1990 Arena Football League season

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1990 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration June 8, 1990 – July 28, 1990
Regular season
Season champions Detroit Drive
Season MVP Art Schlichter, DET
League postseason
1 vs 4 Semifinals champions Detroit Drive
  1 vs 4 Semifinals runners-up Pittsburgh Gladiators
2 vs 3 Semifinals champions Dallas Texans
  2 vs 3 Semifinals runners-up Denver Dynamite
ArenaBowl IV
Champions Detroit Drive
  Runners-up Dallas Texans
ArenaBowl IV MVP Art Schlichter, DET
AFL seasons

The 1990 Arena Football League season was the fourth season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Detroit Drive, who defeated the Dallas Texans in ArenaBowl IV.

Standings[edit]

1990 Arena Football League Standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
xy-Detroit Drive 6 2 0 .750 326 215 40.7 26.9 W 2
x-Dallas Texans 6 2 0 .750 299 308 37.4 38.5 W 4
x-Denver Dynamite 4 4 0 .500 283 267 35.4 33.4 L 3
x-Pittsburgh Gladiators 3 5 0 .375 289 287 36.1 35.9 L 1
Albany Firebirds 3 5 0 .375 188 268 23.5 33.5 W 1
Washington Commandos 2 6 0 .250 244 284 30.5 35.5 L 2

y – clinched regular-season title

x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals ArenaBowl IV
           
1 Detroit 6–2 61
4 Pittsburgh 3–5 30
1 Detroit 7–2 51
2 Dallas 7–2 27
2 Dallas 6–2 26
3 Denver 4–4 25

Awards and honors[edit]

Regular season awards[edit]

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Art Schlichter Quarterback Detroit Drive
Ironman of the Year Thomas Monroe Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Pittsburgh Gladiators
Kicker of the Year Novo Bojovic Kicker Detroit Drive
Coach of the Year Ernie Stautner Head coach Dallas Texans

1st Team All-Arena[edit]

1st Team All-Arena
Quarterback Art Schlichter, Detroit
Fullback/Linebacker Mitchell Ward, Dallas
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Gary Mullen, Detroit
Carl Aikens, Jr., Chicago
Thomas Monroe, Pittsburgh
Offensive Specialist Reggie Smith, Albany
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Sylvester Bembery, Albany
Quinton Knight, Denver
Kevin Murphy, Albany
Kicker Novo Bojovic, Detroit

2nd Team All-Arena[edit]

2nd Team All-Arena
Quarterback Ben Bennett, Dallas
Fullback/Linebacker Alvin Rettig, Detroit
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Reggie Smith, Albany
Chris Armstrong, Washington
Julius Dawkins, Pittsburgh
Offensive Specialist Gary Mullen, Detroit
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Chuck Harris, Washington
Greg Orton, Detroit
Mitch Young, Denver
Defensive Specialist Tate Randle, Detroit
Kicker Gary Gussman, Albany

Team notes[edit]

# of Teams Expansion Teams Folded Teams Suspended Teams Teams returning from previous season Teams returning after hiatus Relocated Teams Name Changes
6 Dallas Texans
Albany Firebirds
Chicago Bruisers
Pittsburgh Gladiators
Detroit Drive
Denver Dynamite
Washington Commandos
Maryland → Washington Commandos