2002 Rhein Fire season

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2002 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Pete Kuharchek
General manager Alexander Leibkind
Home field Rheinstadion
Results
Record 7–3
Division place 1st
Playoff finish Lost World Bowl X
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2001 2003

The 2002 Rhein Fire season was the eighth season for the team in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Pete Kuharchek in his second year, and played its home games at Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in first place with a record of seven wins and three losses. In World Bowl X, Rhein lost to the Berlin Thunder 26–20.

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2002 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 4 4 Corey Callens DE Oklahoma
2 4 10 Damonte McKenzie DE Clemson
3 3 15 Ben Nichols G Colorado
4 4 22 Trey Merkens LB Texas-El Paso
5 3 27 Aaron Humphrey DE Texas
6 4 34 John Raveche T Princeton
7 3 39 Daniel Greer DT Arizona
8 3 45 Adam Newman TE Boston College

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2002 Rhein Fire staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Alexander Leibkind

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Mike Jones
  • Wide Receivers – Tom Everest
  • Offensive Line – Whitey Jordan
  • Offensive Line – Guy McIntyre
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]

2002 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 81 Corey Alston
  • 80 Scott Cloman
  • 84 Jermale Kelly
  • 86 Onome Ojo
  •  9 Jimmy Robinson

Tight ends

Offensive linemen
  • 77 Ben Adams G
  • 56 Jonathan Himebauch C
  • 71 Alcender Jackson G
  • 70 Ed Kehl OL
  • 75 Dustin Keith C
  • 76 Dustin Kroeker T
  • 69 Mike Malano G/C
  • 68 Josh Moore T/G
  • 60 Patrick Venzke T

Defensive linemen

  • 92 Corey Callens DE
  • 91 DeVone Claybrooks DT
  • 90 Aaron Humphrey DE
  • 96 Riley Kleinhesselink DE
  • 97 Damonte McKenzie DT
  • 95 Jon Michals DE
  • 93 Brandon Miller DT
Linebackers
  • 54 Tim Johnson OLB
  • 52 Brad Rekuc OLB
  • 57 Jamel Smith OLB
  • 55 Maugaula Tuitele MLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players
  •  5 Akihito Amaya WR Japan
  • 15 Sumitaka Ando WR Japan
  • 10 Manfred Burgsmüller K Germany
  • 50 Anthony Doghmi DE Germany
  • 74 Peter Heyer OG Germany
  • 53 Shingo Hiruma LB Japan
  • 21 Oyeniran Olalere Odunayo Ojo RB Nigeria
  • 35 Richard Yancy S Germany


Rookies in italics

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Rhein Fire 7 3 0 .700 166 156 4–1 3–2 L1
Berlin Thunder 6 4 0 .600 231 188 3–2 3–2 W3
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 189 174 3–2 3–2 L2
Scottish Claymores 5 5 0 .500 197 172 3–2 2–3 W1
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 218 202 2–3 2–3 W2
FC Barcelona Dragons 2 8 0 .200 202 311 1–4 1–4 L3

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week One: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 3 0 7 10
Amsterdam 3 17 7 0 27

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 13
  • Game time: 7:08 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 13,743
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

World Bowl X[edit]

Main article: World Bowl X
World Bowl X: Berlin Thunder vs Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 13 7 3 3 26
Rhein 0 0 7 13 20

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFL Europe League Free Agent Draft 2002". NFL Europe League. February 12, 2002. Archived from the original on August 17, 2002. Retrieved June 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2002 NFLE Standings". The Football Database. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2011.