1995 Rhein Fire season

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1995 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Galen Hall
General manager Oliver Luck
Home field Rheinstadion
Results
Record 4–6
Division place 5th
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1996

The 1995 Rhein Fire season was the inaugural season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Galen Hall, and played its home games at Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in fifth place with a record of four wins and six losses.

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1995 Rhein Fire World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 1 1 Shaumbe Wright-Fair RB Washington State
2 6 12 Darrick Owens WR Mississippi
3 1 13 Mark Mason RB Maryland
4 6 24 Arthur Bussie DE Northeast Louisiana
5 1 25 Mike Withycombe T Fresno State
6 6 36 Greg Lane CB Notre Dame
7 1 37 Vaughn Bryant CB Stanford
8 6 48 Jason Atkinson LB Texas A&M
9 1 49 Akili Calhoun DT Hawaii
10 6 60 Terry Crews LB Western Michigan
11 1 61 Mike Alexander C San Diego State
12 6 72 Marquise Thomas LB Mississippi
13 1 73 Rod Moore WR Utah State
14 6 84 Matt Gay S Kansas
15 1 85 Don Stowers CB New Mexico State
16 6 96 Andy Kelly QB Tennessee
17 1 97 Mack Travis DT California
18 6 108 Leroy Smith LB Iowa
19 1 109 Jose Munoz T Ball State
20 6 120 Victor Brown CB Tennessee
21 1 121 Mike Salmon S Southern California
22 6 132 Deron Pointer WR Washington State
23 1 133 Jay Hillman RB Boston University
24 6 144 Willie Felton TE Bethune-Cookman
25 1 145 Nick Ma'afala DT Hawaii
26 6 156 Ronald Williams RB Clemson
27 1 157 Tony Lenseigne TE Eastern Washington
28 6 168 Brandon Houston T Oklahoma
29 1 169 Anthony Fieldings LB Morningside
30 6 180 Tony Rowell C Florida
31 1 181 Charles Beauchamp LB Indiana
32 6 192 Turhon O'Bannon WR New Mexico
33 1 193 Don Chaney TE South Carolina
34 6 204 Karl Nieberlein T Towson State
35 1 205 Cisco Richard RB Northeast Louisiana
36 6 216 Jerry Sharp G Syracuse
37 1 217 Junior Tagoai NT Hawaii
38 6 228 Kavin Crawford DE Louisiana Tech
39 1 229 Mark Sturdivant DE Maryland
40 6 240 Bill Durkin G Massachusetts
41 1 241 Carey Broudy S Louisiana Tech
42 6 252 Tre Everett WR Florida
43 1 253 Donald Douglas S Houston
44 6 264 Bob Tavernaro CB Pittsburg State
45 1 265 Mike Collins S West Virginia
46 5 275 Joey Veargis LB Central State (OH)

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NFL allocations[edit]

Player name Position College NFL team
Karl Dunbar DE Louisiana State Arizona Cardinals
Tyrone Johnson WR Western State (CO) New Orleans Saints
Alan Kline T Ohio State New Orleans Saints
Doug Nussmeier QB Idaho New Orleans Saints
Tom Roth G Southern Illinois New Orleans Saints
Gino Torretta QB Miami (FL) Detroit Lions

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1995 Rhein Fire staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Alexander Leibkind

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Don Strock
  • Wide Receivers – Wes Chandler
  • Offensive Line – Dean Unruh
  Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – A. J. Duhe
  • National Coach/Defensive Line – Walter Rohlfing
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Jeff Reinebold


Roster[edit]

1995 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 44 Jay Hillman FB
  • 26 Ronald Williams
  • 32 Shaumbe Wright-Fair
  • 33 Charlie Young

Wide receivers

  • 83 Tyrone Johnson
  • 82 Rod Moore
  • 81 Darrick Owens
  •  1 Deron Pointer

Tight ends

  • 85 Greg Keller
  • 84 Tony Lenseigne
  • 45 Sean Russell
Offensive linemen
  • 60 Mike Alexander C
  • 71 Bill Durkin G
  • 76 Alan Kline T
  • 55 Bob Kronenberg C
  • 73 Jose Munoz T
  • 68 Tom Roth G/T
  • 56 Tony Rowell G/C

