2002 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2002 record3–9 (1–7 ACC)
Head coachJohn Bunting (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Tranquill (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDave Huxtable (1st season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#21 Florida State   7 1         9 5  
#13 Maryland   6 2         11 3  
#22 Virginia   6 2         9 5  
#12 NC State   5 3         11 3  
Clemson   4 4         7 6  
Georgia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         7 6  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Duke   0 8         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and was led by head coach John Bunting.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 311:30 p.m.Miami (OH)*L 21–2738,000
September 78:00 p.m.at Syracuse*ESPN2W 30–2239,444
September 148:00 p.m.No. 3 Texas*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ABCL 21–5260,500
September 283:30 p.m.Georgia Tech
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ABCL 13–2157,000
October 57:00 p.m.at Arizona State*W 38–3542,128
October 1212:00 p.m.No. 14 NC State
JPSL 17–3460,250
October 1912:00 p.m.at VirginiaJPSL 27–3755,648
October 2612:00 p.m.at Wake ForestJPSL 0–3131,476
November 21:30 p.m.Marylanddagger
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–5944,000
November 912:00 p.m.Clemson
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
JPSL 12–4242,000
November 163:30 p.m.at No. 15 Florida StateABCL 14–4081,910
November 2312:00 p.m.at DukeJPSW 23–2130,002
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster[edit | edit source]

2002 North Carolina Tar Heels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 88 Aiken, SamSam Aiken Sr
QB 17 Baker, MattMatt Baker 10px Fr
C 72 Brown, JasonJason Brown So
QB 4 Durant, DarianDarian Durant So
FB 44 Hedgecock, MadisonMadison Hedgecock So
TE 86 Hilton, ZachZach Hilton Sr
RB 15 Parker, WillieWillie Parker Jr
T 77 Terry, JebJeb Terry Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 24 Reid, DexterDexter Reid Jr
CB 18 Waddell, MichaelMichael Waddell Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 56 Warren, GregGreg Warren So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

Name Position [1] Seasons in Position
John Bunting Head Coach 2nd
Gunter Brewer Wide Receivers 3rd
Rod Broadway Defensive tackles 2nd
Ken Browning Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator 9th
Jeff Connors Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 2nd
Jim Fleming Defensive Backs / Special Teams Coordinator 1st
Hal Hunter Offensive Line 1st
Dave Huxtable Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers 2nd
Andre' Powell Running Backs 2nd
Gary Tranquill Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 2nd
James Webster, Jr. Defensive Ends 2nd

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "2002 North Carolina Football Media Guide." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 16, 2008.
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