2013 Arena Football League Milestones, All-Time Records
Saturday July 27, 2013
The staff at ArenaFan.com has assembled a list of individual and team milestones and league records that have been broken in the 2013 season.
-Arizona has become the second team in AFL history to score 1,200 points in a season. The Rattlers finished the season with 1,203 points, 19 short of the record set by last year's Soul. The Rattlers' 66.8 points per game is also the second most in AFL history.
-Arizona has become the first franchise in the history of the AFL to log 15+ wins in multiple season in AFL history.
-Arizona's Virgil Gray finished the season with 15 interceptions, tying him for the second most in a single season in AFL history.
-Arizona's Nick Davila finished the season with 110 touchdown passes, second in the league. This was the 10th season in AFL history where a quarterback threw for at least 110 touchdowns. Davila is also the only quarterback in AFL history to throw for at least 110 touchdowns in three or more seasons in AFL history. Davila also became the first quarterback to throw for 100+ touchdowns in his first four seasons in the league, and he became the first quarterback in AFL history to throw for at least 4,000 yards in each of his first four seasons in the league.
-Arizona's Garrett Lindholm set the league record for the most PATs made in a season in AFL history with 158.
-Jacksonville has set the league record for the most sacks by a team in a single season in AFL history, amassing 47, breaking the old record of 42 by San Jose in 2012.
-Jacksonville's Les Moss became the first head coach in AFL history to win at least 10 games in each of his first four seasons as a head coach.
-Jacksonville beame the first team to win a division championship in each of its first four years in AFL history.
-Orlando's Aaron Garcia became the first quarterback in AFL history to throw for at least 4,000 yards by playing for two different teams to reach that mark. Garcia has also reached the 5,000-yard plateau for the first time in his career, though it took two different teams to compile those stats. Garcia also set a league record for the most interceptions in a season in league history, tossing 28 INTs.
-Orlando's Aaron Garcia continued to expand upon all of his all-time league records. Garcia is the all-time leader in pass completions (4,804), pass attempts (7,504), passing yards (60,173), passing touchdowns (1,304), and interceptions (211).
-Philadelphia's Derrick Ross logged the third most rushing yards in a season in league history (currently 506 going into Week 19). Ross already holds the most and second most rushing yards in a season in AFL history. Ross also broke the record for the most rushing yards in a career (currently 1,773 going into Week 19) and most rushing touchdowns in a career for a fullback (currently 106 going into Week 19). Ross is the only man in league history to log 30+ rushing touchdowns three times, and his 35 rushing touchdowns this year is the third most in a single season in AFL history.
-Philadelphia finishes with the second lowest kick return average in AFL history at 12.9 yards per return. The record is held by the 1992 Charlotte Rage, who averaged 12.8 yards per kick return.
-Philadelphia's Tiger Jones became the first receiver in AFL history to have three seasons with at least 2,000 receiving yards.
-San Antonio set the AFL record for the most turnovers in a single season in AFL history with 56 turnovers. The previous record was 54 by the 2011 Barnstormers.
-San Antonio tied a league record for the most wins for a team not to get into the playoffs with 10, joined by last season's Rush and Shock.
-San Antonio set the AFL record for the most interceptions in a season in AFL history with 40.
-San Jose's Clevan Thomas finished with 15 interceptions, tying him for the second most in a single season in AFL history. Thomas also set the record for INT returns for touchdowns (6), and INT return yardage (334) in AFL history.
-Spokane's Terrance Sanders broke the all-time record for kick return yards in a season (2,265).
-Spokane finished the season with 1,198 points scored, the third most in league history. Their 66.6 points per game is also third in AFL history.
-Spokane finished the season with 14 wins by 10 points or more, the most in a single season in AFL history.
-Spokane's Erik Meyer finished the season with 112 touchdown passes, the most in the league coming into Week 19. This was the ninth season in AFL history where a quarterback threw for at least 110 touchdowns.
-Tampa Bay's Adrian McPherson rushed for 410 yards, the most ever by a quarterback in AFL history. He also logged 31 rushing TDs, which was also the most by a quarterback in the AFL.
-Utah's Tommy Grady tied the league record for the most interceptions thrown in a single season with 28.