Jeff Hughley

Jeffrey Hughley (born March 3, 1985) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tulsa Talons in 2010. He finished the season with over 1,000 and 28 touchdowns as a receiver.

Jeff Hughley
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1985-03-03) March 3, 1985
Chesapeake, Virginia
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Return Yards:6,413
Return Touchdowns:9
Player stats at

College career

Jeff Hughley attended Averett University. He holds the record for most receiving yards in a career or a season. He was also a great kick returner. He was named 2nd Team All-USA South Athletic Conference in 2003.[1]

Professional career

Tulsa Talons

Hugley played for the Tulsa Talons who were a member of the af2 from 2007-2009, winning the af2 Ironman of the Year Award in 2007. He helped the Talons to a 2007 ArenaCup victory, earning game MVP.

Colorado Crush

After an impressive rookie season with the Talons, Hughley signed with the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League, but he was waived after training camp.

Return to Tulsa Talons

During his Arena Football League rookie season in 2010 with the Talons, Hughley helped the Talons capture the Southwest division title before losing to Tampa Bay Storm in the Conference semi-finals. Hughley was named to his first All-Ironman team, a team made up of the league's best two-way players.

Jacksonville Sharks

In 2011 Hughley signed with the Jacksonville Sharks and was a key figure in their run to capture the ArenaBowl XXIV title by defeating the Arizona Rattlers, the first in Sharks franchise history. For his on the field performance he was named to the All-Ironman team.

Philadelphia Soul

In 2012 Hughley joined the Philadelphia Soul[2] and set the Soul's single-season record for kickoff return and combined kick return yards (1,865) and was selected to his third consecutive All-Ironman Team.[3]

Return to Jacksonville

Hughley signed with the Jacksonville Sharks for the 2013 season.[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On May 2, 2013, Hughley signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[5]

Oklahoma Defenders

On February 7, 2014, Hughley signed with the Oklahoma Defenders.[6]

Another return to Jacksonville

On June 30, 2014, the Sharks activated Hughley after having him placed on league suspension the whole season.


  1. "CNU Receiver Named League's Top Rookie". Daily Press. November 21, 2003. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  2. "Philadelphia Signs Explosive WR/KR Jeff Hughley". Arena Football League. September 30, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  3. "Averett graduate earns Arena League Football honor". Chatham Star Tribune. August 13, 2012. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  4. Harrison Brown-Russo (November 7, 2012). "Soul have to deal with the crucial loss of Jeff Hughley". Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  5. "Sharks' Jeff Hughley signs with NFL's Bucs". May 2, 2013. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  6. "Defenders Sign Former AFL Ironman of the Year!!". February 7, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
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