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New York/New Jersey Knights
New York/New Jersey Knights helmet New York/New Jersey Knights logo

Current team status: Defunct
Based in East Rutherford, New Jersey
League WLAF / NFL Europa
Team colors Black, Silver, Gold, White[1]
                   
Team history
Founded 1991
Folded 1992
Overall
franchise record (in W-L-T):
Regular Season: 11–9
Postseason: 0–1
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The New York/New Jersey Knights were a franchise in the World League of American Football for the 1991 and 1992 seasons. They played in the North American East division, which they won in the 1991 season. They were coached by Mouse Davis, an architect of the Run and shoot offense.

After 1992 the NFL (who backed the league) suspended the WLAF's operations. When the WLAF returned in the 1995 season the league was concentrated in Europe, and none of the seven North American teams (including New York-New Jersey Knights) returned.

They played their home games at Giants Stadium, also the former home to the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets.

Logos and uniforms

Season-by-season

Season League Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
1991 WLAF 5 5 0 .500 1st (North American East) 0 1 .000 Lost to London Monarchs in semifinal
1992 WLAF 6 4 0 .600 2nd (North American East)
Total 11 9 0 .550 0 1 .000

1991 season

1991 New York/New Jersey Knights season
Owner Robert F. X. Sillerman
Head Coach Mouse Davis
General Manager Reggie Williams
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 5–5
Place 1st North American East
Playoff Finish Lost Semifinal
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
1992

Personnel

Staff

1991 New York/New Jersey Knights staff
Front office
  • Owner – Robert F. X. Sillerman
  • General Manager – Reggie Williams

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Mouse Davis
  • Assistant Head Coach – Tim Marcum

Offensive coaches

  • Co-Offensive Coordinator – Darrel "Pop" Jackson
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Larry Zierlein
  • Receivers/Special Teams – Dan Lounsbury
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Joe Haering
  • Defensive Assistant – Will Lewis

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rob Panariello

Roster

1991 New York/New Jersey Knights roster
Quarterbacks
  •  9 Jeff Graham
  •  5 Todd Hammel

Running Backs

  • 27 Tony Jeffery
  • 40 Eric Wilkerson

Wide Receivers

  • 80 Andre Alexander
  • 82 Cornell Burbage
  • 81 Monty Gilbreath
  • 84 Anthony Hardy
  • 88 Kip Lewis
  • 83 Charles Lockett
  • 86 Lonnie Turner
  • 80 Henry Tuten

Tight Ends

  • Vacant
Offensive Linemen
  • 57 Alan Champagne C
  • 54 Rod Holder G
  • 74 Mike Husar G
  • 71 Caesar Rentie T
  • 51 Pete Scott C
  • 60 Stacy Searels T
  • 64 Kevin Simons T
  • 76 Jim Warne G

Defensive Linemen

  • 99 Joe Campbell DE
  • 98 David Edeen DE
  • 94 Pat Marlatt DT
  • 69 Doug Mikolas DT
  • 92 Craig Schlichting DE
  • 91 Tony Woods DE
Linebackers
  • 56 Fabray Collins
  • 56 Kevin Dean
  • 58 Cecil Fletcher OLB
  • 53 Chris Haering MLB
  • 52 Ron Sancho OLB

Defensive Backs

  • 20 Reggie Berry CB
  • 21 Vince Courville CB
  • 29 Ellis Dillahunt S
  • 26 James Howard CB

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  • 25 Mark Moore S
  • 49 Falanda Newton S
  • 31 Anthony Parker CB
  • 23 Derrick White CB

Special Teams

  •  7 Barry Belli K
  •  4 Bobby Lilljedahl P
  •  7 Kendall Trainor K
Operation Discovery
  • 72 Daniel Beun OL Template:Flagicon
  • 77 Les Jackson DL Template:Flagicon
  • 28 Mike Taylor S Template:Flagicon
  • 41 Eric Yuma RB Template:Flagicon


