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2002 Rhein Fire season

2002 Rhein Fire season
Head coach Pete Kuharchek
General manager Alexander Leibkind
Home field Rheinstadion
Record 7–3
Division place 1st
Playoff finish Lost World Bowl X
Previous season      Next season
2001      2003

The 2002 Rhein Fire season was the eighth season for the team in the NFL Europe League (NFLEL). The team was led by head coach Pete Kuharchek in his second year, and played its home games at Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, Germany. They finished the regular season in first place with a record of seven wins and three losses. In World Bowl X, Rhein lost to the Berlin Thunder 26–20.


Free agent draft

2002 Rhein Fire NFLEL free agent draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice Overall
1 4 4 Corey Callens DE Oklahoma
2 4 10 Damonte McKenzie DE Clemson
3 3 15 Ben Nichols G Colorado
4 4 22 Trey Merkens LB Texas-El Paso
5 3 27 Aaron Humphrey DE Texas
6 4 34 John Raveche T Princeton
7 3 39 Daniel Greer DT Arizona
8 3 45 Adam Newman TE Boston College






NFL Europe League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Rhein Fire 7 3 0 .700 166 156 4–1 3–2 L1
Berlin Thunder 6 4 0 .600 231 188 3–2 3–2 W3
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 189 174 3–2 3–2 L2
Scottish Claymores 5 5 0 .500 197 172 3–2 2–3 W1
Amsterdam Admirals 4 6 0 .400 218 202 2–3 2–3 W2
Barcelona Dragons 2 8 0 .200 202 311 1–4 1–4 L3


Game summaries

Week 1: at Amsterdam Admirals

Week One: Rhein Fire at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 0 3 0710
Amsterdam 3 17 7027

at Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, April 13
  • Game time: 7:08 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 13,743
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron

World Bowl X

Main article: World Bowl X
World Bowl X: Berlin Thunder vs Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Berlin 13 7 3326
Rhein 0 0 71320

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany


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