PISCATAWAY, NJ – Former Rutgers football standouts Brandon Haw and Mike Barr will look to lead the Frankfurt Galaxy to the NFL Europe League championship this Saturday when they face the defending champion Amsterdam Admirals in World Bowl XIV. The game will be played at LTU Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, and will be televised by NFL Network (12:00 PM ET).
Amsterdam and Frankfurt each finished the regular season with 7-3 records, with the Admirals winning both of the regular-season contests between the clubs.
Haw, a defensive back who played at Rutgers from 1999-2003, led the league with five interceptions and saw action in all 10 games for the Galaxy this season, with nine starts. Barr is the Galaxy's starting punter and averaged 37.8 yards per punt and had a net average of 34.4 yards this season
Haw, who was allocated to NFL Europe by the Seattle Seahawks, also added 25 tackles, seven passes defended and one forced fumble. A native of Cheverly, MD, Haw was a three-year starter at cornerback for the Scarlet Knights, and concluded his career with six interceptions and 139 tackles. He was the team’s ninth leading tackler as a senior, with 37 stops, including three tackles for loss, and also added one interception. As a junior, Haw led the Scarlet Knights and was tied for second in the BIG EAST with four interceptions. He also scored two touchdowns as a senior and returned an interception 61yards for a score at Michigan State. Haw also scooped up a blocked field goal and returned it 88 yards for a touchdown against Navy. He originally signed a free agent contact with Philadelphia in April, 2004 and has since inked contracts with the San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks.
Barr, a native of Lynchburg, VA, played at Rutgers from 1998-2002, and concluded his career as one of the top punters in Rutgers history. He is the Scarlet Knights’ all-time leader in yards per punt (40.2) and second all-time with 251 career punts. Barr averaged 42.0 yards per punt in 2001, when he was named Rutgers’ Most Valuable Player – Special Teams. As a senior in 2002, he averaged 40.3 yards per kick, and was the recipient of the team’s “12th Man Award.” He was also fourth in the BIG EAST, averaging 40.3 yards per punt in 2002, and led the Conference with 92 and 3707 punting yards. Barr’s career-long punt was 63 yards vs. Pittsburgh in 2001.
Barr, who was allocated to NFL Europe by Pittsburgh, signed a free agent contract with the Steelers in January, 2004. He also has training camp experience with New York Jets and Washington Redskins.