03/23/2011 9:42 PM -

Jacksonville, FLA- The Jacksonville Sharks announce the addition of Vladimir Richard to the roster. The addition came after moving Jacob Hobbs and Jerry Brown to the injured reserve list.

Richard (6’4, 315) graduated from Tennessee. As a Volunteer, Richard appeared in 36 games throughout his collegiate career in a variety of positions along the offensive line. As a senior Richard started games at Right Guard while helping lead the Volunteer offense to 383.5 yards per game in total offense including 157.2 on the ground while only allowing 18 sacks all season. He started the final six games at Left Guard during his junior season as well. He was named to the VOLScholar Honor Roll and also participated in the NCAA National Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in 2007. Richard graduated with a degree in Legal Studies.

Richard, a Lauderhill,FL native, has worked with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an Undrafted Free Agent in 2010. He also played for AFL’s Spokane Shock in 2011. Richard attended Piper High School where he was named to the Florida Times Union Super 75 team in 2004.

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