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Sharks Add Justin Marcus and Caleb Holmes to Roster

09/21/2020 1:46 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2019 National Arena League champion Jacksonville Sharks announced today the signing of Defensive Lineman Justin Marcus and Wide Receiver Caleb Holmes. Following the 2019 season, both players signed with Coach Fuller for the 2020 season and have re-signed for the 2021 season.


Justin Marcus (6’4, 250) spent the 2019 season with the Orlando Predators starting 14 games as a defensive lineman. Marcus finished his rookie year with 24 tackles, one forced fumble, a blocked kick, and was the Predators leader in both sacks (6.5) and tackles for a loss (8.5). Justin finished his college career at Kennesaw State where he spent two seasons playing in 19 games recording 21 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, five sacks, and one fumble recovery. Prior to his time with the Owls, he played for Clark Atlanta in Division II. As a Panther, he saw action in nine games totaling 36 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, and 1.5 sacks. A native of Macon, GA the 6’4 defensive lineman played for Northeast High School.


Caleb Holmes (5’10,180) enters his fourth season of arena football. In 2019, Holmes joined the Jacksonville Sharks for training camp but left to sign with the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League (AFL). In 2018, Holmes played for the Carolina Cowboys, an American Arena League (AAL) team in Greenville, SC. During his time with the Cowboys, he played defensive back recording 14 tackles and only allowing three catches and 10 yards in two games. In 2017, he played with the Carolina Energy of the AAL.  During his rookie season of arena football in 2016, Holmes signed with the Upstate Dragons of the Supreme Indoor Football League (SIF) where he was the team’s kick returner. A native of Charleston, SC, Holmes played for Goose Creek High School and later attended the College of Faith in Charlotte, NC where he played wide receiver.


About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2019 & 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions play all of their home games at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Shark Nation Memberships for the 2021 season are now available. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700 or email [email protected]   Follow the Sharks on Facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumshark