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2002 South Florida Bulls football
ConferenceIndependent
2002 record9–2
Head coachJim Leavitt (6th season)
Home stadiumRaymond James Stadium (66,321, grass)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
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 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season, and was the sixth team fielded by the school. The Bulls were led by head coach Jim Leavitt in his sixth year, played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida and competed as a Division I-A Independent. The Bulls finished the season with a record of nine wins and two losses (9–2).

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 297:00 p.m.Florida AtlanticW 51–1022,074
September 77:00 p.m.Northern Illinois
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
W 37–623,559
September 147:00 p.m.at ArkansasWMORL 3–4255,817
September 287:00 p.m.No. 2 OklahomaTBSL 14–3174,432
October 58:05 p.m.at North TexasWMORW 24–1715,512
October 127:00 p.m.Southern Miss
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
FSNW 16–1328,181
October 192:00 p.m.at East CarolinaFSNW 46–3033,419
November 27:00 p.m.[[{{{school}}}|Charleston Southern]]
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
W 56–623,144
November 97:00 p.m.Memphisdagger
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
W 31–2832,270
November 167:00 p.m.Bowling Green
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Tampa, FL
W 29–728,098
November 233:00 p.m.at HoustonFSNW 32–1412,856
  • Source: GoUSFBulls.com: Football – 2002 Schedule & Results[1]

RosterEdit

2002 South Florida Bulls football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Blackwell, MarquelMarquel Blackwell Sr
T 72 Dawson, KenKen Dawson Sr
RB 26 Henderson, BillyBilly Henderson So
C 71 Herron, AlexAlex Herron So
WR 22 Hicks, ElginElgin Hicks Jr
WR 4 Rubin, DeAndrewDeAndrew Rubin Sr
WR 2 Smith, HughHugh Smith Sr
WR 15 Whittaker, HueyHuey Whittaker Jr
WR 86 Williams, BryanBryan Williams Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 55 Battles, CedricCedric Battles Jr
LB 51 Davis, DevonDevon Davis Fr
DE 53 Johnson, JulianJulian Johnson Sr
LB 52 Minus, MikeMike Minus Jr
LB 5 Mitchell, KawikaKawika Mitchell Sr
DL 54 Morris, EmersonEmerson Morris Sr
LB 50 Nicholas, StephenStephen Nicholas Fr
DE 41 Pierson, ShurronShurron Pierson Sr
DB 32 Reed, J. R.J. R. Reed Jr
DL 93 Selmon, Lee RoyLee Roy Selmon Jr
DB 21 Tucker, MauriceMaurice Tucker Sr
DB 17 Verpaele, KevinKevin Verpaele Jr
DL 8 Walls, GregGreg Walls Sr
DB 24 Warren, AntonioAntonio Warren So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 7 Gramatica, SantiagoSantiago Gramatica So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Kawika Mitchell Linebacker 2 47 Kansas City Chiefs
Shurron Pierson Defensive end 4 129 Oakland Raiders
DeAndrew Rubin Wide receiver 7 253 Green Bay Packers

ReferencesEdit

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