|"Big Keys" won three Division II National Championships at the University of North Alabama and played in the Senior Bowl and the Blue/Grey game.
|This Day in History|
|The Detroit Drive's inaugural regular-season home game is played before 16,752 fans at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit loses to the Pittsburgh Gladiators, 57-51.|
|Arena football returns to Chicago as the Rush's inaugural regular-season home game draws 10,732 to Allstate Arena. The Rush turn back the Carolina Cobras, 41-38.|
|The Charleston Civic Center hosts its' first Arena Football League game as the San Jose SaberCats defeat the Houston ThunderBears, 62-57, before 4,553 fans.|