2007 Rhein Fire season
|2007 Rhein Fire season|
|Head coach||Rick Lantz|
|General manager||Sammy Schmale|
|Home field||LTU arena|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 2007 Rhein Fire season was the 13th and final season for the franchise in the NFL Europa League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Rick Lantz in his first year, and played its home games at LTU arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the season in fourth place with a record of four wins and six losses. The National Football League (NFL) announced the closure of its European branch on June 29, ending the team's 13-year existence.
Free agent draft
|Draft order||Player name||Position||College|
|2||10||Wally Dada||CB||Washington State|
|6||34||DeJuan Skinner||T||West Texas A&M|
|7||39||Calvin Carlyle||S||Oregon State|
|8||46||Ryan Hoffman||DE||Shippensburg State|
|14||82||Jimmy Dixon||FB||Georgia Tech|
|16||94||Taylor Schmidt||C||San Diego State|
|18||106||Michael Franklin||RB||San Diego State|
|19||111||Jeff Green||DE||Florida A&M|
|20||118||Quentin Swain||LB||Florida Atlantic|
|22||130||Cal Murray||RB||Miami (OH)|
|23||131||Mike Andrews||LB||Youngstown State|
|2007 Rhein Fire staff|
Strength and conditioning
|2007 Rhein Fire roster|
|Week||Date||Kickoff [n 1]||Opponent||Results||Game site||Attendance|
|Final score||Team record|
|1||Saturday, April 14||7:00 p.m.||Berlin Thunder||L 3–15||0–1||LTU arena||30,355|
|2||Friday, April 20||8:00 p.m.||at Amsterdam Admirals||W 16–10||1–1||Amsterdam ArenA||14,611|
|3||Saturday, April 28||7:00 p.m.||Cologne Centurions||L 6–14||1–2||LTU arena||21,347|
|4||Sunday, May 6||4:00 p.m.||at Hamburg Sea Devils||L 9–34||1–3||AOL Arena||19,347|
|5||Saturday, May 12||7:00 p.m.||Frankfurt Galaxy||W 27–24||2–3||LTU arena||27,349|
|6||Saturday, May 19||6:00 p.m.||at Cologne Centurions||L 17–20||2–4||RheinEnergieStadion||22,154|
|7||Saturday, May 26||7:00 p.m.||at Frankfurt Galaxy||L 10–23||2–5||Commerzbank-Arena||32,789|
|8||Sunday, June 3||4:00 p.m.||Amsterdam Admirals||W 41–38||3–5||LTU arena||20,355|
|9||Friday, June 8||7:00 p.m.||at Berlin Thunder||W 24–17||4–5||Olympic Stadium||12,114|
|10||Saturday, June 16||7:00 p.m.||Hamburg Sea Devils||L 13–17||4–6||LTU arena||22,980|
|NFL Europa League|
|Hamburg Sea Devils||7||3||0||.700||231||176||4–1||3–2||W4|
Week 1: vs Berlin Thunder
Week 2: at Amsterdam Admirals
Week 8: vs Amsterdam Admirals
- Danny Baugher, All-NFL Europa League team selection
- Blake Costanzo, All-NFL Europa League team selection
- Jamar Enzor, Defensive Player of the Week (Week 9)
- Carlos Hendricks, Defensive Player of the Week (Week 8)
- Derek Rehage, Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)
- P.K. Sam, Offensive Player of the Week (Week 5)
- All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).
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