Express sign Multi Threat Athlete Moe Williams for the 2023 season
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of All-Pro ATH-Maurice "Moe" Williams (Pittsburgh University) for the 2023 season. Moe begins his sixth season with the Express and is a projected starter at WR but will see action all over the field.
Moe's last game in an Express uniform was one of legend. Having missed most of the season Moe showed up and showed out in the GDFL National Championship game hauling in a touchdown and a 2 point conversion. The Erie Express defeated the Inglewood Blackhawks 42-40, finished the 2021 season a perfect 11-0 and as GDFL National Champions. We were invited to, and accepted the invitation to play, in the USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship Bowl game in Daytona Beach, FL which we won 25-24. If not for Moe's performance we very well may not be 2x National Champions today.
During the 2018 season and helped lead us to the GDFL Xtreme Conference Finals. On the season Moe accounted for 862 yards of offense with 13 TDs. Throwing the ball Moe was 10-14-134yds and 3TDs. Catching the ball Moe had 17rec 292yds and 4TDs. Returning the ball Moe had 5 returns for 219 and a 3TDs....and kicking the ball Moe was 10-11 on PAT's.
In 2017 Williams was a member of the NAL Champion Jacksonville Sharks. For the regular season Williams recorded 45rec for 701yds and 14tds. Moe added another 287 in return yards and a pair of TDs. In the NAL Championship game Williams threw and caught TD's to secure the Sharks 27-21 win. For the game Williams was named Offensive MVP and for the season named All-NAL.
With the Express in 2016 Moe recorded 863 All Purpose Yards. Scored 11 touchdowns, 5 receiving, 4 rushing, 4 interceptions in four games as a defensive back (2 returned for TDs) and was 6/7 on PAT kicks. Moe was named Express MVP for the season and named PAFL All-Pro.
Maurice has played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts (NFL), Cleveland Gladiators, Jacksonville Sharks, Orlando Predators, LA Kiss and Portland Thunder all of the AFL. Moe has also played indoor for the Canton Cougars (AIF) and the Erie Explosion (PIFL)
In 2011 Williams was a member of the Erie Express (Outlaws) and helped lead us to the GIFA Championship.
Williams was an All-State WR for the Strong Vincent Colonels while in High School and earned a scholarship to play for the University of Pittsburgh.
High School: An exceptional athlete with tremendous versatility...was a quarterback, defensive back and kick returner for Erie Strong Vincent...also played receiver during his career, the position he is projected to play at Pitt...SuperPrep All-American...selected to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team) as a defensive back...two-time all-region at both quarterback and defensive back...his senior season threw for 829 yards and eight TDs on 43-of-89 passing...also rushed for 660 yards and 14 TDs on 112 carries (5.9 avg.)...averaged an impressive 16.92 yards on 12 punt returns and had an 82-yard return for a TD...collected 44 tackles and had a fumble recovery for a TD on defense...also contributed as a punter and kickoff specialist...a three-year starter who led team to three district playoff berths, a district title, one state playoff berth and a combined 29-8 mark (.784)...rated the No. 4 prospect in Pennsylvania by Keystone Recruiting, No. 6 by SuperPrep, No. 7 by Scout.com and No. 12 by Rivals.com...rated the nation[apos]s No. 13 receiver by SuperPrep...rated one of the top 40 receiver prospects in the country by Scout.com and Rivals.com...Scout East 'Hot 100' list...played under Coach Tom Cacchione...selected to play in the Pennsylvania Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game...was a four-year letterman in three different sports, including football, basketball and track.
"Maurice is one of the most dangerous players I have ever seen o a football field. He can make plays at the highest level no matter where he lines up. We have used him in all areas and he has always delivered. He just shows up and plays, never complains and does whatever he is asked to do. Throw, catch, run, kick, defend you name it he does it and does it well. We are blessed to have Moe on board and are expecting a great season from him in 2023 "-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
Moe is sponsored by Erie Sports Center. Please visit them today at their Facebook page and Website to see all of the amazing things they have going on for Erie and the surrounding areas.
Welcome back on board the PAINTRAIN Moe! GO EXPRESS!