NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Marques Anderson    20    S 5-11 212 UCLA             1  1 23 14 2002 Draft - 3rd round
Karsten Bailey      85   WR 6- 0 205 Auburn           1  3 25  7 2002 FA - Sea (2000)
Kevin Barry         71    T 6- 4 325 Arizona          1  1 23 14 2002 FA
Josh Bidwell         9    P 6- 3 220 Oregon           3  3 26 16 1999 Draft - 4th round
Jeff Blackshear     69    G 6- 6 323 NE Louisiana     1  9 33  1 2002 FA - K City (2000)
Matt Bowen          28    S 6- 1 210 Iowa             2  3 25 16 2001 FA - St. Louis
Barrett Brooks      77    T 6- 4 320 Kansas State     1  7 30  2 2002 FA - Det (2000)
Gilbert Brown       93   NT 6- 2 339 Kansas           9  9 31 12 1993 FA - Minnesota
Tony Carter         39   RB 6- 0 235 Minnesota        1  9 30 12 2002 FA - Denver (2001)
Chad Clifton        76    T 6- 5 327 Tennessee        3  3 26 10 2000 Draft - 2nd round
Najeh Davenport     44   FB 6- 1 247 Miami (FL)       1  1 23  8 2002 Draft - 4th round
Rob Davis           60   LS 6- 3 285 Shippensburg     6  7 33 16 1997 FA - Chi (1996)
Tyrone Davis        81   TE 6- 4 260 Virginia         6  8 30  9 1997 Trade - NY Jets
Na'il Diggs         59   LB 6- 4 238 Ohio State       3  3 24 16 2000 Draft - 4th round
Earl Dotson         72    T 6- 3 317 Texas A&I       10 10 31 14 1993 Draft - 3rd round
Donald Driver       80   WR 6- 0 185 Alcorn State     4  4 27 16 1999 Draft - 7th round
Antuan Edwards      24   CB 6- 1 210 Clemson          4  4 25 12 1999 Draft - 1st round
Brett Favre          4   QB 6- 2 225 S. Mississippi  11 12 32 16 1992 Trade - Atlanta
Robert Ferguson     89   WR 6- 1 209 Texas A&M        2  2 22 16 2001 Draft - 2nd round
Bill Ferrario       63    G 6- 2 315 Wisconsin        1  1 24 16 2001 Draft - 4th round
Tony Fisher         40   RB 6- 1 222 Notre Dame       1  1 22 15 2002 FA
Mike Flanagan       58    C 6- 5 297 UCLA             5  5 28 16 1996 Draft - 3rd round
Bubba Franks        88   TE 6- 6 260 Miami (FL)       3  3 23 16 2000 Draft - 1st round
Todd Franz          49   CB 6- 0 194 Tulsa            1  2 26  2 2002 FA - Cle (2000)
K. Gbaja-Biamilla   94   DE 6- 4 253 San Diego State  3  3 24 15 2000 Draft - 5th round
Terry Glenn         83   WR 5-11 195 Ohio State       1  7 28 15 2002 Trade - N England
Darrien Gordon      23CB-KR 5-11 190 Stanford         1  9 31 13 2002 FA - Atl (2001)
Jay Graham          35   RB 6- 0 225 Tennessee        1  5 26  3 2002 FA - Sea (2001)
Ahman Green         30   RB 6- 0 217 Nebraska         3  5  25 14 2000 Trade - Seattle
William Henderson   30   FB 6- 1 253 North Carolina   8  8 31 15 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Vonnie Holliday     90   DE 6- 5 290 North Carolina   5  5 26 10 1998 Draft - 1st round
Cletidus Hunt       97   DE 6- 4 299 Kentucky State   4  4 26 14 1999 Draft - 3rd round
Alcender Jackson    64  G-T 6- 3 311 LSU              1  2 25  2 2002 FA - Dallas (2000)
Chris Jackson       86   WR 6- 2 204 Washington State 1  2 27  1 2002 FA - Tenn (2000)
Joe Johnson         91   DE 6- 5 275 Louisville       1  8 30  5 2002 UFA - NO (2001)
Bhawoh Jue          21 CB-S 6- 0 200 Penn State       2  2 21  4 2001 Draft - 3rd round
Aaron Kampman       74   DE 6- 4 287 Iowa             1  1 22 12 2002 Draft - 5th round
Paris Lenon         53   LB 6- 2 232 Richmond         1  1 24 16 2001 FA
Ryan Longwell        8    K 6- 0 200 California       6  6 28 16 1997 FA - San Francisco
Billy Lyon          98   DT 6- 5 295 Marshall         5  5 28 16 1997 FA
Torrance Marshall41-51   LB 6- 2 255 Oklahoma         2  2 25 16 2001 Draft - 3rd round
