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2007 Frankfurt Galaxy season
Head Coach Mike Jones
General Manager Tilman Engel
Home Field Commerzbank-Arena
Results
Record 7–3
Place 2nd
Playoff Finish Lost World Bowl XV
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2006
File:Hamburg Sea Devils - Frankfurt Galaxy.jpg

The 2007 Frankfurt Galaxy season was the 15th and final season for the franchise in the NFL Europa League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Mike Jones in his fourth year, and played its home games at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. They finished the regular season in second place with a record of seven wins and three losses. In World Bowl XV, Frankfurt lost to the Hamburg Sea Devils 37–28. The National Football League (NFL) announced the closure of its European branch on June 29.[1]

OffseasonEdit

Free agent draftEdit

2007 Frankfurt Galaxy NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 6 Zac Woodfin LB UAB
2 12 Edorian McCullough CB Texas
3 13 David Jones TE LSU
4 24 Craig Bailey LB Nevada
5 25 Ben Sobieski G Iowa
6 36 Brandon Middleton WR Houston
7 37 Bobby Harris T Mississippi
8 48 Robert Ortiz WR San Diego State
9 49 Kyle Killion LB Indiana
10 60 Josh Sewell C Nebraska
11 61 Billy Alford CB Vanderbilt
12 72 Justin Brown DE East Central (OK)
13 73 Charles Missant C Western Michigan
14 84 Matt Sinclair LB Illinois
15 85 Charles Anthony RB Tennessee State
16 96 Ron Rockett S Wyoming
17 97 Raymond Washington CB Fresno State
18 108 Chris Laskowski S Florida Atlantic
19 109 Kellen Pruitt LB Syracuse
20 120 Roscoe Crosby WR Clemson
21 121 Felton Huggins WR Southeastern Louisiana

[2]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2007 Frankfurt Galaxy staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Tilman Engel

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Whitey Jordan
  • Quarterbacks – Biff Parson
  • National Coach/Running Backs – Markus Grahn
  • Tight Ends – Dwayne Ledford
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • National Coach/Special Teams Coordinator – Markus Grahn
  • Special Teams Assistant – Ken Stills

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Adam Baucher

RosterEdit

2007 Frankfurt Galaxy roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

National Players


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 14 7:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 30–14 1–0 Commerzbank-Arena 38,125
2 Saturday, April 21 6:00 p.m. at Cologne Centurions W 18–13 2–0 RheinEnergieStadion 16,422
3 Saturday, April 28 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils W 20–17 3–0 Commerzbank-Arena 29,091
4 Sunday, May 6 3:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 17–19 3–1 Amsterdam ArenA 10,788
5 Saturday, May 12 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire L 24–27 3–2 LTU arena 27,349
6 Sunday, May 20 5:00 p.m. Berlin Thunder W 35–7 4–2 Commerzbank-Arena 30,125
7 Saturday, May 26 7:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 23–10 5–2 Commerzbank-Arena 32,789
8 Saturday, June 2 6:00 p.m. at Berlin Thunder W 25–22 6–2 Olympic Stadium 11,882
9 Saturday, June 9 6:00 pm. at Hamburg Sea Devils L 31–36 6–3 AOL Arena 30,528
10 Saturday, June 16 7:00 p.m. Cologne Centurions W 31–14 7–3 Commerzbank-Arena 35,087
World Bowl XV
11 Saturday, June 23 7:00 p.m. Hamburg Sea Devils L 28–37 7–4 Commerzbank-Arena 48,125

[3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

StandingsEdit

NFL Europa
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Hamburg Sea Devils 7 3 0 .700 231 176
Frankfurt Galaxy 7 3 0 .700 254 179
Cologne Centurions 6 4 0 .600 205 172
Rhein Fire 4 6 0 .400 166 212
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 194 250
Berlin Thunder 2 8 0 .200 146 207

[16]

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

Week One: Amsterdam Admirals at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 8 6 0 0

14

Frankfurt 7 10 13 0

30

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 14
  • Game time: 7:10 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 38,125
  • Referee: Don Carey

Week 2: at Cologne CenturionsEdit

Week Two: Frankfurt Galaxy at Cologne Centurions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 7 4 7 0

18

Cologne 7 3 0 3

13

at RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 21
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 16,422
  • [17]

Week 3: vs Hamburg Sea DevilsEdit

Week Three: Hamburg Sea Devils at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 0 0 6 11

17

Frankfurt 7 3 0 10

20

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 28
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 29,091
  • [18]

Week 4: at Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

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

17

Amsterdam 7 12 0 0

19

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Sunday, May 6
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 10,788
  • Referee: Tom Symonette

Week 5: at Rhein FireEdit

Week Five: Frankfurt Galaxy at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 7 0 7 13

27

Frankfurt 7 7 3 7

24

at LTU arena, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 12
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 27,349
  • [19]

Week 6: vs Berlin ThunderEdit

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

7

Frankfurt 14 14 7 0

35

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Sunday, May 20
  • Game time: 5:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 30,125
  • [20]

Week 7: vs Rhein FireEdit

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

10

Frankfurt 3 3 7 10

23

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, May 26
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 32,789
  • [21]

Week 8: at Berlin ThunderEdit

Week Eight: Frankfurt Galaxy at Berlin Thunder – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 3 0 0 22

25

Berlin 7 0 8 7

22

at Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 2
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 11,882
  • [22]

Week 9: at Hamburg Sea DevilsEdit

Week Nine: Frankfurt Galaxy at Hamburg Sea Devils – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 14 7 3 7

