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SHARKS ACTIVATE MARKEE WHITE ON TUESDAY

03/19/2013 5:36 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – Four days before the 2013 season opener, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has activated wide receiver Markee White from Refused to Report.

The 29-year-old White first joined the Sharks in a trade this past Friday, heading to Jacksonville in exchange for future considerations. He was placed on Refused to Report on Saturday.

Now entering his fourth AFL season, White spent 2012 with the Arizona Rattlers, helping the team capture the ArenaBowl XXV title. He caught 30 passes for 425 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season before making an impact in the Rattlers’ playoff run. In the National Conference Championship Game against Utah, White caught six passes for 106 yards and three touchdowns.

Before heading to Arizona, White spent each of his first two AFL seasons with the Spokane Shock. In 2011, White totaled 29 catches for 303 yards and two scores. He made a huge impact as a rookie in 2010, debuting with a total of 925 yards and 18 touchdowns on 66 receptions. White saved perhaps his best game of that rookie season for ArenaBowl XXI, hauling in four touchdown receptions in the Shock's win over the Tampa Bay Storm.



White also spent time with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League during the early part of 2012. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the National Football League's St. Louis Rams in 2007, but was waived prior to the start of the season.



Prior to his pro career, White played his final two seasons of collegiate football at Texas State University. As a senior in 2005, White led his team with 56 catches for 786 yards and five touchdowns, earning a selection to the All-Southland Conference First Team in the process. White is a native of Long Beach, California.

To make room for White on the roster, the Sharks announced that wide receiver Trandon Harvey has been placed on Refused to Report. Following the transactions, the Jacksonville roster remains at the league maximum of 24 active players.


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 facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.