|1993 Arena Football League season|
|League||Arena Football League|
|Duration||May 14, 1993 – August 21, 1993|
|Season MVP||Hunkie Cooper, ARI|
|Semifinals champions||Detroit Drive|
|Semifinals runners-up||Arizona Rattlers|
|Semifinals champions||Tampa Bay Storm|
|Semifinals runners-up||Orlando Predators|
|Champions||Tampa Bay Storm|
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1993 Arena Football League standings
|W||L||PCT||W||L||PCT||PF||PA||PF (Avg.)||PA (Avg.)||STK|
|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|
|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
|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|
|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|
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