Defensive linemen

  • 61 Arthur Bussie DE
  • 78 Karl Dunbar DT
  • 95 Nick Ma'afala DT
  • 79 Joe Seumalo DE
  • 99 Junior Tagoai DT/DE
Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 29 Vaughn Bryant CB
  • 40 Matt Gay S
  • 28 Greg Lane
  • 42 Mike Salmon
  • 27 Don Stowers

Special teams

National players
  • 58 Claus Biedermann LB Germany
  • 75 Peter Gross-Pass DL Germany
  • 64 Frank Habermann OL Germany
  • 21 Andreas Motzkus DB Germany
  • 67 Gerald Olszewski G Germany
  •  5 Andreas Schröder K Germany
  • 80 Max von Garnier WR Germany


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, April 9 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores W 19–17 1–0 Murrayfield Stadium 10,346
2 Saturday, April 15 7:00 p.m. London Monarchs L 7–23 1–1 Rheinstadion 15,892
3 Saturday, April 22 5:30 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 30–32 1–2 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 17,900
4 Sunday, April 30 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 21–20 2–2 Rheinstadion 19,181
5 Saturday, May 6 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 10–30 2–3 Olympisch Stadion 8,153
6 Saturday, May 13 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 33–27 OT 3–3 Rheinstadion 6,981
7 Saturday, May 20 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 41–28 4–3 Waldstadion 33,112
8 Monday, May 29 3:00 p.m. at London Monarchs L 14–34 4–4 White Hart Lane 12,342
9 Saturday, June 3 7:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 21–31 4–5 Rheinstadion 12,323
10 Saturday, June 10 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals L 25–37 4–6 Rheinstadion 7,961

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Standings[edit]

World League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Amsterdam Admirals 9 1 0 .900 246 152 5–0 4–1 W2
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 279 202 3–2 3–2 W3
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 237 247 2–3 3–2 L1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 174 220 1–4 3–2 L2
Rhein Fire 4 6 0 .400 221 279 2–3 2–3 L3
Scottish Claymores 2 8 0 .200 153 210 0–5 2–3 W1

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week One: Rhein Fire at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 7 0 6 6 19
Scotland 0 10 0 7 17

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, April 9
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 10,346

Week 2: vs London Monarchs[edit]

Week Two: London Monarchs at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 3 10 7 3 23
Rhein 7 0 0 0 7

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 15
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 15,892
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers

Week 3: at Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Three: Rhein Fire at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 Total
Rhein 0
Barcelona 0

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Saturday, April 22
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 17,900

Week 4: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Four: Frankfurt Galaxy at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 Total
Frankfurt 0
Rhein 0

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 30
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 19,181

Week 5: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Five: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 3 0 7 0 10
Amsterdam 6 21 3 0 30

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 6
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 8,153
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Week 6: vs Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week Six: Scottish Claymores at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 Total
Scotland 0
Rhein 0

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 13
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 6,981

Week 7: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Seven: Rhein Fire at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 Total
Rhein 0
Frankfurt 0

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 33,112

Week 8: at London Monarchs[edit]

Week Eight: Rhein Fire at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 14 0 0 0 14
London 21 7 6 0 34

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Monday, May 29
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 12,342

Week 9: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Nine: Barcelona Dragons at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 Total
Barcelona 0
Rhein 0

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 3
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 12,323

Week 10: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Ten: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 0 7 23 37
Rhein 0 6 0 19 25

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 10
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 7,961
  • [9]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times local to where the game was played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995 Round by Round Draft". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 148–149. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (February 23, 1995). "NFL allocations to WLAF". European Stars and Stripes (Darmstadt, Germany). p. 27. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (April 17, 1995). "Monarchs, Admirals nab wins". European Stars and Stripes (Darmstadt, Germany). p. 29. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ Cubero, Cristina (April 22, 1995). "Los Dragons se enfrentan hoy al equipo cenicienta". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish) (Barcelona, Spain). p. 44. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ Cubero, Cristina (April 23, 1995). "Dragons de foc". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish) (Barcelona, Spain). pp. 42–43. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (May 6, 1995). "Admirals 30, Rhein Fire 10". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ Redacción (June 3, 1995). "Dragons: una de tres". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish) (Barcelona, Spain). p. 53. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ Servicio Especial (June 4, 1995). "21–31: Los Dragons, a un triunfo de la final de la Liga Mundial". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish) (Barcelona, Spain). p. 59. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Associated Press (June 10, 1995). "Admirals 37, Rhein Fire 25". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  10. ^ "1995 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved July 6, 2012.