David Martin        83   TE 6- 4 250 Tennessee        2  2 23  8 2001 Draft - 6th round
Tod McBride         27   DB 6- 1 205 UCLA             4  4 26 15 1999 FA
Keith McKenzie      73   DE 6- 3 270 Ball State       5  7 28  4 2002 FA - Chicago
Mike McKenzie       34   CB 6- 0 190 Memphis          4  4 26 13 1999 Draft - 3rd round
Rondell Mealey      32   RB 6- 0 224 LSU              2  2 25  3 2000 Draft - 7th round
Eric Metcalf        22   WR 5-10 195 Texas            1 13 34  1 2002 FA - Wash (2001)
J.J. Moses          86WR-KR 5- 6 178 Iowa State       1  1 22  2 2002 FA
Hardy Nickerson     56   LB 6- 2 237 California       1 16 36 16 2002 FA - Jack (2001) 
Doug Pederson       18   QB 6- 3 220 NE Louisiana     5  8 34 16 2002 FA - Cle (2001)
Jamal Reynolds      99   DE 6- 3 266 Florida State    2  2 23  7 2001 Draft - 1st round
Marco Rivera        62    G 6- 4 310 Penn State       6  6 30 16 1996 Draft - 6th round
Darren Sharper      42   DB 6- 2 207 William & Mary   6  6 26 13 1997 Draft - 2nd round
Maurice Smith       43   RB 6- 0 235 N. Carolina A&T  1  3 25  1 2002 FA - Atlanta
Erwin Swiney        26   DB 6- 0 192 Nebraska         1  1 23  3 2002 FA
Mark Tauscher       65    T 6- 3 320 Wisconsin        3  3 25  2 2000 Draft - 7th round
Jared Tomich        75   DE 6- 3 283 Nebraska         1  5 28  2 2002 FA - NO (2000)
TRADES AND TRANSACTIONS
MARCH 11 - Traded a 2002 4th-round draft choice (DE Jarvis Green) and a conditional 2003 4th-round pick (later traded to Denver - DE Bryant McNeal) to NEW ENGLAND for WR Terry Glenn
APRIL 21 - Traded a 2002 1st- (TE Jeramy Stevens) and 2nd-round draft choices (DE Anton Palepoi) to SEATTLE for a 2002 1st-round selection (WR Javon Walker) and 2002 5th-round choice (DL Aaron Kampman)
2002 IN REVIEW
The Packers came flying out of the gates winning eight of their first nine games as they had the newly established NFC Northern Division clinched by midseason with their other three division opponents on the way to losing ten or more. Once again Brett Favre would be the driving force passing for 3,658 yards while starting every game for the 11th straight season. After stumbling at the end of November with road losses to the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Packers appeared to be on the verge of securing home field advantage needing just a win over the New York Jets in the final game of the season. However, the Jets would trounce the Packers 42-17, as the Packers who finished with a 12-4 record not only lost home field, but also their first round bye in the playoffs. In the playoffs, the Packers who had a perfect regular season record at Lambeau Field were stunned in the snow by the Falcons 27-7, in what was their first home playoff loss in franchise history.
FAREWELL TO THE NFC CENTRAL
2002 marked the debut of the NFC North Division, which was the NFC Central minus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When the AFL and NFL merged in 1970, there were five different alignments under consideration for the Central. 
Plan 1  - Chicago, Green Bay, Detroit, New Orleans
Plan 2 - Dallas, St. Louis Cardinals, New Orleans , Atlanta
Plan 3 - Chicago, Detroit, Green Bay, Minnesota
Plan 4 - Chicago, Green Bay, Detroit , Atlanta
Plan 5 - Chicago, Green Bay, Dallas, St. Louis Cardinals
In Plan 2, Green Bay would have been in the West with San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit (Minnesota would have been in the East), in what was geographically the most convoluted alignment. Of course, Plan 3 was selected, and Tampa Bay joined the foursome in 1977 after spending one year in the AFC West.
