2001 NAFL season (Jayverse)

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The 2001 NAFL season was the 82nd regular season of the North American Football League (NAFL). In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the NAFL's week 2 games (September 16 and 17) were postponed and rescheduled to the weekend of January 6 and January 7 of 2002. In order to retain the full playoff format, all playoff games, including Super Bowl XXXVI, were rescheduled one week later.

Top Draft Choices

Chicago Bears draft David Terrell (WR)

Oklahoma City Outlaws draft Steve Smith (WR)

Arizona Firebirds draft Leonard Davis (G)

Calgary Stampeders draft Kamau Peterson (WR)

Charlotte Panthers draft Dan Morgan (LB)

Miami Dolphins draft Chris Chambers (WR)

Seattle Orcas draft Koren Robinson (WR)

Washington Sentinels draft Antonio Pierce (LB)

Atlanta Falcons draft Michael Vick (QB)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft Casey Hampton (DT)

Boston Patriots draft Richard Seymour (DT)

Minnesota Vikings draft Michael Bennett (RB)

Dallas Texans draft Quincy Carter (QB)

Vancouver Lumberjacks draft Kelly Bates (G)

Los Angeles Rams draft LaDainian Tomlinson (RB)

Philadelphia Eagles draft Derrick Burgess (DE)

Birmingham Vulcans draft Stephen Neal (G)

Orlando Wizards draft Drew Brees (QB)

Cincinnati Chargers draft Justin Smith (DE)

Buffalo Bills draft Nate Clements (CB)

Brooklyn Barons draft Reggie Wayne (WR)

Edmonton Elks draft Ryan Diem (T)

Central Valley Coyotes draft TJ Houshmandzadeh (WR)

Saskatchewan Roughriders draft Scott Schultz (DT)

Baltimore Ravens draft Todd Heap (TE)

Jacksonville Sharks draft Marcus Stroud (DT)

Toronto Huskies draft Angus Reid (G)

Detroit Lions draft Shaun Rogers (DT)

San Francisco 49ers draft Andre Carter (DE)

San Jose Surge draft Kris Jenkins (DT)

New York Jets draft Santana Moss (WR)

Denver Broncos draft Willie Middlebrooks (FS)

Kansas City Colts draft Eric Downing (DT)

New Orleans Saints draft Deuce McAllister (RB)

St. Louis Stallions draft Kyle Vanden Bosch (DE)

Nashville Titans draft Rob Bironas (K)

Portland Storm draft Chad Johnson (WR)

Cleveland Browns draft Gerard Warren (DT)

Standings

NFC East: Quebec City Voyageurs (19-11), Toronto Huskies (17-13), Philadelphia Eagles (17-13), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (16-14), Baltimore Ravens (16-14), Hartford Breakers (16-14), Montreal Alouettes (15-15), Jacksonville Sharks (15-15), New York Giants (14-16), Charlotte Panthers (14-16), Washington Sentinels (10-20)

NFC Central: Mexico City Diablos (17-13), Austin Armadillos (17-13), Kansas City Colts (16-14), Green Bay Packers (15-15), New Orleans Saints (15-15), Indianapolis Racers (15-15), Detroit Lions (14-16), Nashville Titans (13-17), Dallas Texans (13-17), Chicago Bears (11-19), St. Louis Stallions (10-20)

NFC West: Las Vegas Gamblers (22-8), Sacramento Condors (21-9), Edmonton Elks (20-10), Portland Storm (19-11), Los Angeles Rams (17-13), Seattle Orcas (17-13), Arizona Firebirds (12-18), San Francisco 49ers (12-18), Denver Broncos (12-18), Vancouver Lumberjacks (10-20), Calgary Stampeders (10-20)

AFC East: Ottawa Canadians (23-7), Miami Dolphins (21-9), New York Jets (17-13), Brooklyn Barons (15-15), Orlando Wizards (14-16), Halifax Schooners (13-17), Boston Patriots (13-17), Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks (12-18), Buffalo Bills (11-19), Atlanta Falcons (8-22), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-22)

AFC Central: Cleveland Browns (21-9), Winnipeg Bombers (20-10), Saskatchewan Roughriders (16-14), Oklahoma City Outlaws (16-14), San Antonio Dreadnoughts (16-14), Pittsburgh Steelers (14-16), Minnesota Vikings (14-16), Memphis Steamers (13-17), Houston Oilers (12-18), Cincinnati Chargers (12-18), Birmingham Vulcans (9-21)

AFC West: Reno Aces (25-5), New Mexico Rattlers (21-9), Honolulu Raiders (18-12), San Jose Surge (17-13), San Diego Destroyers (16-14), Central Valley Coyotes (15-15), Southern California Sun (15-15), Spokane Shock (15-15), Salt Lake City Pioneers (13-17), Tucson Wranglers (10-20), Oakland Invaders (10-20)

Playoffs

NFC Semi-Finals: Las Vegas def. Portland 31-6, Edmonton def. Sacramento 21-13

AFC Semi-Finals: Reno def. Miami 31-9, Cleveland def. Ottawa 38-23

NFC Championship: Sacramento def. Edmonton 24-21

AFC Championship: Cleveland def. Reno 30-10

Super Bowl XXXVII (at The Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA): Cleveland def. Las Vegas 35-23

Pro Bowl (at FedEx Field in Landover, MD): NFC def. AFC 38-30

League Leaders

Passing Yards - Jerry Lee (Pittsburgh) 9,014

Passing Touchdowns - Donald Crocker (Reno) 81

Passing Rating - Bruce Walker (Cleveland) 108.0

Rushing Yards - Ricky Watters (Arizona) 3,326

Receiving Yards - Paul Bowen (Nashville) 3,573

Total Points - Arthur Hamilton (New Mexico) 287

Tackles - Terry Tipton (Montreal) 252

Sacks - Christopher Duckworth (Las Vegas) 30

Interceptions - Rodney Harrison (Halifax) 13