Football signs three transfers

Aug. 3, 2007

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University football team has picked up three transfers from other Division I schools and have the opportunity to make an immediate impact on this year's team.

"Being able to bring in three players of this caliber was a tremendous opportunity for our program," said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. "Each of these young men have the talent to come in and compete in fall camp, which will make our team better in the end."

Patrick Stoner, a 5-foot-11 linebacker from Ocala, Fla., will join the program after being redshirted at Furman last season. Jonathan Kirby, a 6-foot-3 junior, joins the Dolphins after spending one season at Toledo and will be a key addition to the defensive line.

Jonathan Kirby, a 6-foot-3 defensive lineman from Jacksonville, comes to JU after completing his associate degree. Coming out of high school, Kirby was a highly sought after recruit, eventually signing with Toledo. He joins the program with two years of eligibility remaining.

Rounding out the group of transfers is Jamie Martin, who will come into camp competing for the starting kicker and punter position. Martin spent last year at UAB with defensive coordinator Ron McCrone.

The Dolphins report for camp on Aug. 6, with the first practice set for Aug. 7 at 3:30 p.m.