2007 Frankfurt Galaxy season

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2007 Frankfurt Galaxy season
Head coach Mike Jones
General manager Tilman Engel
Home field Commerzbank-Arena
Results
Record 7–3
Division place 2nd
Playoff finish Lost World Bowl XV
Frankfurt at Hamburg, June 9, 2007

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.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Free agent draft[edit]

2007 Frankfurt Galaxy NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 6 Zac Woodfin LB UAB
2 12 Edorian McCullough CB Texas
3 13 David Jones TE LSU
4 24 Craig Bailey LB Nevada
5 25 Ben Sobieski G Iowa
6 36 Brandon Middleton WR Houston
7 37 Bobby Harris T Mississippi
8 48 Robert Ortiz WR San Diego State
9 49 Kyle Killion LB Indiana
10 60 Josh Sewell C Nebraska
11 61 Billy Alford CB Vanderbilt
12 72 Justin Brown DE East Central (OK)
13 73 Charles Missant C Western Michigan
14 84 Matt Sinclair LB Illinois
15 85 Charles Anthony RB Tennessee State
16 96 Ron Rockett S Wyoming
17 97 Raymond Washington CB Fresno State
18 108 Chris Laskowski S Florida Atlantic
19 109 Kellen Pruitt LB Syracuse
20 120 Roscoe Crosby WR Clemson
21 121 Felton Huggins WR Southeastern Louisiana

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2007 Frankfurt Galaxy staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Tilman Engel

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

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

Special teams coaches

  • National Coach/Special Teams Coordinator – Markus Grahn
  • Special Teams Assistant – Ken Stills

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Adam Baucher

Roster[edit]

2007 Frankfurt Galaxy roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players
  • 70 Emmanuel Akah G England
  • 75 Kevin Ansu-Yeboah G Germany
  • 90 Daniel Benetka DT Germany
  • 35 Leonard Greene S Germany
  • 51 Rikiya Ishida LB Japan
  • 81 Yuji Ohtaki WR Japan
  • 83 Florian Pawlik TE Germany
  • 95 Ulrich Winkler DE Germany


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

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

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Standings[edit]

NFL Europa League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Hamburg Sea Devils 7 3 0 .700 231 176 4–1 3–2 W4
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 254 179 5–0 2–3 W1
Cologne Centurions 6 4 0 .600 205 172 2–3 4–1 L1
Rhein Fire 4 6 0 .400 166 212 2–3 2–3 L1
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 194 250 3–2 1–4 W1
Berlin Thunder 2 8 0 .200 146 207 0–5 2–3 L6

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week One: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 8 6 0 0 14
Frankfurt 7 10 13 0 30

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 14
  • Game time: 7:10 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 38,125
  • Referee: Don Carey

Week 4: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Four: Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 0 14 3 17
Amsterdam 7 12 0 0 19

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Sunday, May 6
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,788
  • Referee: Tom Symonette

World Bowl XV[edit]

Main article: World Bowl XV
World Bowl XV: Hamburg Sea Devils vs Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 13 10 7 7 37
Frankfurt 0 14 14 0 28

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

Honors[edit]

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.[17] Overall, Frankfurt had seven players selected. The selections were:

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.[17]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuriloff, Aaron (June 29, 2007). "NFL Folds European League One Week After World Bowl Title Game". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ NFL Europa League (February 26, 2007). "Famous names called during NFL Europa Free Agent Draft" (Press release). Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ NFL Europa League (April 10, 2007). "World Bowl Rematch Kicks Off 15th Season" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ NFL Europa League (April 17, 2007). "Early Start To Week Two" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ NFL Europa League (April 24, 2007). "Race for NFL Europa glory looks to be crowded" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ NFL Europa League (May 1, 2007). "Pace-setting Galaxy Visit Admirals; Centurions Lead Chasing Pack" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ NFL Europa League (May 8, 2007). "Everything To Play For As Season Approaches Halfway Mark" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ NFL Europa League (May 15, 2007). "Race To Reach World Bowl Closest In League History As All Six Teams Separated By One Game" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ NFL Europa League (May 22, 2007). "Two Break Clear Of Chasing Pack As Race To Reach World Bowl Intensifies" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ NFL Europa League (May 29, 2007). "Cologne Within Touching Distance Of World Bowl" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ NFL Europa League (June 5, 2007). "Galaxy One Win Away From Hosting World Bowl" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  12. ^ NFL Europa League (June 12, 2007). "Three Teams Eye Two Title Game Spots As Race To Reach World Bowl Goes Down To Final Weekend" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ Sport-Informations-Dienst (June 17, 2007). "Centurions verpassen Finaleinzug" (in German). Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ NFL Europa League (June 18, 2007). "World Bowl XV Preview" (Press release). Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ Carlson, Mike (June 24, 2007). "NFL Europe: Hamburg wins World Bowl". The New York Times. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  16. ^ "NFL Europa At A Glance". USA Today. June 25, 2007. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b "Honors handed out". NFLEurope.com. June 21, 2007. Archived from the original on June 26, 2007. Retrieved January 22, 2012.