|2007 Arena Football League season|
|League||Arena Football League|
|Duration||March 1, 2007 – July 29, 2007|
|Season champions||Dallas Desperados|
|National Conference champions||Columbus Destroyers|
|National Conference runners-up||Georgia Force|
|American Conference champions||San Jose SaberCats|
|American Conference runners-up||Chicago Rush|
|Champions||San Jose SaberCats|
|Finals MVP||Mark Grieb, SJ|
The 2007 Arena Football League season was the 21st season of the Arena Football League. The regular season began play on March 1, 2007 and concluded on June 25. The league broke its regular-season total attendance record of 1,887,054.
Following a year-long hiatus last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans VooDoo franchise resumed play this season to return the league to a 19-team format. New Orleans also hosted ArenaBowl XXI.
The league champions were the San Jose SaberCats, who defeated the Columbus Destroyers in ArenaBowl XXI.
|New York Dragons||5||11||.313||787||967||1–4||3–8||2–6||3–5|
|Tampa Bay Storm||9||7||.563||809||825||4–4||6–6||5–3||4–4|
|New Orleans VooDoo||5||11||.313||833||928||2–6||3–9||4–4||1–7|
|Kansas City Brigade||10||6||.625||840||776||4–4||8–4||6–2||4–4|
|Grand Rapids Rampage||4||12||.250||835||1014||3–5||3–9||3–5||1–7|
|San Jose SaberCats||13||3||.813||1012||761||8–0||11–1||8–0||5–3|
|Los Angeles Avengers||9||7||.563||843||848||4–4||6–6||5–3||4–4|
|Las Vegas Gladiators||2||14||.125||769||895||1–7||2–10||0–8||2–6|
|5||Orlando||26||National Conference Championship|
|Wild card playoffs|
|6||Colorado||49||American Conference Championship|
|Chris Greisen (GEO)||392||530||74||4851||117||12||49||132|
|Clint Dolezel (DAL)||375||533||70.4||4475||107||9||49||128.2|
|Mark Grieb (SJS)||398||561||70.9||4605||100||13||47||125.3|
|Joe Germaine (UTA)||422||617||68.4||5005||107||12||41||124.4|
|Raymond Philyaw (KC)||371||538||69||4338||85||11||42||124.1|
|Dan Alexander (NSH)||165||426||2.6||41||25|
|Adrian McPherson* (AUS)||55||360||6.5||9||39|
|Josh White (DAL)||93||278||3||10||22|
|Bo Kelly (ARI)||81||222||2.7||13||16|
|Harold Wells (CLB)||73||197||2.7||13||13|
*McPherson is a Quarterback, he was on the rushing yards list at arenafootball.com
|Siaha Burley (UTA)||166||2129||12.8||49||41|
|Chris Jackson (GEO)||145||1915||13.2||47||46|
|Derrick Lewis (AUS)||139||1903||13.7||41||49|
|Bobby Sippio (CHI)||125||1739||13.9||53||48|
|Troy Bergeron (GEO)||132||1736||13.2||41||49|
|Bobby Sippio (CHI)||53||0||53||0||318|
|Chris Jackson (GEO)||51||4||47||0||306|
|Siaha Burley (UTA)||49||0||49||0||294|
|Damian Harrell (COL)||47||0||47||0||282|
|Will Pettis (DAL)||46||2||40||4||278|
|Rashad Floyd (COL)||156||141||30||0||0||0||9||111||2||25|
|Keyuo Craver (ARI)||113||97||32||0||0||0||3||37||0||21|
|Lin-J Shell (ORL)||110.5||105||11||0||0||0||4||0||0||0|
|Brandon Hefflin (CLB)||105||88||34||0||0||0||2||0||0||0|
|Timon Marshall (GR)||83||1901||6||58||22.9||1||7||0||7||7|
|Sedrick Robinson (AUS)||64||1300||4||58||20.3||0||0||0||0||0|
|DaShane Dennis (NYD)||58||1282||3||57||22.1||2||29||0||20||14.5|
|Will Pettis (DAL)||58||1229||4||58||21.2||2||18||0||18||9|
|Darrell Jones (ARI)||56||1080||1||56||19.3||1||55||1||55||55|
|Player||Extra pt.||Extra pt. Att.||FG||FGA||Long||Pct.||Pts|
|A.J. Haglund* (SJ)||128||138||10||18||39||0.556||158|
|Mark Lewis (AUS)||110||118||15||25||33||0.600||155|
|Remy Hamilton (LA)||101||114||16||30||36||0.533||149|
|Steve Videtich (UTA)||113||127||10||19||32||0.526||143|
|Jason Ball (COL)||90||105||17||28||38||0.607||141|
*Set AFL record for tackles by a Kicker with 15.5.
