Erie Express announce return of All-Pro WR Corey McWilliams for 2021 season!

by Erie Express Media

The Erie Express are pleased to announce the return of All-Pro WR-Corey McWilliams (Mercyhurst University) for the 2021 season. McWilliams proved his dominance last season helping the Express to their third straight conference finals appearance. McWlliams, coming off a shoulder surgery which would have kept most from playing in 2019, finished the season with 47 receptions for 948 yards, 13 touchdowns and 8 2pt conversions.

Corey finished the GDFL Regular season ranked second in the nation in receiving yards (592), touchdowns (11), third in the nation in receiving yards per game (84.6). During the playoffs Corey led the league in receiving yards (169), second in receiving yards per game with (84.5). For his efforts Corey was named All-Pro for the 2019 season.
In 2018, Corey led the WPA Wildcatz to the PAFL Championship. As their starting QB, Corey finished the season with 2000 yards passing, 24 touchdowns, 550 yards rushing. Corey was named PAFL Player for the year and set the single season passing record. McWilliams missed the championship game due to the above mentioned shoulder injury.

McWilliams was the starting QB for the Express during the 2017 season. Corey led the Erie Express to the PAFL Stars Division Championship Game despite playing the game with a broken hand, McWilliams showed his heart and determination but we came up one point short of heading to the championship losing 6-7. Corey finished the season passing for 1,328 yards and 11 touchdowns and added another 393 yards on the ground with 4 touchdowns. For his efforts he was named PAFL All-Pro for the 2017 season. In addition to PAFL honors Corey was named Express Offensive Rookie of the Year as well as Team MVP.

“The numbers do not lie. When we say Corey McWilliams is one of the best in the nation…it is a fact. His work ethic and drive for greatness are what leads to great statistical numbers as well as team success. You have to have a strong foundation in order to build upwards. This young man helps raise the performance of their teammates each and every week. He does not miss practice, nor miss a games. They are on time. He does what he is supposed to do week in and week out. And clearly by looking at the numbers, he performs at an extremely high level. We are blessed to have this man back with us this season and are expecting another stellar season from him in 2021” - Paul Pennington (Director of Operations).

For his career Corey has racked up 9,518 yards of total offense with 126 TDs. 

Corey is sponsored by Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram for the 2021 season. 

We wish to thank them for their support of Corey as well as the Erie Express!

The Express are proud members of the GDFL. Please visit the league site to take a look at the other amazing teams and what exciting things are planned for the 2021 season.