2001 Nashville Kats Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 10-4
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Championship
Coach: Pat Sperduto (10-4)
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Attendance: 75,109, Avg. 10,730 in 7 home dates
2001 Nashville Kats Roster
The Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League ended the 2001 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.
The defense proved to be a force, as the Kats led the league with just 550 points allowed. Nashville chalked up 724 points. Andy Kelly threw for 2,699 yards. Darryl Hammond topped pass catchers, hauling in 60 balls, while Tyronne Jones added 832 receiving yards.
Travis Reece ran for a team-leading 190 yards.
Adrian Lunsford, Cliff Green and Cory Fleming each intercepted 4 opponent throws. Ben Crosland paced the defensive unit with 10 quarterback sacks, topping a defense credited with 27 sacks.
Pat Sperduto coached the team. The 2001 Nashville Kats lost in the Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 724
Regular Season Points Against: 550
|April 13, 2001||Orlando Predators 25 at Nashville Kats 50||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0|
|April 21, 2001||Nashville Kats 40 at Tampa Bay Storm 45||L||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0|
|April 28, 2001||Nashville Kats 46 at Florida Bobcats 26||W||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0|
|May 3, 2001||New Jersey Gladiators 28 at Nashville Kats 38||W||2-0-0||1-1-0||3-1-0|
|May 13, 2001||Nashville Kats 30 at Orlando Predators 34||L||2-0-0||1-2-0||3-2-0|
|May 18, 2001||Los Angeles Avengers 27 at Nashville Kats 64||W||3-0-0||1-2-0||4-2-0|
|May 26, 2001||Nashville Kats 49 at Houston ThunderBears 46||W||3-0-0||2-2-0||5-2-0||Bismarck, ND|
|June 1, 2001||Florida Bobcats 41 at Nashville Kats 51||W||4-0-0||2-2-0||6-2-0|
|June 8, 2001||Grand Rapids Rampage 60 at Nashville Kats 54||L||4-1-0||2-2-0||6-3-0|
|June 16, 2001||Nashville Kats 57 at San Jose SaberCats 58||L||4-1-0||2-3-0||6-4-0||OT|
|June 22, 2001||Buffalo Destroyers 48 at Nashville Kats 87||W||5-1-0||2-3-0||7-4-0|
|June 30, 2001||Nashville Kats 73 at Oklahoma Wranglers 47||W||5-1-0||3-3-0||8-4-0|
|July 7, 2001||Nashville Kats 40 at Los Angeles Avengers 27||W||5-1-0||4-3-0||9-4-0|
|July 13, 2001||Tampa Bay Storm 38 at Nashville Kats 45||W||6-1-0||4-3-0||10-4-0|
|August 3, 2001||Toronto Phantoms 38 at Nashville Kats 45||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Playoff|
|August 11, 2001||San Jose SaberCats 47 at Nashville Kats 71||W||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||Playoff|
|August 19, 2001||Nashville Kats 42 at Grand Rapids Rampage 64||L||2-0-0||0-1-0||2-1-0||ArenaBowl 15|