1992 Arena Football League season

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1992 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration May 30, 1992 – August 3, 1992
Regular season
Season champions Orlando Predators
Season MVP Jay Gruden, TB
League postseason
1 vs 4 Semifinals champions Orlando Predators
  1 vs 4 Semifinals runners-up Tampa Bay Storm
2 vs 3 Semifinals champions Detroit Drive
  2 vs 3 Semifinals runners-up Dallas Texans
ArenaBowl VI
Champions Detroit Drive
  Runners-up Orlando Predators
ArenaBowl VI MVP George LaFrance, DET
AFL seasons

The 1992 Arena Football League season was the sixth season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Detroit Drive, who defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl VI.

It is during the 1992 season that the first shutout in AFL history occurred. On June 13, the Orlando Predators defeated the San Antonio Force by a score of 50–0. To date, this remains the only shutout in AFL history, though there have been other shutouts in af2 since. It also marked the first appearance of separate divisions in its history.[1]

Team Movement[edit]

Five expansion teams joined the league: the Arizona Rattlers, Charlotte Rage, Cincinnati Rockers, Sacramento Attack, and the San Antonio Force.

Meanwhile, the Columbus Thunderbolts moved to Cleveland, Ohio and the Denver Dynamite suspended operations.

Standings[edit]

1992 Arena Football League Standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Southern Division
xyz-Orlando Predators 9 1 0 .900 484 281 48.4 28.1 W 9
x-Tampa Bay Storm 9 1 0 .900 472 354 47.2 35.4 W 4
Charlotte Rage 3 7 0 .300 357 320 35.7 32 L 2
New Orleans Night 0 10 0 .000 258 491 25.8 49.1 L 10
Northern Division
xy-Detroit Drive 8 2 0 .800 497 314 49.7 31.4 W 6
x-Cincinnati Rockers 7 3 0 .700 451 350 45.1 35 L 1
x-Albany Firebirds 5 5 0 .500 422 416 42.2 41.6 L 4
x-Cleveland Thunderbolts 4 6 0 .400 311 362 31.1 36.2 W 1
Western Division
xy-Dallas Texans 5 5 0 .500 354 388 35.4 38.8 W 2
x-Sacramento Attack 4 6 0 .400 354 395 35.4 39.5 W 1
Arizona Rattlers 4 6 0 .400 324 420 32.4 42 L 1
San Antonio Force 2 8 0 .200 268 461 26.8 46.1 L 2

z – clinched homefield advantage

y – clinched division title

x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl VI
                 
1 Orlando 9–1 50
8 Cleveland 4–6 12
1 Orlando 10–1(OT) 24
4 Tampa Bay 10–1 21
4 Tampa Bay 9–1 41
5 Cincinnati 7–3 36
1 Orlando 11–1 38
2 Detroit 10–2 56
2 Detroit 8–2 48
7 Sacramento 4–6 23
2 Detroit 9–2 57
3 Dallas 6–5 14
6 Albany 5–5 45
3 Dallas 5–5 48

Awards and honors[edit]

Regular season awards[edit]

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Jay Gruden Quarterback Tampa Bay Storm
Ironman of the Year Barry Wagner Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Orlando Predators
Coach of the Year Perry Moss Head coach Orlando Predators
Executive of the Year Eric Leins Director of Operations Orlando Predators
President's Award Gary Vitto General Manager Detroit Drive

1st Team All-Arena[edit]

1st Team All-Arena
Quarterback Jay Gruden, Tampa Bay
Fullback/Linebacker Alvin Rettig, Detroit
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Gary Compton, Dallas
Merv Mosely, Albany
Barry Wagner, Orlando
Offensive Specialist/Kickoff returner Stevie Thomas, Tampa Bay
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Sylvester Bembery, Albany
Alo Sila, Sacramento
Doc Wise, New Orleans
Defensive Specialist Durwood Roquemore, Orlando
Kicker Jorge Cimadevilla, Orlando

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Oliver (June 17, 2012). "Force's 50–0 loss 20 years ago stands alone". www.mysanantonio.com. Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved March 26, 2013.