|Coach of the Year||Doug Plank||Georgia Force|
|Rookie of the Year (tie)|| Brett Dietz |
| Tampa Bay Storm |
Kansas City Brigade
|Lineman of the Year||Greg White||Orlando Predators|
|Kicker of the Year||Mark Lewis||Austin Wranglers|
|Ironman of the Year||Will Pettis||Dallas Desperados|
The Arena Football League (AFL) was a professional indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987, making it the third longest-running professional football league in North America after the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL) until the AFL closed in 2019. The AFL played a proprietary code known as arena football, a form of indoor American football played on a 66-by-28 yard field, with rules encouraging offensive performance, resulting in a faster-paced and higher-scoring game. The sport was invented in the early 1980s and patented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League (USFL) and the NFL.
The Columbus Destroyers were an Arena Football League (AFL) team based in Columbus, Ohio, with home games in Nationwide Arena. The team was founded in 1999 as the Buffalo Destroyers, based in Buffalo, New York, and relocated to Columbus in 2004. They folded along with the original incarnation of the AFL following the 2008 season, after a total of ten seasons of play.
The Chicago Rush were a professional arena football team based in Rosemont, Illinois. The team played at the Allstate Arena from 2001 to 2013. They were a member of the Central Division of the National Conference of the Arena Football League (AFL). Founded in 2001, the team qualified for the playoffs 11 out of 12 seasons and won one AFL championship, ArenaBowl XX in 2006. During their history, the Rush won five divisional titles and competed in the AFL Conference Championship six times, including four consecutive appearances from 2004 to 2007. They also had the largest market in the AFL.
The Philadelphia Soul were a professional arena football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and competed in the Arena Football League (AFL). The Soul made five ArenaBowl appearances, winning their first appearance and losing their next two appearances. The Soul won in their fourth appearance, against the Rattlers in 2016, winning 56–42. They also won in their fifth appearance in 2017 against the Tampa Bay Storm, winning 44–40.
The Cleveland Gladiators were an arena football team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, and members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The Gladiators played their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, which they shared with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. The franchise was originally based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and then later in Las Vegas, Nevada, before relocating to Cleveland for the 2008 AFL season. The Gladiators qualified for the playoffs eight times in their history, reaching the ArenaBowl in 2014.
The Georgia Force was an Arena Football League (AFL) team based in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States that played in the South Division of the American Conference. The team was owned by Doug MacGregor and Donn Jennings.
The New Orleans VooDoo were a professional arena football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The VooDoo were a member of the East Division of the American Conference of the Arena Football League (AFL). They played their home games in Smoothie King Center. The VooDoo were unrelated to an earlier AFL team, the New Orleans Night, who had competed in the 1991 and 1992 AFL seasons in the Louisiana Superdome.
The San Jose SaberCats were a professional arena football team based in San Jose, California. The SaberCats had been members of the Arena Football League (AFL) since 1995 ; and until 2015, they belonged to the AFL's National Conference. Over nineteen seasons of play, the SaberCats emerged as one of the Arena Football League's most successful franchises; at the conclusion of the 2015 season, the SaberCats boasted a lifetime regular season record of 198–98. Moreover, the SaberCats had won a total of four AFL Championships. Their lifetime postseason record stood at 19–12.
The Kansas City Command were a professional arena football team that played in the Arena Football League (AFL). The team was founded before the 2006 season. Former Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Kevin Porter served as head coach. The team's new head coach in 2011 was Danton Barto; he also coached the AFL's Las Vegas Gladiators, af2's Memphis Xplorers and Manchester Wolves, and the IFL's Arkansas Diamonds.
Doug Kay is a retired American football coach who was most recently assistant head coach for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL), which league ceased operations after the 2017 season. He has more than 55 years of football experience, including 12 seasons in the AFL. He was the head coach of the Charlotte Rage, Carolina Cobras and Columbus Destroyers. He was also the head football coach at Olivet College from 1971 to 1975.
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ArenaBowl XXV was the 25th edition of the championship in the Arena Football League. The National Conference champion, Arizona Rattlers, defeated the American Conference champion, Philadelphia Soul, 72–54. The game was played on August 10, 2012. It was the first ArenaBowl at a neutral site since ArenaBowl XXII in 2008, also played in New Orleans. ArenaBowl XXV was played at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans VooDoo.
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