2002 Navy Midshipmen football
2002 record2–10
Head coachPaul Johnson (1st season)
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorBuddy Green (1st season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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2002 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
South Florida           9 2  
No. 17 Notre Dame           10 3  
Connecticut           6 6  
Utah State           4 7  
Troy State           4 8  
Navy           2 10  
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by first-year head coach Paul Johnson.


August 31at SMUW 38–725,744
September 7No. 21 NC StateL 19–6529,613
September 21Northwestern
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
HDNet[1]L 40–4927,012
September 28Dukedagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
HDNet[2]L 17–4331,647
October 5at Air ForceL 7–4848,550
October 12Rice
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
HDNet[3]L 10–1725,104
October 19at Boston CollegeL 21–4641,322
October 26at TulaneL 30–5127,417
November 9No. 9 Notre DameCBSL 23–3070,260
November 16Connecticut
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 0–3825,664
November 23at Wake ForestL 27–3022,811
December 7vs. ArmyCBSW 58–12
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game



2002 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
WR 3 Bailey, DominicDominic Bailey Jr
RB 46 Barry, RyanRyan Barry So
T 70 Bennett, TuckerTucker Bennett Fr
WR 10 Blecksmith, J.P.J.P. Blecksmith Sr
QB 11 Candeto, CraigCraig Candeto Jr
RB 39 Dingle, MarvinMarvin Dingle Fr
RB 15 Divis, FrankFrank Divis So
RB 32 Eckel, KyleKyle Eckel So
C 66 Goodin, JoshJosh Goodin Jr
RB 8 Harris, CeceCece Harris Jr
T 65 Jaskowiak, DerekDerek Jaskowiak So
WR 17 Jenkins, AmirAmir Jenkins So
RB 21 Lane, TonyTony Lane Jr
G 63 Magee, SeanSean Magee Jr
RB 24 McDonald, BryceBryce McDonald Jr
WR 4 McIlravy, MikeMike McIlravy So
QB 19 Michalowicz, AndyAndy Michalowicz Jr
QB 2 Owens, LamarLamar Owens Fr
C 58 Peters, DanDan Peters Fr
QB 6 Polanco, AaronAaron Polanco So
RB 34 Roberts, EricEric Roberts Fr
G 74 Roitsch, AugustAugust Roitsch Fr
Pos. # Name Class
DE 94 Adair, SteveSteve Adair So
NT 91 Akingbemi, BabatundeBabatunde Akingbemi So
DT 96 Beuttenmuller, PetePete Beuttenmuller 10px Sr
CB 16 Brazier, ShalimarShalimar Brazier Jr
DT 54 Brindel, JoshJosh Brindel Jr
CB 29 Bush, DavidDavid Bush Jr
LB 56 Carthan, EddieEddie Carthan Jr
DE 91 Chase, JeremyJeremy Chase Fr
LB 53 Costello, T.J.T.J. Costello So
CB 37 Ekundayo, SinaSina Ekundayo Fr
LB 55 Elliott, DustinDustin Elliott So
S 13 Fay, JoeyJoey Fay So
CB 19 Furgan, MattMatt Furgan So
CB 9 Golson, JustinJustin Golson So
DE 95 Henry, RalphRalph Henry Jr
DE 54 Horne, AdamAdam Horne Fr
S 24 Irons, WayneWayne Irons Fr
LB 22 Jackson, LaneLane Jackson So
CB 23 Kelley, VaughnVaughn Kelley So
LB 50 Mathews, BenBen Mathews Jr
LB 40 McCabe, RyanRyan McCabe So
LB 51 McClarin, BobbyBobby McClarin So
DE 90 McElhannon, SeanSean McElhannon So
S 28 Montgomery, LaneLane Montgomery Fr
LB 1 Monts, JasonJason Monts Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Last update: 2002-10-14


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