The 2004 Berlin Thunder season was the sixth season for the team in the NFL Europe League.


2004 Berlin Thunder season
Head Coach Rick Lantz
General Manager Michael Lang
Home Field Olympic Stadium
Results
Record 9–1
Place 1st
Playoff Finish W World Bowl XII
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2003 2005

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Free Agent Draft[edit | edit source]

2004 Berlin Thunder NFLEL Free Agent Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 1 James Thornton CB Morris Brown
2 7 T. J. Bingham DE Ouichita Baptist
3 18 Yubrenal Isabelle LB Virginia
4 19 Troy Andrew G Duke
5 30 DeShaun Hill S USC
6 31 DeVonte Peterson DT Catawba
7 42 Dwayne Pierce G LSU
9 43 Mike Malan FB Brown
9 54 Oliver Celestin S Texas Southern
10 55 Keith Heyward-Johnson CB Oregon State
11 66 Jeff Grzeskowiak T Akron
12 67 Michael Jennings WR Florida State

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Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

2004 {{{team}}} staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Michael Lang

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



Roster[edit | edit source]

2004 Berlin Thunder roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 23 Ryan Brewer
  • 40 Ed Ieremia-Stansbury FB
  • 33 Ray Jackson
  • 25 Eric McCoo

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

  • 88 Bryan Fletcher
  • 85 Mike Pinkard
Offensive Linemen
  • 65 Troy Andrew G
  • 69 Ben Claxton C
  • 79 Dante Ellington T
  • 70 Jason Jowers T
  • 75 Dave Kadela T
  • 76 Dion Meredith T
  • 77 Jamil Soriano G

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers
  • 54 Kevin DeRonde OLB
  • 53 Lawrence Flugence OLB
  • 56 Brenden Givan MLB
  • 57 Jason Kazar OLB

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

National Players


Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Kickoff (CEST) Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, April 4 4:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores W 20–14 1–0 Olympic Stadium 14,257
2 Saturday, April 10 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals W 28–17 2–0 Amsterdam ArenA 10,763
3 Sunday, April 18 4:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions W 35–31 3–0 Olympic Stadium 12,036
4 Saturday, April 24 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 14–10 4–0 Arena AufSchalke 20,242
5 Sunday, May 2 4:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 33–29 5–0 Olympic Stadium 12,909
6 Saturday, May 8 7:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions L 27–28 5–1 RheinEnergieStadion 10,164
7 Sunday, May 16 4:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 33–20 6–1 Olympic Stadium 15,429
8 Saturday, May 22 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy W 31–27 7–1 Waldstadion 30,812
9 Saturday, May 29 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores W 27–19 8–1 Hampden Park 9,153
10 Sunday, June 6 4:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 41–0 9–1 Olympic Stadium 19,175
World Bowl XII
11 Saturday, June 12 6:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 30–24 10–1 Arena AufSchalke 35,413

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Berlin Thunder 9 1 0 .900 289 195
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 212 192
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 173 191
Cologne Centurions 4 6 0 .400 191 201
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 161 178
Scottish Claymores 2 8 0 .200 128 197

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Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Week 1: vs Scottish Claymores[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 20, Scottish Claymores 14
1 2 3 4 Total
Scotland 0 7 0 7

14

Berlin 0 10 7 3

20

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 4
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 14,257
  • Referee: Gerald Austin

Week 2: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 28, Amsterdam Admirals 17
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 0 7 14 7

28

Amsterdam 0 10 0 7

17

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 10
  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,763
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 3: vs Cologne Centurions[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 35, Cologne Centurions 31
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 7 14 3 7

31

Berlin 21 7 7 0

35

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, April 18
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 12,036
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich

Week 4: at Rhein Fire[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 14, Rhein Fire 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 0 0 0 14

14

Rhein 7 3 0 0

10

at Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 24
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 20,242
  • Referee: Gene Steratore

Week 5: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 33, Amsterdam Admirals 29
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 7 7 15

29

Berlin 0 12 7 14

33

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 2
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 12,909
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli

Week 6: at Cologne Centurions[edit | edit source]

Cologne Centurions 28, Berlin Thunder 27
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 7 7 0 13

27

Cologne 14 0 7 7

28

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 8
  • Game time: 7:04 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,164
  • Referee: John Parry

Week 7: vs Rhein Fire[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 33, Rhein Fire 20
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 0 7 13

20

Berlin 3 14 7 9

33

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 16
  • Game time: 4:06 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 15,429
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers

Week 8: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 31, Frankfurt Galaxy 27
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 10 7 7 7

31

Frankfurt 0 20 7 0

27

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 22
  • Game time: 7:08 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 30,812
  • Referee: Gerald Austin

Week 9: at Scottish Claymores[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 27, Scottish Claymores 19
1 2 3 4 Total
Berlin 0 6 7 14

27

Scotland 10 3 3 3

19

at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Date: Saturday, May 29
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 9,153
  • Referee: Walt Anderson

Week 10: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 41, Frankfurt Galaxy 0
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 0 0 0

0

Berlin 3 17 7 14

41

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, June 6
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 19,175
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich

World Bowl XII[edit | edit source]

Berlin Thunder 30, Frankfurt Galaxy 24
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 3 7 0 14

24

Berlin 7 3 13 7

30

at Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Thornton first selection in Free Agent Draft". OurSportsCentral.com. NFL Europe League. February 8, 2004. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3000873. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
  2. "2004 NFLE Standings". FootballDB.com. http://www.footballdb.com/standings.html?lg=NFLE&yr=2004. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
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