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JERON HARVEY EARNS ALL-ARENA HONOR

08/08/2013 1:48 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced Thursday that Shark wide receiver Jeron Harvey has been named to the Second Team All-Arena Offense.

A fourth-year Shark, the 29-year-old Harvey enjoyed the most productive season of his AFL career in 2013. He established a new single-season franchise record with 146 receptions, finishing fourth in the league in that category. Harvey also led the Sharks with 1,593 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns.

Harvey was a consistent offensive force throughout the season, catching a touchdown pass in all but three games while scoring multiple times in 10 different contests. Harvey began the season with three touchdown catches in the season opener against Tampa Bay, then racked up at least one touchdown in 11 straight games from Week 5 through Week 15. Harvey was at his best in the middle of the second, crossing the 100-yard mark in six consecutive contests spanning Week 9 through Week 14.

Though All-Arena consideration only takes the regular season into account, Harvey continued to build on his season in the Sharks’ playoff opener against the Tampa Bay Storm. In Jacksonville’s 69-62 win, Harvey caught 13 passes for 113 yards and three touchdowns, adding a rushing touchdown as well.

This is the first All-Arena award of Harvey’s career. Overall, the Sharks feature four 2013 All-Arena performers, as Terrance Smith (First Team), Jerry Turner (Second Team) and Aaron Robbins (Second Team) were all named to the All-Arena Defense on Wednesday. Harvey becomes the third offensive player to earn All-Arena distinction in franchise history, as quarterback Aaron Garcia and offensive lineman Randy Degg were named to the First Team in 2011.


About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time 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 2014 season are now on sale, 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.


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.