NAL Championship Game MVP and Sack Leader returns to Jacksonville in 2017
JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that Defensive Lineman Jermiah Price signed with the Jacksonville Sharks for his eighth year of arena football and second season with the Jacksonville Sharks.
Price (6’3”, 255) joined the Sharks in 2017 and made an immediate impact. Not only was Price a leader on the defense he was named First Team All-NAL landing 19.5 tackles, 9.5 for a loss, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and led the team in sacks with 9.5 all while missing 4 games due to injury. Price made the game winning play in the 2017 NAL Arena League Championship game by grabbing a fumble recovery that ended the Columbus Lions last drive. Price was also named the NAL Championship Game MVP.
“We expect great things from great players and Jermiah Price fits this mold, said Head Coach Siaha Burley. We are focused on repeating. We expect players like Jermiah to lead our defense. He expects to lead the NAL in sacks and to repeat in 2018. That is exactly the type of player we want on this football team.”
The 6’3 defensive lineman played for Cedar Rapids Titans (2014-2016). Price was named second team All-IFL earning two-time Defensive Player of the Year honors (2015, 2016). He played for the New Orleans VooDoo in 2015 for a stint before returning to the IFL. He played for the IFL’s Sioux Falls Storm (2012-2013) where became a two-time IFL Champion, second All-IFL Defensive Lineman and a United Bowl MVP. The Sharks 2017 sack leader started his career in 2011 with the Green Bay Blizzard.
Price began his collegiate career at Jones County Junior College before transferring to the University of Oklahoma. Price is a native of Ellisville, Mississippi where he attended Collins High School and currently resides in Jacksonville.
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