01/17/2011 8:59 PM -

JACKSONVILLE, Fla - The Jacksonville Sharks announce the addition of fullback and linebacker Melvin Jenkins to the 2011 roster.

Jenkins (6’1, 260, Florida A&M) joins the Sharks for his rookie season in the Arena Football League. Jenkins has experience playing between the walls with one season as a member of the Albany Panthers of the Southern Indoor Football League. In his nine games for the Panthers, Jenkins notched 31 tackles (nine solo), six tackles for loss, two sacks and one interception he returned 15 yards for a touchdown.

Jenkins was a member of the Florida A&M Rattlers in 2004 and 2005. Jenkins is a native of Bartow, Florida

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.