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ANDRE CAROLL ACTIVATED FROM EXEMPT LIST

06/25/2012 5:24 PM - JACKSONVILLE - The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that defensive lineman Andre Caroll has been activated from the Arena Football League’s other league exempt list. Caroll had been in training camp with the Canadian Football League’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers before being released on Friday.

The 23-year-old Caroll (6’2”, 300) was originally assigned to the Sharks’ roster on October 17, 2011. He then signed with Winnipeg on February 16 of this year. Caroll played in the Blue Bombers’ preseason opener against the Montreal Alouettes on June 14, registering two tackles and one sack in that contest.

Before entering the professional ranks, Caroll played collegiately at Delaware State. A three-year-starter at the school, Caroll led the Hornets with 56 tackles as a junior in 2009. That season, he also led the team with 7.0 tackles for loss and ranked third with 2.5 sacks. As a senior, Caroll stepped his game up even further. Again leading the team in tackles (96) and tackles for loss (13.5), he finished second on the team with four sacks and also forced two fumbles, notched a pair of fumble recoveries and recorded an interception. Caroll is a native of Neptune, NJ.

In another Monday roster move, the team announced that defensive lineman David Howard has been placed on reassignment. Following the day’s transactions, the Jacksonville roster currently stands at the AFL maximum of 24 active players.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-to-back South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season Tickets for the 2013 season are now available, two tickets as low as $185. To reserve your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance.