10/06/2011 5:10 PM - JACKSONVILLE – The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks continued to load up for next season on Thursday, adding one familiar face and one new one. The team announced that both wide receiver/linebacker Charles Hunt and offensive lineman Eddie Williams have been added to the team’s 2012 roster.
A Jacksonville native, the 28-year-old Hunt (6’4, 225) was a key member of the Sharks’ defense last season, his first in the Arena Football League. Appearing in 13 games, he ranked fourth on the team in solo tackles (42), total tackles (55.5) and interceptions (four). Hunt returned one of those interceptions for a touchdown and also forced a fumble.
After playing collegiately at Florida State, Hunt began his professional football career in 2009 with the Utah Saints of the American Indoor Football Association. He then spent the 2010 season with the AFIA’s Wyoming Cavalry before joining the Sharks in 2011.
Williams, 22, will bring youth to the Sharks’ offensive line. After growing up in Hawai’i, Williams (6’1, 325) played two seasons at the junior college level, spending 2007 at Pasadena City College and 2008 at Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, CA.
Williams then transferred to UCLA, where he started six games at right guard as a junior in 2009 before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. He returned to start all 12 of the Bruins’ games in 2010, playing every offensive snap in nine of those games.
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 on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance.