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1996 Frankfurt Galaxy season
Head Coach Ernie Stautner
General Manager Chris Heyne
Home Field Waldstadion
Results
Record 6–4
Place 2nd
Playoff Finish Lost World Bowl '96
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1995 1997

The 1996 Frankfurt Galaxy season was the fourth season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Ernie Stautner in his second year, and played its home games at Waldstadion in Frankfurt, Germany. They finished the regular season in second place with a record of six wins and four losses. In World Bowl '96, Frankfurt lost to the Scottish Claymores 32–27.

OffseasonEdit

World League draftEdit

1996 Frankfurt Galaxy World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 6 Mark Byers LB UNLV
2 12 Jay Kearney WR West Virginia
3 13 Lance Gunn DB Texas
4 24 Marquel Fleetwood QB Minnesota
5 25 Fred Foggie DB Boise State
6 36 Charles Hope G Central State
7 37 Ed Robinson LB Florida
8 48 Ron Collins T Fresno State
9 49 Garry Pay C BYU
10 60 Reginald Lee LB Youngstown State
11 61 Thomas Baskin DT Texas
12 72 Eric Jonassen T Bloomsburg
13 75 Hillary Butler LB Washington
14 86 Ronnie Woolfolk LB Colorado
15 87 Wes Bender RB USC
16 98 Donald Toomer DB Utah State
17 99 Steve Brooks TE Occidental College
18 110 Vernon Edwards DE SMU
19 111 Theo Adams T Hawaii
20 121 John Paci QB Indiana
21 122 Jerrick Bledsoe DB Texas Southern
22 131 Eric Gant RB Grambling State
23 132 Tirrell Greene G Miami
23 134 Curtis Shearer WR San Diego State

[1]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1996 Frankfurt Galaxy staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Chris Heyne

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



[2]

RosterEdit

1996 Frankfurt Galaxy roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

National Players


Rookies in italics

[2]

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 13 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 27–21 1–0 Rheinstadion 32,092
2 Saturday, April 20 7:00 p.m. London Monarchs W 37–3 2–0 Waldstadion 34,186
3 Sunday, April 28 6:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons W 33–29 3–0 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 17,503
4 Sunday, May 5 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 40–28 4–0 Waldstadion 28,627
5 Saturday, May 11 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores L 0–20 4–1 Waldstadion 32,126
6 Sunday, May 19 3:00 p.m. at London Monarchs L 7–27 4–2 White Hart Lane 10,764
7 Sunday, May 26 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 17–20 4–3 Murrayfield Stadium 13,116
8 Saturday, June 1 7:00 p.m. Rhein Fire L 8–31 4–4 Waldstadion 38,798
9 Saturday, June 8 7:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons W 24–21 5–4 Waldstadion 33,115
10 Saturday, June 15 6:30 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals W 28–20 6–4 Olympisch Stadion 14,062
World Bowl '96
11 Sunday, June 23 6:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 27–32 6–5 Murrayfield Stadium 38,982

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

StandingsEdit

World League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Scottish Claymores 7 3 0 .700 233 190 5–0 2–3 L1
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 221 220 3–2 3–2 W2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 250 210 4–1 1–4 L1
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 192 230 4–1 1–4 W1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 161 192 3–2 1–4 W1
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 176 191 2–3 1–4 L2

[3] [13]

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Rhein FireEdit

Week One: Frankfurt Galaxy at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 10 0 7 10

27

Rhein 0 0 7 14

21

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 13
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 32,092
  • [4]

Week 2: vs London MonarchsEdit

Week Two: London Monarchs at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 3 0 0

3

Frankfurt 7 14 13 3

37

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 20
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 34,186

Week 3: at Barcelona DragonsEdit

Week Three: Frankfurt Galaxy at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 3 7 16

33

Barcelona 6 3 0 20

29

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Sunday, April 28
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 17,503
  • [5]

Week 4: vs Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

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

28

Frankfurt 14 20 0 6

40

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 5
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 28,627
  • [6]

Week 5: vs Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Week Five: Scottish Claymores at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 3 0 3 14

20

Frankfurt 0 0 0 0

0

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 32,126
  • [7]

Week 6: at London MonarchsEdit

Week Six: Frankfurt Galaxy at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 0 0 7

7

London 14 6 0 7

27

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, May 19
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 10,764
  • [8]

Week 7: at Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Week Seven: Frankfurt Galaxy at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 0 3 7

17

Scotland 0 3 14 3

20

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, May 26
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 13,116
  • [9]

Week 8: vs Rhein FireEdit

Week Eight: Rhein Fire at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 21 7 0 3

31

Frankfurt 0 0 0 8

8

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 1
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 38,798
  • [10]

Week 9: vs Barcelona DragonsEdit

Week Nine: Barcelona Dragons at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Barcelona 14 0 0 7

21

Frankfurt 0 7 7 10

24

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 8
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 33,115
  • [11]

Week 10: at Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

Week Ten: Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 13 8 7 0

28

Amsterdam 7 7 0 6

20

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, June 15
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 14,062

NotesEdit

  1. "1996 Round by Round Draft". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 146–147.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Frankfurt Galaxy". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 28–35.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "1996 Season In Review". The Official 1997 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 71–75.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Associated Press (April 13, 1996). "Galaxy 27, Rhein Fire 21". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Galaxy-27-Rhein-Fire-21/id-1068162573454f7bf349a95410d73f4a. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Associated Press (April 28, 1996). "Frankfurt Galaxy sink Barcelona Dragons 33–29". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Frankfurt-Galaxy-Sink-Barcelona-Dragons-33-29/id-7ad07a45e5521e2e238b02a5453c4244. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Associated Press (May 5, 1996). "Galaxy 40, Admirals 28". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Galaxy-40-Admirals-28/id-09d00d8a48366050f2a8897fa5042f5d. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Associated Press (May 11, 1996). "Claymores 20, Galaxy 0". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Claymores-20-Galaxy-0/id-7d574ab5a0b91836c4f2334c34927a16. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Associated Press (May 19, 1996). "Monarchs 27, Galaxy 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Monarchs-27-Galaxy-7/id-25183bbf4e5e4162f9bd49fc7a65d814. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Associated Press (May 26, 1996). "Claymores 20, Galaxy 17". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Claymores-20-Galaxy-17/id-03cbc840352e3e7b380283e404ffc09b. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Associated Press (June 1, 1996). "Rhein Fire 31, Galaxy 8". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Rhein-Fire-31-Galaxy-8/id-a99bf8caf4cc78fcb4e862b9d701734c. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Associated Press (June 8, 1996). "Galaxy 24, Dragons 21". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Galaxy-24-Dragons-21/id-37d03d7942bff3c7c6928bce9a5c6ae6. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  12. Associated Press (June 23, 1996). "Claymores 32, Galaxy 27". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Claymores-32-Galaxy-27/id-0df729ee85097c179a2cf42a5a35a941. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  13. "1996 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. http://www.footballdb.com/standings.html?lg=WLAF&yr=1996. Retrieved June 22, 2013.

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