Marco Capozzoli is back with the Sharks
Wednesday March 30, 2016
Clutch kicker returns to Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that kicker Marco Capozzoli has been assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 28-year-old Capozzoli (6’1”, 200, Montclair State) returns to Jacksonville for his fourth season with the Sharks and fifth season in the AFL.
Capozzoli’s most memorable kick on Sea Best Field came during the 2012 season, when he drilled a 51-yard game-winning field goal as time expired to send the Sharks past the Georgia Force in the first round of the playoffs. Capozzoli was also a part of Jacksonville’s ArenaBowl XXIV championship team in 2011, finishing that season with seven field goals made in 11 attempts, and converted on 121 of his 155 point-after tries.
Prior to joining the Sharks, Capozzoli began his AFL career with Tulsa in 2010, going three-for-three on field goals and hitting 44 of 53 extra points (83 percent). Over the course of his time in the AFL, Capozzoli has converted 26 of 38 field goals (68.4 percent) and 371 of 454 PATs (81.7 percent).
Capozzoli attended Montclair State University where he was named Division III Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year by the Collegiate Athletic Administration of New Jersey in 2009. He led the NJAC in PAT percentage with 35 of 36 extra points as a senior in that same year. Capozzoli was also the first player in Red Hawk history to connect on three 40-yard field goal attempts in one game.
A native of Montvale, New Jersey, Capozzoli attended Saint Joseph High School in Bloomfield, New Jersey.
About the Jacksonville Sharks
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season Tickets for the 2016 season are now available, two tickets as low as $99. To reserve your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.