1993 Arena Football League season

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1993 Arena Football League season
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
DurationMay 14, 1993 – August 21, 1993 [1]
Regular season
Season MVPHunkie Cooper, ARI
League postseason
Semifinals championsDetroit Drive
  Semifinals runners-upArizona Rattlers
Semifinals championsTampa Bay Storm
  Semifinals runners-upOrlando Predators
ArenaBowl VII
ChampionsTampa Bay Storm
  Runners-upDetroit Drive
AFL seasons

The 1993 Arena Football League season was the seventh season of the Arena Football League (AFL). The league champions were the Tampa Bay Storm, who defeated the Detroit Drive in ArenaBowl VII.[1] The AFL also re-aligned to two conferences.

Team movement[edit]

The New Orleans Night and the San Antonio Force both ceased operations and the Sacramento Attack relocated to Miami to become the Miami Hooters. The Denver Dynamite remained inactive.

Standings[edit]

1993 Arena Football League standings
Team Overall Conference Scoring
W L PCT W L PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
American Conference
xyz-Detroit Drive 11 1 .917 8 0 1.000 506 372 42.1 31 W 4
x-Arizona Rattlers 7 5 .583 6 2 .750 486 489 40.5 40.75 L 1
x-Dallas Texans 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 454 551 37.83 45.92 L 5
Cleveland Thunderbolts 2 10 .167 2 6 .250 357 484 29.75 40.33 L 7
Cincinnati Rockers 2 10 .167 2 6 .250 394 525 32.83 43.75 W 1
National Conference
xy-Orlando Predators 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 526 355 43.83 29.58 L 1
x-Tampa Bay Storm 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 571 389 47.58 32.42 W 3
x-Charlotte Rage 6 6 .500 3 5 .375 440 509 36.66 42.42 L 2
x-Miami Hooters 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 258 491 21.5 40.92 W 2
x-Albany Firebirds 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 482 490 40.16 40.83 W 1

z – clinched homefield advantage

y – clinched division title

x – clinched playoff spot


Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl VII
         
1 Detroit 51
8 Dallas 6
1 Detroit 38
4 Arizona 34
4 Arizona 56
5 Charlotte 49
1 Detroit 31
3 Tampa Bay 51
2 Orlando 41
7 Miami 13
2 Orlando 52
3 Tampa Bay 55
3 Tampa Bay 48
6 Albany 34

Awards and honors[edit]

Regular season awards[edit]

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Hunkie Cooper Wide receiver/Linebacker Arizona Rattlers
Ironman of the Year Barry Wagner Wide receiver/Defensive back Orlando Predators
Coach of the Year Danny White Head coach Arizona Rattlers
Executive of the Year Bryan Colangelo General Manager Arizona Rattlers
Commissioner's Award Bob Gries Owner Tampa Bay Storm

All-Arena team[edit]

Position First team
Quarterback Ben Bennett, Orlando
Fullback/Linebacker Andre Bowden, Tampa Bay
Wide receiver/Defensive back Barry Wagner, Orlando
Wide receiver/Linebacker Niu Sale, Miami
Offensive specialist Hunkie Cooper, Arizona
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Dannie Lockett, Detroit
Willie Fears, Cleveland
Deatrich Wise, Tampa Bay
Defensive specialist Durwood Roquemore, Orlando
Rodney McSwain, Detroit
Kicker Mike Black, Charlotte

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arthur R. Brown Jr. (August 22, 1993). "Tampa Bay whips Detroit, claims second Arena title". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved July 15, 2013.