1998 NAFL season (Jayverse)

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The 1998 NAFL season was the 79th regular season of the North American Football League.

The Draft

The 1998 NFL Draft was held from April 17 to 18, 1998 at New York City's Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Top Selections in the Draft are as follows

* San Francisco 49ers draft Peyton Manning (QB)

* Saskatchewan Roughriders draft Curtis Galick (SS)

* Winnipeg Bombers draft Randy Moss (WR)

* Vancouver Lumberjacks draft Ryan Thelwell (WR)

* New Mexico Rattlers draft Alan Faneca (G)

* Birmingham Vulcans draft Fred Taylor (RB)

* Arizona Firebirds draft Andre Wadsworth (DE)

* Philadelphia Eagles draft Tra Thomas (T)

* Hamilton Tiger-Cats draft Tim Fleiszer (DE)

* Chicago Bears draft Curtis Enis (RB)

* New Orleans Saints draft Kyle Turley (T)

* Washington Sentinels draft Stephen Alexander (TE)

* Miami Dolphins draft John Avery (RB)

* Green Bay Packers draft Vonnie Holliday (DE)

* Kansas City Colts draft Victor Riley (T)

* Indianapolis Racers draft Jerome Pathon (WR)

* New York Jets draft Dorian Boose (DE)

* Austin Armadillos draft R.W. McQuarters (CB)

* Boston Patriots draft Robert Edwards (RB)

* Atlanta Falcons draft Keith Brooking (LB)

* Charlotte Panthers draft Jason Peter (DE)

* Nashville Titans draft Kevin Dyson (WR)

* Quebec City Voyageurs draft Jeremiah Trotter (LB)

* Jacksonville Sharks draft Donovin Darius (CB)

* Dallas Texans draft Greg Ellis (DE)

* Denver Broncos draft Marcus Nash (WR)

* Minnesota Vikings draft Kailee Wong (LB)

* Cincinnati Chargers draft Takeo Spikes (LB)

* Southern California Sun draft Shaun Williams (S)

* Edmonton Elks draft Scott Deibert (TE)

* Detroit Lions draft Terry Fair (FS)

* Montreal Alouettes draft Ben Cahoon (TE)

* Ottawa Canadians draft Charles Woodson (CB)

* Honolulu Raiders draft Patrick Surtain (CB)

* San Diego Destroyers draft Ryan Leaf (QB)

* Pittsburgh Steelers draft Jeremy Staat (DE)

* Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft Jacquez Green (WR)

* Seattle Orcas draft Anthony Simmons (LB)

* New York Giants draft Joe Jurevicius (WR)

* Baltimore Ravens draft Duane Starks (SS)

* Buffalo Bills draft Sam Cowart (LB)

* Sacramento Condors draft Grant Wistrom (DE)

* St. Louis Stallions draft Robert Holcombe (RB)

* Los Angeles Rams draft Brian Kelly (CB)

* Cleveland Browns draft Patrick Johnson (WR)

* Toronto Huskies draft Roger Dunbrack (DT)

* San Francisco 49ers draft Lance Schulters (FS)

* Birmingham Vulcans draft Fred Beasley (FB)

* Arizona Firebirds draft Corey Chavous (FS)

* Philadelphia Eagles draft Allen Rossum (CB)

* Chicago Bears draft Olin Kreutz (C)

* Green Bay Packers draft Mike Wahle (G)

* Kansas City Colts draft Mike Vanderjagt (K)

* Austin Armadillos draft Phil Dawson (K)

* Boston Patriots draft Matt Hasselbeck (QB)

* Dallas Texans draft Flozell Adams (T)

* Denver Broncos draft Brian Griese (QB)

* Minnesota Vikings draft Matt Birk (C)

* Southern California Sun draft Leonard Little (DE)

* Montreal Alouettes draft Scott Flory (G)

* Houston Oilers draft Samari Rolle (CB)

