1991 Albany Firebirds Statistics

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

The Firebirds 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 Albany, 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 lost in the Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Tom Porras29217158.619416.63411.6103.445972103.1
Ed Rubbert23939.11476.4313.028.7400064.7
Darryl Hammond11100.02727.000.000.02700118.8
Totals31618157.321156.73711.7123.845 972


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Porras32672.1 11
Rodney Smith14513.6 1
Dave Jakob3289.3 1
Alvin Blount13251.9 1
Jeff Blankenship8141.8 0
Darryl Hammond3103.3 0
Fred Gayles372.3 0
Ed Rubbert341.3 1
Myron Jefferson1-6-6.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Fred Gayles5665511.7 13
Myron Jefferson3139912.9 5
Darryl Hammond272549.4 7
Merv Mosely2638614.8 6
Curt Reed121008.3 1
Tony Slaton111019.2 0
Steve Thonn611318.8 3
Alvin Blount5275.4 0
Jeff Sniffen3227.3 1
Rodney Smith263.0 0
Jeff Blankenship12929.0 0
Richard Huff12323.0 0


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Gary Gussman513160.8291034.561
Chris Kolodziey00300.00

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Fred Gayles3169822.5 0
Myron Jefferson1430822.0 2
Merv Mosely1013713.7 0
Darryl Hammond23919.5 0
Tony Slaton11717.0 0
Curt Reed199.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Darryl Hammond58416.8 2
Merv Mosely5163.2 0
Garland Rivers22713.5 0
Tony Slaton12525.0 1
Steve Thonn11818.0 0
Alvin Blount11111.0 0
Myron Jefferson11010.0 0
John Chaney100.0 0
Richard Huff100.0 0


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF K Blk
Merv Mosely52.55058010
Garland Rivers41.53954100
Darryl Hammond42.538911000
Alvin Blount302760000
Tony Slaton20.51931000
Sylvester Bembery201922020
Pete Porcelli19.51750011
Rodney Smith16.51531200
Fred Gayles13.51231000
Chuck Harris121201211
Jeff Blankenship9820101
Jeff Neal9740100
Curt Reed6.5530000
Jeff Sniffen6520100
John Chaney5501000
Fred Smalls4400000
John Zinser5340010
Gary Gussman3300000
Rod Ferguson2.5210000
Myron Jefferson2201000
John Levelis2200000
Tom Porras1100000
Dave Jakob1101000
Steve Thonn001000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Fred Gayles0130000078
Tom Porras11000066
Gary Gussman01031061
Darryl Hammond070200054
Myron Jefferson052000042
Merv Mosely60000036
Steve Thonn3000018
Jeff Sniffen100006
Curt Reed1000006
Ed Rubbert10006
Tony Slaton0010006
Rodney Smith1000006
Dave Jakob100006
Alvin Blount1000006