ALL-PRO OL-JEREMY BURROUGHS RETURNS FOR 2020 SEASON

by Erie Express Media

All-Pro OL-Jeremy Burroughs returns for 2020 season

The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of GDFL All-Pro OL-Jeremy Burroughs (McDowell, HS) for the 2019 season. Jeremy begins his fifth season with the Express and returns as a starter on the offensive line. 

Jeremy started every game last season and helped lead us to our second GDFL XTREME Conference Championship Game in as many years. For his efforts Jeremy was awarded with GDFL All-Pro status. 

Jeremy is a graduate of McDowell High School where he played for four years earning three varsity letters. Jeremy was a 2x WPIAL All-Star, 2x Region 6 All-Star as well as a District 10 All-Star. Jeremy was selected to play in the Save an Eye All Star Game as a Senior. 

Since graduating Jeremy has stayed active as a competitive strength athlete.  As a power lifter he has achieved personal bests of a 705 lb squat,  529 lb bench,  and a 635 lb dead lift. He has competed in 3 power lifting competitions. He took first place at the 2018 Great Lakes competition, second place at the 2018 Annual Ohio cup, and first place at the 2019 Flagship open.  

Jeremy currently holds multiple drug tested United States Power Lifting Association records. The Pennsylvania 308lb division squat and bench press records and the super heavyweight squat,  bench, dead lift, and total records. Jeremy is also the former national record holder for his super heavyweight bench press.   As a strongman Jeremy took first place in his only competition, the 2017 Great Lakes Sports Festival. 

"Jeremy has been one of our top lineman every season he has been with us. His commitment to his craft and helping others is unmatched. He goes above and beyond to help the team, his coaches and teammates. The ultimate role model and team guy. We are blessed to have him back with us and are expecting yet another All-Pro caliber season from him in 2020"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.