11/30/2011 4:57 PM - JACKSONVILLE – The ArenaBowl XXIV Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that offensive lineman Zarah Yisrael has been assigned to the team’s 2012 roster.

The 29-year-old Yisrael (6’2”, 320) is a Jacksonville native who played at Terry Parker High School. Yisrael began his collegiate career at Iowa Wesleyan in 2003, where he played one season before transferring to Troy. After sitting out the 2004 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Yisrael worked primarily at right guard during his two years with the Trojans.

After college, Yisrael spent time in camp with both the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints. In 2008, he was selected first overall by Team Arkansas in the All American Football League Draft, though the league folded before any games were played. Yisrael started at center for the AF2’s Rio Grande Valley Dorados in 2009, leading the team to a 9-7 record and a postseason berth.

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