Erie Express Re-Sign 4x All-Pro DL-Daryk Maki for 2021 Season
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of 4x All-Pro DL-Daryk Maki
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of 4x All-Pro DL-Daryk Maki (Wadsworth, HS) for the 2021 season. Daryk begins his third season with the Express and is a returning starter on the defensive line.
Despite missing most of last season with medical issues and awaiting the birth of his son, Maki still played a major role in our second straight appearance in the GDFL Xtreme Conference Championship game.
In his first season (2018) with the Express, Daryk helped lead us to the GDFL Xtreme Conference Championship game and a 9-1 overall record. We finished the regular season as the only undefeated team in the GDFL, a #1 ranking overall as well as #1 Offense and Defense, Xtreme East Division Champions and a birth in the Xtreme Conference Finals.
For the season Daryk finished with 46 tackles, (14 solo 32 assist), 19 tackles for loss for -111yds, 8 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 2 fumbles caused and a pair of pass breakups. For his efforts Daryk was awarded GDFL All-Pro status, his fourth time being named All-Pro.
Prior to joining the Express Maki played three seasons with the Ohio Golden Knights and Ohio Raiders. Maki played a major role in the Golden Knights league and National Championships.
A graduate of Wadsworth, HS in Wadsworth, Ohio, Maki was a standout on the football and wrestling teams. Daryk earned two varsity letters in wrestling and was named All-Region. In football he was a three year letter winner and was twice named All-State as a defensive lineman.
"Daryk brings so much to our team on and off the field. He demands a double team which frees up our linebackers to do their thing. Daryk has a team first mentality and is willing to do whatever is asked of him to give us the best shot at success. He says very little on and off the field and instead allows his play to speak for him. We are blessed to have Daryk back with us and are certain that now healthy, he will have yet another All-Pro caliber season."-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
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