DIVISION CHAMPIONS (+ - No divisions due to players' strike)
1970 Minnesota     12-2-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1986 Chicago    14-2-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs
1971 Minnesota     11-3-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1987 Chicago    11-4-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs
1972 Green Bay     10-4-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1988 Chicago    12-4-0 Lost Championship Game 
1973 Minnesota     12-2-0 Lost Super Bowl VIII     1989 Minnesota  10-6-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs
1974 Minnesota     10-4-0 Lost Super Bowl IX       1990 Chicago    11-5-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs
1975 Minnesota     12-2-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1991 Detroit    12-4-0 Lost Championship Game 
1976 Minnesota     11-2-1 Lost Super Bowl XI       1992 Minnesota  11-5-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs 
1977 Minnesota      9-5-0 Lost Championship Game   1993 Detroit    10-6-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs 
1978 Minnesota      8-7-1 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1994 Minnesota  10-6-0 Lost Wild Card Playoffs 
1979 Tampa Bay     10-6-0 Lost Championship Game   1995 Green Bay  11-5-0 Lost Championship Game 
1980 Minnesota      9-7-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1996 Green Bay  13-3-0 Won Super Bowl XXXI 
1981 Tampa Bay      9-7-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1997 Green Bay  13-3-0 Lost Super Bowl XXXII 
1982+Green Bay      5-3-1 Lost Second Round        1998 Minnesota  15-1-0 Lost Championship Game 
1983 Detroit        9-7-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs 1999 Tampa Bay  11-5-0 Lost Championship Game 
1984 Chicago       10-6-0 Lost Championship Game   2000 Minnesota  11-5-0 Lost Championship Game 
1985 Chicago       15-1-0 Won Super Bowl XX        2001 Chicago    13-3-0 Lost Divisional Playoffs
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Mike Wahle          68    G 6- 6 310 Navy             5  5 25 16 1998 Sup Dr - 2nd round
Javon Walker        84   WR 6- 3 210 Florida State    1  1 23 15 2002 Draft - 1st round
Rod Walker          95   DT 6- 3 320 Troy State       2  2 26 13 2001 Trade - Tennessee
Steve Warren        96   DT 6- 1 298 Nebraska         2  2 24 12 2000 Draft - 3rd round
Nate Wayne          54   LB 6- 0 237 Mississippi      3  5 27 16 2000 Trade - Denver
Bryant Westbrook    32   CB 6- 1 198 Texas            1  6 27  6 2002 FA - Dallas
Marcus Wilkins      55   LB 6- 2 231 Texas            1  1 22  5 2002 FA
Tyrone Williams     37   CB 5-11 193 Nebraska         7  7 29 15 1996 Draft - 3rd round
Frank Winters       52    C 6- 3 305 West Illinois   10 15 37 16 1992 Plan B - K City
Jerry Wisne         77    T 6- 6 315 Notre Dame       1  2 26  2 2002 FA - Chi (1999)
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
2002 PACKERS PRACTICE SQUAD
NAME                POS COLLEGE           HOW ACQUIRED
Darnell Alford        T Boston College    2002 FA - Kansas City (2000 - 6th round)
Bruce Branch         CB Penn State        2002 FA
Pete Campion        T/G North Dakota St.  2002 FA - Carolina (2002 - 7th round)
Andy Eby              C Kansas State      2002 FA
Kris Farris           T UCLA              2002 FA - Pittsburgh
Todd Franz            S Tulsa             2002 FA - Detroit (2000 - 5th round)
John Gilmore         DE Tennessee State   2002 FA - New Orleans (2002 - 6th round)
Jay Humphrey          T Texas             2002 FA - Minnesota (1999 - 4th round)
Alcender Jackson      G LSU               2002 FA - Dallas (2000)
Brandon Jennings     DB Texas A&M         2002 FA
Devin Lewis          WR Southern          2002 FA
J.J. Moses        WR/KR Iowa State        2001 FA
Corey Parchman       WR Ball State        2002 FA
Terdell Sands        DT Tenn.-Chattanooga 2002 FA - Kansas City (2001 - 7th round)
Bill Seymour      FB/TE Michigan          2002 FA
Tim Stuber            T Colorado State    2002 FA
Erwin Swiney         CB Nebraska          2002 FA
Hurley Tarver        CB Central Oklahoma  2001 FA - XFL
Mitch White           T Oregon State      2002 FA - New Orleans (2001 - 6th round)
