09/29/2011 3:00 PM -
The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announce the addition of three players to the 2012 roster on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Defensive back Ross Weaver rejoins the roster for a second season while wide receiver Trey Williams and defensive back Stoney Woodson join the Sharks for the first time.
Ross Weaver (6'1, 212) returns to the Sharks for his second season. In 2011, Weaver spent the season placed on Other League Exempt after signing a contract with the Dallas Cowboys. He returns to the Sharks for what will be his rookie season. A four-year letterman at Michigan State, Weaver saw action in 41 games - 17 for starts. He tallied 86 career tackles (65 solo) including one sack as a Spartan. He also broke up 12 passes. forced three fumbles and two interceptions. In his final game in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl, Weaver had a career best nine tackles and added an interception and a forced fumble.
Trey Williams (6'0, 186) will take the field as a rookie in the Arena Football League. Williams played collegiate football at Division III Tiffin University. Williams was named to the All-Conference team as both a junior and a senior, earning the 2009 and 2010 Offensive Player of the Year award for the Dragons.
Stoney Woodson (5'11, 195) also joins the Sharks for his rookie season in the AFL. Woodson played collegiately as a South Carolina Gamecock. Known as one of the fastest members of the team (4.35 40-yard dash), Woodson was a regular on the field in secondary packages. The three-year starter saw action in 45 games where he registered 98 tackles (87 solo), eight passes defended and seven interceptions. A seventh-round draft pick by the New York Giants, Woodson saw time on the practice squad for the Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and his hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Woodson most recently played with the Tri-Cities Fever in the minor-league Indoor Football League, giving him experience playing between the walls.
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 2012 season are now available, two tickets as low as $135. To reserve your season tickets or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and Twitter @jaxsharks and the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance