1988 Detroit Drive season
Head Coach Tim Marcum
Home Field Joe Louis Arena
Record 9–3
Place 2nd
Playoff Finish Won Semi-Finals (Gladiators) 34-25
Won ArenaBowl II (Bruisers) 24–13
Previous season Next season
N/A 1989

The 1988 Detroit Drive season was the first for the Drive.

The Drive began play in 1988 as a member of the Arena Football League. Under head coach Tim Marcum, the Drive finished the regular season 9-3 after starting the season 2-3.[1][2] Two of the Drive's losses came at the hands of the Chicago Bruisers, who finished the season with one loss. The Drive would get a chance at revenge when they advanced to ArenaBowl II against the Bruisers,[3] and they were able to defeat the Bruisers 24-13.[4]

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
1 April 28 Pittsburgh Gladiators L 51–57 0–1 Joe Louis Arena
2 May 9 at New York Knights W 54–48 1–1 Madison Square Garden
3 May 13 at New England Steamrollers W 29–24 2–1 Providence Civic Center
4 May 19 Chicago Bruisers L 29–35 2–2 Joe Louis Arena
5 May 27 at Chicago Bruisers L 31–36 2–3 Rosemont Horizon
6 June 2 Pittsburgh Gladiators W 30–25 3–3 Joe Louis Arena
7 June 10 Los Angeles Cobras W 39–26 4–3 Joe Louis Arena
8 June 16 at Los Angeles Cobras W 38–14 5–3 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
9 June 23 at New York Knights W 49–9 6–3 Madison Square Garden
10 July 1 at Pittsburgh Gladiators W 28–9 7–3 Civic Arena
11 July 9 New England Steamrollers W 46–10 8–3 Joe Louis Arena
12 July 5 New York Knights W 48–17 9–3 Joe Louis Arena


Template:1988 Arena Football League Standings


Round Date Opponent Results Game site
Final score Team record
Semi-finals July 22 Pittsburgh Gladiators W 34–25 1–0 Joe Louis Arena
ArenaBowl II July 30 at Chicago Bruisers W 24–13 2–0 Rosemont Horizon


1988 Detroit Drive roster

Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs

Running Backs/Linebackers

Offensive Linemen/Defensive Linemen

Wide Receivers/Linebackers


Rookies in italics
Roster updated February 12, 2013
21 Active, 0 Inactive, 0 PS

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Position Player Award All-Arena team
Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Dwayne Dixon Ironman of the Year 1st
Fullback/Linebacker Walter Holman none 1st
Offensive Line/Defensive Line Jon Roehlk none 2nd
Defensive Secondary Nate Miller none 2nd
Kicker Novo Bojovic none 2nd


External linksEdit

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