ATH-Jarel Nelson back in action for 2023

by Erie Express Media

The Erie Express are pleased to announce the return of ATH-Jarel Nelson (East High School) for the 2023 season. Jarel begins his second season with us and will compete for a spot in the starting rotation at multiple positions.

This past season season we were crowned USA Bowl Summer Division National Champions, won our Division in the GDFL for the fourth year in a row and qualified for the GDFL National Playoffs for the seventh year in a row. In January of 2023 we headed to Daytona Beach, FL to face the Minneapolis Warriors in the USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship Game. (17-20 loss) The above mentioned team accolades, Jarel had a direct hand in making possible.

Jarel is a graduate of Erie East, HS where he was a standout athlete in football, basketball and track. Nelson earned 11 varsity letters among the three. In football he was a 4 year letter winner and was selected to play in the Save an Eye All Star game. In basketball Nelson earned 3 varsity letters. Track resulted in 4 varsity letters and he was a District 10 medalist in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay.

"Jarel did a great job for us last season. He is coachable, has tremendous athletic ability and can play multiple positions well. At the moment he is battling it out for the starting QB job. He is in much better shape this year and has clearly been working hard during the off season. We are blessed to have him back on board and are expecting a great season from him in 2023"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.

Welcome back on board the PAINTRAIN Jarel! GO EXPRESS!