2000 Berlin Thunder season

The 2000 Berlin Thunder season was the second season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Peter Vaas in his first year, and played its home games at Jahn-Sportpark in Berlin, Germany. They finished the regular season in sixth place with a record of four wins and six losses.

2000 Berlin Thunder season
Head coachPeter Vaas
General managerMichael Lang
Home fieldJahn-Sportpark
Results
Record4–6
Division place6th
Playoff finishdid not qualify

OffseasonEdit

Free agent draftEdit

2000 Berlin Thunder NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 1 1 Jonathan Brown DE Tennessee
2 1 7 Jami Oats CB South Carolina State
3 6 18 Chris Jackson WR Washington State
4 1 19 Troy Saunders CB Florida State
5 6 30 Robert Scott WR Utah State
6 1 31 Marques Brigham RB Wyoming
7 6 42 Mike Cook QB William & Mary
8 1 43 Mesene Louisdor CB Central Michigan
9 5 53 Anthony Ladd WR Cincinnati
9 6 54 Mercedes Hamilton G Tennessee
10 1 55 Kenny Watts G Utah State
11 6 66 Brian McKenzie RB Brigham Young
12 1 67 Adam Young TE Dartmouth
13 6 78 Mike Sutton DE LSU
14 1 79 John George WR Southern
15 6 90 Billy Gustin S Purdue
16 1 91 Antwuan Wyatt WR Bethune-Cookman
17 6 102 Keith Williams S St. Cloud State
18 1 103 Travis Hardin T Kentucky State
19 6 114 Harry Deligianis DT Youngstown State
20 1 115 Pascal Volz WR New Mexico
21 6 126 Jermaine Derricott S South Carolina State

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2000 Berlin Thunder staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Michael Lang

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • National Coach/Running Backs – Shuan Fatah
  • Wide Receivers – Bobby Beers
  • Offensive Line – Bob Bicknell
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Steve Carson
  • Defensive Line – Mickey Mays
  • Defensive Backs – Stephen Braggs

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Ron McKeefery

RosterEdit

2000 Berlin Thunder roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

  • 23 Duane Butler CB
  • 21 Donnie Caldwell DB
  • 24 Chris Cummings CB
  • 40 Billy Gustin S
  • 43 Zebbie Lethridge DB
  • 27 Kevin Peoples S
  • 26 Troy Saunders CB

Special teams

National players
  • 20 Lelan Brickus DB  
  • 58 Christian Czwalinna LB  
  • 80 Marico Gregersen WR  
  • 84 Jörg Heckenbach WR  
  •  9 Axel Kruse K  
  • 36 Kim Kuci RB  
  • 53 Rene Neunzig LB  
  • 35 Richard Yancy S  


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 15 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy L 7–32 0–1 Jahn-Sportpark 10,785
2 Monday, April 24 5:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons W 28–21 1–1 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 7,500
3 Saturday, April 29 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 24–20 2–1 Jahn-Sportpark 7,913
4 Sunday, May 7 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 3–42 2–2 Murrayfield Stadium 8,912
5 Saturday, May 13 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 21–24 OT 2–3 Amsterdam ArenA 10,320
6 Sunday, May 21 3:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 25–21 OT 3–3 Jahn-Sportpark 10,273
7 Saturday, May 27 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 27–28 3–4 Rheinstadion 33,437
8 Saturday, June 3 7:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 9–22 3–5 Jahn-Sportpark 7,932
9 Saturday, June 10 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 28–15 4–5 Jahn-Sportpark 8,014
10 Saturday, June 17 6:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 17–24 4–6 Waldstadion 31,648

StandingsEdit

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Rhein Fire 7 3 0 .700 279 209 5–0 2–3 W1
Scottish Claymores 6 4 0 .600 273 165 4–1 2–3 L1
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 194 212 2–3 3–2 W1
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 206 243 3–2 1–4 L3
Frankfurt Galaxy 4 6 0 .400 206 269 1–4 3–2 W2
Berlin Thunder 4 6 0 .400 189 249 3–2 1–4 L1

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ All times local to where the game was played.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NFL Europe Draft List". SI.com. February 24, 2000. Archived from the original on August 18, 2000. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "2000 NFL Europe League Standings". NFL Europe League. Archived from the original on August 15, 2000. Retrieved January 11, 2011.