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The 1997 London Monarchs season was the fifth season for the team in the World League of American Football.


1997 London Monarchs season
Head Coach Lionel Taylor
General Manager Alton Byrd
Home Field Stamford Bridge
Results
Record 4–6
Place 6th
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1996 1998

OffseasonEdit

World League DraftEdit

1997 London Monarchs World League Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 2 Ben Williams DT Minnesota
2 8 Avrom Smith RB New Hampshire
3 17 George Harris S Kentucky
4 20 Andre Bowden LB Fayetteville State
5 29 Tony Hargain WR Oregon
6 32 Joe King CB Oklahoma State
7 41 Ryan McCoy LB Houston
8 44 Brandon Moore T Duke
9 53 John Stonehouse P USC
10 56 Tommy Fagan DE Northeast Louisiana
11 65 Brian Collins TE Texas Christian
12 68 Reggie Holt S Wisconsin
13 77 Ed Hobbs RB Albany State
14 80 Jason Stinson C Louisville
15 89 Mario Bradley CB USC
16 92 Barry Rose WR Wisconsin–Stevens Point
17 101 Johnnie Williams S Miami (Ohio)
18 104 Linzy Collins WR Missouri
19 113 Fritz Fequiere G Iowa
20 116 Malcolm Showell DE Delaware State
21 124 Greg Smith WR Western Colorado
22 125 Brian Greenfield P Pittsburgh

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1997 London Monarchs staff

Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Run Coordinator/Offensive Line – Bob Mischak
  • National Coach/Running Backs – Tony Allen
 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Dan Radakovich
  • Defensive Line – Dennis Danielson
  • Defensive Backs – Sam Jenkins

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Bob Gates

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RosterEdit

1997 London Monarchs roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 33 Ron Dickerson
  • 45 Ed Hobbs FB
  • 24 Avrom Smith
  • 35 Tony Vinson

Wide Receivers

  • 10 Alan Allen
  • 88 Terrence Davis
  • 84 Toderick Malone
  • 19 Larry Stallworth
  • 26 Ronnie West

Tight Ends

  • 87 Steve Brooks
  • 82 Michael Titley

Offensive Linemen

  • 74 Seth Dittman T
  • 67 Fritz Fequiere G
  • 79 Marc Lamb C
  • 71 Chris Luneburg T
  • 73 Pat Walsh T
  • 68 Terrence Wisdom G

Defensive Linemen

  • 75 Jeffrey Hunter DE
  • 76 Emile Palmer DT
  • 95 Malcolm Showell DE
  • 78 Herman Smith DE
  • 96 Ben Williams DT

Linebackers

  • 59 Ed Burman OLB
  • 55 Ryan McCoy OLB
  • 94 Richard Newbill MLB
  • 54 John Solomon OLB

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

National Players


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, April 13 3:00 p.m. BST Frankfurt Galaxy W 14–7 1–0 Stamford Bridge
2 Sunday, April 20 3:00 p.m. CET at Rhein Fire L 6–28 1–1 Rheinstadion
3 Saturday, April 26 7:00 p.m. CET at Amsterdam Admirals L 6–34 1–2 Amsterdam ArenA
4 Sunday, May 4 3:00 p.m. BST Barcelona Dragons L 32–37 1–3 Stamford Bridge
5 Sunday, May 11 3:00 p.m. BST Scottish Claymores W 16–8 2–3 Stamford Bridge
6 Saturday, May 17 7:30 p.m. CET at Barcelona Dragons W 9–7 3–3 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
7 Saturday, May 24 7:00 p.m. CET at Frankfurt Galaxy L 7–31 3–4 Waldstadion
8 Sunday, June 1 3:00 p.m. BST Amsterdam Admirals L 9–13 3–5 Stamford Bridge
9 Sunday, June 8 3:00 p.m. BST at Scottish Claymores W 10–9 4–5 Murrayfield Stadium
10 Sunday, June 15 3:00 p.m. BST Rhein Fire L 7–10 4–6 Stamford Bridge

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StandingsEdit

World League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Rhein Fire 7 3 0 .700 206 146 3–2 4–1 W3
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 236 209 2–3 3–2 W1
Scottish Claymores 5 5 0 .500 134 154 2–3 3–2 L2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 156 160 4–1 1–4 W1
Frankfurt Galaxy 4 6 0 .400 147 142 3–2 1–4 L1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 116 184 2–3 2–3 L1

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HonorsEdit

  • Richard Newbill, All-World League Team selection
  • Malcolm Showell, All-World League Team selection

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1997 World League Draft". WorldLeague.com. http://web.archive.org/web/19980209003930/www.worldleague.com/general/facts/00035926.html. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Official 1997 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 40–49.
  3. 1997 London Monarchs Media Guide.
  4. The Official 1998 NFL Europe League Fact Book.
  5. "1997 All-World League League Team". WorldLeague.com. June 20, 1997. http://web.archive.org/web/19980209003543/www.worldleague.com/general/news/allworld.html. Retrieved January 18, 2011.

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