2002 Carolina Panthers Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 4th in the NFL's South Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: John Fox (7-9)
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
2002 Carolina Panthers Roster
2002 Carolina Panthers Results

The Carolina Panthers of the National Football League ended the 2002 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's South Division of the National Football Conference.

Carolina floundered, tallying only 258 points, while the miserly defensive unit allowed 302. Rodney Peete tossed for 2,630 yards. Muhsin Muhammad snagged 63 passes, while Steve Smith accumulated 872 receiving yards.

Lamar Smith carried the ball for a team-best 737 yards for the Panthers.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 33 turnovers. Mike Minter picked off 4 opponent throws. Julius Peppers topped the defensive unit with 12 quarterback sacks, leading the way for a team which created 52 sacks.

John Fox coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Rodney Peete38122358.526306.9153.9143.7693119277.4
Chris Weinke381744.71804.700.037.92463526.2
Randy Fasani441534.11713.900.049.1277608.8
Dee Brown100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals46425555.029816.4153.2224.769 44287


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lamar Smith2097373.559 7
Dee Brown1023603.524 4
Nick Goings501883.820 0
Brad Hoover311294.211 0
Randy Fasani18955.319 0
Muhsin Muhammad34013.320 0
Joe Montgomery7202.90
Rodney Peete22140.610 0
Chris Weinke591.813 0
Rod Smart122.00
Isaac Byrd100.00
Steve Smith1-4-4.0-4 0
Karl Hankton2-4-2.00
Totals45215863.559 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Muhsin Muhammad6382313.142 3
Steve Smith5487216.169 3
Lamar Smith201678.458 0
Wesley Walls1924112.727 4
Nick Goings18915.114 0
Brad Hoover1718711.033 2
Dee Brown17865.115 1
Kris Mangum161599.935 0
Isaac Byrd1416411.731 1
Karl Hankton914616.231 0
Jermaine Wiggins8455.617 1
Totals255298111.769 15


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Shayne Graham2121100.0181372.260
John Kasay55100.05240.011
Jon Hilbert33100.020.03


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Todd Sauerbrun104473545.567

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Smith554708.587 2
Isaac Byrd2178.517 0
Totals574878.587 2

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Smith2657122.051 0
Isaac Byrd1429421.035 0
Dee Brown1325319.527 0
Nathan Black34414.715 0
Jermaine Wiggins11818.018 0
Al Wallace11313.013 0
Kris Mangum11212.012 0
Keith Heinrich133.00
Totals60120820.151 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Minter412531.262 1
Deon Grant3165.310 0
Dan Morgan22613.022 0
Reggie Howard2199.513 0
Emmanuel McDaniel2136.513 0
Terry Cousin242.00
Mark Fields13737.030 0
Julius Peppers12121.021 0
Totals1726115.462 1


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Mark Fields897528002000
Reggie Howard79.5759002600
Mike Minter76662090100
Mike Rucker63581070104
Will Witherspoon645714501001
Deon Grant6154141601001
Terry Cousin54461618011900
Dan Morgan46.53915400001
Kris Jenkins403683
Julius Peppers32.5297600005
Brian Allen30276
Al Wallace27254202011
Brentson Buckner28248011000
Emmanuel McDaniel25.5235002100
Hannibal Navies26.5211101400
Shane Burton19166
Dante Wesley16.5153800001
Kemp Rasmussen7.571
Jarrod Cooper7.571
Damien Richardson5.551
Brad Jackson5.551
Sean Gilbert550
Josh Taves432
Jason Kyle32201000
Lester Towns2.521
Deke Cooper220
Terrance Simmons0.501
Steve Smith5200
Dee Brown4200
Rodney Peete101-900
Melvin Tuten01000
Todd Steussie01000
Lamar Smith2100
Brad Hoover1000
Nick Goings20-210
Jeff Mitchell10-300
Isaac Byrd1000
Randy Fasani20000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Shayne Graham1321060
Lamar Smith7000042
Dee Brown41000030
Steve Smith032000030
Wesley Walls400024
Muhsin Muhammad0300018
Brad Hoover0200012
John Kasay25011
Jermaine Wiggins100006
Al Wallace010006
Mike Minter10006
Isaac Byrd01000006
Jon Hilbert0303
Mike Rucker00012
Nick Goings0000012