1991 Arena Football League season

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1991 Arena Football League season
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
DurationJune 1, 1991 – August 3, 1991
Regular season
Season championsDetroit Drive
Season MVPGeorge LaFrance, DET
League postseason
1 vs 4 Semifinals championsDetroit Drive
  1 vs 4 Semifinals runners-upAlbany Firebirds
2 vs 3 Semifinals championsTampa Bay Storm
  2 vs 3 Semifinals runners-upDenver Dynamite
ArenaBowl V
ChampionsTampa Bay Storm
  Runners-upDetroit Drive
Finals MVPStevie Thomas, TB
AFL seasons

The 1991 Arena Football League season was the fifth season of the Arena Football League (AFL). 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 37
4 Albany 35
1 Detroit 42
2 Tampa Bay 48
2 Tampa Bay 40
3 Denver 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

All-Arena team[edit]

Position First team Second team
Quarterback Tom Porras, Albany Art Schlichter, Detroit
Fullback/Linebacker Lynn Bradford, Tampa Bay Alvin Rettig, Detroit
Wide receiver/Defensive back Milton Barney, New Orleans
Wayne Coffey, Denver
Sam Moore, Dallas
Gary Mullen, Detroit
Merv Mosely, Albany
Fred Gayles, Albany
Offensive specialist/Kick returner George LaFrance, Detroit Herkie Walls, Orlando
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Sylvester Bembery, Albany
Joe March, Denver
John Corker, Detroit
Johnny Sims, New Orleans
Flint Fleming, Detroit
Tom Gizzi, Tampa Bay
Defensive specialist Tate Randle, Detroit Alvin Williams, Denver
Kicker Rusty Fricke, Denver 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