1998 Albany Firebirds Roster

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 10-4
Finishing 1st in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Quarterfinal
Coach: Mike Dailey (10-4)
Location: Albany, New York
Attendance: 74,409, Avg. 10,630 in 7 home dates
1998 Albany Firebirds Statistics
1998 Albany Firebirds Results

The Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League ended the 1998 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Albany piled up points with 793 points, while the defense allowed 692. Mike Pawlawski directed the offense, passing for 3,795 yards. Eddie Brown paced pass catchers, snagging 120 passes for 1,673 yards. Greg Hopkins was targeted regularly, too.

Chad Dukes ran for a team-best 364 yards for the Firebirds.

Derek Stingley and Greg Hopkins each picked off 4 errant tosses from the opposition. Joe Jacobs sacked opposing passers 8 times, leading the way for a team which created 22 sacks.

Mike Dailey coached the team. The 1998 Albany Firebirds lost in the Quarterfinal.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
Steve BrannonOL/DL,DT,DENovember 27, 19686'4"280HamptonHampton, VA 2
Eddie BrownWR/DBOctober 2, 19695'11"192Louisiana TechMiami, FL 14
Tim BrownFB/LBJanuary 20, 19716'1"235West VirginiaMcKeesport, PA 14
Matt CravensOL/DLJanuary 8, 19746'3"285Miami (OH)Spring Valley, OH 11
Chad DukesFB/LBDecember 29, 19716'0"230PittsburghAlbany, NY USA14
Pete ElezovicKJune 28, 19715'11"188MichiganDetroit, MI 10
Greg HopkinsWR/LBNovember 16, 19716'2"205Slippery Rock (PA)Waynesburg, PA 14
Andy JacobsOL/DLJuly 22, 19746'3"255CaliforniaBenicia, CA 10
Joe JacobsOL/DLSeptember 21, 19706'3"277Utah StateBenicia, CA 12
Carleton JohnsonWR/DBOctober 13, 19695'10"190UNLVLas Vegas, NV 10
Tommy JohnsonWR/DBDecember 5, 19715'10"183AlabamaRome, GA USA14
Jay JonesWR/DBFebruary 25, 19746'1"190James MadisonRichmond, VA 14
Mike JonesOL/DL6'3"280Wagner1
Jon KrickFB/LBNovember 22, 19746'2"280Purdue13
Chris LawsonWR/DBMarch 1, 19746'0"202Rhode IslandFairfax, VA 4
Jeff LootsQBMay 19, 19706'3"205Southwestern Minnesota StateSt. Paul, MN 13
Emerson MartinOL/DLMay 6, 19706'3"302CatawbaElizabethtown, NC USA2
Kyle Moore-BrownOLFebruary 26, 19716'4"306KansasNewark, NJ 14
Jose MunozOL/DL,OL,OTMay 7, 19716'4"300Ball StateMerrillville, IN 1
Mike PawlawskiQBJuly 18, 19696'3"220CaliforniaLos Angeles, CA 14
Stan PetryDSAugust 14, 19665'11"174TCUAlvin, TX USA9
Carl SaccoWR/LBApril 29, 19746'2"215C W Post (NY)Albany, NY 7
Don SilvestriKDecember 25, 19686'4"220PittsburghPerkasie, PA USA4
Derek StingleyDSApril 9, 19715'11"185Triton (IL)Chicago, IL 13
Leroy ThompsonLBJanuary 23, 19716'2"270DelawareCamden, NJ 6
Sean TremblayOL/DLApril 13, 19756'2"280ConnecticutPort Jefferson Station, NY 7
Mark ValvoOL/DLFebruary 28, 19706'5"300Buffalo State (NY)Cheektowaga, NY 14
Cedric WhiteOL/DLOctober 22, 19746'3"285North Carolina A&TLos Angeles, CA 5
Cornelius WhiteWR/LBJune 23, 19726'0"200Virginia TechLanghorne, PA 14