Reggie White         RB Oklahoma State    2002 FA
Greg Zolman          QB Vanderbilt        2002 FA
Bold Italics - Made Active Roster
2002 PACKERS DRAFT (April 20-21, 2001)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1a   20 Javon Walker         WR Florida State (A) 
1b   28 Traded to Seattle in draft-day trade
2    60 Traded to Seattle in draft-day trade
3    92 Marques Anderson      S UCLA 
4a  126 Traded to New England in Terry Glenn trade
4b  135 Najeh Davenport      FB Miami (FL)    (B) 
5a  156 Aaron Kampman        DE Iowa          (A)
5b  164 Craig Nall           QB NW (La.) St
6   200 Mike Houghton       G/C San Diego St
7   240 Traded to Tennessee for Rod Walker
A-From Seattle in draft-day trade B-Free agency compensatory pick
Bold Italics - Played for the Green Bay Packers
FREE AGENCY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS SIGNED - DE Joe Johnson (New Orleans)
PLAYERS LOST - WR Corey Bradford (Houston Texans), S Billy Jenkins (Buffalo), CB/KR Allen Rossum (Atlanta), WR Bill Schroeder (Detroit), G/T Barry Stokes (Cleveland), DE John Thierry (Atlanta)
FREE AGENCY - RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS LOST - None
2002 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (3-1)
AUGUST (3-1)                           RESULT       RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
10 at Philadelphia Eagles             L 13-20       0- 1-0 58,546 Brett Favre             Tony Fisher (55)            Craig Nall (62)             Charles Lee (3-30)
17 at Arizona Cardinals               W 29-21       1- 1-0 35,716 Brett Favre             Rondell Mealey (41)         Brett Favre (125)           Donald Driver (5-73)
26 CLEVELAND BROWNS                   W 27-20       2- 1-0 62,668 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (30)            Favre/Pederson (63)         Bubba Franks (3-28)
30 TENNESSEE TITANS                   W 21-20       3- 1-0 62,485 Brett Favre             Rondell Mealey (24)         Craig Nall (182)            Javon Walker (4-85)
2002 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (12-4)
SEPTEMBER (3-1)
8  ATLANTA FALCONS (0-0)              W 37-34 (OT)  1- 0-0 63,127 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (155)           Brett Favre (284)           Donald Driver (7-78)
15 at New Orleans Saints (1-0)        L 20-35       1- 1-0 67,958 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (81)            Brett Favre (270)           Terry Glenn (9-81)
22 at Detroit Lions (0-2)             W 37-31       2- 1-0 61,505 Brett Favre             Najeh Davenport (84)        Brett Favre (357)           Bubba Franks (9-62)
29 CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-0)            W 17-14       3- 1-0 63,329 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (73)            Brett Favre (200)           Donald Driver (5-97)
OCTOBER (3-0)
7  at Chicago Bears (2-2)             W 34-21       4- 1-0 61,440 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (107)           Brett Favre (359)           Terry Glenn (8-154)
13 at New England Patriots (3-2)      W 28-10       5- 1-0 68,436 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (136)           Brett Favre (147)           Bubba Franks (5-46)
20 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (2-3)          W 30- 9       6- 1-0 63,363 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (88)            Brett Favre (89)            Donald Driver (4-44)
27 Bye Week
NOVEMBER (2-2)
4  MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-2)               W 24-10       7- 1-0 63,824 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (72)            Brett Favre (187)           Ahman Green (6-71)
10 DETROIT LIONS (3-5)                W 40-14       8- 1-0 63,313 Brett Favre             Najeh Davenport (73)        Brett Favre (351)           Donald Driver (11-130)
17 at Minnesota Vikings (2-7)         L 21-31       8- 2-0 64,153 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (71)            Brett Favre (296)           Ahman Green (8-38)
24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-2)      L  7-21       8- 3-0 65,672 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (56)            Brett Favre (196)           Terry Glenn (4-61)
