09/25/2014 12:06 PM
WR Jeron Harvey – 6’5”, 220 – Sixth Season
A Jacksonville native, the 30-year-old is set for his sixth season with the Sharks and in the Arena Football League. He is one of just three players to suit up for the Sharks in each of the team’s first five seasons as a franchise, joining defensive back Micheaux Robinson and offensive lineman Isaac Morales in that category.
In 2014, Harvey battled through a mid-season injury to finish as one of the Sharks’ leading receivers, as he ranked second on the team with 82 receptions and third with 966 yards and 22 touchdowns. From Week 6 through Week 11, Harvey racked up multiple touchdowns in six consecutive games, amassing a season high three scores at Tampa Bay in Week 10. Injured against Spokane in Week 13, Harvey returned to action and caught five touchdowns over the course of the Sharks’ last three games.
Harvey’s best season as a Shark came in 2013, as he earned a Second-Team All-Arena selection after breaking a franchise record with 146 receptions. Harvey led the Sharks in all three major receiving categories that season, as he set new personal career highs with 1,593 yards and 35 touchdowns. Harvey caught at least one touchdown pass in all but three of the Sharks’ games in 2013, racking up three or more scores seven different times. In one particularly memorable performance against the Philadelphia Soul, Harvey found the end zone on each of this five receptions to help the Sharks to a two-point victory.
Overall, Harvey is the Sharks’ all-time franchise leader in every major receiving category, having totaled 446 receptions for 4,970 yards and 126 touchdowns over the course of his five-year career. Harvey has amassed more than 80 receptions, 900 yards and 20 touchdowns in each of the last four seasons.
Harvey is also responsible for perhaps the most memorable play in franchise history during the 2011 season. With the Sharks trailing the Arizona Rattlers during the final seconds of ArenaBowl XXIV, Harvey hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass as time expired to lift the Sharks to a 73-70 victory and the first championship in franchise history. Harvey led the Sharks with eight touchdown receptions during that playoff run, totaling 16 catches for 175 yards in three games.
Before joining the Sharks, Harvey spent time with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts in 2009 and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008, though he did not appear in a game with either team. After spending one season at Dodge City Community College, Harvey finished his college career at the University of Houston, where he totaled 110 receptions for 1,602 yards and eight touchdowns during his Cougar career. A Jacksonville native, Harvey starred at Jackson High School.