05/03/2017 12:29 PM -

JACKSONVILLE –  The Jacksonville Sharks have announced today that they have signed quarterback Daniel Farley and defensive lineman Keith Bowers to the 2017 roster.

Daniel Farley (6’2”, 210) begins his first season in arena football. He completed his collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He appeared in nine games and completed 24 passes fpr 326 yards and three touchdowns. Prior to that in 2015, he played for Delaware Valley University where he started in six out of eight games and threw 54 passes for 616 yards and one rushing touchdown. Farley played one season for the University of Rhode island in 2012. He began his college career in 2011 with San Bernardino Valley College, where he threw for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Farley signs following the decision to place quarterback Tommy Grady being placed on Injured Reserve and will serve as a backup to Damien Flemming. Farley is a native of Boonton Township, New Jersey, where he attended Depaul Catholic High School.

Defensive lineman Keith Bowers (6’2”, 285) returns to the Sharks after playing his rookie year in Jacksonville for the 2016 season. Bowers was signed late in the Sharks season last year, but still managed to have five total tackles and one forced fumble during his playing time with the Sharks. Prior to his professional career, Bowers attended the University of Maryland for all four years. During his junior and senior years, he started in 18 games and recorded his career-best nine tackles in one game. His sophomore and freshman years combined for 21 games and was an honorable mention freshman All-America selection.   

Bowers is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida and attended William T. Dwyer High School, helping lead his team to the 2009 and 2010 Florida 4A State Championships and racking up 15 sacks during his senior year.

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