* Honolulu Raiders draft Jamal Williams (DT)

* Pittsburgh Steelers draft Hines Ward (WR)

* Seattle Orcas draft Ahman Green (RB)

* Baltimore Ravens draft Jeff Saturday (C)

* Los Angeles Rams draft London Fletcher (LB)

* Philadelphia Eagles draft Ike Reese (LB)

Standings

National Football Conference

East: Toronto Huskies (20-10), Montreal Alouettes (20-10), New York Giants (19-11), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (19-11), Jacksonville Sharks (16-14), Hartford Breakers (14-16), Baltimore Ravens (13-17), Quebec City Voyageurs (12-18), Philadelphia Eagles (10-20), Washington Sentinels (10-20), Washington Sentinels (10-20), Charlotte Panthers (10-20)

Central: St. Louis Cardinals (22-8), Kansas City Colts (20-10), Indianapolis Racers (19-11), Detroit Lions (18-12), Green Bay Packers (18-12), Nashville Titnas (14-16), New Orleans Saints (13-17), Mexico City Diablos (12-18), Chicago Bears (12-18), Dallas Texans (11-19), Austin Armadillos (10-20)

West: Las Vegas Gamblers (26-4), Sacramento Condors (20-10), San Francisco 49ers (18-12), Los Angeles Rams (17-13), Edmonton Elks (15-15), Seattle Orcas (14-16), Portland Storm (14-16), Arizona Firebirds (13-17), Denver Broncos (12-18), Calgary Stampeders (8-22), Vancouver Lumberjacks (7-23)

American Football Conference

East: Ottawa Canadians (21-9), Atlanta Falcons (18-12), Miami Dolphins (17-13), Orlando Wizards (17-13), Halifax Schooners (16-14), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (15-15), Buffalo Bills (13-17), Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks (13-17), Brooklyn Barons (11-19), Boston Patriots (11-19), New York Jets (10-20)

Central: Memphis Steamers (21-9), Houston Oilers (21-9), Cincinnati Chargers (18-12), Winnipeg Bombers (17-13), San Antonio Dreadnoughts (15-15), Oklahoma City Outlaws (13-17), Pittsburgh Steelers (13-17), Birmingham Vulcans (13-17), Cleveland Browns (12-18), Minnesota Vikings (11-19), Saskatchewan Roughriders (11-19)

West: Central Valley Coyotes (23-7), Reno Aces (23-7), Spokane Shock (16-14), San Diego Destroyers (15-15), Southern California Sun (15-15), Honolulu Raiders (15-15), Salt Lake City Pioneers (14-16), New Mexico Rattlers (13-17), Tucson Wranglers (13-17), San Jose Surge (12-18), Oakland Invaders (8-22)

Playoffs

Conference Semi-Finals

NFC: Las Vegas def. Montreal 33-20, St. Louis def. Toronto 31-27

AFC: Central Valley def. Ottawa 24-7, Memphis def. Reno 38-35

Conference Final

NFC: Las Vegas def. St. Louis 23-17

AFC: Memphis def. Central Valley 27-17

Super Bowl XXXIII (at 3Com Park in San Francisco, CA): Las Vegas def. Memphis 34-14

Pro Bowl (at Liberty Bowl in Memphis, TN): NFC def. AFC 55-17

League Leaders

Passing Yards - Grover Stern (Cincinnati) 9,152

Passing Touchdowns - Grover Stern (Cincinnati) 82

Passing Rating - Grover Stern (Cincinnati) 119

Rushing Yards - Ricky Watters (Arizona) 3,133

Receiving Yards - Richard Arthur (Cincinnati) 3,539

Total Points - Keith Kelly (Las Vegas) 258

Tackles - Archie Sherrill (Memphis) 241

Sacks - Richard Guy (Ottawa) 32

Interceptions - Walter Grover (Oklahoma City), Joshua Leigh (Orlando), Richard Vance (Boston) & William White (Portland) 11