New York/New Jersey Knights

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.

New York/New Jersey Knights
Founded1991
Closed1992
Based inEast Rutherford, New Jersey
LeagueWorld League of American Football (NFL Europe)
ColorsBlack, Silver, Gold, White[1]
       
Franchise recordRegular Season: 11–9
Postseason: 0–1

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-seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1991 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/Special Teams – Dan Lounsbury
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Joe Haering
  • Defensive Assistant – Will Lewis

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rob Panariello

RosterEdit

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  
  • 77 Les Jackson DL  
  • 28 Mike Taylor S  
  • 41 Eric Yuma RB  


Rookies in italics

Schedule/ResultsEdit

Week Date Game Result Score Attendance
1 Sun. Mar. 24 @ Barcelona Dragons L 19-7 19,233
2 Sun. Mar. 31 @ London Monarchs L 22-18 46,592
3 Sat. Apr. 6 vs. Franffurt Galaxy L 27-17 36,456
4 Sat. Apr. 13 @ Montreal Machine W 44-0 34,821
5 Mon. Apr. 22 vs. Sacramento Surge W 28-20 21,230
6 Sat. Apr. 27 vs. Orlando Thunder W 42-6 30,046
7 Sun. May. 5 @ Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks W 42-6 10,069
8 Sat. May. 11 vs. London Monarchs L 22-7 41,219
9 Mon. May. 20 @ Birmingham Fire L 24-14 31,211
10 Sat. May. 25 vs. San Antonio Riders W 38-9 32,857
Playoffs Sun. June 2
(Semifinals)
vs. London Monarchs L 42-26 25,713

1992 seasonEdit

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

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

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.


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RosterEdit

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

Schedule/ResultsEdit

Week Date Game Result Score Attendance
1 Sun. Mar. 22 @ London Monarchs L 26-20 (OT) 30,167
2 Sat. Mar. 28 @ Barcelona Dragons L 15-14 17,780
3 Sat. Apr. 4 vs. San Antonio Riders L 9-3 33,659
4 Sun. Apr. 12 @ Orlando Thunder L 39-21 31,921
5 Sat. Apr. 18 vs. Frankfurt Galaxy W 24-21 24,493
6 Sun. Apr. 26 @ Montreal Machine  W 34-11  25,896 
Sun. May. 3 vs. London Monarchs W 41-13 30,112 
8 Sun. May. 10 @ Ohio Glory W 39-33 (OT) 20,516
9 Sat. May 16 vs. Barcelona Dragons W 47-0 22,917
10 Sat. May 23 vs. Montreal Machine  W 41-21 18,277
Playoffs Did Not Qualify

ReferencesEdit

  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.