Thursday, August 25, 2011

Amarri Jackson and other ex Bulls, Bucs sign with Virginia

The Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League will have a lot of faces the Tampa Bay area is familiar with who played at University of South Florida and the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Receiver Amarri Jackson, coming off a record setting season with the Arena League Tampa Bay Storm, has signed with Virginia. The Sarasota Riverview High product had a solid career at USF that unfortunately ended in a senior season where he suffered an injury.

He will be joined in the receiving corps at Virginia with former Tampa Bucs Dexter Jackson and USF's Huey Whitaker. The roster also includes Clifton Smith, a former Pro Bowl returner with the Bucs.

In its first UFL season, Virginia's head coach and general manager is Marty Schottenheimer, the sixth winningest head coach in NFL history.

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