7x All-Pro DB- Ashton Jones returns for 2022 season
The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of 7x All-Pro DB- Ashton Jones (Gannon University) for the 2022 season. Agent "0" begins his ninth season with the Express and is a returning starter in the secondary. Ashton played a major role in our undefeated 2021 GDFL National Championship season. In January Jones was named the 2022 USA Bowl Player of the Game in our victory over the Iredell County Warriors (NC) for the Summer Division National Championship in Florida. This past season Ashton recorded 35 total tackles including 6 tackles for loss (-42yds), 3 sacks, 2 fumbles caused, 2 fumbles recovered, 3 interceptions (44 return yards), 2 touchdowns and 13 pass break ups. Ashton led the GDFL during the playoffs in interceptions with 2. For his efforts Jones received Express team awards of Most Improved Defense, Defensive Back of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Tyler Covato Man of the Year and was named GDFL All-Pro for the 7th time in his career.
Jones has been a team leader for us over the past eight seasons. Every year our defense is one of the top in the country and his performance and leadership has had a major impact on our overall team success.
"Like a fine wine, this guy just keeps getting better and better. Ashton is one of our captains and leads by example on and off the field. He never hesitates to help those around him to reach their full potential. His leadership and commitment to excellence played a major role in our ability to call ourselves the National Champions not once but twice. He prepares like a champion, plays like a champion and that's why he IS a champion. We are blessed to have him back on board and are expecting yet another All-Pro caliber season from him in 2022."-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.
Ashton is a graduate of Strong Vincent High School where he had a stellar HS career. Jones was named Team Captain his senior year and was selected to play in the annual Save an Eye All Star Game after his All Region senior season. Ashton played his college ball at Gannon University where he was a three year letter winner and starter for the Golden Knights. Jones finished fourth on the team his senior season in total tackles with 56, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1 INT, 3 pass breakups and 5 passes defended. Ashton has played professionally for the Erie Explosion of the CIFL.
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We are happy to have you back on board with us Agent 0. GO EXPRESS!