3x All Pro OL-Todd Russell returns for 2023
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of 3x All Pro OL-Todd Russell (Clarion University) for the 2023 season. Todd begins his eighth season with the Express and is a returning starter on the offensive line. Todd played a major role in helping lead us to our first perfect season and GDFL National Championship Game victory as well as a USA Bowl Summer Division National Title.
This past season season we were crowned USA Bowl Summer Division National Champions, won our Division 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, Todd had a direct hand in making possible. For his efforts this season Russell was named GDFL All-Pro for the third time.
Todd is a graduate of Erie Central Tech High School. There Russell was a standout on the football field twice being named team captain. A three year starter and letter winner, Todd was selected to play in the Save an Eye All Star game based on his All Region performance. Todd was also a member of the track team as well where he was a district qualifier in the shot put. Todd played his college ball at Clarion University.
"Todd has done a great job for us every year. He has a positive team first mentality and is willing t do whatever is needed to help us succeed. The OL is so important to a teams overall success and it is comforting to know we have players like Todd up front. We are blessed to have him on board and are expecting another amazing season from him in 2023"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.