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AFL: Sharks Sign Veteran QB Grady

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks announced that veteran quarterback Tommy Grady has joined the team, as Grady has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We just got a lot better as a team today. Every championship team that I’ve been a part of has had great competition at every position, and great competition brings out the best in great competitors,” Sharks head coach Les Moss said. “We are very excited to have Tommy become part of our organization this season, as he has an established track record of being an elite quarterback in this league. We are glad to have Tommy as the latest addition to the talented roster that we are continuing to build to win the ArenaBowl in 2015.”

The 29-year-old Grady (6’7”, 240), has firmly established himself as one of the Arena Football League’s top quarterbacks, earning League MVP honors during an incredible 2012 season with the Utah Blaze. 

That year, Grady established new all-time single-season AFL records for passing touchdowns (142), attempts (743), completions (507), and yards (5,870), also tying the all-time record for touchdown passes in a single game (12). Grady has thrown for a total of 512 scores over the course of his five-year AFL career, crossing the 100-touchdown mark in three different seasons.

Most recently, Grady spent the 2014 season at the helm of the Pittsburgh Power offense, leading Pittsburgh to a 15-3 regular-season record. In his one year with the Power, Grady completed 60.4 percent of his passes, amassing a total of 4,717 yards and 115 touchdowns against 17 interceptions. Grady finished second among all AFL passers in touchdowns, yards and yards per game (262.5).

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