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1988 Arena Football League season

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1988 Arena Football League season

1988 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration April 28, 1988 – July 30, 1988 [1]
Regular season
Season champions Chicago Bruisers
Season MVP Ben Bennett (CHI)
League postseason
1 vs 4 Semifinals champions Chicago Bruisers
  1 vs 4 Semifinals runners-up Los Angeles Cobras
2 vs 3 Semifinals champions Detroit Drive
  2 vs 3 Semifinals runners-up Pittsburgh Gladiators
ArenaBowl II
Champions Detroit Drive
  Runners-up Chicago Bruisers
ArenaBowl II MVP Steve Griffin (DET)

The 1988 Arena Football League season was the second season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Detroit Drive, who defeated the Chicago Bruisers in ArenaBowl II.


  • Standings 1
  • Playoffs 2
  • Awards and honors 3
    • Regular season awards 3.1
    • 1st Team All-Arena 3.2
    • 2nd Team All-Arena 3.3
  • Team notes 4
  • External links 5


y – clinched regular-season title

x – clinched playoff spot


Semifinals ArenaBowl II
1 Chicago 29
4 Los Angeles 16
1 Chicago 13
2 Detroit 24
2 Detroit 34
3 Pittsburgh 25

Awards and honors

Regular season awards

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Ben Bennett Quarterback Chicago Bruisers
Ironman of the Year Dwayne Dixon Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Detroit Drive
Coach of the Year Perry Moss Head coach Chicago Bruisers

1st Team All-Arena

1st Team All-Arena
Quarterback Ben Bennett, Chicago
Fullback/Linebacker Walter Holman, Detroit
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Gary Mullen, Los Angeles
Carl Aikens, Jr., Chicago
Dwayne Dixon, Detroit
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Jeff Faulkner, Chicago
Craig Walls, Pittsburgh
Quinton Knight, New York
Defensive Specialist Durwood Roquemore, Chicago
Kicker Marco Morales, Chicago

2nd Team All-Arena

2nd Team All-Arena
Quarterback Matt Stevens, Los Angeles
Fullback/Linebacker Osia Lewis, Chicago
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Reggie Smith, Chicago
Jim Hockaday, New England
Vince Courville, New York
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Sylvester Bembery, New England
Jon Roehlk, Detroit
Kevin Murphy, New England
Defensive Specialist Nate Miller, Detroit
Kicker Novo Bojovic, Detroit

Team notes

# of Teams Expansion Teams Folded Teams Suspended Teams Teams returning from previous season Teams returning after hiatus Relocated Teams Name Changes
6 Detroit Drive
Los Angeles Cobras
New England Steamrollers
New York Knights
Denver Dynamite
Washington Commandos
Chicago Bruisers
Pittsburgh Gladiators

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