1995 Amsterdam Admirals season

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1995 Amsterdam Admirals season
Head coach Al Luginbill
General manager Darrell Roland
Home field Olympisch Stadion
De Meer Stadion
Results
Record 9–1
Division place 1st
Playoff finish Lost World Bowl '95

The 1995 Amsterdam Admirals season was the inaugural season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Al Luginbill, and played its home games at Olympisch Stadion and De Meer Stadion in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They finished the regular season in first place with a record of nine wins and one loss. In World Bowl '95, Amsterdam lost to the Frankfurt Galaxy 26–22.

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1995 Amsterdam Admirals World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 3 3 Mike Evans DT Michigan
2 4 10 Kelly Sims CB Cincinnati
3 3 15 Chuck Dukes RB Boston College
4 4 22 Ron Carpenter S Miami (OH)
5 3 27 Cedric Figaro LB Notre Dame
6 4 34 Shawn Harper T Indiana
7 3 39 Peter Pale G Hawaii
8 4 46 Jon Kirksey DT Sacramento State
9 3 51 Anthony McClanahan LB Washington State
10 4 58 Trumane Bell TE Nebraska
11 3 63 Sanjay Beach WR Colorado State
12 4 70 Robert Baxley G Iowa
13 3 75 Robert O'Neal S Clemson
14 4 82 Garry Howe NT Colorado
15 3 87 Keith Franklin LB South Carolina
16 4 94 Malcolm Showell DE Delaware State
17 3 99 Sean Washington CB Rice
18 4 106 Ernie Rogers T California
19 3 111 Karmeeleyah McGill LB Notre Dame
20 4 118 Curvin Richards RB Pittsburgh
21 3 123 Jey Phillips CB Arizona
22 4 130 Eddie Small WR Mississippi
23 3 135 Bret Kwarta G UC Davis
24 4 142 David Hollie DT Jackson State
25 3 147 Tim Walton LB Ball State
26 4 154 David Jones TE Delaware State
27 3 159 Chuck Carswell DB Georgia
28 4 166 John Bock G Indiana State
29 3 171 A. J. Jenkins DE Cal State Fullerton
30 4 178 Brice Adams FB Michigan State
31 3 183 Ernie Jones WR Indiana
32 4 190 Joey Smith WR Louisville
33 3 195 Latish Kinsley S Cincinnati
34 4 202 Paul Duckworth LB Connecticut
35 3 207 Tommy Jones S Fresno State
36 4 214 Melvin Aldridge S Murray State
37 3 219 Chris Luneburg T West Chester (PA)
38 4 226 Alonzo Barnett S North Carolina A&T
39 3 231 Chad Lindsey WR Cincinnati
40 4 238 Mario Cristobal T Miami (FL)
41 3 243 Craig McEwen TE Utah
42 4 250 Blaine Berger DT Utah
43 3 255 Dedric Smith WR Savannah State
44 4 262 Terry Belden P/K Northern Arizona
45 3 267 Brad Lebo QB Montana
46 4 274 Fredrick Washington TE Mississippi Valley State

[1]

NFL allocations[edit]

Player name Position College NFL team
Darren Bennett P None San Diego Chargers
Ralph Dawkins RB Louisville New Orleans Saints
Will Furrer QB Virginia Tech Denver Broncos
Bobby Hamilton DE Southern Mississippi Seattle Seahawks
Jamie Martin QB Weber State Los Angeles Rams
Jim Reid T Virginia Houston Oilers
Dexter Seigler DB Miami (FL) Miami Dolphins

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1995 Amsterdam Admirals staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Darrell Roland

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Bob Beers
  • Offensive Assistant – Bob Gambold
  • Offensive Assistant – Norb Hecker
  • National Coach/Tight Ends – Marcus Muler
Defensive coaches


Roster[edit]

1995 Amsterdam Admirals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 31 Melvin Aldridge S
  • 29 Alonza Barnett S
  • 21 Ron Carpenter CB
  • 34 Tommy Jones CB
  • 27 Robert O'Neal S
  • 30 Jey Phillips S
  • 46 Kelly Sims CB
  • 28 Sean Washington CB

