1991 Albany Firebirds Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 6-4
Finishing 4th in the Arena League
Postseason: 0-1 Lone Star Division
Coach: Rick Buffington (6-4)
Location: Albany, New York
Attendance: 55,029, Avg. 11,006 in 5 home dates
1991 Albany Firebirds Statistics
1991 Albany Firebirds Results

The Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League ended the 1991 season with a record of 6 wins and 4 losses, finishing fourth in the Arena League. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Albany racked up 427 points, while the defense allowed 342. Tom Porras tossed for 1,941 yards. Fred Gayles snagged 56 passes for 655 yards.

Tom Porras ran for a team-best 67 yards for the Firebirds, and Rodney Smith also aided the ground game.

Merv Mosely and Darryl Hammond each picked off 5 errant tosses from the opposition. Sylvester Bembery sacked quarterbacks 9 times, leading the way for a team which created 22 sacks.

Rick Buffington coached the team. The 1991 Albany Firebirds Lone Star Division.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Sylvester BemberyOL/DLMarch 1, 19656'3"285Central FloridaMiami, FL 10
Jeff BlankenshipFB/LB6'2"230Furman4
Alvin BlountWR/LBFebruary 12, 19655'9"197MarylandWashington, DC USA9
John ChaneyWR/DB6'2"190Wagner1
Rod FergusonOL/DLMay 14, 19676'6"270Wake ForestHalifax, VA 4
Fred GaylesWR/LBMay 11, 19666'0"205Western State (CO)Denver, CO 10
Gary GussmanKSeptember 24, 19655'10"180Miami (FL)Miami, FL 10
Darryl HammondWR/LBSeptember 24, 19676'4"225VirginiaTappannock, VA 10
Chuck HarrisOL/DLOctober 7, 19616'3"225West VirginiaColumbus, OH USA8
Richard HuffWR/DBJanuary 19, 19686'0"185YaleVincennes, IN 1
Dave JakobFB/LB6'1"240Penn State2
Myron JeffersonWR/DB5'9"175Southern Colorado8
Chris KolodzieyKFebruary 26, 19656'1"195MarylandLudlow, MA 1
John LevelisOL/DL6'3"275C W Post (NY)1
Merv MoselyWR/DBOctober 31, 19666'0"175Western ConnecticutGroton, CT 10
Jeff NealOL/DLApril 10, 19686'1"300Howard PaynePearland, TX 7
Pete PorcelliOL/DLNovember 3, 19666'1"275C W Post (NY)Bay Shore NY, 10
Tom PorrasQBMarch 28, 19586'3"205WashingtonOxnard, CA 10
Curt ReedWR/LBDecember 3, 19646'3"205Millikin (IL)McLeansboro, IL 6
Garland RiversWR/LBNovember 3, 19646'1"181Michigan9
Ed RubbertQBMay 28, 19646'5"225LouisvilleSuffern, NY USA10
Matt SalaOL/DL6'2"260LafayetteLoundonville, NY 1
Tony SlatonWR/DBMay 24, 19636'0"195Texas A&MDecatur, GA 10
Fred SmallsFB/LBJanuary 7, 19636'3"225West VirginiaBeaufort, SC USA1
Rodney SmithOL/DLApril 24, 19676'0"235Towson StateBaltimore, MD 10
Jeff SniffenOL/DL6'7"290West Virginia8
Steve ThonnWR/DB5'10"175Wheaton (IL)Wheaton, IL 1
John ZinserOL/DLFebruary 21, 19676'3"280PennsylvaniaFairfield, CT 8