December 8, 2012 - Arena Football League (AFL) - Jacksonville Sharks
JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Sharks organization mourns the loss of former Shark defensive lineman Jerry Brown, who was tragically killed in an auto accident in Irving, Texas early Saturday morning. He was 25.
"We are extremely saddened by the passing of Jerry Brown, Jr. earlier today," Sharks managing partner Jeff Bouchy said. "Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. Jerry was a beloved Shark, and all who knew him in our organization loved him. He will be sorely missed."
"Jerry was a great player, teammate and champion," Sharks Head Coach Les Moss said. "He made the most of his time with the Sharks and reached the goal of all AFL players by making it to the NFL. This is a truly sad and tragic loss of life for a young man whose best days were ahead of him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and teammates who knew and loved him for the great person he was."
Brown played a significant role on the Sharks' ArenaBowl-winning team in 2011, ranking tied for second on the team with six sacks and third among Shark defenders with tackles for loss. He began the 2012 season with the San Antonio Talons before joining the Indianapolis Colts. He was elevated to the Colts' active roster for one game in October, and then signed with the Cowboys' practice squad October 24. Brown was a native of St. Louis, Missouri and played college football at Illinois.