2001 Rhein Fire season

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2001 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Pete Kuharchek
General manager Alexander Leibkind
Home field Rheinstadion
Results
Record 5–5
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2000 2002

The 2001 Rhein Fire season was the seventh season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Pete Kuharchek in his first year, and played its home games at Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of five wins and five losses.

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2001 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 6 6 Terrell Jurineack DE Missouri
2 6 12 Shane Cook T Colorado
3 1 13 Keith Short C Virginia Tech
4 6 24 James Roscoe DE Clark Atlanta
5 1 25 Antoine McNutt G Tennessee State
6 6 36 Otis Grant DE Houston
7 1 37 Ronnie Nicks LB Notre Dame
8 6 48 Corey Bailey G Fordham
9 1 49 Julian Duncan LB Rice
10 5 59 P. J. Franklin WR Tulane
11 1 60 Kevin Monroe CB East Carolina
12 3 65 LeShun Daniels G Ohio State

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2001 Rhein Fire staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Alexander Leibkind

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Joe Clark
  • Running Backs/Wide Receivers – Booker Brooks
  • Offensive Line – Mike Bender
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Line/Special Teams – Ed O'Neil
  • National Coach/Linebackers – Jörn Maier
  • Defensive Backs – Adrian White

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Brian Ferguson

Roster[edit]

2001 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • 89 Johnny Huggins
  • 45 Adam Newman
Offensive linemen
  • 75 Corey Bailey G
  • 65 John Blick T
  • 73 Brian Connolly G/T
  • 78 LeShun Daniels T
  • 63 Michael Early C
  • 71 Mark Grivna T
  • 79 Antoine McNutt G
  • 67 Nick O'Brien G

Defensive linemen

  • 91 Julian Duncan DE
  • 98 Daniel Greer DT
  • 99 Kelly Gregg DT
  • 94 Gaylon Hyder DT
  • 93 Terrell Jurineack DE
  • 95 James Roscoe DE
  • 96 Mark Word DE
Linebackers
  • 54 Ronnie Nicks MLB
  • 51 Paris Johnson OLB
  • 56 Mike Sands OLB
  • 57 Jamel Smith OLB
  • 53 Scott Zimmerman MLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players
  •  5 Akihito Amaya WR Japan
  • 10 Manfred Burgsmüller K Germany
  • 50 Anthony Doghmi LB Germany
  • 84 Olaf Fischer WR Germany
  • 23 Sascha Gehloff S Germany
  • 72 Bastian Lano DE Germany
  • 21 Oyeniran Olalere Odunayo Ojo RB Nigeria
  •  8 Naoki Sasano WR Japan
  • 58 Masaki Tokimoto LB Japan


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 21 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 24–20 1–0 Rheinstadion 31,437
2 Saturday, April 28 5:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 12–24 1–1 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 8,423
3 Saturday, May 5 7:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 21–27 1–2 Rheinstadion 30,984
4 Saturday, May 12 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder L 17–23 1–3 Jahn-Sportpark 9,148
5 Sunday, May 20 4:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 10–3 2–3 Rheinstadion 30,211
6 Sunday, May 27 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 22–5 3–3 Waldstadion 30,512
7 Saturday, June 2 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 14–17 3–4 Amsterdam ArenA 13,823
8 Sunday, June 10 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 16–13 4–4 Rheinstadion 30,701
9 Saturday, June 16 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 17–13 5–4 Rheinstadion 51,719
10 Saturday, June 23 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 21–34 5–5 Hampden Park 12,251

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Barcelona Dragons 8 2 0 .800 252 191 5–0 3–2 L1
Berlin Thunder 6 4 0 .600 270 239 4–1 2–3 W2
Rhein Fire 5 5 0 .500 174 179 4–1 1–4 L1
Scottish Claymores 4 6 0 .400 168 188 4–1 0–5 W1
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 194 226 4–1 0–5 L3
Frankfurt Galaxy 3 7 0 .300 199 234 3–2 0–5 W1

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week One: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 13 0 7 0 20
Rhein 7 7 7 3 24

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 21
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 31,437
  • Referee: Terry McAulay

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linemen dominate free agent draft". NFL Europe League. February 20, 2001. Archived from the original on June 26, 2001. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2001 NFL Europe League Standings". NFL Europe League. Archived from the original on August 18, 2002. Retrieved January 18, 2011.