01/26/2010 4:08 PM -
Head coach Les Moss announced the addition former FAMU Rattler All-American Levy Brown to the Jacksonville Sharks roster as a defensive back.
Levy Brown (511, 195 lbs), a Miami native, played prep football for perennial powerhouse Miami Northwestern High. His prep accolades warranted a scholarship to Florida A&M where Brown was a three-year started. Browns career as a Rattler saw over 200 tackles and 18 interceptions. Brown was named as an All-American in 2002 and again in 2003. After matriculating at FAMU, Brown spent time with the San Diego Charges in training camps.
Brown joins the Sharks as a three-year Arena Football veteran, most recently with the New York Dragons. Brown began his career with the Florida Firecats of the Arena Football 2 (af2) league in 2006 where he recorded nearly 70 tackles and eight interceptions. His sophomore year, Brown had more than 130 tackles and 14 interceptions. His stellar statistics and all-around dominating presence earned him the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year for the league.
Browns 2007 season with the Firecats demonstrated a promotion to the Arena Football League was well overdue. In 2008, Brown signed a contract with the New York Dragons. While with the Dragons, Brown was selected to the 2008 AFL All-Rookie team. Brown lead rookies in tackles (93.5) and passes defended (13). He also stole six passes from opposing quarterbacks and had a 52-yard kick return for a touchdown.
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football 1 (AF1) league. All home games will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The home season kicks off April 16th as the Sharks take on the Orlando Predators. Season tickets for the inaugural season of the Jacksonville Sharks are now available for as low as $45. To reserve your seats or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.