2018 IFL Leading Passer Joins Sharks
JACKSONVILLE- The Jacksonville Sharks announced today quarterback Jake Medlock has signed with the Sharks for his fifth season of professional football and third year of arena football.
Medlock (6’3”, 225) played quarterback for the Cedar Rapids Titans (2018) of the Indoor Football League. Medlock led the league throwing 265 completions (1st) for 2,616 yards (1st) and 47 touchdowns (1st). Despite leading in every positive passing category he did not receive All-IFL honors. Last season, Medlock also rushed for an impressive 168 yards and 12 touchdowns. Medlock signed with the Wichita Force (2017) of the Championship Indoor Football league, where he played 12 games and threw 2,052 yards, 43 touchdowns, seven interceptions, rushed for 191 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. During the 2016 season, he spent time in training camp in the Canadian Football League where he competed for a roster spot with the Montreal Alouettes. During his rookie year he went overseas in 2015 where he played for the Dresden Monarchs of the German Football league, where he played in nine games and threw for 1,597 yards, 20 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 251 yards and scored eight touchdowns for the Monarchs.
Medlock attended Florida International University (2010-2013) where he played as quarterback and punter. He started in 22 games over three seasons throwing for 3,425 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He transferred to Valdosta State University (2014) where he played 13 games and threw 2,024 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. He rushed for 619 yards and seven touchdowns.
Medlock is a native of Jacksonville Beach, FL where he played quarterback at Fletcher High School.
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