Jacksonville Sports Day

ARENA: Sharks Add Experience, Depth on Defense

JACKSONVILLE – The 2019 National Arena League Champion Jacksonville Sharks have the signed defensive backs Kyle Chandler and Keiron Jones.

Chandler signs for his third season in arena football and his first season with the Sharks. Jones signed for his sixth season of arena football and his third with the Sharks.

Chandler (6’0, 200) joins the Sharks after spending the 2019 season
with the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League (AFL).
Chandler is the third former Philadelphia Soul player to join the
Sharks for 2020.

In 2019, he had a career total of 10 tackles. He also competed in ArenaBowl XXXII against the Albany Empire during which he recovered one onside kick. In 2018, Chandler played in four games for the Corpus Christi Rage of the National Arena League.

Chandler finished his college career at Tarleton State, a Division II
school in Tarleton, TX. Prior to Tarleton, he transferred from Wayne
State College where he totaled 27 tackles, two pass breakups, and one
fumble recovery during his three seasons at Wayne State.

Jones last played for the Atlantic City Blackjacks of the Arena Football League (AFL) as a defensive back.

During the 2019 season, he totaled 13 tackles, three pass breakups, one forced fumble, and one interception. He also spent time as a kick returner for the Blackjacks where he returned 17 kicks for 246 yards and one touchdown.

In 2018, he played defensive back for Head Coach James Fuller and the Maine Mammoths. During that season he totaled 83 tackles, 22 pass breakups, ten interceptions, and one touchdown. Jones played for the Arizona Rattlers in 2016 where he completed nine tackles and four pass breakups.

Jones began his arena football career with the Sharks where he made the roster in 2014 and spent both the 2014 and 2015 seasons with Jacksonville. During his two years with the Sharks, he combined for seven tackles, two pass breakups, and one forced fumble.

Jones spent his college career at Southeastern Louisiana where he first started on special teams before becoming a starting defensive back for the Lions. Jones had a career total of 53 tackles, four pass breakups, and one fumble recovery.

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