31

Hamburg 10 14 3 9

36

at AOL Arena, Hamburg, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 9
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 30,528
  • [23]

Week 10: vs Cologne CenturionsEdit

Week Ten: Cologne Centurions at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cologne 0 0 7 7

14

Frankfurt 3 10 14 4

31

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, June 16
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 35,087
  • [24]

World Bowl XVEdit

World Bowl XV: Hamburg Sea Devils vs Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Hamburg 13 10 7 7

37

Frankfurt 0 14 14 0

28

at Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany

HonorsEdit

After the completion of the regular season, the All-NFL Europa League team was selected by the NFLEL coaching staffs, members of a media panel and fans voting online at NFLEurope.com.[25] Overall, Frankfurt had seven players selected. The selections were:

Additionally, O'Sullivan was named offensive co-MVP alongside running back Derrick Ross of the Cologne Centurions. O'Sullivan started all ten games and led the league in passer rating (104.8), and passing yards (2,201) while tying for the lead with 16 touchdown passes. He completed 174 of 254 passes with seven interceptions and also rushed 31 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns.[25]

NotesEdit

  1. Kuriloff, Aaron (June 29, 2007). "NFL Folds European League One Week After World Bowl Title Game". Bloomberg L.P.. https://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a0VbGpkkdGbI&refer=home. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  2. NFL Europa League (February 26, 2007). "Famous names called during NFL Europa Free Agent Draft" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3430834. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  3. NFL Europa League (April 10, 2007). "World Bowl Rematch Kicks Off 15th Season" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3449916. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  4. NFL Europa League (April 17, 2007). "Early Start To Week Two" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3454896. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  5. NFL Europa League (April 24, 2007). "Race for NFL Europa glory looks to be crowded" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3458918. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  6. NFL Europa League (May 1, 2007). "Pace-setting Galaxy Visit Admirals; Centurions Lead Chasing Pack" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3462558. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  7. NFL Europa League (May 8, 2007). "Everything To Play For As Season Approaches Halfway Mark" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3466385. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  8. NFL Europa League (May 15, 2007). "Race To Reach World Bowl Closest In League History As All Six Teams Separated By One Game" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3470196. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  9. NFL Europa League (May 22, 2007). "Two Break Clear Of Chasing Pack As Race To Reach World Bowl Intensifies" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3474007. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  10. NFL Europa League (May 29, 2007). "Cologne Within Touching Distance Of World Bowl" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3477915. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  11. NFL Europa League (June 5, 2007). "Galaxy One Win Away From Hosting World Bowl" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3482103. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  12. NFL Europa League (June 12, 2007). "Three Teams Eye Two Title Game Spots As Race To Reach World Bowl Goes Down To Final Weekend" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3486314. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  13. Sport-Informations-Dienst (June 17, 2007). "Centurions verpassen Finaleinzug" (in German). Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger. http://www.ksta.de/html/artikel/1182064072507.shtml. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  14. NFL Europa League (June 18, 2007). "World Bowl XV Preview" (Press release). http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3489993. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  15. Carlson, Mike (June 24, 2007). "NFL Europe: Hamburg wins World Bowl". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/24/sports/24iht-NFL.1.6299674.html. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  16. "NFL Europa At A Glance". USA Today. June 25, 2007. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/nflestand.htm. Retrieved June 28, 2011.
  17. "NFL Europa: Zweiter Sieg für Frankfurt Galaxy" (in German). Rheinische Post. April 21, 2007. https://rp-online.de/sport/andere/zweiter-sieg-fuer-frankfurt-galaxy_aid-11252181. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  18. "American Football – NFL Europa: Frankfurt Galaxy nicht zu stoppen" (in German). Focus. April 28, 2007. https://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/american-football-nfl-europa-frankfurt-galaxy-nicht-zu-stoppen_aid_286100.html. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  19. "Rhein Fire begeisterte 27.349 Fans – Das war beste Werbung für die NFL Europa" (in German). reviersport.de. May 14, 2007. https://www.reviersport.de/artikel/26564---rhein-fire-begeisterte-27-349-fans/. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  20. "NFL Europa: Frankfurt und Köln auf World-Bowl-Kurs" (in German). Rheinische Post. May 19, 2007. https://rp-online.de/sport/andere/frankfurt-und-koeln-auf-world-bowl-kurs_aid-11260887. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  21. "7. Spieltag der NFL Europa: Spitzenkampf zwischen Galaxy und Centurions" (in German). Rheinische Post. May 26, 2007. https://rp-online.de/sport/andere/spitzenkampf-zwischen-galaxy-und-centurions_aid-11269011. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  22. "Berlin Thunder vs. Frankfurt Galaxy" (in German). football-aktuell.de. May 26, 2007. http://www.football-aktuell.de/cgi-bin/gallery.pl?rubrik=50&so=da&serie=0542&bild=0. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  23. "American Football – NFL Europa: Hamburg Sea Devils übernehmen Tabellenspitze" (in German). Focus. June 9, 2007. https://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/american-football-nfl-europa-hamburg-sea-devils-uebernehmen-tabellenspitze_aid_287887.html. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
  24. "American Football – NFL Europa: Frankfurt trifft im World Bowl auf Hamburg" (in German). Focus. June 16, 2007. https://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/american-football-nfl-europa-frankfurt-trifft-im-world-bowl-auf-hamburg_aid_277222.html. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Honors handed out". NFLEurope.com. June 21, 2007. Archived from the original on June 26, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070626020117/http://www.nfleurope.com/news/story/10232806. Retrieved January 22, 2012.

ReferencesEdit

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