2007 Frankfurt Galaxy season
|2007 Frankfurt Galaxy season|
|Head coach||Mike Jones|
|General manager||Tilman Engel|
|Playoff finish||Lost World Bowl XV|
The 2007 Frankfurt Galaxy season was the 15th and final season for the franchise in the NFL Europa League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Mike Jones in his fourth 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 XV, Frankfurt lost to the Hamburg Sea Devils 37–28. The National Football League (NFL) announced the closure of its European branch on June 29.
Free agent draft
|Draft order||Player name||Position||College|
|8||48||Robert Ortiz||WR||San Diego State|
|12||72||Justin Brown||DE||East Central (OK)|
|13||73||Charles Missant||C||Western Michigan|
|15||85||Charles Anthony||RB||Tennessee State|
|17||97||Raymond Washington||CB||Fresno State|
|18||108||Chris Laskowski||S||Florida Atlantic|
|21||121||Felton Huggins||WR||Southeastern Louisiana|
|2007 Frankfurt Galaxy staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|2007 Frankfurt Galaxy roster|
|Week||Date||Kickoff [n 1]||Opponent||Results||Game site||Attendance|
|Final score||Team record|
|1||Saturday, April 14||7:00 p.m.||Amsterdam Admirals||W 30–14||1–0||Commerzbank-Arena||38,125|
|2||Saturday, April 21||6:00 p.m.||at Cologne Centurions||W 18–13||2–0||RheinEnergieStadion||16,422|
|3||Saturday, April 28||7:00 p.m.||Hamburg Sea Devils||W 20–17||3–0||Commerzbank-Arena||29,091|
|4||Sunday, May 6||3:00 p.m.||at Amsterdam Admirals||L 17–19||3–1||Amsterdam ArenA||10,788|
|5||Saturday, May 12||7:00 p.m.||at Rhein Fire||L 24–27||3–2||LTU arena||27,349|
|6||Sunday, May 20||5:00 p.m.||Berlin Thunder||W 35–7||4–2||Commerzbank-Arena||30,125|
|7||Saturday, May 26||7:00 p.m.||Rhein Fire||W 23–10||5–2||Commerzbank-Arena||32,789|
|8||Saturday, June 2||6:00 p.m.||at Berlin Thunder||W 25–22||6–2||Olympic Stadium||11,882|
|9||Saturday, June 9||6:00 pm.||at Hamburg Sea Devils||L 31–36||6–3||AOL Arena||30,528|
|10||Saturday, June 16||7:00 p.m.||Cologne Centurions||W 31–14||7–3||Commerzbank-Arena||35,087|
|World Bowl XV|
|11||Saturday, June 23||7:00 p.m.||Hamburg Sea Devils||L 28–37||7–4||Commerzbank-Arena||48,125|
|NFL Europa League|
|Hamburg Sea Devils||7||3||0||.700||231||176||4–1||3–2||W4|
Week 1: vs Amsterdam Admirals
Week 4: at Amsterdam Admirals
World Bowl XV
After the completion of the regular season, the All-NFL Europa League team was selected by the NFLEL coaching staffs, members of a media panel and fans voting online at NFLEurope.com. Overall, Frankfurt had seven players selected. The selections were:
- Bobby Harris, offensive tackle
- Rhys Lloyd, placekicker
- Matt McChesney, guard
- Brandon Middleton, wide receiver
- Shirdonya Mitchell, cornerback
- J. T. O'Sullivan, quarterback
- Matt Sinclair, linebacker
Additionally, O'Sullivan was named offensive co-MVP alongside running back Derrick Ross of the Cologne Centurions. O'Sullivan started all ten games and led the league in passer rating (104.8), and passing yards (2,201) while tying for the lead with 16 touchdown passes. He completed 174 of 254 passes with seven interceptions and also rushed 31 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
- All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).
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