12/14/2010 10:16 PM -

JACKSONVILLE, FLA - The Jacksonville Sharks announce the addition of rookie fullback and linebacker Derrick Summers to roster for the upcoming 2011 season.

Summers (6’1, 260, Toledo) joins the Sharks in 2011 for his rookie season as a fullback/linebacker. As a Rocket, Summer saw action in 39 games, starting 17, in his four years at Toledo. Summers played linebacker in 2006 and 2007 before becoming a defensive end in 2008 and taking over as the top nose tackle for his squad in 2009. Summers finished his collegiate career with 135 tackles (53 solo) and five total sacks.

Summers, nicked named “D.J.” for Derrick Junior, followed in his older brother’s footsteps by attending the University of Toledo. Brandon Summers was a quarterback for the Rockets. Derrick Summers currently resides in Southfield, Michigan.

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The reigning South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and 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 Friday, March 18, 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.