thompson371173.2 10
Ray Philyaw17593.5 4
Rich Young12443.7 2
Eddie Brown17321.9 4
Dameyune Craig3124.0 1
Ricky Hall691.5 1
Jay Jones263.0 0
Jim Ballard133.0 0
Chris Boden122.0 0
Van Johnson300.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Eddie Brown6988112.8 21
Van Johnson6179413.0 11
Jay Jones605028.4 8
Terence Davis4258513.9 11
Brett Bech1931016.3 5
Gary Compton1823913.3 4
Donnie Caldwell59519.0 1
Shawn Foreman5295.8 0
Robert Hall3268.7 1
Brian Dolph23115.5 0
DeJuan Alfonzo23015.0 0
Ray Philyaw166.0 0
Drew O'Connor144.0 0


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Nelson Garner755978.7331236.495
Andy Payne121083.36350.019

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Evan Hlavacek2971424.6 3
Jay Jones2442117.5 0
Van Johnson1729917.6 0
Eddie Brown9505.6 0
Greg Williams12222.0 0
Kyle Moore-Brown188.0 0
Terence Davis362.0 0
John Sikora100.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
DeJuan Alfonzo68914.8 1
Cornelius Coe45112.8 0
Greg Williams3165.3 0
Evan Hlavacek393.0 0
Gary Compton24120.5 0
Donnie Caldwell2115.5 0
Shawn Foreman11616.0 0
Leroy Thompson100.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg.
Chris Snyder7.00.0
Leroy Thompson5.00.0
Hugh Hunter2.00.0
Kyle Moore-Brown1.00.0
Rich Young1.00.0
John Sikora1.00.0

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
DeJuan Alfonzo72.564171401
Jay Jones403314900
Evan Hlavacek38.531151110
Shawn Foreman362914110
Greg Williams32.5289500
Cornelius Coe27.52113500
Leroy Thompson19166300
Hugh Hunter17.5139200
Ricky Hall15.5135010
Chris Snyder171210133
Rich Young16128012
Van Johnson15126000
John Sikora1194000
Kyle Moore-Brown1092000
Nelson Garner660000
Donnie Caldwell636100
Mark Valvo432000
Gary Compton628000
Brett Bech5.527010
Mike Gantous424000
Andy Payne2.521000
Umar Muhammad3.515001
Aaron Johnson1.511000
Ray Philyaw110000
Steve Scifres110000
Chris Boden110000
Eddie Brown110000
Gogo Rusununguko2.505100
Brian Dolph2.505000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Eddie Brown42100000150
Nelson Garner01259095
Terence Davis11000066
Van Johnson0110000066
Leroy Thompson10000060
Jay Jones080000048
Brett Bech5000030
Gary Compton4000024
Ray Philyaw400000024
Andy Payne0310019
Evan Hlavacek3000018
Rich Young2000012
Robert Hall10006
Ricky Hall100006
DeJuan Alfonzo010006
Dameyune Craig10006
Donnie Caldwell100006


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