1996 Amsterdam Admirals season

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1996 Amsterdam Admirals season
Head coach Al Luginbill
General manager Bill Peterson
Home field Olympisch Stadion
Results
Record 5–5
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1996 Amsterdam Admirals season was the second season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Al Luginbill in his second year, and played its home games at Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of five wins and five losses.

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1996 Amsterdam Admirals World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 5 Jerry Crafts T Louisville
2 11 Willie Williams T Louisiana State
3 14 Rico Mack LB Appalachian State
4 23 Ed Stewart LB Nebraska
5 26 Carlos Etheredge TE Miami
6 35 Jim Hanna DT Louisville
7 38 Rodney Harris WR Kansas
8 47 Kelvin Anderson RB Southeast Missouri State
9 50 Alex Shell WR Arkansas State
10 59 Mark Caesar DT Miami
11 62 Jason Childs T North Dakota
12 71 Beno Bryant RB Washington
13 76 Brian Gelzheiser LB Penn State
14 85 Adam Vinatieri K South Dakota State
15 88 Joe Smigiel T Arizona
16 97 Alonza Barnett DB North Carolina A&T
17 100 William Pollard WR Notre Dame
18 109 Corey Barlow DB Auburn
19 112 Randall Evans WR St. Augustine's
20 120 Derrick Farrell DE Louisiana State
21 123 Joey Ellis DB Texas
22 130 Dedric Smith WR Savannah State
23 133 Darrell Asberry QB Jackson State

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 Amsterdam Admirals staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Bill Peterson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers – Joe Clark
  • Running Backs – Louis Clark
  • Offensive Line – Mark McHale
  • National Coach/Tight Ends – Marcus Muler
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Line – Al Tanara
  • Linebackers/Secondary – Tim Prukop


[2] [3]

Roster[edit]

1996 Amsterdam Admirals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 81 Phillip Bobo
  • -- Darren Chandler
  • 87 Derek Hill
  •  1 Dedric Smith

Tight ends

  • 82 Carlos Etheredge
  • 80 David Jones
Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 29 Alonza Barnett S
  • 32 Torey Hunter CB
  • 34 Tommy Jones CB
  • 27 Robert O'Neal S
  • 30 Jey Phillips S
  • 28 John Reece CB
  • 46 Kelly Sims CB
  • 24 Claudius Wright CB

Special teams

National players
  • 52 Takuro Abe LB Japan
  • 21 Reyhan Agaoglu S Netherlands
  • 84 Arnold Galesloot TE Netherlands
  • 69 Jurgen Gustafsson OT Sweden
  • 99 Leo Molly DE Netherlands
  • 33 Frank Temming RB Netherlands
  • 10 Hans Werdekker K Netherlands


Rookies in italics

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, April 14 6:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 27–34 OT 0–1 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 17,300
2 Saturday, April 20 6:30 p.m. Rhein Fire W 17–7 1–1 Olympisch Stadion 8,492
3 Sunday, April 28 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 14–21 1–2 Murrayfield Stadium 13,070
4 Sunday, May 5 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 28–40 1–3 Waldstadion 28,627
5 Saturday, May 11 6:30 p.m. London Monarchs W 28–9 2–3 Olympisch Stadion 8,327
6 Saturday, May 18 6:30 p.m. Barcelona Dragons W 48–14 3–3 Olympisch Stadion 8,712
7 Monday, May 27 3:00 p.m. at London Monarchs L 13–16 3–4 White Hart Lane 11,048
8 Saturday, June 1 6:30 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 31–27 4–4 Olympisch Stadion 10,501
9 Sunday, June 9 3:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 24–14 5–4 Rheinstadion 20,103
10 Saturday, June 15 6:30 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy L 20–28 5–5 Olympisch Stadion 14,062

[2] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Standings[edit]

World League of American Football
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Scottish Claymores 7 3 0 .700 233 190 5–0 2–3 L1
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 221 220 3–2 3–2 W2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 250 210 4–1 1–4 L1
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 192 230 4–1 1–4 W1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 161 192 3–2 1–4 W1
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 176 191 2–3 1–4 L2

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week One: Amsterdam Admirals at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Amsterdam 14 7 0 6 0 27
Barcelona 7 7 7 6 7 34

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Sunday, April 14
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 17,300

Week 2: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

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

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 20
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 8,492
  • [5]

Week 3: at Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week Three: Amsterdam Admirals at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 0 7 0 14
Scotland 7 7 0 7 21

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, April 28
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 13,070
  • [6]

Week 4: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Four: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 14 14 0 28
Frankfurt 14 20 0 6 40

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 5
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 28,627
  • [7]

Week 5: vs London Monarchs[edit]

Week Five: London Monarchs at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 3 0 6 0 9
Amsterdam 14 0 14 0 28

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 8,327
  • [8]

Week 6: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Six: Barcelona Dragons at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Barcelona 0 7 7 0 14
Amsterdam 14 20 7 7 48

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 18
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 8,712

Week 7: at London Monarchs[edit]

Week Seven: Amsterdam Admirals at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 0 6 7 13
London 0 3 6 7 16

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Monday, May 27
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 11,048
  • [9]

Week 8: vs Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week Eight: Scottish Claymores at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 0 0 21 6 27
Amsterdam 0 10 7 14 31

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, June 1
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,501
  • [10]

Week 9: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Nine: Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 10 0 14 24
Rhein 7 0 7 0 14

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, June 9
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 20,103
  • [11]

Week 10: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Ten: Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 13 8 7 0 28
Amsterdam 7 7 0 6 20

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, June 15
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 14,062

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Round by Round Draft". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 146–147. 
  2. ^ a b c "Amsterdam Admirals". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 12–19. 
  3. ^ "Coaching Staff". 1996 Amsterdam Admirals Media Guide. pp. 10–12. 
  4. ^ a b "1996 Season In Review". The Official 1997 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 71–75. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press (April 20, 1996). "Admirals 17, Fire 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (April 28, 1996). "Claymores 21, Admirals 14". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Associated Press (May 5, 1996). "Galaxy 40, Admirals 28". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Associated Press (May 11, 1996). "Admirals 28, Monarchs 9". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Associated Press (May 27, 1996). "Monarchs 16, Admirals 13". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Associated Press (June 1, 1996). "Admirals 31, Claymores 27". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Associated Press (June 9, 1996). "Admirals 24, Rhein Fire 14". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ "1996 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved June 6, 2010.