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Arena Football League
season 22nd
previous season = 2007 next season = 2009

The 2008 Arena Football League season was the 22nd and final season of the original Arena Football League. The regular season began play on February 29, 2008 and concluded on June 22. The playoffs began the following week, and ArenaBowl XXII was held in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 27 between the National Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the American Conference Champion San Jose Sabercats. This game was won by the Soul, 59-56.

Prior to the season, it was announced that the Austin Wranglers would move to the af2, and the Nashville Kats folded, thus leaving the league with 17 teams. The Las Vegas Gladiators relocated to Cleveland.

StandingsEdit

Team Overall Division
Wins Losses Percentage Wins Losses Percentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
Philadelphia Soul 13 3 0.812 7 1 0.875
Dallas Desperados 12 4 0.750 6 2 0.750
Cleveland Gladiators 9 7 0.562 4 4 0.500
New York Dragons 8 8 0.500 2 6 0.250
Columbus Destroyers 3 13 0.187 1 7 0.125
Southern Division
Georgia Force 10 6 0.625 3 3 0.500
Orlando Predators 9 7 0.562 3 3 0.500
Tampa Bay Storm 8 8 0.500 4 2 0.667
New Orleans VooDoo 8 8 0.500 2 4 0.333
American Conference
Central Division
Chicago Rush 11 5 0.687 6 0 1.000
Colorado Crush 6 10 0.375 2 4 0.333
Grand Rapids Rampage* 6 10 0.375 3 3 0.500
Kansas City Brigade 3 13 0.187 1 5 0.167
Western Division
San Jose SaberCats 11 5 0.687 6 0 1.000
Arizona Rattlers 8 8 0.500 1 5 0.167
Utah Blaze 6 10 0.375 2 4 0.333
Los Angeles Avengers 5 11 0.312 3 3 0.500
  • Green indicates clinched playoff berth
  • Purple indicates division champion
  • Gray indicates best conference record

* Despite having a better divisional record than Colorado, Grand Rapids was ruled as the American Conference's #6 seed.

PlayoffsEdit

  Wild Card Playoffs Divisional Playoffs Conference Championships ArenaBowl XXII
                                     
        
  4  Cleveland Gladiators 73  
    2  Georgia Force 70  
4  Cleveland Gladiators 69
5  Orlando Predators 66  
  4  Cleveland Gladiators 35  
National Conference
  1  Philadelphia Soul 70  
3  Dallas Desperados 63  
6  New York Dragons 77  
  6  New York Dragons 48
    1  Philadelphia Soul 49  
      
        
  A2  San Jose SaberCats 56
  N1  Philadelphia Soul 59
        
        
  6  Grand Rapids Rampage 58
    1  Chicago Rush 41  
3  Arizona Rattlers 41
6  Grand Rapids Rampage 48  
  6  Grand Rapids Rampage 55
American Conference
  2  San Jose SaberCats 81  
4  Utah Blaze 44  
5  Colorado Crush 49  
  5  Colorado Crush 51
    2  San Jose SaberCats 64  
      

StatisticsEdit

As of the end of Week 12

PassingEdit

Player Comp. Att. Comp% Yards TD's INT's Rating
Matt D'Orazio, PHI21229272.6%2430524131.1
Russ Michna, CHI13018171.8%1469324126.1
Joe Germaine, UTA32446869.2%37627610123.9
Tony Graziani, PHI7811766.7%1017273122.8
Chris Greisen, GEO27541765.9%34716812119.3

RushingEdit

Player Car. Yards Avg. TD's Long
Marlion Jackson, CLE732653.61732
Matt D'Orazio, PHI391914.9822
Harold Wells, CLB741892.61210
Josh White, DAL591873.2419
Dan Alexander, CHI511853.61113

ReceivingEdit

Player Rec. Yards Avg. TD's Long
T.T. Toliver, ORL94136414.52543
Huey Whittaker, UTA108130912.12540
Chris Jackson, PHI101126112.53641
Larry Brackins, PHI93124413.42543
Derek Lee, CLB99122712.42645

TouchdownsEdit

Player TD's Rush Rec Ret Pts
Chris Jackson, PHI360360216
Otis Amey, CLE341330206
Huey Whittaker, UTA327250196
J.J. McKelvey, UTA310310186
T.T. Toliver, ORL291253174

DefenseEdit

Player Ttl. Tackles Solo Tackles Assisted TKLs Ttl. Sacks Solo Sacks Assisted Sacks INT's INT Yards INT TD's Longest INT
Eddie Canonico, UTA85.57521000429020
Omarr Smith, SJS81721800021106
Nate Coggins, CLB7767200002808
Rashad Floyd, COL776818000640024
Brandon Hefflin, CLE76.564250001000

Special TeamsEdit

Kick ReturnEdit

Player KR Ret KR Yards KR TD's KR Long KR Avg FG Ret FG Yards FG TD's FG Long FG Avg
Timon Marshall, LAA66126115719.136202520.7
J'Sharlon Jone, UTA69125905418.223101915.5
T.T. Toliver, ORL66121835818.533501611.7
Chris Martin, GRR57113545719.900000
Mike Brown, PHI5096935719.425052.5

KickingEdit

Player Extra pt. Extra pt. Att. FG FGA Long Pct. Pts
A.J. Haglund, SJS818718204790.0%135
Connor Hughes, PHI931044123333.3%105
Jason Ball, CLE688212164675.0%104
Seth Marler, TAM70809154160.0%97
Carlos Martinez, GEO7989584162.5%94

AwardsEdit

Award Player/Coach Team

External links Edit

ReferencesEdit


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