2007 Arena Football League season

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2007 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
DurationMarch 1, 2007 – July 29, 2007
Regular season
Season champions Dallas Desperados
AFL Playoffs
National Conference champions Columbus Destroyers
  National Conference runners-up Georgia Force
American Conference champions San Jose SaberCats
  American Conference runners-up Chicago Rush
ArenaBowl XXI
Champions San Jose SaberCats
  Runners-up Columbus Destroyers
Finals MVP Mark Grieb, SJ
AFL seasons

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. [1]

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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.

Final standings

National Conference
Eastern Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
Dallas Desperados 151.93810168168–011–18–07–1
Philadelphia Soul 88.5009008355–37–54–44–4
Columbus Destroyers 79.4388027933–35–65–32–6
New York Dragons 511.3137879671–43–82–63–5
Southern Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
Georgia Force 142.87510078368–011–18–06–2
Tampa Bay Storm 97.5638098254–46–65–34–4
Orlando Predators 88.5008147665–37–54–44–4
New Orleans VooDoo 511.3138339282–63–94–41–7
Austin Wranglers 412.2508799501–72–103–51–7
American Conference
Central Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
Chicago Rush 124.7508697196–29–37–15–3
Kansas City Brigade 106.6258407764–48–46–24–4
Colorado Crush 88.5007938584–46–65–33–5
Nashville Kats 79.4388518763–56–63–54–4
Grand Rapids Rampage 412.25083510143–53–93–51–7
Western Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
San Jose SaberCats 133.81310127618–011–18–05–3
Los Angeles Avengers 97.5638438484–46–65–34–4
Utah Blaze 88.5009559334–46–64–44–4
Arizona Rattlers 412.2508469153–52–92–62–6
Las Vegas Gladiators 214.1257698951–72–100–82–6

Source: ArenaFan.com [2]

Playoffs

6Columbus56
6Columbus66
3Tampa Bay55
1Dallas59
National Conference
6Columbus66
2Georgia56
5Orlando26National Conference Championship
4Philadelphia39
4Philadelphia41
2Georgia65
Wild card playoffs
Divisional playoffs
N6Columbus33
A1San Jose55
5Utah42 ArenaBowl XXI
4Los Angeles20
4Los Angeles64
2Chicago52
American Conference
2Chicago49
1San Jose61
6Colorado49American Conference Championship
6Colorado67
3Kansas City42
1San Jose76

Statistics

Quarterback

PlayerComp.Att.Comp%YardsTD'sINT'sLongRating
Chris Greisen (GEO)3925307448511171249132
Clint Dolezel (DAL)37553370.44475107949128.2
Mark Grieb (SJS)39856170.946051001347125.3
Joe Germaine (UTA)42261768.450051071241124.4
Raymond Philyaw (KC)371538694338851142124.1

Running backs

PlayerCar.YardsAvg.TD'sLong
Dan Alexander (NSH)1654262.64125
Adrian McPherson* (AUS)553606.5939
Josh White (DAL)9327831022
Bo Kelly (ARI)812222.71316
Harold Wells (CLB)731972.71313

*McPherson is a Quarterback, he was on the rushing yards list at arenafootball.com

Wide receivers

PlayerRec.YardsAvg.TD'sLong
Siaha Burley (UTA)166212912.84941
Chris Jackson (GEO)145191513.24746
Derrick Lewis (AUS)139190313.74149
Bobby Sippio (CHI)125173913.95348
Troy Bergeron (GEO)132173613.24149

Touchdowns

PlayerTD'sRushRecRetPts
Bobby Sippio (CHI)530530318
Chris Jackson (GEO)514470306
Siaha Burley (UTA)490490294
Damian Harrell (COL)470470282
Will Pettis (DAL)462404278

Defense

PlayerTacklesSoloAssistedSackSoloAssistedINTYardsTD'sLong
Rashad Floyd (COL)156141300009111225
Keyuo Craver (ARI)1139732000337021
Lin-J Shell (ORL)110.5105110004000
Brandon Hefflin (CLB)10588340002000

Special teams

Kick return

PlayerRetYardsTD'sLongAvgRetYardsTD'sLongAvg
Timon Marshall (GR)83190165822.917077
Sedrick Robinson (AUS)64130045820.300000
DaShane Dennis (NYD)58128235722.122902014.5
Will Pettis (DAL)58122945821.22180189
Darrell Jones (ARI)56108015619.315515555

Kicking

PlayerExtra pt.Extra pt. Att.FGFGALongPct.Pts
A.J. Haglund* (SJ)1281381018390.556158
Mark Lewis (AUS)1101181525330.600155
Remy Hamilton (LA)1011141630360.533149
Steve Videtich (UTA)1131271019320.526143
Jason Ball (COL)901051728380.607141

*Set AFL record for tackles by a Kicker with 15.5.

Awards

Individual season awards

AwardPlayer/CoachTeam
Coach of the Year Doug Plank Georgia Force
Rookie of the Year (tie) Brett Dietz
Charles Frederick
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

All-Arena team

Offense
PositionFirst teamSecond team
Quarterback Chris Greisen, Georgia Clint Dolezel, Dallas
Fullback Dan Alexander, Nashville Josh White, Dallas
Center Kyle Moore-Brown, Colorado Mike Mabry, Philadelphia
Offensive lineman Phil Bogle, Philadelphia
Devin Wyman, Dallas
Marcus Keyes, Georgia
Terrance Dotsy, Dallas
Wide receiver Chris Jackson, Los Angeles
Bobby Sippio, Chicago
Siaha Burley, Utah
Damian Harrell, Colorado
Troy Bergeron, Georgia
James Roe, San Jose
Defense
PositionFirst teamSecond team
Defensive lineman Greg White, Orlando
Colston Weatherington, Dallas
LaKendrick Jones, Columbus
Jermaine Smith, Georgia
Ron Jones, San Jose
Silas DeMary, Los Angeles
Middle linebacker Duke Pettijohn, Dallas Umar Muhammad, Georgia
Jack linebacker DeJuan Alfonzo, Chicago Lawrence Samuels, Tampa Bay
Defensive back Eddie Moten, Philadelphia
Ahmad Hawkins, Nashville
Clevan Thomas, San Jose
Rashad Floyd, Colorado
Jeremy Unertl, Chicago
Jermaine Jones, Dallas
Special teams
PositionFirst teamSecond team
Kicker Mark Lewis, Austin A. J. Haglund, San Jose

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