2005 Cologne Centurions season

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2005 Cologne Centurions season
Head coach Peter Vaas
General manager Jacques Orthen
Home field RheinEnergieStadion
Results
Record 6–4
Division place 3rd
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 2005 Cologne Centurions season was the second season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Peter Vaas in his second year, and played its home games at RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, Germany. They finished the regular season in third place with a record of six wins and four losses.

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2005 Cologne Centurions NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 3 Omar Nazel DE Southern California
2 9 Ryan Wingrove DE Bowling Green
3 16 Bobby Brooks LB Fresno State
4 21 Eric Powell DE Florida State
5 28 Zach Wilson G Southern California
6 33 Tam Hopkins G Ohio State
7 40 Hart Turner TE South Carolina

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 Cologne Centurions staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Jacques Orthen

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Bob Bicknell
  • National Coach/Running Backs/Special Teams – Marco Knorr
  • Wide Receivers – Dwaune Jones
  • Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line – Jay Hagood
Defensive coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Joe Shufelt

Roster[edit]

2005 Cologne Centurions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 55 Bobby Brooks OLB
  • 58 Anthony Dunn OLB
  • 50 Dave Moretti OLB
  • 57 Joe Tuipala MLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

  • 18 Steve Baker P
  • 14 Jimmy Kibble K
  • 15 Cody Scates P
National players
  • 27 Loliki Bongo-Wanga RB Belgium
  • 38 Philippe Gardent LB France
  • 35 Leonard Greene S Germany
  • 86 Werner Hippler TE Germany
  •  5 Kentaro Namiki QB Japan
  •  1 Yu Nakajima WR Japan
  • 17 Michihiro Ogawa WR Japan
  • 28 Kohei Satomi S Japan


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 2 6:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils W 24–23 1–0 RheinEnergieStadion 9,468
2 Sunday, April 10 4:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 23–10 2–0 LTU arena 25,304
3 Saturday, April 16 6:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 23–14 3–0 RheinEnergieStadion 10,821
4 Saturday, April 23 6:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals L 24–37 3–1 RheinEnergieStadion 8,863
5 Saturday, April 30 7:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils L 6–23 3–2 AOL Arena 15,228
6 Sunday, May 8 4:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 23–17 4–2 RheinEnergieStadion 9,485
7 Saturday, May 14 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 20–17 OT 5–2 Waldstadion 25,347
8 Monday, May 23 8:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 12–30 5–3 Amsterdam ArenA 14,423
9 Sunday, May 29 4:00 p.m. Rhein Fire L 16–28 5–4 RheinEnergieStadion 32,521
10 Sunday, June 5 4:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 17–13 6–4 Olympic Stadium 20,927

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Berlin Thunder 7 3 0 .700 241 191 4–1 3–2 L1
Amsterdam Admirals 6 4 0 .600 265 204 5–0 1–4 L1
Cologne Centurions 6 4 0 .600 188 212 3–2 3–2 W1
Hamburg Sea Devils 5 5 0 .500 213 196 4–1 1–4 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 3 7 0 .300 163 246 2–3 1–4 L2
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 203 224 2–3 1–4 W2

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week One: Hamburg Sea Devils at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 7 3 3 10 23
Cologne 7 7 3 7 24

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 2
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (13.9 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 9,468
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 2: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Two: Cologne Centurions at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 6 3 7 7 23
Rhein 0 3 0 7 10

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 10
  • Game time: 4:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 48 °F (8.9 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 25,304
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Week 3: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Three: Frankfurt Galaxy at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 7 0 0 14
Cologne 3 7 10 3 23

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 16
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10.0 °C), cloudly
  • Game attendance: 10,821
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 4: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Four: Amsterdam Admirals at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 7 20 7 3 37
Cologne 10 7 0 7 24

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 23
  • Game time: 6:08 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15.0 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 8,863
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 5: at Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Five: Cologne Centurions at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 0 3 0 3 6
Hamburg 0 6 0 17 23

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 30
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 64 °F (17.8 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 15,228
  • Referee: Scott Green

Week 6: vs Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Six: Berlin Thunder at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 0 7 10 0 17
Cologne 10 0 0 13 23

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 8
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10.0 °C), showers
  • Game attendance: 9,485
  • Referee: Gerald Austin

Week 7: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Seven: Cologne Centurions at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cologne 0 10 0 7 3 20
Frankfurt 7 7 0 3 0 17

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 14
  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 62 °F (16.7 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 25,347
  • Referee: Walt Anderson

Week 8: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Eight: Cologne Centurions at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 6 6 0 0 12
Amsterdam 0 17 7 6 30

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Monday, May 23
  • Game time: 8:17 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 62 °F (16.8 °C), roof open, sunny
  • Game attendance: 14,423
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 9: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Nine: Rhein Fire at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 14 7 7 28
Cologne 0 0 7 9 16

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 29
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22.4 °C), mostly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 32,521
  • Referee: Walt Coleman

Week 10: at Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Ten: Cologne Centurions Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 3 0 7 7 17
Berlin 3 7 3 0 13

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, June 5
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18.3 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 20,927
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Europe League (February 14, 2005). "NFL allocates record 265 to NFLEL" (Press release). Archived from the original on June 16, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2005 NFLE Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved October 30, 2013.