6x All-Pro DB- Ashton Jones returns for 2021 season
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of 6x All-Pro DB- Ashton Jones
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of 6x All-Pro DB- Ashton Jones (Gannon University) for the 2021 season. Agent "0" begins his eighth season with the Express and is a returning starter in the secondary. Ashton played a major role in our second straight GDFL Xtreme Conference Championship Game appearance. His work schedule limited his availability last season but all is clear now and he will be with us from the start.
Jones has been a team leader for us over the past seven seasons. Every year our defense is one of the top in the country and his performance and leadership has had a major impact on our overall team success.
"Ashton is a true leader for us. He has been here through the highs and lows and never missed a beat. He knows how to remain focused under pressure and perform at his best under those circumstances. Without a doubt one of the hardest hitting safeties in the nation earning the nickname "Smash" for a VERY good reason. He never hesitates to help a fellow teammate out, leads by example and brings that veteran work ethic that is demanded from all. I would have to say the thing I love the most about him is the fact that, although one of the best to play the position, he never feels the need to tell others how good he is. Rather he lets his opponents speak for him, that is top shelf. We are blessed to have him back in uniform again this season and are expecting yet another All-Pro caliber season from him in 2021"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington
Ashton is a graduate of Strong Vincent High School where he had a stellar HS career. Jones was named Team Captain his senior year and was selected to play in the annual Save an Eye All Star Game after his All Region senior season. Ashton played his college ball at Gannon University where he was a three year letter winner and starter for the Golden Knights. Jones finished fourth on the team his senior season in total tackles with 56, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 INT, 3 pass breakups and 5 passes defended. Ashton has played professionally for the Erie Explosion of the CIFL.
Ashton is sponsored by Metro 21 Youth Football.
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