DECEMBER (4-1)
1  CHICAGO BEARS (3-8)                W 30-20       9- 3-0 64,196 Brett Favre             Tony Fisher (91)            Brett Favre (221)           Bubba Franks (6-34)
8  MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-9)            W 26-22      10- 3-0 64,070 Brett Favre             Tony Fisher (96)            Brett Favre (214)           Robert Ferguson (6-105)
15 at San Francisco 49ers (9-4)       W 20-14      11- 3-0 67,947 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (90)            Brett Favre (201)           William Henderson (5-33)
22 BUFFALO BILLS (7-7)                W 10- 0      12- 3-0 64,106 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (116)           Brett Favre (114)           Donald Driver (5-52)
29 at New York Jets (8-7)             L 17-42      12- 4-0 78,733 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (67)            Brett Favre (172)           Terry Glenn (5-76)
2002 PLAYOFFS (0-1)
JANUARY - NFC Wild Card Playoff
4  ATLANTA FALCONS (9-6-1)            L  7-27              65,358 Brett Favre             Ahman Green (34)            Brett Favre (247)           Javon Walker (5-104)
ASSOCIATED PRESS NFL MVPS FROM THE NFC CENTRAL
1971 - DT Alan Page (Minnesota)
1975 - QB Fran Tarkenton (Minnesota)
1977 - RB Walter Payton (Chicago)
1995 - QB Brett Favre (Green Bay)
1996 - QB Brett Favre (Green Bay)
1997 - QB Brett Favre (Green Bay), RB Barry Sanders (Detroit)
AP OFFENSIVE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR FROM NFC CENTRAL
1971 - RB John Brockington (Green Bay)
1973 - RB Chuck Foreman (Minnesota)
1976 - RB Sammy White (Minnesota)
1980 - RB Billy Sims (Detroit)
1989 - RB Barry Sanders (Detroit)
1997 - RB Warrick Dunn (Tampa Bay)
1998 - WR Randy Moss (Minnesota)
2001 - RB Anthony Thomas (Chicago)
AP DEFENSIVE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR FROM NFC CENTRAL
1972 - CB Willie Buchanon (Green Bay)
1973 - DT Wally Chambers (Chicago)
1978 - DE Al Baker (Detroit)
1990 - S Mark Carrier (Chicago)
2000 - LB Brian Urlacher (Chicago)
Sure, he was eight years away from leading Green Bay to Super Bowl glory, but here is an interview with Brett Favre's successor - as a member of the Butte Community College Roadrunners. Despite his record-setting statistics, Rodgers attracted little interest from Division I programs. In a 2011 interview with E:60, he attributed the relative lack of attention in the recruiting process to his unimposing physical stature as a high school player at 5'10 and 165 lb. Rodgers had wanted to attend Florida State University and play under Bobby Bowden, but was rejected. He garnered only an offer to compete for a scholarship as a walk-on from Illinois. He declined the invitation, and considered quitting football to study for law school. He was then recruited to play football at Butte Community College in Oroville, a local junior college about 15 miles southeast of Chico. Rodgers threw 26 touchdowns in his freshman season, leading Butte to a 10–1 record, the NorCal Conference championship, and a No. 2 national ranking. While there, he was discovered by the California Golden Bears' head coach Jeff Tedford, who was recruiting Butte tight end Garrett Cross. Tedford was very surprised to learn that Rodgers had not been recruited earlier. Because of Rodgers's good high school scholastic record, he was eligible to transfer after one year of junior college instead of the typical two. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
DE Joe Johnson was signed in 2002 by Mike Sherman to help the Green Bay pass rush, but was a colossal bust. He was an aging and often-injured player (played in only 11 games for the Packers) who registered only two sacks in two seasons. Before Johnson became a Packer, he played pretty well for the New Orleans Saints for eight seasons, registering 50.5 sacks. Johnson was selected to four Pro Bowl teams and was named All-Pro once as a Saint. But in Green Bay, Johnson was a shadow of his former self. Johnson also wreaked havoc on the Packer salary cap situation because of his $6 million signing bonus and $36 million contract. (SOURCE: Bleacher Report)
The 2002 Green Bay Packers - 12-4 (1st - NFC North)
Head Coach: Mike Sherman