10/19/2010 4:00 PM -
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - The Jacksonville Sharks announce quarterback Omar Jacobs has been added to the 2011 roster.
Jacobs (64, 225, Bowling Green State) joins the Sharks after several accomplished seasons at quarterback in the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA), a minor league indoor football league. In two seasons, Jacobs completed 383-of-672 passes (57%) for nearly 4,000 yards and 109 touchdowns. In 2008, Jacobs was named league Most Valuable Player and led his team to a league championship being named the championship MVP.
Jacobs, a Del Ray Beach, FL native, was a second-team All-Florida selection and Palm Beach County Player of the Year. He was recruited to Bowling Green State University out of Atlantic High School by current Gator head coach Urban Meyer.
Jacobs saw limited action as a true freshman accounting for six total touchdowns (four passing, two rushing). Jacobs impact surfaced as a sophomore in 2004 where he completed over 4,000 yards passing with 41 touchdowns. He finished the season as one of the nations top passers, third best in pass completions (309) and passing yards (4,002), the nations most touchdown passes and best touchdown-to-interception ration. As a junior, Jacobs was named a preseason 2nd team All-American and a preseason candidate for the Maxwell, Walter Camp and Heisman trophies. He was a semi-finalist for the Davey OBrien award in 2005, but his productivity was reduced due to an injury to his shoulder.
Jacobs opted to forego his senior season to enter the 2006 NFL draft. He left as Bowling Green States all-time leader in passing touchdowns (71) and third all-time in passing yards (6,938). He still holds the sixth best passer rating in NCAA history (162.5).
Drafted in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacobs was released after training camp and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad where he spent the 2006 NFL season. In 2007, Jacobs signed with the Kansas City Chiefs and was allocated to NFL Europe with the Berlin Thunder. An injury forced him to miss the entire preseason and was then released. Jacobs signed with the Florence Phantoms (AIFA) in 2008 and most recently played with the San Jose Wolves (AIFA) in 2010.
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The reigning South Division Champions play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks return to action in March of 2011 for a sophomore season. Season tickets for the 2011 season are now available. To reserve your season tickets, group tickets, or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.