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
Finals MVP Art Schlichter, DET
AFL seasons

The 1990 Arena Football League season was the fourth season of the Arena Football League (AFL). 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 61
4 Pittsburgh 30
1 Detroit 51
2 Dallas 27
2 Dallas 26
3 Denver 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

All-Arena team[edit]

Position First team Second team
Quarterback Art Schlichter, Detroit Ben Bennett, Dallas
Fullback/Linebacker Mitchell Ward, Dallas Alvin Rettig, Detroit
Wide receiver/Defensive back Thomas Monroe, Pittsburgh
Gary Mullen, Detroit
Carl Aikens, Jr., Dallas
Julius Dawkins, Pittsburgh
Reggie Smith, Albany
Chris Armstrong, Washington
Offensive specialist/Kick returner Reggie Smith, Albany Gary Mullen, Detroit
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Sylvester Bembery, Albany
Kevin Murphy, Albany
Quinton Knight, Denver
Charles Harris, Washington
Keith Browner, Pittsburgh
Greg Orton, Detroit
Mitch Young, Denver
Defensive specialist Durwood Roquemore, Albany Tate Randle, Detroit
Kicker Novo Bojovic, Detroit 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