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SHARKS OPEN WEEK BY ADDING TWO LINEMEN

10/24/2011 5:18 PM - JACKSONVILLE - The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday the addition of a pair of young linemen, as DL T.J. Langley and OL Josh Vernon have been assigned to the club’s 2012 roster.

Langley, 22, joins the Sharks after concluding his collegiate career at Arkansas Tech. During his senior season, he recorded 23 tackles (17 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, ranking third on his team in the latter category. 2010 was Langley’s first year on defense at the school, as he caught four passes for 31 yards and two touchdowns as a junior in 2009.

Before moving to Arkansas Tech, Langley spent two seasons playing at Northeastern State. He is a native of Hugo, OK.

Vernon, 23, spent his entire collegiate career at TCU. He anchored the right side of the Horned Frog offensive line during 2009 and 2010, starting 24 of the team’s 26 games in those two years. During his junior year the TCU offensive line allowed just 0.92 sacks per game, ranking sixth nationally in the category. Vernon started all 13 games during the 2010 season, helping lead TCU to a 13-0 season that included a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin.

Vernon did not have to travel far for school, as he lists Irving, TX as his hometown.

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.