Detroit Fury

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Detroit Fury
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Detroit Fury
Founded 2001
Folded 2004
League Arena Football League
Conference National (2001-2003)
American (2001-2002, 2004)
Division Eastern Division (2003)
Central Division (2001-2002, 2004)
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan
Colors Black, Purple, Silver, and Burgundy
                   
Owner(s) William Davidson and William Clay Ford, Jr.
Head coach Tom Luginbill
Playoff berths 2: 2001, 2003

The Detroit Fury was an arena football team based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The team was a member of the Arena Football League from 2001 to 2004 and played at The Palace of Auburn Hills, also the home of the NBA's Detroit Pistons. The team was co-owned by William Davidson, who owned the Pistons, along with William Clay Ford, Jr., son of the owner of the National Football League Detroit Lions.[1] On September 20, 2004, the AFL announced the termination of this franchise,[2] and that its players would be made available to the remaining teams in a dispersal draft. The Fury made the playoffs in their first season and again in 2003.

Season-by-season[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
2001 7 7 0 Lost Wild Card Round (Arizona) 52-44
2002 1 13 0
2003 8 8 0 Won Wild Card Round (Grand Rapids) 55-54
Lost Quarterfinals (Tampa Bay) 52-48
2004 5 11 0
Totals 22 41 0 (including playoffs)

Notable players[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-Arena players[edit]

The following Fury players have been named to All-Arena Teams: OL/DL R-Kal Truluck (2)

All-Rookie players[edit]

The following Fury players have been named to All-Rookie Teams: OL/DL R-Kal Truluck

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detroit lands Arena Football team". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. December 2, 1999. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Detroit Fury announces it will fold after failing to find buyer". The Argus-Press. September 21, 2004. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 

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