1995 Arena Football League season

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1995 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
DurationMay 12, 1995 – September 1, 1995
Regular season
Season MVP Barry Wagner, ORL
ArenaBowl IX
Champions Tampa Bay Storm
  Runners-up Orlando Predators
Finals MVP George LaFrance, TB
AFL seasons

The 1995 Arena Football League season was the ninth season of the Arena Football League (AFL). It was succeeded by 1996. The league champions were the Tampa Bay Storm, who defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl IX. The AFL realigned its divisions for the third straight year to two divisions per conference, a format that was then used until 2016.

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Team movement

Five expansion teams formed in the league: the Connecticut Coyotes, Iowa Barnstormers, Memphis Pharaohs, St. Louis Stampede, and the San Jose SaberCats.

Meanwhile, both the Fort Worth Cavalry and the Massachusetts Marauders were suspended and the Cleveland Thunderbolts folded. The Denver Dynamite remained inactive.

Standings

TeamOverallDivision
WinsLossesPercentageWinsLossesPercentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
Albany Firebirds 750.583310.750
Charlotte Rage 570.417310.750
Connecticut Coyotes 1110.083040.000
Southern Division
Tampa Bay Storm 1020.833401.000
Orlando Predators 750.583220.500
Miami Hooters 1110.083040.000
American Conference
Central Division
St. Louis Stampede 930.750420.667
Iowa Barnstormers 750.583420.667
Memphis Pharaohs 660.500330.500
Milwaukee Mustangs 480.333150.167
Western Division
San Jose SaberCats 840.667220.500
Arizona Rattlers 750.583310.750
Las Vegas Sting 660.500130.250

Playoffs

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl IX
         
1Tampa Bay53
8 Memphis 41
1Tampa Bay56
7 Albany 49
2 St. Louis 49
7Albany51
1Tampa Bay48
6 Orlando 35
3 San Jose 37
6Orlando55
6Orlando56
5 Iowa 49
4 Arizona 52
5Iowa56

All-Arena team

PositionFirst teamSecond team
Quarterback Jay Gruden, Tampa Bay Mike Perez, Albany
Fullback/Linebacker Les Barley, Connecticut Cedric McKinnon, Tampa Bay
Wide receiver/Defensive back Bernard Edwards, Miami
Barry Wagner, Orlando
Amod Field, San Jose
Darren Hughes, Memphis
Wide receiver/Linebacker Darryl Hammond, St. Louis Fred Gayles, Albany
Offensive specialist Hunkie Cooper, Arizona Titus Dixon, San Jose
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Sam Hernandez, Las Vegas
Ralph Jarvis, Milwaukee
Kent Wells, Tampa Bay
Sylvester Bembery, Tampa Bay
Robert Stewart, Charlotte
Willie Wyatt, Tampa Bay
Defensive specialist Patrick McGuirk, San Jose Corey Dowden, Tampa Bay
Kicker Mike Black, Iowa Ian Howfield, Las Vegas

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