ATH-Mark Johnson looks to make BIG plays in 2023

by Erie Express Media

The Erie Express are pleased to announce the return of ATH-Mark Johnson (Shippensburg University) for the 2023 season. Mark begins his third season with the Express and returns as one of our starters on special teams and will compete for a spot in the DB/WR rotation as well.

This past season season we were crowned USA Bowl Summer Division National Champions, won our Division in the GDFL for the fourth year in a row and qualified for the GDFL National Playoffs for the seventh year in a row. In January of 2023 we headed to Daytona Beach, FL to face the Minneapolis Warriors in the USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship Game. (17-20 loss) The above mentioned team accolades, Mark had a direct hand in making possible.

Mark played a major role in our 2021 GDFL National Championship season as well as our victory in the 2022 USA Bowl Summer Division National Championship Bowl Game in Daytona Beach, FL.

Mark is a graduate of Milton Hershey, HS where he was a 2 sport stand out in football and track. Mark was a member of the 4x400 relay team that was a national gold medalist (NY). Johnson was a District Champion, Conference Champion, was an all state selection and his 4x400 relay team took the silver medal at states breaking the Milton Hershey school record which had stood for 27 years. In football Mark was a two time team captain and played a year at Shippensburg University.

"Mark does an amazing job for us every year. He can play so many different positions and plays them all well. He never complains, he just shows up and puts that work in. His team first attitude and blue collar work ethic makes him one of our team leaders. We are blessed to have Mark back on board with us and look forward to a amazing season from him in 2023."-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.

Mark is sponsored by Ruiz Barber Shop, home of the "Straight razor fade". 

Please visit them at their Facebook page: HERE

Or make an appointment and stop in and see them at 602 West 18th St. Erie, PA

Phone: (814)454-2793

We are happy to have you on board the PAINTRAIN Mark! GO EXPRESS!