2007 Berlin Thunder season
|2007 Berlin Thunder season|
|Head coach||John Allen|
|General manager||Joe Cealera|
|Home field||Olympic Stadium|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 2007 Berlin Thunder season was the ninth and final season for the franchise in the NFL Europa League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach John Allen in his first year, and played its home games at Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. They finished the regular season in sixth place with a record of two wins and eight losses. The National Football League (NFL) announced the closure of its European branch on June 29.
Free agent draft
|Draft order||Player name||Position||College|
|1||1||Chris Thompson||CB||Nicholls State|
|3||18||Seante Williams||DE||Jacksonville State|
|4||19||Jabari Levey||T||South Carolina|
|5||30||Chris Harrell||CB||Penn State|
|6||31||Matt Henshaw||TE||Florida State|
|7||42||Steve Paris||S||Iowa State|
|9||54||Keon Raymond||CB||Middle Tennessee|
|10||55||Quartez Vickerson||DT||Grand Valley State|
|16||91||Sha-Ron Edwards||RB||Illinois State|
|18||103||Bobby Payne||DE||Middle Tennessee|
|2007 Berlin Thunder staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|2007 Berlin Thunder roster|
|Week||Date||Kickoff [n 1]||Opponent||Results||Game site||Attendance|
|Final score||Team record|
|1||Saturday, April 14||7:00 p.m.||at Rhein Fire||W 15–3||1–0||LTU arena||30,355|
|2||Sunday, April 22||4:00 p.m.||Hamburg Sea Devils||L 7–16||1–1||Olympic Stadium||30,657|
|3||Saturday, April 28||6:00 p.m.||Amsterdam Admirals||L 10–14||1–2||Olympic Stadium||11,942|
|4||Saturday, May 5||6:00 p.m.||at Cologne Centurions||W 31–28||2–2||RheinEnergieStadion||10,084|
|5||Sunday, May 13||4:00 p.m.||Cologne Centurions||L 10–24||2–3||Olympic Stadium||11,995|
|6||Sunday, May 20||5:00 p.m.||at Frankfurt Galaxy||L 7–35||2–4||Commerzbank-Arena||30,125|
|7||Saturday, May 26||6:00 p.m.||at Hamburg Sea Devils||L 7–17||2–5||AOL Arena||18,337|
|8||Saturday, June 2||6:00 p.m.||Frankfurt Galaxy||L 22–25||2–6||Olympic Stadium||11,882|
|9||Friday, June 8||7:00 p.m.||Rhein Fire||L 17–24||2–7||Olympic Stadium||12,114|
|10||Friday, June 15||8:00 p.m.||at Amsterdam Admirals||L 20–21||2–8||Olympic Stadium||11,893|
|NFL Europa League|
|Hamburg Sea Devils||7||3||0||.700||231||176||4–1||3–2||W4|
Week 1: at Rhein Fire
Week 2: vs Hamburg Sea Devils
Week 3: vs Amsterdam Admirals
Week 4: at Cologne Centurions
Week 10: at Amsterdam Admirals
- Date: Friday, June 15
- Game time: 8:07 p.m. CEST
- Game weather: 70 °F (21.1 °C), partly cloudy, light rain
- Game attendance: 11,893
- Referee: Tom Symonette
- TV announcers (NFL Network): Michael Reghi and Doug Graber
- Chris Barclay, Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 4)
- Carlton Brewster, All-NFL Europa League team selection
- Andrew Jacas, Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 1)
- Chris Thompson, Defensive Player of the Week (Week 10)
- All times are in Central European Summer Time (CEST).
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