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The 1996 Rhein Fire season was the second season for the team in the World League of American Football.


1996 Rhein Fire season
Head Coach Galen Hall
General Manager Alexander Leibkind
Home Field Rheinstadion
Results
Record 3–7
Place 6th
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1995 1997

OffseasonEdit

World League DraftEdit

1996 Rhein Fire World League Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 2 Sylvester Stanley DT Michigan
2 8 Sebastian Savage DB North Carolina State
3 17 Terry Richardson RB Syracuse
4 20 Tommie Stowers TE Missouri
5 29 Steve Hoyem T Stanford
6 32 Percy Snow LB Michigan State
7 41 Stacy Evans DE South Carolina
8 44 Kevin Knox WR Florida State
9 53 Willie Gaston DB Alabama
10 56 Jerone Davison RB Arizona State
11 65 James Roberson DE Florida State
12 68 Ricky Andrews LB Washington
12 74 James Wilson DE Tennessee
13 79 Jason Carthen LB Ohio
14 82 Larry Kennedy DB Florida
15 91 Myron Glass DB Northern Iowa
16 94 Ontiwaun Carter RB Arizona
17 103 Leo Araguz P Stephen F. Austin
18 106 Jamal Cox LB Georgia Tech
19 115 Riddick Parker DT North Carolina
20 118 Eric Green WR Benedictine College
21 125 Brad Parpan QB Villanova
22 128 Tuli Mateialona LB New Mexico
23 135 Larry Davis DT UTEP

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1996 {{{team}}} staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Alexander Leibkind

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks – Pete Levine
  • Wide Receivers – Wes Chandler
  • Offensive Line – Dean Unruh
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Pete Kuharchek
  • National Coach/Defensive Line – Walter Rohlfing
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Steve Carson



RosterEdit

1996 Rhein Fire roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 24 Ontiwaun Carter
  • 43 Derrick Clark
  • 33 Jerone Davison
  • 32 Terry Richardson

Wide Receivers

  • 83 Tommie Boyd
  • 81 Kevin Knox
  • 84 Manley Woods

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen
  • 60 Mike Alexander C
  • 76 Steve Hoyem

Defensive Linemen

  • -- Dunstan Anderson DE
  • 78 Stacy Evans DE
  • 96 Riddick Parker DT
  • 72 James Roberson DE
  • -- Lance Teichelman DT
  • 74 James Wilson DE
Linebackers

Defensive Backs

  • 39 Donald Douglas
  • 27 Jamal Ellis
  • 40 Matt Gay S
  • 28 Myron Glass
  • 22 Larry Kennedy CB
  • 42 Mike Salmon S
  • 20 Sebastian Savage CB

Special Teams

National Players
  • 58 Claus Biedermann LB Flag of Germany.svg
  • 10 Manfred Burgsmüller K Flag of Germany.svg
  • 23 Markus Finke RB Flag of Germany.svg
  • 75 Peter Gross-Pass DL Flag of Germany.svg
  • 56 Shigemasa Ito LB Flag of Japan.svg
  • 94 Takahiro Ikenoue LB Flag of Japan.svg


Rookies in italics

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ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 13 7:00 p.m. CET Frankfurt Galaxy L 21–27 0–1 Rheinstadion 32,092
2 Saturday, April 20 6:30 p.m. CET at Amsterdam Admirals L 7–17 0–2 Olympisch Stadion 8,492
3 Saturday, April 27 7:00 p.m. CET London Monarchs L 20–27 0–3 Rheinstadion 16,104
4 Saturday, May 4 7:00 p.m. CET Scottish Claymores W 15–14 1–3 Rheinstadion 11,395
5 Sunday, May 12 6:00 p.m. CET at Barcelona Dragons L 19–21 1–4 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 15,742
6 Sunday, May 19 3:00 p.m. BST at Scottish Claymores L 19–24 1–5 Murrayfield Stadium 12,419
7 Saturday, May 25 7:00 p.m. CET Barcelona Dragons W 16–12 2–5 Rheinstadion 13,173
8 Saturday, June 1 7:00 p.m. CET at Frankfurt Galaxy W 31–8 3–5 Waldstadion 38,798
9 Sunday, June 9 3:00 p.m. CET Amsterdam Admirals L 14–24 3–6 Rheinstadion 20,103
10 Sunday, June 16 3:00 p.m. BST at London Monarchs L 14–17 3–7 Stamford Bridge 11,125

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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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 146–147.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 12–19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Official 1997 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 71–75.
  4. "1996 WLAF Standings". FootballDB.com. http://www.footballdb.com/standings.html?lg=WLAF&yr=1996. Retrieved June 5, 2010.

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