10/30/2013 4:20 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team has bolstered its offensive line with the addition Roderick Tomlin, who has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 22-year-old Tomlin (6’5”, 310) is ready for his first Arena Football League experience after beginning his professional career with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tomlin originally signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft, then worked with the team through training camp before being waived on August 26.

Prior to the start of his professional career, Tomlin was a fixture along the offensive line at Murray State University. As a four-year letterman for the Racers, Tomlin started 37 of the 42 games in which he appeared, primarily logging time at right tackle. He started all 11 of the team’s games in each of his sophomore, junior and senior seasons, first seeing action with four starts in nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2009.

A native of Jackson, Tenn., Tomlin starred at Jackson North High School where he earned the team’s Outstanding Lineman Award after averaging five pancakes per game as a senior.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

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About the AFL

Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased a 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 season. The AFL schedule then culminates with the ArenaBowl Championship game pitting the American Conference Champions versus the National Conference Champions for the James F. Foster Trophy.