2000 Rhein Fire season

The 2000 Rhein Fire season was the sixth season for the franchise in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Galen Hall in his sixth year, and played its home games at Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in first place with a record of seven wins and three losses, qualifying for the league final for the third time in four years. Rhein won the second championship in team history by defeating the Scottish Claymores 13–10 in World Bowl 2000.

2000 Rhein Fire season
Head coachGalen Hall
General managerAlexander Leibkind
Home fieldRheinstadion
Results
Record7–3
Division place1st
Playoff finishWorld Bowl 2000 champion

OffseasonEdit

Free agent draftEdit

2000 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 4 Rome Douglas T Southern California
2 10 Michael Early C Norfolk State
3 15 Terrance Joseph S Tulsa
4 22 Everett Burnett WR Kansas State
5 27 Pepe Pearson RB Ohio State
6 34 Daniel Jones WR Utah
7 39 Stephen Fisher CB North Carolina
8 46 Dan Collins G Boston College
9 51 Derrick Steagall WR Georgia Tech
10 58 Thomas Guynes T Michigan
11 63 Dusty Renfro LB Texas
12 70 Kevin Cooper WR Mississippi State
13 75 William Carr DT Michigan
14 82 Tim Martin DE Tulsa
15 87 Matthew Hickl S Texas A&M-Kingville
16 94 Mark Smith LB Arkansas
17 99 Scott Whittaker T Kansas
18 106 Nakia Reddick S Central Florida
19 111 Kevin Drake WR Alabama-Birmingham
20 118 James Clyburn DT North Carolina A&T

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2000 Rhein Fire staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Bart Andrus
  • Wide Receivers – Mike Jones
  • Offensive Line – Whitey Jordan
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Pete Kuharchek
  • National Coach/Defensive Line – Walter Rohlfing
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Jeff Reinebold


RosterEdit

2000 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 86 Kevin Drake
  •  1 Alonzo Johnson
  •  5 Daniel Jones
  • 18 Kendrick Nord
  • 84 Jeff Ogden

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 53 Jamie Baisley MLB
  • 58 Vincent Bradford
  • 59 Kendell Ogle OLB
  • 57 Dusty Renfro OLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players
  • 10 Manfred Burgsmüller K  
  • 50 Anthony Doghmi LB  
  • 23 Sascha Gehloff DB  
  • 45 Wolfgang Hatzky RB  
  • 72 Bastian Lano DL  
  • 81 Kai-Erik Lyck WR  
  • 21 Oyeniran Olalere Odunayo Ojo RB  
  • 55 Dusty Pearce LB  


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. Barcelona Dragons W 28–17 1–0 Rheinstadion 28,924
2 Saturday, April 22 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 20–23 OT 1–1 Amsterdam ArenA 13,285
3 Saturday, April 29 7:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 34–27 2–1 Rheinstadion 43,129
4 Saturday, May 6 7:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons W 18–7 3–1 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 21,200
5 Saturday, May 13 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 22–10 4–1 Rheinstadion 30,537
6 Sunday, May 21 3:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder L 21–25 OT 4–2 Jahn-Sportpark 10,273
7 Saturday, May 27 7:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 28–27 5–2 Rheinstadion 33,437
8 Sunday, June 4 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 53–14 6–2 Waldstadion 41,351
9 Saturday, June 10 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 24–31 6–3 Hampden Park 10,196
10 Sunday, June 18 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 31–28 7–3 Rheinstadion 37,113
World Bowl 2000
11 Sunday, June 25 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 13–10 8–3 Waldstadion 35,860

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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Game summariesEdit

World Bowl 2000Edit

World Bowl 2000: Rhein Fire vs Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 3 3 0713
Scotland 7 3 0010

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

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 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "2000 NFL Europe League Standings". NFL Europe League. Archived from the original on August 15, 2000. Retrieved November 2, 2013.