1992 Arena Football League season

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1992 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
DurationMay 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
Finals MVP George LaFrance, DET
AFL seasons

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

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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 were other shutouts in the former AF2 after this. It also marked the first appearance of separate divisions in Arena football history. [1]

Team movement

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

1992 Arena Football League standings
TeamWLTPCTPFPAPF (Avg.)PA (Avg.)STK
Southern Division
xyz-Orlando Predators 910.90048428148.428.1W 9
x-Tampa Bay Storm 910.90047235447.235.4W 4
Charlotte Rage 370.30035732035.732L 2
New Orleans Night 0100.00025849125.849.1L 10
Northern Division
xy-Detroit Drive 820.80049731449.731.4W 6
x-Cincinnati Rockers 730.70045135045.135L 1
x-Albany Firebirds 550.50042241642.241.6L 4
x-Cleveland Thunderbolts 460.40031136231.136.2W 1
Western Division
xy-Dallas Texans 550.50035438835.438.8W 2
x-Sacramento Attack 460.40035439535.439.5W 1
Arizona Rattlers 460.40032442032.442L 1
San Antonio Force 280.20026846126.846.1L 2

z – clinched homefield advantage

y – clinched division title

x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl VI
         
1Orlando50
8 Cleveland 12
1Orlando (OT) 24
4 Tampa Bay 21
4Tampa Bay41
5 Cincinnati 36
1 Orlando 38
2Detroit56
2Detroit48
7 Sacramento 23
2Detroit57
3 Dallas 14
6 Albany 45
3Dallas48

Awards and honors

Regular season awards

AwardWinnerPositionTeam
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

All-Arena team

PositionFirst team
Quarterback Jay Gruden, Tampa Bay
Fullback/Linebacker Alvin Rettig, Detroit
Wide receiver/Defensive back Barry Wagner, Orlando
Gary Compton, Dallas
Merv Mosely, Albany
Offensive specialist/Kick returner Stevie Thomas, Tampa Bay
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Sylvester Bembery, Albany
Alo Sila, Sacramento
D'artagain Wise, New Orleans
Defensive specialist Durwood Roquemore, Orlando
Kicker Jorge Cimadevilla, Orlando

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References

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