All-Pro DB-O'sha Jackson returns for 2023 season

by Erie Express Media

The Erie Express are pleased to announce the return of DB-O'Sha Jackson (Ohio Dominican University) for the 2023 season. Jackson begins his second season with the Express and is expected to return to one of the starting spots in the defensive secondary.

An injury sidelined O'Sha the entire 2022 season but he is 100% now and ready to pick up where he left off in 2021. In his first season with the Express O'Sha led us to the 2021 GDFL National Championship as well as this past season's 2022 USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship. 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 he was named GDFL All-Pro. In addition O'Sha was named defensive rookie of the year by his teammates and coaches.

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).

"Missing O'Sha last season really hurt. He is a guy you build around. An absolute professional on game day. He made a huge impact on our team success in 2021 and without him last season it was much more difficult. He never hesitates to help those around them to be the best they are capable of being and he leads by example and not just words. We are blessed to have him back and are expecting another amazing season from him in 2023"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.

Jackson is going on his 6th of year of coaching experience. Currently coaches freshman football at his alma mater Warren G. Harding in Warren, Ohio.

O'Sha is sponsored is sponsored by Lake Erie Transportaition, LLC. For all your trucking needs please visit this partner of Erie Express Football.



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