2003 Arena Football League season

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2003 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
DurationJanuary 31, 2003 – June 22, 2003
ArenaBowl XVII
Champions Tampa Bay Storm
  Runners-up Arizona Rattlers
Finals MVP Lawrence Samuels, TB
AFL seasons

The 2003 Arena Football League season was the 17th season of the Arena Football League. It was succeeded by 2004. The league champions were the Tampa Bay Storm, who defeated the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVII. The AFL expanded its season from 14 games to 16 games.

Contents

Standings

TeamOverallDivision
WinsLossesPercentageWinsLossesPercentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
New York Dragons 880.500420.667
Detroit Fury 880.500330.500
Las Vegas Gladiators 880.500420.667
Buffalo Destroyers 5110.312150.167
Southern Division
Tampa Bay Storm 1240.750510.833
Orlando Predators 1240.750420.667
Georgia Force 880.500330.500
Carolina Cobras 0160.000060.000
American Conference
Central Division
Dallas Desperados 1060.625330.500
Grand Rapids Rampage 880.500330.500
Chicago Rush 880.500240.333
Indiana Firebirds 6100.375420.667
Western Division
San Jose SaberCats 1240.750510.833
Los Angeles Avengers 1150.687420.667
Arizona Rattlers 1060.625330.500
Colorado Crush 2140.125060.000

Playoffs

All games televised by NBC.

 Wild Card RoundQuarterfinalsSemifinals ArenaBowl XVII
                   
 
 1San Jose69 
  12Georgia48 
5Dallas45
12Georgia49 
 1San Jose49 
 6Arizona66 
6Arizona69 
11Las Vegas26 
 4Los Angeles63
  6Arizona70 
 
 6Arizona29
 2Tampa Bay43
 
 
 2Tampa Bay52
  10Detroit48 
7Grand Rapids54
10Detroit55 
 2Tampa Bay60
 3Orlando50 
8New York48 
9Chicago45 
 3Orlando69
  8New York62 

All-Arena team

PositionFirst teamSecond team
Quarterback Sherdrick Bonner, Arizona Jim Kubiak, Dallas
Fullback/Linebacker Keala Keanaaina, San Jose Rodney Filer, New York
Wide receiver/Defensive back Randy Gatewood, Arizona
Barry Wagner, San Jose
Will Pettis, Dallas
Evan Hlavacek, Indiana
Wide receiver/Linebacker Greg Hopkins, Los Angeles Lawrence Samuels, Tampa Bay
Offensive specialist Chris Jackson, Los Angeles Antonio Chatman, Chicago
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Tom Briggs, Dallas
John Moyer, Chicago
Jermaine Smith, Georgia
B.J. Cohen, Tampa Bay
Ernest Allen, Orlando
Sam Hernandez, San Jose
Defensive specialist Clevan Thomas, San Jose
Kenny McEntyre, Orlando
Dwaine Carpenter, Buffalo
Omarr Smith, Tampa Bay
Kicker Clay Rush, Indiana Steve Videtich, Las Vegas

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