2002 Football Team

Overall Record: 10-3 Conference Record: 6-2
Conference Finish: 2nd place
National Ranking: AP - 9; ESPN/USA Today - 9
Coach: Lloyd Carr
Captain: Victor Hobson, Bennie Joppru
All-Americans: Bennie Joppru, Marlin Jackson
All-Conference: David Baas, Victor Hobson, Marlin Jackson, Tony Pape
Most Valuable Player: B.J. Askew
Meyer Morton Award: John Navarre
John Maulbetsch Award: Jason Avant
Frederick Matthei Award: David Baas
Arthur Robinsion Scholarship Award: Joe Sgroi
Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Tony Pape
Robert P. Ufer Award: Charles Drake, Bennie Joppru
Roger Zatkoff Award: Victor Hobson
Trainer: Paul Schmidt
Assistant coaches: Teryl Austin, Erick Campbell, Jim Herrman, Brady Hoke, Fred Jackson, Scot Loeffler, Terry Malone, Andy Moeller, Bill Sheridan
Manager: Craig Hisey senior manager, Chris Anderson, Tom Burpee, Jeff Clancy, Brandon Greer, Joseph Harper, Michael Henderson, Brad Hoffman, Jeff Levine, Atif Lodhi, Katie McNall, Brad Rosenwasser, Davon Wilson

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Washington  13/11 8/31 H W 31-29 111,491
Western Michigan 7/- 9/7 H W 35-12 107,856
Notre Dame  7/20 9/14 A L 23-25 80,795
Utah  14/- 9/21 H W 10-7 109,734
Illinois  14/- 9/28 A W 45-28 69,249
Penn State  13/15 10/12 H W 27-24 ot 111,502
Purdue  11/- 10/19 A W 23-21 62,414
Iowa  (HC)  8/13 10/26 H L 9-34 111,496
Michigan State  15/- 11/2 H W 49-3 111,542
Minnesota  13/- 11/9 A W 41-24 53,773
Wisconsin  12/- 11/16 H W 21-14 110,412
Ohio State  12/2 11/23 A L 9-14 105,539
Florida  12/22 1/01 1 W 38-30 65,101
Total Points361-265 1,210,904

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1 - Outback Bowl,Tampa, FL

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Braylon Edwards (12)
Tim Massaquoi (1)*
left tackle Morgan, Courtney (6)
Tony Pape (4)
Stevanich, Adam (3)
left guard David Baas (13)
center Dave Pearson (13)
right guard Dave Petruziello (13)
right tackle Tony Pape (9)
Courtney Morgan (4)
tight end Bennie Joppru (13)
flanker Ronald Bellamy (10)
Tyrece Butler (3)
Andy Mignery*
quarterback John Navarre (13)
tailback Chris Perry (11)
B.J. Askew (1)
Tyrece Butler (1) #
fullback B.J. Askew (12)
Sean Sanderson (1)
* = started in two tight end formation
# = started in three wide receiver formation
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
defensive end Dan Rumishek (8)
Shantee Orr (4)
Larry Stevens (1)
defensive tackle Grant Bowman (8)
Norman Heuer (4)
defensive tackle Shawn Lazarus (12)
Julius Curry (1)*
defensive end Larry Stevens (8)
Shantee Orr (4)
Dan Rumishek (1)
outside linebacker Victor Hobson (13)
inside linebacker Carl Diggs (10)
Zia Coombs (3)#
Julius Curry (1)#
inside linebacker Zach Kaufman (10)
Scott McClintock (3)
cornerback Marlin Jackson (13)
cornerback Charles Drake (13)
strong safety Cato June (11)
Jon Shaw (2)
free safety Jeremy LeSeur (7)
Markus Curry (3)
Zia Coombs (3)
* = started in dime package
# = started in nickel package

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Top Row
Andy Godek, Phil Johnson, Paul Schmidt, Steve Morrison, Mike Gittleson, Bill Sheridan, Teryl Austin, Brady Hoke, Jim Herrmann, Scott Draper, Fred Jackson, Terry Malone, Andy Moeller, Erik Campbell, Scot Loeffler, Jim Boccher, Max Glowacki, Phil Bromley, Jon Falk
8th Row
Dr. James Carpenter, Dr. C Daniel Hendrickson, Vahan Agbabian, Kevin Tolbert, Kyle Berlein, Jason Chesney, Andre Bel Watkins, Jim Schneider, Brad Labade, Senior Manager Craig Hisey, Taylor Morgan, Brad Preston, Kevin Undeen, Rick Brandt, Bob Bland
7th Row
Ross Mann, Chris Matsos, Matt Studenski, Jeff Kastl, Reuben Riley, Larry Harrison, Paul Sarantos, Mark Bihl, Kevin Murphy, Rondell Biggs, Obinna Oluigbo, Alijah Bradley, Matt Wilde, Luke Perl, Jonathan Borden, Matt Kernon, Brian Lafer
6th Row
Darnell Hood, Willis Barringer, Pierre Rembert, Jason Avant, Brian Thompson, David Schoonover, Mike Mandich, Gabriel Watson, Mike Kolodziej, Tom Berishaj, Derek Bell, Jeremy Van Alstyne, Matt Guitterez, Carl Tabb, Dave Harris, Jacob Stewart, Steve Breaston
5th Row
Charles Young III, Markus Curry, Jeremy Read, David Underwood, Sean Sanderson, Joey Sarantos, Earnest Shazor, Adam Stenavich, Kyle Ealey, David Spytek, Dan Simelis, Pierre Woods, Leo Henige, Tim Massaquoi, Braylon Edwards, Alex Ofili, Scott McClintock, Lawrence Reid
4th Row
Brent Cummings, Zia Combs, Ross Kessler, Andy Stejskal, Kevin Dudley, Kolby Wells, Adam Finley, Matt Lentz, Pat Massey, Alain Kashama, Andy Christopfel, Jermaine Gonzalez, Zach Kaufman, Marlin Jackson, Tim Bracken, Troy Nienberg, Nick Upchurch
3rd Row
Joe Sgroi, Calvin Bell, Phil Brabbs, Jeremy LeSeur, John Spytek, Dave Pearson, David Baas, Jim Fisher, Jeff Gaston, Emmanuel Casseus, Tyrece Butler, Phil Brackins, Larry Stevens, Roy Manning, Chris Perry, Jon Shaw
2nd Row
Blake Nasif, Kirk Moundrous, Grant Bowman, B.J. Askew, Joe Denay, Courtney Morgan, Spencer Britton, Demetrius Solomon, John Navarre, Norman Heuer, Jon Wood, Andy Mignery, Shantee Orr, Carl Diggs, Steven Baker
Front Row
Brandon Williams, Ronald Bellamy, Bennie Joppru, David Petruziello, Shawn Lazurus, Tony Pape, head coach Lloyd Carr, Victor Hobson, Dan Rumishek, Julius Curry, Cato June, Deitan Dubuc, Charles Drake