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1997 Albany Firebirds Statistics

Arena Football League (Arena League)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 3rd in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference
Coach: Mike Dailey (6-8)
Location: Albany, New York
Attendance: 75,785, Avg. 10,826 in 7 home dates
1997 Albany Firebirds Roster
1997 Albany Firebirds Results

The Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the Arena League's East Division of the National Conference.

The Firebirds piled up points with 745 points, and the defense surrendered 714. Mike Pawlawski directed the offense, passing for 4,272 yards. Eddie Brown snagged 135 passes for 1,650 yards.

Chad Dukes ran for a team-best 364 yards for Albany.

Larry Jones and Derek Stingley each picked off 4 errant tosses from the opposition. Tony Bowick topped pass rushers with 2 sacks.

Mike Dailey coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Mike Pawlawski50935169.042728.46913.6142.847122.6
Eddie Brown22100.0126.0150.000.07131.3


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Chad Dukes553646.6 17
Mike Pawlawski36772.1 8
Anthony Stinnett177.0 1
Leroy Thompson362.0 1
Eddie Brown740.6 0
Michael Baker133.0 0
Rodney Smith221.0 1
Jerome Brown111.0 1
Greg Hopkins1-4-4.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Eddie Brown135165012.2 35
Michael Baker737099.7 4
Greg Hopkins5890815.7 15
Charlie Davidson2525910.4 9
David McLeod2136817.5 6
Chad Dukes1416711.9 2
Anthony Stinnett55711.4 0
Leroy Thompson4379.2 0
Steven Jerry3268.7 0
Mark Valvo3248.0 1
Rodney Smith3165.3 0
Tony Bowick3113.7 0
Sebastian Barrie2126.0 0
Jerome Brown11717.0 0
Jean-Agnes Charles11111.0 0
Joe Jacobs177.0 0
Steve Shine155.0 1


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Pete Elezovic282485.7211257.160
Tom Whelihan524382.79555.658
Chris Drennan55100.0300.05

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Michael Baker69116816.9 0
Eddie Brown2028614.3 0
Derek Stingley913915.4 1
Larry Jones12222.0 0
David McLeod177.0 0
Greg Hopkins252.5 0
Charlie Davidson100.0 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Derek Stingley4348.5 0
Larry Jones4256.2 0
Michael Baker3165.3 0
Charlie Davidson22713.5 0
Anthony Stinnett188.0 0
David McLeod177.0 0


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF K Blk
Derek Stingley7763287000
Larry Jones62551417010
Chad Dukes43.535172220
Greg Hopkins28.522132000
Jean-Agnes Charles232144000
David McLeod21.52031000
Michael Baker30.519231000
Charlie Davidson25.519134010
Steven Jerry121121000
Kyle Moore-Brown14.51090300
Leroy Thompson11.5952000
Joe Jacobs9822100
Anthony Stinnett8.5572000
Ernest Allen8560011
Mark Valvo6.5530010
Rodney Smith5.5510000
Tony Williams5500000
Donta Abron5501000
Steve Shine94103000
Tom Whelihan4.5410000
Pete Elezovic4400000
Jerome Brown6360100
Tony Bowick5341100
CJ Rose4240100
Tony Blockett2.5210000
Dion Powell2.5210000
Alan Symonette2200000
Steve Brannon2.5130000
Mike Pawlawski1.5110000
Eddie Brown1100000
Jon Krick1100000
Chris Drennan1100000
John Roberts000100

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Eddie Brown03500000210
Chad Dukes1720000114
Greg Hopkins0150000090
Pete Elezovic01224060
Tom Whelihan0543058
Charlie Davidson90000054
Mike Pawlawski8000048
David McLeod60000036
Michael Baker040000024
Rodney Smith1000006
Anthony Stinnett1000006
Jerome Brown1000006
Steve Shine100006
Leroy Thompson1000006
Mark Valvo100006
Derek Stingley100006
Chris Drennan00505