Jacksonville Sharks DB Announces Retirement

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Jacksonville Sharks DB David Hyland announced retirement after playing just four games this season with the team. Hyland gave everyone a shocking post on Facebook announcing the retirement.

Jacksonville Sharks DB Announces Retirement

Hyland caught everyone by surprise when he said that he was retiring, but later explained why he made the choice to retire.

Hyland’s Early Years In Football:

Starting his career, Hyland joined the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz in 2010. He was voted to be the Defensive MVP for the Yard Dawgz.

A couple years later, he made the roster for the Utah Blaze in 2012. He didn’t quite get exactly what he wanted with the Blaze, as they folded in the Arena Football League (AFL) at the end of the 2013 season.

Hyland’s Later Years In Football:

In 2014, Hyland joined the San Jose SaberCats in the AFL, recording three interceptions and 32-tackles in only eight games that season. Later on, the SaberCats won Arena Bowl XXVIII in 2015, where he took off and racked up four interceptions and 76-tackles on the season!

In 2016, he found a new home in Jacksonville just after he stomped on them in Arena Bowl XXVIII. Hyland proved that he is that threat to offenses, but didn’t make the Sharks roster in 2017.

Former Sharks DB LaRoche Jackson announced that his time is done in the 2017 season, giving Hyland another shot in Jacksonville. This time, it was in a new league with the National Arena League.

In the four games Hyland had with the Sharks this season, he got 26 total tackles, 21 being solo. He also had three interceptions for 30-yards. One of those interceptions was a Pick-Six.

Life After Hyland’s Retirement:

According to his Facebook post announcing his retirement, Hyland said that he found a job where he is the medical sales person at Stryker Spine in Jacksonville, FL. Hyland also wanted to leave the game of football when he turned 30-years old and that wish came true.