10/29/2010 5:43 PM -
JACKSONVILLE, FLA - The Jacksonville Sharks announce the acquisition of defensive back Ross Weaver.
Weaver (61, 215, Michigan State) joins the Sharks for his rookie season in the Arena Football League. A four-year letterman at Michigan State, Weaver saw action in 41 games - 17 for starts. He tallied 86 career tackles (65 solo) including one sack as a Spartan. He also broke up 12 passes. forced three fumbles and two interceptions. In his final game in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, Weaver had a career best nine tackles and added an interception and a forced fumble.
Undrafted, Weaver signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins on April 30, 2010 as a safety. He was released September 4th. Two days later, Weaver was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad to be released shortly after. Weaver was invited to private work outs with both the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants in October.
As a high school student in Southfield, MI, Weaver was ranked as the 48th best safety by Rivals.com. Named to the Prep Football Reports All-Midwest Team and listed amoung the Midwests top 75 prospects, the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ranked Weaver as one of the top 15 seniors in the state of Michigan. Weaver also competed as a track star boasting a 10.68 second 100 yard dash.
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 Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Arizona to battle the Rattlers. The Sharks return home Saturday, March 19, 2011 to take on division foe Georgia Force. 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.