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JERON HARVEY AWARDED CUTTERS CATCH OF THE WEEK

06/11/2013 2:03 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced Tuesday that wide receiver Jeron Harvey has been awarded the Cutters Catch of the Week for his leaping touchdown grab in the third quarter of the Sharks’ most recent game against the Spokane Shock.

On fourth-and-five from the Spokane 23 yard line, Shark quarterback R.J. Archer dropped back and fired a pass toward Harvey in the back-left corner of the end zone. After beating a Spokane defender, Harvey jumped toward the wall to reach for the pass. After he got both hands on the ball, Harvey’s momentum carried him over the boards as he tumbled down into an open corner. The sure-handed receiver was able to hang onto the ball and secure his team-leading 26th touchdown catch of the season. A video clip of Harvey's catch may be found here.

Though Jacksonville lost the game by a 76-41 score, Harvey put together an impressive performance in defeat, catching a team-high nine passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns. The fourth-year pro is in the midst of an impressive hot streak, as Harvey has now caught a touchdown pass in eight consecutive games and racked up five 100-yard games in the Sharks’ last six contests.

For the season, Harvey leads the Sharks in every major receiving category with totals of 97 receptions for 1,027 yards and 26 touchdowns. In fact, he is on pace to set a new career high in each of those areas, as his current personal bests stand at 101 receptions (2012), 1,077 receiving yards (2011) and 31 receiving touchdowns (2011). Harvey has also totaled 17 yards on six rushing attempts and made three solo tackles.

Harvey becomes the fifth Shark player to win a weekly League award this season. Defensive lineman Jerry Turner was named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week for Week 2, while wide receiver Jeff Hughley earned both the J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week and AFL Highlight of the Week honors in Week 4. Finally, defensive back Tracy Belton was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week for Week 6.

Harvey and the Sharks will play their second consecutive road game against a West Division opponent this weekend, as the team faces the Utah Blaze on Saturday, June 15 at 9:00 p.m. Saturday's game will air live on CBS Sports Network and on AM 600 WBOB. The Sharks return home to host the Cleveland Gladiators on Sea Best Field on Saturday, June 22.


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 still available, two tickets as low as $105. 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.


About the AFL

Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased its fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire regular season and postseason through the semifinal round. The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game will air on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.