All-Pro LB- Denzel Jones returns for 2021 season
ERIE EXPRESS ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE RETURN OF ALL-PRO LB- DENZEL JONES
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of All-Pro LB- Denzel Jones (Edinboro University) for the 2021 season. Denzel begins his seventh season with the Express and is a returning starter at LB. Last season Denzel played a major role in our second consecutive GDFL Xtreme Division Championship Game appearance and is a major contributor in every aspect of the game.
Denzel is a graduate of Strong Vincent HS where he was a multi sport stand out athlete. Jones ran for 20 touchdowns and passed for 18 more as a senior. completed 92 of 193 passes for 1,721 yards and ran for an additional 1,677 yards on 225 carries. On defense, Denzel had 124 tackles, including a pair of sacks, with 2 interceptions and 6 passes broken up. Was named the Region 6 Player of the Year and earned first team All-Region honors at defensive back and second team at quarterback … also an all-district choice at defensive back, as a junior was a second team all-region pick at defensive back and all-purpose back and was a second team all-region selection at linebacker as a sophomore. Played in Save-an-Eye All-Star Game and North-South All-Star Game. Also a standout in basketball, earning first team all-region accolades as a senior. Denzel played his college ball at Edinboro University.
"Denzel had yet another impressive season last year. He never fails to deliver in his play and ability to be coached. He has a great team first attitude and is always willing to help others reach their full potential. We are blessed to have Denzel back with us this season and are expecting another great season from him in 2021"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
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