07/20/2010 5:26 PM -
The Jacksonville Sharks (10-4) announced that quarterback Bernard Morris was named the Playmaker of the Week after his stellar performance against the Tampa Bay Storm in Week 16.
Morris (64, 215 lbs) made the most of his day in the spotlight after entering the game for injured veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia. Coming in on the third snap of the game, Morris led the Sharks to a win over in-state rival and top ranked Tampa Bay. Morris ended the night with zero interceptions and 21-of-40 completions for 199 yards and four touchdowns. Morris also had a rushing touchdown of 30 yards.
This season, Morris has contributed in all aspects of the game. On offense, Morris has completed 32-of-58 passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns. Morris also has eight receptions for 132 yards and two touchdowns to go along with his 51 yards and four touchdowns on 24 rushing attempts. Morris has started at jack-linebacker compiling 12 total tackles, one pass break-up and a defensive score. Morris rounds out his scoring with an onside kick recovery returned nine yards for a touchdown.
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). All home games will be played at Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks travel to Bossier-Shreveport to face the Battle Wings Saturday, July 24 at 8:05 pm EDT. The Sharks return to Sea Best Field Friday, July 30 for the conclusion of the regular season against the Spokane Shock. Catch all the action live on NFL Network with coverage starting at 8pm EDT. Single game tickets start at $8 per game and are available at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and the arena box office. To reserve your season tickets, group tickets, or for more information please call (904) 621-0700.