New York/New Jersey Knights

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New York/New Jersey Knights
New York/New Jersey Knights helmet
New York/New Jersey Knights logo
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Year founded1991
Year retired1992
CityEast Rutherford, New Jersey
Team colorsBlack, Silver, Gold, White[1]
                   
Franchise W-L-T recordRegular Season: 11–9
Postseason: 0–1

The New York/New Jersey Knights was a franchise in the World League of American Football for the 1991 and 1992 seasons. They played in the North American East division, which they won in the 1991 season. They were coached by Mouse Davis, an architect of the Run and shoot offense.

After 1992 the NFL (who backed the league) suspended the WLAF's operations. When the WLAF returned in the 1995 season the league was concentrated in Europe, and none of the seven North American teams (including New York-New Jersey Knights) returned.

They played their home games at Giants Stadium, also the former home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets.

Season-by-season[edit]

Season League Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
1991 WLAF 5 5 0 .500 1st (North American East) 0 1 .000 Lost to London Monarchs in semifinal
1992 WLAF 6 4 0 .600 2nd (North American East)
Total 11 9 0 .550 0 1 .000

1991 season[edit]

1991 New York/New Jersey Knights season
Head coachMouse Davis
General managerReggie Williams
OwnerRobert F. X. Sillerman
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Results
Record5–5
Division place1st North American East
Playoff finishLost Semifinal

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1991 New York/New Jersey Knights staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Mouse Davis
  • Assistant Head Coach – Tim Marcum

Offensive coaches

  • Co-Offensive Coordinator – Darrel "Pop" Jackson
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Larry Zierlein
  • Receivers/Special Teams – Dan Lounsbury
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Joe Haering
  • Defensive Assistant – Will Lewis

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rob Panariello

Roster[edit]

1991 New York/New Jersey Knights roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

  • Vacant
Offensive Linemen
  • 57 Alan Champagne C
  • 54 Rod Holder G
  • 74 Mike Husar G
  • 71 Caesar Rentie T
  • 51 Pete Scott C
  • 60 Stacy Searels T
  • 64 Kevin Simons T
  • 76 Jim Warne G

Defensive Linemen

  • 99 Joe Campbell DE
  • 98 David Edeen DE
  • 94 Pat Marlatt DT
  • 69 Doug Mikolas DT
  • 92 Craig Schlichting DE
  • 91 Tony Woods DE
Linebackers
  • 56 Fabray Collins
  • 56 Kevin Dean
  • 58 Cecil Fletcher OLB
  • 53 Chris Haering MLB
  • 52 Ron Sancho OLB

Defensive Backs

  • 20 Reggie Berry CB
  • 21 Vince Courville CB
  • 29 Ellis Dillahunt S
  • 26 James Howard CB
  • 22 Tony Jones CB
  • 25 Mark Moore S
  • 49 Falanda Newton S
  • 31 Anthony Parker CB
  • 23 Derrick White CB

Special Teams

Operation Discovery
  • 72 Daniel Beun OL Belgium
  • 77 Les Jackson DL England
  • 28 Mike Taylor S England
  • 41 Eric Yuma RB Belgium


Rookies in italics

Results[edit]

Week 1: Sun. Mar. 24 - (L) NY/NJ Knights 7 @ Barcelona Dragons 19 (Att. 19,233)

Week 2: Sun. Mar. 31 - (L) NY/NJ Knights 18 @ London Monarchs 22 (Att. 46,592)

Week 3: Sat. Apr. 6 - (L) NY/NJ KNIGHTS 17 VS FRANKFURT GALAXY 27 (Att. 36,456)

Week 4: Sat. Apr. 13 - (W) NY/NJ Knights 44 @ Montreal Machine 0 (Att, 34,821)

Week 5: Mon. Apr. 22 - (W) NY/NJ KNIGHTS 28 VS SACRAMENTO SURGE 20 (Att. 21,230)

Week 6: Sat. Apr. 27 - (W) NY/NJ KNIGHTS 42 VS ORLANDO THUNDER 6 (Att. 30,046)

Week 7: Sun. May. 5 - (W) NY/NJ Knights 42 @ Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks 6 (Att. 10,069)

Week 8: Sat. May. 11 - (L) NY/NJ KNIGHTS 7 VS LONDON MONARCHS 22 (Att. 41,219)

Week 9: Mon. May. 20 - (L) NY/NJ Knights 14 @ Birmingham Fire 24 (Att. 31,211)

Week 10: Sat. May. 25 - (W) NY/NJ KNIGHTS 38 VS SAN ANTONIO RIDERS 9 (Att. 32,857)

Semifinals: Sun. June 2 (L) NY/NJ KNIGHTS 26 VS LONDON MONARCHS 42 (Att, 25,713)

1992 season[edit]

1992 New York/New Jersey Knights season
Head coachMouse Davis
General managerReggie Williams
OwnerRobert F. X. Sillerman
Home fieldGiants Stadium
Local radioWEVD
Results
Record6–4
Division place2nd North American East
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 New York/New Jersey Knights staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Co-Offensive Coordinator – Darrel "Pop" Jackson
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Larry Zierlein
  • Receivers – Gary Riekes
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Joe Haering
  • Secondary – Jim Elam
  • Defensive Assistant – Will Lewis

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Frank Gansz, Jr.


[2]

Roster[edit]

1992 New York/New Jersey Knights roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

  • Vacant
Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

  • 94 Pat Marlatt DT
  • 69 Doug Mikolas DT
  • 92 Craig Schlichting DE
  • 78 Brian Smith DE
  • 91 Tony Woods DE
Linebackers
  • 58 Cecil Fletcher OLB
  • 93 A. J. Jimerson OLB
  • 50 Wes Pritchett MLB
  • 52 Ron Sancho OLB

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Operation Discovery
  • Vacant


Rookies in italics

Results[edit]

Week 1: London Monarchs 26, New York/New Jersey 20 (OT)

Week 2: Barcelona Dragons 15, New York/New Jersey 14

Week 3: San Antonio Riders 9, New York/New Jersey 3

Week 4: Orlando Thunder 39, New York/New Jersey 21

Week 5: New York/New Jersey 24, Frankfurt Galaxy 21

Week 6: New York/New Jersey 34, Montreal Machine 11

Week 7: New York/New Jersey 41, London Monarchs 13

Week 8: New York/New Jersey 39, Ohio Glory 33 (OT)

Week 9: New York/New Jersey 47, Barcelona Dragons 0

Week 10: New York/New Jersey 41, Montreal Machine 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Colors – WLAF". ColorWerx.us. Archived from the original on November 15, 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Club Directory". 1992 New York/New Jersey Knights Media Guide. p. 2.