San Jose Wolves sign former Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Omar Jacobs

Stockton Wolves

December 3, 2009 - American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) - Stockton Wolves

News Release

San Jose Wolves are proud to announce the signing of former NFL Player and College All-American Omar Jacobs. Omar was the 2008 American Indoor Football Association's MVP and AIFA Bowl II MVP. Jacobs etched a place in college football annuals after putting together statistically one of the best single seasons in college football history. In 2005 Jacobs passed for 41 touchdowns and 4 interceptions for the best statistical season ever for a Quarterback at Bowling Green State University.

Drafted in the fifth round of the 2006 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers Omar spent time as well with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. Omar was projected to be the starter for the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe in 2007 but was injured in camp and kept out of the season. Omar entered the AIFA in 2008 with the Florence Phantoms and lead the phantoms to a 13-4 record and their first division and conference titles. In AIFA Bowl II Jacobs passed for 180 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead Florence to the title.

"It's a great day for the Wolves and our signing of elite caliber players such as Omar send a clear message to our fans and our rivals about the quality of play we expect to bring to the area" said Wolves General Manager Bennie King. "Omar gives us all the intangibles that a franchise QB brings to a ball club and we expect big things from him this year as we compete in the Western Division."

"I'm thrilled to come to the Bay Area and play with the San Jose Wolves," commented Omar Jacobs. "This is a great opportunity in a great region, and I look forward to being part of bringing arena football back to San Jose as well as being a major part of a winning formula with the Wolves."

About The San Jose Wolves

The San Jose Wolves, operated by San Jose Sports Marketing Inc, are scheduled to begin play in The Bay area the AIFA's western conference starting in March 2010. San Jose Wolves strive to deliver greater entertainment to fans with a superior game day experience. The Bay Area is a metropolitan region that encompasses large cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose and is home to more than 7 million people, many of which are avid sports fans.


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