Rookies in italics

Schedule/Results

Week Date Game Result Score Attendance
1 Sun. Mar. 24 @ Barcelona Dragons L 19-7 19,233
2 Sun. Mar. 31 @ London Monarchs L 22-18 46,592
3 Sat. Apr. 6 vs. Franffurt Galaxy L 27-17 36,456
4 Sat. Apr. 13 @ Montreal Machine W 44-0 34,821
5 Mon. Apr. 22 vs. Sacramento Surge W 28-20 21,230
6 Sat. Apr. 27 vs. Orlando Thunder W 42-6 30,046
7 Sun. May. 5 @ Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks W 42-6 10,069
8 Sat. May. 11 vs. London Monarchs L 22-7 41,219
9 Mon. May. 20 @ Birmingham Fire L 24-14 31,211
10 Sat. May. 25 vs. San Antonio Riders W 38-9 32,857
Playoffs Sun. June 2
(Semifinals)
vs. London Monarchs L 42-26 25,713

1992 season

1992 New York/New Jersey Knights season
Owner Robert F. X. Sillerman
Head Coach Mouse Davis
General Manager Reggie Williams
Home Field Giants Stadium
Results
Record 6–4
Place 2nd North American East
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous Season Next Season
1991

Personnel

Staff

1992 New York/New Jersey Knights final staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Robert F. X. Sillerman
  • Vice President/General Manager – Reggie Williams

Head Coaches

  • Head Coach – Mouse Davis

Offensive Coaches

  • Co-Offensive Coordinator – Darrel "Pop" Jackson
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line – Larry Zierlein
  • Receivers – Gary Riekes
  Defensive Coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Joe Haering
  • Secondary – Jim Elam
  • Defensive Assistant – Will Lewis

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Frank Gansz, Jr.


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Roster

1992 New York/New Jersey Knights roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  • 20 Chris McLemore
  • 40 Eric Wilkerson

Wide Receivers

  • 80 Andre Alexander
  • 82 Cornell Burbage KR
  • 81 Monty Gilbreath
  • 88 Kip Lewis
  • 85 Davis Smith PR
  • 86 Lonnie Turner

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Tight Ends

  • Vacant
Offensive Linemen
  • 71 Joey Banes T
  • 77 Chris Dyko T
  • 72 Tim Moxley G
  • 54 Leroy Truitt G
  • 61 Paul Wulff C

Defensive Linemen

  • 94 Pat Marlatt DT
  • 69 Doug Mikolas DT
  • 92 Craig Schlichting DE
  • 78 Brian Smith DE
  • 91 Tony Woods DE
Linebackers
  • 58 Cecil Fletcher OLB
  • 93 A. J. Jimerson OLB
  • 50 Wes Pritchett MLB
  • 52 Ron Sancho OLB

Defensive Backs

  • 23 Richard Carey CB
  • 21 Vince Courville CB
  • 22 Tony Jones CB
  • 33 Dan Land S
  • 25 Mark Moore S
  • 49 Falanda Newton S

Special Teams

  •  4 Bobby Lilljedahl P
  •  7 Kendall Trainor K
Operation Discovery
  • Vacant


Rookies in italics

Schedule/Results

Week Date Game Result Score Attendance
1 Sun. Mar. 22 @ London Monarchs L 26-20 (OT) 30,167
2 Sat. Mar. 28 @ Barcelona Dragons L 15-14 17,780
3 Sat. Apr. 4 vs. San Antonio Riders L 9-3 33,659
4 Sun. Apr. 12 @ Orlando Thunder L 39-21 31,921
5 Sat. Apr. 18 vs. Frankfurt Galaxy W 24-21 24,493
6 Sun. Apr. 26 @ Montreal Machine  W 34-11e 25,896 
7 Sun. May. 3 vs. London Monarchs W 41-13 30,112 
8 Sun. May. 10 @ Ohio Glory W 39-33 (OT) 20,516
9 Sat. May 16 vs. Barcelona Dragons W 47-0 22,917
10 Sat. May 23 vs. Montreal Machine W 41-21 18,277
Playoffs Did Not Qualify

External Links

References

  1. Team Colors – WLAF. ColorWerx.us. Retrieved on January 22, 2010.
  2. 1992 New York/New Jersey Knights Media Guide,. ISBN .

External links

World League of American Football/NFL Europa
Teams
Teams Teams (cont'd)
Seasons
1991 1992 1993 no season 1994 no season 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007

See also

  • World Bowl
  • Intercontinental Football League
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