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1995 Carolina Panthers season
Head coach Dom Capers
Home field Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 7-9
Place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
N/A 1996

The 1995 Carolina Panthers season was the first season for the team in the US National Football League. They went a surprising 7-9, given their status as an expansion team, and finished 3rd in the NFC West, and would go on to have early success in the NFL. The Panthers were already a playoff team in 1996.

Contents

Offseason

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Expansion Draft

# Player Position Drafted From
1. Rod Smith Defensive Back New England Patriots
2. Harry Boatswain Tackle San Francisco 49ers
3. Kurt Haws Tight End Washington Redskins
4. Tyrone Rodgers Defensive End Seattle Seahawks
5. Mark Thomas Defensive End San Francisco 49ers
6. Tim McKyer Defensive Back Pittsburgh Steelers
7. Curtis Whitley Offensive Lineman San Diego Chargers
8. Howard Griffith Running Back Los Angeles Rams
9. Greg Kragen Nose Tackle Kansas City Chiefs
10. Cary Brabham Defensive Back Los Angeles Raiders
11. Dave Garnett Linebacker Minnesota Vikings
12. Andre Powell Linebacker New York Giants
13. Dewell Brewer Running Back Indianapolis Colts
14. Bob Christian Running Back Chicago Bears
15. Fred Foggie Defensive Back Pittsburgh Steelers
16. Mark Carrier Wide Receiver Cleveland Browns
17. Mark Rodenhauser Center Detroit Lions
18. Steve Hawkins Wide Receiver New England Patriots
19. Brian O'Neal Running Back Philidelphia Eagles
20. Derrick Lassic Running Back Dallas Cowboys
21. Richard Buchanan Wide Receiver Los Angeles Rams
22. Doug Pederson Quarterback Miami Dolphins
23. Vince Marrow Tight End Buffalo Bills
24. Larry Ryans Wide Receiver Detroit Lions
25. Baron Rollins Guard New Orleans Saints
26. Williams Sims Linebacker Minnesota Vikings
27. Paul Butcher Linebacker Indianapolis Colts
28. Jack Trudeau Quarterback New York Jets
29. Charles Swann Wide Receiver Denver Broncos
30. David Mims Wide Receiver Atlanta Falcons
31. Eric Guliford Defensive End Tampa Bay Buccaneers
32. Shawn Price Wide Receiver Minnesota Vikings
33. Bill Goldberg Defensive Lineman Atlanta Falcons
34. Eric Ball Running Back Cincinnati Bengals
35. Mike Teeter Defensive Tackle Houston Oilers

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1995 NFL Draft

Round Pick Name Position College
1 5 Kerry Collins Quarterback Penn State
1 22 Tyrone Poole Defensive back Fort Valley State
1 29 Blake Brockermeyer Offensive tackle Texas
2 36 Shawn King Defensive end Northeast Louisiana
4 132 Frank Garcia Offensive guard Washington
5 135 Mike Senters Cornerback Northwestern
5 171 Andrew Peterson Offensive tackle Washington
7 209 Chad Cota Safety Oregon
7 249 Michael Reed Defensive back Boston College

Preseason

Hall of Fame Game

  • Carolina Panthers 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 14 [2]

Regular season

1995 roster

1995 Carolina Panthers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Schedule

Date Week Opponent Result Stadium Record
9/3/1995 1 at Atlanta Falcons L 20-23 (OT) Georgia Dome 0-1
9/10/1995 2 at Buffalo Bills L 9-31 Ralph Wilson Stadium 0-2
9/17/1995 3 St. Louis Rams L 10-31 Memorial Stadium 0-3
9/24/1995 4 Bye week
10/1/1995 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13-20 Memorial Stadium 0-4
10/8/1995 6 at Chicago Bears L 27-31 Soldier Field 0-5
10/15/1995 7 New York Jets W 26-15 Memorial Stadium 1-5
10/22/1995 8 New Orleans Saints W 20-3 Memorial Stadium 2-5
10/29/1995 9 at New England Patriots W 20-17 (OT) Foxboro Stadium 3-5
11/5/1995 10 at San Francisco 49ers W 13-7 3Com Park 4-5
11/12/1995 11 at St. Louis Rams L 17-28 Trans World Dome 4-6
11/19/1995 12 Arizona Cardinals W 27-7 Memorial Stadium 5-6
11/26/1995 13 at New Orleans Saints L 26-34 Louisiana Superdome 5-7
12/3/1995 14 Indianapolis Colts W 13-10 Memorial Stadium 6-7
12/10/1995 15 San Francisco 49ers L 10-31 Memorial Stadium 6-8
12/17/1995 16 Atlanta Falcons W 21-7 Memorial Stadium 7-8
12/24/1995 17 at Washington Redskins L 17-20 RFK Stadium 7-9

Standings

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 11 5 0 .688 457 258
Atlanta Falcons 9 7 0 .563 362 349
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 .438 309 418
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 289 325
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 319 348

Awards and records

  • Most victories by an expansion team (7)[3]
  • First expansion team to have a winning record at home[3]
  • The Panthers were the first expansion team to have a four game winning streak.[3]
  • The Panthers became the first expansion team to defeat a defending Super Bowl champion (San Francisco 49ers) in its inaugural season.[3]

References

  1. ^ 1995 Carolina / Jacksonville Expansion Draft
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 369
  3. ^ a b c d NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 92
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City Dallas Detroit Carolina
Miami Houston Oakland NY Giants Green Bay New Orleans
New England Jacksonville San Diego Philadelphia Minnesota St. Louis
NY Jets Pittsburgh Seattle Washington Tampa Bay San Francisco
1995 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXX

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