Jackson joins Whittaker, Alvarado with Destroyers
Former USF receiver Amarri Jackson, who had a breakout rookie season with the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm, has signed with the UFL's Virginia Destroyers, who opened camp Thursday.
"It had been in the works, but we just came in yesterday," said Jackson, who joins two of his Storm teammates in Virginia -- Bulls standout Huey Whittaker and defensive star Cliff Dukes. The Destroyers also have former USF kicker Delbert Alvarado in camp as their potential kicker. Former Bulls safety J.R. Reed was removed from their roster this week.
Jackson put up crazy numbers with the Storm -- 125 catches for a team-best 1,619 yards and 35 touchdowns -- and Whittaker wasn't far behind, leaving with two games left and still matching Jackson's 125 catches and finishing with 1,405 yards and 28 touchdowns.
"I had fun, had a really good time," Jackson said of his first Arena season. "We could have won a little more, but it was a good year."
Jackson is also reunited with a pair of his teammates from preseason stints with the Bucs -- running back Clifton Smith and receiver Dexter Jackson. The UFL season starts Sept. 15.