GDFL All-Pro DB-Osha Jackson Returns for 2022
The Erie Express are pleased to announce the return of DB-O'Sha Jackson for the 2022 season. Jackson begins his second season with the Express and will a returning starter in the defensive secondary.
O'Sha had an amazing rookie season and played a major role in our 2021 GDFL National Championship season as well as our 2022 USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship victory. In 8 games Jackson racked up 40 tackles, 4 tackles for loss (-16yds), 2 sacks, a team high 5 interceptions with 7 pass breakups. O'Sha finished tied for 2nd in the GDFL with 5 interceptions. For his efforts on the season O'Sha was named Erie Express Defensive Rookie of the Year as well as GDFL All-Pro.
O'Sha is a graduate of Warren Harding High School (OH). There he was a two-year starter. First Team All-Lake Erie League selection, along with picking up all-district and all-county honors. Jackson helped lead the Raiders to an LEL title as senior in Football. Also started two years in basketball, earning all-district honors.
Jackson began his college career at Edinboro University before finishing at Ohio Dominican University.
2013: Appeared in 11 games as a special teams player for Edinboro University.
2014: Played in nine games. Tallied 48 tackles, two interceptions and three pass break ups. Also forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and blocked a kick. Made 10 tackles against Indiana (Pa.). Finished with nine stops against Carson-Newman. Intercepted passes against Seton Hill and Millersville. Also returned 18 kicks for 371 yards. Had a long return of 62 yards against Carson-Newman for Edinboro University.
2015: Appeared in 10 games, making six starts. Intercepted three passes and made eight tackles (six solo) at Quincy (10/24)…Recorded season-high 12 tackles and recovered a fumble at Ferris State (10/17). Finished with 10 tackles at Saginaw Valley (11/7). Forced a fumble and broke up a pass against Tiffin (11/14).
2016: Appeared in 11 games, making two starts…Tallied 15 tackles on the season…Made four tackles and had a 40 yard interception return at Lake Erie in his only start (10/8).
"O'Sha may have been in his rookie season but he certainly played like a seasoned vet all year. His attitude and ability to receive and relay coaching was on point every week. Many guys have all the answers, or so they think. O'Sha is not that guy. He worked to get better each and every week and those around him fed off that attitude. He asked the questions that needed to be asked then performed at the highest level on gamedays. He and his family had to work through some incredibly difficult times this year and O'Sha kept his eye on the prize and never once lost focus despite those hard times. We are all so proud of him, his accomplishments and commitment to excellence. We know we are not the only ones proud "-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
Jackson is going on his 4th of year of coaching experience. Currently coaches freshman football at his alma mater Warren G. Harding in Warren, Ohio.
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Welcome back on board the PAINTRAIN O'Sha! GO EXPRESS!