1997 Amsterdam Admirals season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1997 Amsterdam Admirals season
Head coach Al Luginbill
General manager Bill Peterson
Home field Amsterdam ArenA
Results
Record 5–5
Division place 4th
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1997 Amsterdam Admirals season was the third season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Al Luginbill in his third year, and played its home games at Amsterdam ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands. They finished the regular season in fourth place with a record of five wins and five losses.

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1997 Amsterdam Admirals World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 4 Brent Moss RB Wisconsin
2 10 Trevor Wilmot LB Indiana
3 15 Bronzell Miller DE Utah
4 22 Larry McSeed LB Delaware
5 27 Curtis Caesar WR Grambling
6 34 Bryan Dickerson RB Eastern Kentucky
7 39 Ronnie Woolfork LB Colorado
8 46 Dion Lambert CB UCLA
9 51 Roosevelt Collins LB Texas Christian
10 58 Jon Heidenreich G Northeast Louisiana
11 63 Lamar Mills DE Indiana
12 70 Charles Gordon CB Eastern Michigan
13 75 Bryan Reeves WR Nevada
14 82 Ron Lewis G Washington State
15 87 Rich Yurkiewicz LB Kent State
16 94 Robert Hall QB Texas Tech
17 99 Ray Forsythe G Central Florida
18 106 Earl Scott G Arkansas
19 111 Steve Hendrickson LB California
20 118 Damon Thomas WR Wayne State
21 122 Reggie Barnes LB Oklahoma
22 126 Jim Ward DT Slippery Rock
23 129 Joe Montford LB South Carolina State
24 130 Richard Fall K None
25 132 Steve Brannon DE Hampton

[1]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1997 Amsterdam Admirals staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Bill Peterson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers – Joe Clark
  • Running Backs – Bob Gambold
  • Offensive Line – Al Tanara
  • National Coach/Tight Ends – Marcus Muler
Defensive coaches


Roster[edit]

1997 Amsterdam Admirals roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 57 Cedric Figaro
  • 52 Marc Lillibridge MLB
  • 51 Larry McSeed OLB
  • 56 Trevor Wilmot OLB
  • 53 Rich Yurkiewicz

Defensive backs

  • 21 Ron Carpenter CB
  • 25 Tommy Johnson CB
  • 23 Tommy Jones CB
  • 27 Robert O'Neal S
  • 29 Jey Phillips S
  • 28 Jeff Russell S

Special teams

  •  5 Brian Gragert P
National players


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 12 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores L 3–16 0–1 Amsterdam ArenA 16,185
2 Saturday, April 19 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 10–19 0–2 Waldstadion 31,729
3 Saturday, April 26 7:00 p.m. London Monarchs W 34–6 1–2 Amsterdam ArenA 13,767
4 Saturday, May 3 7:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 23–20 2–2 Amsterdam ArenA 10,698
5 Sunday, May 11 7:30 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 21–28 2–3 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 14,152
6 Sunday, May 18 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 6–10 2–4 Murrayfield Stadium 9,021
7 Saturday, May 24 7:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons W 21–26 3–4 Amsterdam ArenA 13,289
8 Sunday, June 1 3:00 p.m. at London Monarchs W 13–9 4–4 Stamford Bridge 9,150
9 Saturday, June 7 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 0–24 4–5 Rheinstadion 23,697
10 Saturday, June 14 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 20–7 5–5 Amsterdam ArenA 19,486

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Standings[edit]

World League of American Football
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Rhein Fire 7 3 0 .700 206 146 3–2 4–1 W3
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 236 209 2–3 3–2 W1
Scottish Claymores 5 5 0 .500 134 154 2–3 3–2 L2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 156 160 4–1 1–4 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 4 6 0 .400 147 142 3–2 1–4 L1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 116 184 2–3 2–3 L1

[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week One: Scottish Claymores at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 0 6 0 10 16
Amsterdam 0 0 0 3 3

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 12
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 16,185
  • [3]

Week 2: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Two: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 3 7 0 10
Frankfurt 10 3 3 3 19

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 19
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 31,729
  • Referee: Mike Pereira
  • [4]

Week 3: vs London Monarchs[edit]

Week Three: London Monarchs at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 6 0 0 6
Amsterdam 7 13 0 14 34

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 26
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 13,767
  • Referee: Walt Coleman

Week 4: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Four: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 6 7 7 20
Amsterdam 10 0 6 7 23

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 3
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,698
  • [5]

Week 5: at Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Five: Amsterdam Admirals at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 0 14 7 21
Barcelona 14 7 0 7 28

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Sunday, May 11
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 14,152

Week 6: at Scottish Claymores[edit]

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

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, May 18
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 9,021

Week 7: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Seven: Barcelona Dragons at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Barcelona 7 0 14 0 21
Amsterdam 0 17 0 9 26

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 24
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 13,289

Week 8: at London Monarchs[edit]

Week Eight: Amsterdam Admirals at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 0 0 6 13
London 0 0 3 6 9

at Stamford Bridge, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, June 1
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 9,150

Week 9: at Rhein Fire[edit]

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

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 7
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 23,697

Week 10: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

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

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, June 14
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 19,486
  • [6]

Awards[edit]

After the completion of the regular season, the All-World League team was selected by members of the media.[7] Amsterdam had only one player selected, defensive tackle Troy Ridgley.[7]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997 World League draft". WorldLeague.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 1997. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "1997 Season in Review". The Official 1998 NFL Europe League Fact Book. pp. 218–222. 
  3. ^ a b "Claymores 16, Admirals 3". European Stars and Stripes. Darmstadt, Germany. April 14, 1997. p. 27. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Associated Press (April 19, 1997). "Galaxy 19, Admirals 10". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press (May 3, 1997). "Admirals 23, Fire 20". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (June 14, 1997). "Admirals 20, Galaxy 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "1997 All-World League team". WorldLeague.com. June 20, 1997. Archived from the original on July 9, 1997. Retrieved June 30, 2013.