JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Brant Clouser's Arena Football League career will be taking him to Pennsylvania this Saturday.
Clouser, an Altoona Area High School graduate, is in his third season with the AFL's Jacksonville Sharks, who play at the Philadelphia Soul at 6 p.m. this Saturday. Clouser is a starting offensive center and team captain for the Sharks.
Jacksonville is currently 2-2 after opening the season with a 49-47 loss to Orlando. The Sharks then beat San Antonio, 63-22, lost to Arizona, 63-38, and beat Tampa Bay, 60-41, this past Friday.
Clouser, 6-foot-3, 315 pounds, started 13 games as a rookie for Jacksonville in 2012 and started 11 games for the Sharks last season. He had spent the 2011 NFL training camp with the New York Giants after a stellar career at Villanova University.
Clouser, a former Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Year while at AAHS, works part time in the Jacksonville area and volunteers as a high school offensive line coach. All of the Sharks' games are televised on ESPN3 and can be live-streamed.