Jeff Hughley, WR, Jacksonville Sharks
Position: Wide Receiver & Kick Returner
Wt: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Born: March 3, 1985
Traded from Jacksonville Sharks to Philadelphia Soul on September 6, 2013…Invited to tryout at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rookie Mini-Camp on May 3-5th, 2013…signed a three-year contract with the Jacksonville Sharks on November 6, 2012…signed as a Free Agent with the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul on September 30, 2011…signed as a Free Agent with the AFL’s Jacksonville Sharks on September 27, 2010…signed with the Tulsa Talons on November 19, 2009…signed with the af2’s Tulsa Talons for each of the last three af2 seasons (2009, 2008 and 2007).
Strong, compact wide receiver…lightning quick…can accelerate to full speed getting out of breaks…great short-area quickness for the Arena game…one of the best return men in the AFL.
In 2013, caught 82 passes for 889 yards and 15 touchdowns in 13 starts…in 2012, named the AFL’s JLS Ironman of the Year for the first time in his career and to the AFL All-Ironman Team for the third consecutive year…caught 77 receptions for 1,001 yards and 19 TDs…also returned 92 kicks for 1,895 yards and 5 TDs…led the team with 2,885 all-purpose yards and also chipped in 24.5 tackles…In 2011,his first year with the Jacksonville Sharks,waskey member of the Arena Bowl XXIV Champions…named to the AFL All-Iron Man Team for the second consecutive year…in 15 games, finished with 89 receptions for 1,171 yards and 22 TDs…added 69 returns for 1,477 yards and 1 TD…in Week 16 versus the Dallas Vigilantes, set the Sharks Single Game All-Purpose record with 331 yards…in Week 17 versus Kansas City Command, set the record for catches in a game with 18…In 2010, named to the AFL All-Iron Man Team as a member of the Tulsa Talons…finished the 2010 campaign with 113 receptions for 1,258 yards and 28 touchdowns, 1,551 kick return yards (3rd most in the league), 2,809 all-purpose yards (2nd most in the league) and 175.5 all-purpose yards per game (4th most in the AFL)…named Playmaker of the Week for his performance against the Tampa Bay Storm in First Round of the AFL playoffs…earned JLS Iron Man of the Week in Week 16 win over the Alabama Vipers…in 2009, led the Talons with 140 receptions for 1,909 yards and 50 TDs…also had 2,069 yards in the return game and added another five TDs…was named the af2 2009 JLS Ironman of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference…in 2008, led the team with 123 receptions for 1,629 yards and 33 TDs…also added 64 returns for 1,298 yards and 1 TD…in 2007, his rookie season, had 34 TDs and led Tulsa to the af2 Arena Cup title….named Arena Cup MVP.
Record-setting wide receiver at Division III Averett University…the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards (2,925), catches (221), and touchdown receptions (31).