1996 Tampa Bay Storm Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 12-2
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Championship
Coach: Tim Marcum (12-2)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 104,307, Avg. 14,901 in 7 home dates
1996 Tampa Bay Storm Roster
The Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League ended the 1996 season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's South Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.
The defense proved to be a force, as the Storm relinquished 504 points, fewest in the league. Tampa Bay ran up 699 points. Jay Gruden led the charge, passing for 3,626 yards. George LaFrance hauled in 100 passes for 1,258 yards. Stevie Thomas was targeted regularly, too.
Cedric McKinnon carried the ball for a team-leading 166 yards.
Johnnie Harris intercepted 6 opponent throws. Lynn Rowland topped pass rushers with 5 sacks, part of an overall team total of 24 sacks.
Tim Marcum coached the team. The 1996 Tampa Bay Storm won the Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 699
Regular Season Points Against: 504
|April 26, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 57 at St. Louis Stampede 38||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|May 11, 1996||Texas Terror 27 at Tampa Bay Storm 63||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0|
|May 18, 1996||Orlando Predators 42 at Tampa Bay Storm 63||W||2-0-0||1-0-0||3-0-0|
|May 24, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 41 at Minnesota Fighting Pike 16||W||2-0-0||2-0-0||4-0-0|
|June 1, 1996||San Jose SaberCats 22 at Tampa Bay Storm 36||W||3-0-0||2-0-0||5-0-0|
|June 8, 1996||Florida Bobcats 47 at Tampa Bay Storm 55||W||4-0-0||2-0-0||6-0-0|
|June 15, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 34 at Anaheim Piranhas 28||W||4-0-0||3-0-0||7-0-0|
|June 22, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 43 at Memphis Pharaohs 12||W||4-0-0||4-0-0||8-0-0|
|June 29, 1996||Charlotte Rage 66 at Tampa Bay Storm 53||L||4-1-0||4-0-0||8-1-0|
|July 6, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 39 at Florida Bobcats 36||W||4-1-0||5-0-0||9-1-0|
|July 12, 1996||Albany Firebirds 52 at Tampa Bay Storm 65||W||5-1-0||5-0-0||10-1-0||OT|
|July 19, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 39 at Orlando Predators 40||L||5-1-0||5-1-0||10-2-0|
|July 27, 1996||Arizona Rattlers 48 at Tampa Bay Storm 69||W||6-1-0||5-1-0||11-2-0|
|August 2, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Texas Terror 30||W||6-1-0||6-1-0||12-2-0|
|August 9, 1996||Anaheim Piranhas 16 at Tampa Bay Storm 30||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||Playoff|
|August 17, 1996||Arizona Rattlers 54 at Tampa Bay Storm 55||W||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||Playoff|
|August 26, 1996||Tampa Bay Storm 42 at Iowa Barnstormers 38||W||2-0-0||1-0-0||3-0-0||ArenaBowl 10|