02/04/2013 4:30 PM -

JACKSONVILLE - The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team will hold an open player tryout at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 17 at the Jacksonville University Football Stadium.

Registration for the tryout begins at 8:00 a.m. and the workout is set to start promptly at 9:00. The tryout will run until each player has been evaluated by head coach Les Moss and the entire Sharks coaching staff. The field is located on the Jacksonville University campus at 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville, FL 32211.

Those wishing to participate in the tryout must complete the 2013 Tryout Packet, which is available online at On the day of the tryout, players are asked to bring the completed packet along with a payment of $80. Payment can be made with cash, a credit card or money order. Checks will not be accepted.

This year’s tryout will consist of a combination of drills, including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle and various position-specific drills. The tryout is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has completed high school and is not currently under contract with any professional football team.

This marks the Sharks’ second open tryout held this offseason, following the team’s workout in Nashville, Tennessee on December 1. Several players who attended the tryout in Nashville, including defensive lineman Donte’e Nicholls, defensive back Cortez Stubbs and wide receiver London Crawford, have agreed to contracts with the Sharks and will begin training camp with the team.

For more information and to download the 2013 Tryout Packet, visit

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-to-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 2013 season are now available, two tickets as low as $185. To reserve your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at