The Florida Tarpons have signed superstar wide receiver Joe Hills. Hills spent 2017 with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL) and one game with the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL).
Hills recorded 129 catches 1353 yards and 36 touchdowns with the Storm in 2017. All three of those categories led the AFL.
Before joining Tampa in 2017, Hills had spent the last two seasons with Jacksonville, and spent the two years prior to that with the Storm. Each year, Hills has played with a talented quarterback (Randy Hippeard in Tampa, Tommy Grady in Jacksonville.)
Now, he will be playing alongside 18-year arena football veteran Chris Wallace. Wallace, unlike Hills, has won multiple championships, so with Hills at his side, the Tarpons will look like a dangerous team on offense.
Florida will be looking for redemption after losing to the Richmond Roughriders in the Arena Pro Football (APF) Championship Game in 2017. They will kick off their season on March 17 when they face the expansion Atlanta Havoc. They will face the Roughriders in a rematch on April 14 in Lakeland, FL.