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2002 Houston Texans season
Head Coach Dom Capers
Home Field Reliant Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Place 4th AFC South
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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N/A 2003

The 2002 Houston Texans season was the franchise's first-ever season and the city of Houston's first NFL season since the Houston Oilers left in 1997 to move to Tennessee to become the Titans.

Head coach Dom Capers, who previously was head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers when they debuted in 1995, led the Texans to a 4-12 record behind the play of first-ever draft pick and quarterback David Carr. The Texans offensive line was the worst in NFL history.

Draft SelectionsEdit

2002 Expansion DraftEdit

Round Player Position Team
1 Tony Boselli Offensive tackle Jacksonville Jaguars
2 Ryan Young Offensive tackle New York Jets
3 Aaron Glenn Cornerback New York Jets
4 Gary Walker Defensive tackle Jacksonville Jaguars
5 Jamie Sharper Linebacker Baltimore Ravens
6 Jermaine Lewis Defensive back Baltimore Ravens
7 Marcus Coleman Defensive back New York Jets
8 Seth Payne Defensive tackle Jacksonville Jaguars
9 Matt Campbell Offensive guard Washington Redskins
10 Matt Stevens Safety New England Patriots
11 Jeremy McKinney Offensive guard Cleveland Browns
12 Ryan Schau Offensive guard Cleveland Browns
13 Charlie Rogers Running back Seattle Seahawks
14 Sean McDermott Tight end Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15 Jabari Issa Defensive end Arizona Cardinals
16 Avion Black Wide receiver Buffalo Bills
17 Danny Wuerffel Quarterback Chicago Bears
18 Brian Allen Linebacker St. Louis Rams
19 Johnny Huggins Tight end Dallas Cowboys

2002 NFL DraftEdit

Round/Pick Player Position College
1/1 David Carr Quarterback Fresno State
2/33 Jabar Gaffney Wide receiver Florida
2/50 Chester Pitts Guard San Diego State
3/66 Fred Weary Guard Tennessee
3/83 Charles Hill Defensive tackle Maryland
4/99 Jonathan Wells Running back Ohio State
5/136 Jarrod Baxter Fullback New Mexico
5/153 Ramon Walker Safety Pittsburgh
6/173 Demarcus Faggins Cornerback Kansas State
6/190 Howard Green Defensive tackle LSU
7/229 Greg White Defensive end Minnesota
7/261 Ahmad Miller Defensive tackle UNLV

Ahmad Miller was Mr. Irrelevant

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2002 Houston Texans staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Chris Palmer
  • Running Backs – Chick Harris
  • Wide Receivers – Kippy Brown
  • Tight Ends – Greg Roman
  • Offensive Line – Tony Marciano
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Steve Marshall
 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Joe Marciano
  • Assistant Special Teams – Eric Sutulovich

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Dan Riley
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Ray Wright

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PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record
HOF August 5, 2002 at New York Giants L 34–17 Fawcett Stadium 0-1
1 August 10, 2002 at New Orleans Saints W 13–10 Louisiana Superdome 1-1
2 August 17, 2002 at Kansas City Chiefs L 19–9 Arrowhead Stadium 1-2
3 August 24, 2002 Miami Dolphins L 24–3 Reliant Stadium 1-3
4 August 30, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–13 Reliant Stadium 1-4

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record
1 September 8, 2002 Dallas Cowboys W 19–10 Reliant Stadium 1-0
2 September 15, 2002 at San Diego Chargers L 24–3 Qualcomm Stadium 1-1
3 September 22, 2002 Indianapolis Colts L 23–3 Reliant Stadium 1-2
4 September 29, 2002 at Philadelphia Eagles L 35–17 Veterans Stadium 1-3
5 Bye
6 October 13, 2002 Buffalo Bills L 31–24 Reliant Stadium 1-4
7 October 20, 2002 at Cleveland Browns L 34–17 Cleveland Browns Stadium 1-5
8 October 27, 2002 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 21–19 ALLTEL Stadium 2-5
9 November 3, 2002 Cincinnati Bengals L 38–3 Reliant Stadium 2-6
10 November 10, 2002 at Tennessee Titans L 17–10 LP Field 2-7
11 November 17, 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars L 24–21 Reliant Stadium 2-8
12 November 24, 2002 New York Giants W 16–14 Reliant Stadium 3-8
13 December 1, 2002 at Indianapolis Colts L 19–3 RCA Dome 3-9
14 December 8, 2002 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–6 Heinz Field 4-9
15 December 15, 2002 Baltimore Ravens L 23–19 Reliant Stadium 4-10
16 December 22, 2002 at Washington Redskins L 26–10 FedEx Field 4-11
17 December 29, 2002 Tennessee Titans L 13–3 Reliant Stadium 4-12

StandingsEdit

x - clinched playoff berth y - clinched division z - clinched homefield advantage * - clinched first-round bye

AFC South
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
y (2) Tennessee Titans 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 367 324 W5
x (5) Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 349 313 W1
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 328 315 L2
Houston Texans 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 213 356 L3

ReferencesEdit


AFC East North South West East North South West NFC
Buffalo Baltimore Houston Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta Arizona
Miami Cincinnati Indianapolis Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Carolina St. Louis
New England Cleveland Jacksonville Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans San Francisco
NY Jets Pittsburgh Tennessee San Diego Washington Minnesota Tampa Bay Seattle
2002 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXXVII

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