Special teams

National players
  • 86 Theo Blanco WR Sweden
  • 86 Jesper Johansson OL Sweden
  • 35 Rick Koulen DB Netherlands
  • 55 Markku Makinen OL Finland
  • 99 Leo Molly DL Netherlands
  • 33 Frank Temming RB Netherlands


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 8 7:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons W 17–13 1–0 Olympisch Stadion 7,168
2 Saturday, April 15 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 14–12 2–0 De Meer Stadion 5,321
3 Sunday, April 23 3:00 p.m. at London Monarchs W 17–10 3–0 White Hart Lane 8,763
4 Sunday, April 30 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores W 31–0 4–0 Murrayfield Stadium 9,306
5 Saturday, May 6 7:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 30–10 5–0 Olympisch Stadion 8,153
6 Saturday, May 13 5:30 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons W 40–34 OT 6–0 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 18,369
7 Saturday, May 20 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 30–13 7–0 Olympisch Stadion 10,423
8 Sunday, May 28 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 13–28 7–1 Waldstadion 28,368
9 Saturday, June 3 7:00 p.m. London Monarchs W 17–7 8–1 De Meer Stadion 8,469
10 Saturday, June 10 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 37–25 9–1 Rheinstadion 7,961

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

Standings[edit]

World League of American Football
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

[14]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week One: Barcelona Dragons at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Barcelona 0 3 7 3 13
Amsterdam 7 10 0 0 17

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 8
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 7,168
  • [3][15]

Week 2: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Two: Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 0 0 5 12
Amsterdam 0 14 0 0 14

at De Meer Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 15
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 5,321
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • [5]

Week 3: at London Monarchs[edit]

Week Three: Amsterdam Admirals at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 3 7 0 17
London 7 3 0 0 10

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, April 23
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 8,763
  • [6]

Week 4: at Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week Four: Amsterdam Admirals at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 6 15 3 31
Scotland 0 0 0 0 0

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Saturday, April 30
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 9,306
  • [7]

Week 5: vs Rhein Fire[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
  • [8]

Week 6: at Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Six: Amsterdam Admirals at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Amsterdam 0 20 0 14 6 40
Barcelona 6 9 11 8 0 34

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Saturday, May 13
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 18,369
  • [9][10]

Week 7: vs Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week Seven: Scottish Claymores at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 7 6 0 0 13
Amsterdam 6 7 7 10 30

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,423
  • [11]

Week 8: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Eight: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 3 7 3 13
Frankfurt 7 7 7 7 28

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 28
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 28,368

Week 9: vs London Monarchs[edit]

Week Nine: London Monarchs at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 0 0 7 7
Amsterdam 7 0 7 3 17

at De Meer Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, June 3
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 8,469
  • [12]

Week 10: at Rhein Fire[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
  • [13]

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. p. 27. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Cubero, Cristina (April 8, 1995). "Los Dragons, en Amsterdam". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. p. 47. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cubero, Cristina (April 9, 1995). "Tropiezo inicial de los Dragons". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. p. 37. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press (April 15, 1995). "Admirals 14, Galaxy 12". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (April 23, 1995). "Admirals 17, Monarchs 10". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Associated Press (April 30, 1995). "Admirals 31, Claymores 0". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Associated Press (May 6, 1995). "Admirals 30, Rhein Fire 10". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Cubero, Cristina (May 13, 1995). "Los Dragons se enfrentan al peor de sus enemigos". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. p. 53. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Cubero, Cristina (May 14, 1995). "Necesitan a Bugs Bunny". El Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). Barcelona, Spain. p. 35. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Associated Press (May 20, 1995). "Admirals 30, Claymores 13". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Associated Press (June 3, 1995). "Admirals 17, Monarchs 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Associated Press (June 10, 1995). "Admirals 37, Rhein Fire 25". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  14. ^ "1995 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  15. ^ Associated Press (April 8, 1995). "Admirals 17, Dragons 13". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved February 3, 2013.