1991 Arena Football League season

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1991 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration June 1, 1991 – August 3, 1991
Regular season
Season champions Detroit Drive
Season MVP George LaFrance, DET
League postseason
1 vs 4 Semifinals champions Detroit Drive
  1 vs 4 Semifinals runners-up Albany Firebirds
2 vs 3 Semifinals champions Tampa Bay Storm
  2 vs 3 Semifinals runners-up Denver Dynamite
ArenaBowl V
ArenaBowl V champions Tampa Bay Storm
  Runners-up Detroit Drive
ArenaBowl V MVP Stevie Thomas, TB
AFL seasons

The 1991 Arena Football League season was the fifth season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Tampa Bay Storm, who defeated the Detroit Drive in ArenaBowl V.

Standings[edit]

1991 Arena Football League Standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
xy-Detroit Drive 9 1 0 .900 437 262 43.7 26.2 W 4
x-Tampa Bay Storm 8 2 0 .800 421 309 42.1 30.9 W 2
x-Denver Dynamite 6 4 0 .600 389 365 38.9 36.5 L 1
x-Albany Firebirds 6 4 0 .600 427 342 42.7 34.2 W 1
New Orleans Night 4 6 0 .400 314 401 31.4 40.1 L 1
Dallas Texans 4 6 0 .400 286 334 28.6 33.4 W 1
Orlando Predators 3 7 0 .300 321 363 32.1 36.3 L 2
Columbus Thunderbolts 0 10 0 .000 241 460 24.1 46 L 10

y – clinched regular-season title

x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals ArenaBowl V
           
1 Detroit 9–1 37
4 Albany 6–4 35
1 Detroit 10–1 42
2 Tampa Bay 9–2 48
2 Tampa Bay 8–2 40
3 Denver 6–4 13

Awards and honors[edit]

Regular season awards[edit]

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player George LaFrance Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Detroit Drive
Ironman of the Year Milton Barney Wide Receiver/Defensive Back New Orleans Night
Lineman of the Year John Corker Offensive/Defensive Lineman Detroit Drive
Kicker of the Year Rusty Fricke Kicker Denver Dynamite
Coach of the Year Fran Curci Head coach Tampa Bay Storm

1st Team All-Arena[edit]

1st Team All-Arena
Quarterback Tom Porras, Albany
Fullback/Linebacker Lynn Bradford, Tampa Bay
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Wayne Coffey, Denver
Sam Moore, Dallas
Milton Barney, New Orleans
Offensive Specialist/Kickoff returner George LaFrance, Detroit
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Sylvester Bembery, Albany
Joe March, Denver
John Corker, Detroit
Defensive Specialist Tate Randle, Detroit
Kicker Rusty Fricke, Denver

2nd Team All-Arena[edit]

2nd Team All-Arena
Quarterback Art Schlichter, Detroit
Fullback/Linebacker Alvin Rettig, Detroit
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Merv Mosely, Albany
Gary Mullen, Detroit
Fred Gayles, Albany
Offensive Specialist/Kickoff returner Herkie Walls, Orlando
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Tom Gizzi, Tampa Bay
Johnny Sims, New Orleans
Flint Fleming, Detroit
Defensive Specialist Alvin Williams, Denver
Kicker Marco Morales, New Orleans


Team notes[edit]

# of Teams Expansion Teams Folded Teams Suspended Teams Teams returning from previous season Teams returning after hiatus Relocated Teams Name Changes
8 Columbus Thunderbolts
New Orleans Night
Orlando Predators
Washington Commandos Albany Firebirds
Dallas Texans
Denver Dynamite
Detroit Drive
Tampa Bay Storm
Pittsburgh → Tampa Bay Storm