2006 Frankfurt Galaxy season

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2006 Frankfurt Galaxy season
Head coach Mike Jones
General manager Tilman Engel
Home field Commerzbank-Arena
Results
Record 7–3
Division place 2nd
Playoff finish World Bowl XIV champion

The 2006 Frankfurt Galaxy season was the 14th season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Mike Jones in his third year, and played its home games at Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. They finished the regular season in second place with a record of seven wins and three losses. In World Bowl XIV, Frankfurt defeated the Amsterdam Admirals 22–7. The victory marked the franchise's fourth World Bowl championship, a league record.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2006 Frankfurt Galaxy NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 2 Josh Cooper DE Mississippi
2 8 Charles Howard DT Florida State
3 17 Daryl Towns LB Nevada
4 20 J. R. Niklos RB Illinois
5 29 Butchie Wallace RB Marshall
6 32 Joselio Hanson CB Texas Tech
7 41 Joseph Scott LB Jackson State
8 44 Bill Alford CB Vanderbilt
9 53 Travis Harris LB Florida
10 55 Hannibal Thomas WR Cincinnati

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2006 Frankfurt Galaxy staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Tilman Engel

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Whitey Jordan
  • Quarterbacks – Biff Parson
  • Running Backs – J. J. Smith
  • National Coach/Tight Ends – Markus Grahn
Defensive coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Carr

Roster[edit]

2006 Frankfurt Galaxy roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 31 Billy Alford CB
  • 21 Joselio Hanson CB
  • 37 Brandon Haw S
  • 36 Rob Lee S
  • 42 DeMario Williams S
  • 22 Lenny Williams CB
  • 28 James Taylor CB

Special teams

National players


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, March 18 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 6–10 0–1 LTU arena 22,827
2 Saturday, March 25 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils W 31–14 1–1 Commerzbank-Arena 26,713
3 Saturday, April 1 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 20–38 1–2 Amsterdam ArenA 9,917
4 Saturday, April 8 7:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions W 21–14 2–2 Commerzbank-Arena 23,125
5 Saturday, April 15 6:00 p.m. at Hamburg Sea Devils W 17–13 3–2 AOL Arena 12,281
6 Saturday, April 22 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 18–17 4–2 Commerzbank-Arena 26,812
7 Sunday, April 30 4:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions W 17–10 5–2 RheinEnergieStadion 11,800
8 Saturday, May 6 7:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 16–14 6–2 Commerzbank-Arena 32,172
9 Sunday, May 14 5:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals L 12–17 6–3 Commerzbank-Arena 31,769
10 Saturday, May 20 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 14–13 7–3 Jahn-Sportpark 14,225
World Bowl XIV
11 Saturday, May 27 6:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 22–7 8–3 LTU arena 36,286

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

Standings[edit]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Amsterdam Admirals 7 3 0 .700 259 234 2–3–0 5–0–0 L1
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 172 160 4–1–0 3–2–0 W1
Rhein Fire 6 4 0 .600 207 165 4–1–0 2–3–0 W1
Cologne Centurions 4 6 0 .400 151 170 2–3–0 2–3–0 L1
Hamburg Sea Devils 3 6 1 .350 194 193 1–3–1 2–3–0 W3
Berlin Thunder 2 7 1 .250 180 241 1–4–0 1–3–1 L5

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week One: Frankfurt Galaxy at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 3 0 3 0 6
Rhein 7 3 0 0 10

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, March 18
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CET
  • Game weather: 62 °F (17 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 22,827
  • Referee: Terry Brown

Week 2: vs Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Two: Hamburg Sea Devils at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 0 7 7 0 14
Frankfurt 7 14 3 7 31

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, March 25
  • Game time: 7:09 p.m. CET
  • Game weather: 40 °F (4 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 26,713
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 3: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Three: Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 3 3 7 20
Amsterdam 14 10 7 7 38

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 1
  • Game time: 7:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), roof open, partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 9,917
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

Week 4: vs Cologne Centurions[edit]

Week Four: Cologne Centurions at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 0 7 0 7 14
Frankfurt 0 14 0 7 21

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 8
  • Game time: 7:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 23,125
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Week 5: at Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Week Five: Frankfurt Galaxy at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 7 3 7 17
Hamburg 0 10 0 3 13

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 15
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 12,281
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Week 6: vs Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Six: Berlin Thunder at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 0 7 3 7 17
Frankfurt 0 3 6 9 18

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 22
  • Game time: 7:10 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 26,812
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 7: at Cologne Centurions[edit]

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

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 30
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 49 °F (9 °C), mostly cloudly
  • Game attendance: 11,800
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 8: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Eight: Rhein Fire at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 7 0 7 14
Frankfurt 3 3 7 3 16

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 6
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 32,172
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 9: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Nine: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 3 7 7 17
Frankfurt 3 3 0 6 12

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 6
  • Game time: 5:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 31,769
  • Referee: Greg Meyer

Week 10: at Berlin Thunder[edit]

Week Ten: Frankfurt Galaxy at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 7 7 0 14
Berlin 6 7 0 0 13

at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Game time: 6:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C), cloudy with showers, windy
  • Game attendance: 14,225
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

World Bowl XIV[edit]

Main article: World Bowl XIV
World Bowl XIV: Amsterdam Admirals vs Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 2 0 10 10 22
Amsterdam 0 7 0 0 7

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 27
  • Game time: 6:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game weather: 61 °F (16 °C), roof closed
  • Game attendance: 36,286
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (NFL Network): Curt Menefee and Brian Baldinger

Honors[edit]

After the completion of the regular season, the All-NFL Europe League team was selected by the NFLEL coaching staffs, members of a media panel and fans voting online at NFLEurope.com.[16] Overall, Frankfurt had five players selected. The selections were:

  • Brandon Haw, safety
  • Aaron Hosack, wide receiver
  • Jerome Nichols, defensive tackle
  • Roger Robinson, running back
  • Will Svitek, tackle

Head coach Mike Jones earned NFL Europe League Coach of the Year honors.[16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times are in Central European Time (CET), or Central European Summer Time (CEST) after March 25.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (May 27, 2006). "Frankfurt in another Galaxy with fourth World Bowl title". USA Today. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ NFL Europe League (January 27, 2006). "Familiar faces return in NFLEL free agent draft" (Press release). Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ NFL Europe League (March 13, 2006). "World Bowl rematch kicks off 14th season" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ NFL Europe League (March 21, 2006). "Week one winners clash in Berlin" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ NFL Europe League (March 28, 2006). "Race looks to be crowded" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ NFL Europe League (April 4, 2006). "Pace-setting Fire host Sea Devils" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ NFL Europe League (April 11, 2006). "Top two in fight for first as season reaches halfway mark" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  8. ^ NFL Europe League (April 18, 2006). "League leaders meet for second week in a row" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ NFL Europe League (April 25, 2006). "League-leading Admirals aim to maintain World Bowl charge" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  10. ^ NFL Europe League (May 2, 2006). "Admirals within touching distance of World Bowl" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ NFL Europe League (May 9, 2006). "Winner takes all in Admirals-Galaxy clash" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ NFL Europe League (May 16, 2006). "Admirals clinch World Bowl berth" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ NFL Europe League (May 22, 2006). "Yello Strom World Bowl XIV preview" (Press release). Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ Carlson, Mike (May 28, 2006). "NFL Europe: Frankfurt runs way to 4th title". The New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ "2006 NFLE Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b NFL Europe League (May 25, 2006). "NFLEL names All-League team, MVPs" (Press release). Archived from the original on June 26, 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2013.