NEW YORK – New Orleans VooDoo fullback/ linebacker Dan Curran, a former University of New Hampshire tailback, has been named to the Arena Football League's U.S. Army All-Ironman Team for the 2004 season. This marks the first time the four-year veteran has been an All-Ironman selection.
Curran (6-0, 240) and the VooDoo (11-5) have secured the fourth seed for the playoffs. Sparked by an 11-5 start, New Orleans became the first team in AFL history to win 11 games in their first season, surpassing the 10-4 record by the 1997 Nashville Kats. This Sunday at 3:00 ET on NBC, the VooDoo host the fifth seed Colorado Crush (11-5), live from New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA.
Among the candidates for the 2004 U.S. Army Ironman of the Year, Curran led the AFL in rushing yards with 336 on 85 carries. He scored 21 touchdowns and became just one of four players in AFL history to score more than 20 rushing TDs in a season. The 21 scores is tied for third-highest all-time. Earlier this week, Curran was selected to the All-Arena First Team.
The U.S. Army Ironman of the Year will be announced on Thursday, June 17, while the next award to be announced will be Kicker of the Year on Monday, June 7. Following is the complete list of the 2004 U.S. Army All-Ironman team.
U.S. ARMY ALL-IRONMAN TEAM
Fullback/Linebacker Dan Curran, New Orleans
Fullback/Linebacker Bob McMillen, Chicago
Offensive/Defensive lineman Wendall Gaines, Arizona
Offensive/Defensive lineman John Moyer, Chicago
Offensive/Defensive lineman Chris Snyder, Indiana
Wide receiver/Linebacker Cory Fleming, Orlando
Wide receiver/Linebacker Kevin McKenzie, Colorado
Wide receiver/Linebacker James Roe, San Jose
Wide receiver/Defensive back Rashied Davis, San Jose
Wide receiver/Defensive back Kevin Ingram, Los Angeles
Wide receiver/Defensive back Will Pettis, Dallas
Wide receiver/Defensive back Sedrick Robinson, Columbus
Wide receiver/Defensive back T.T. Toliver, Tampa Bay