The Erie Express re-sign two of their top players

by Paul Pennington

Corey McWilliams

Erie,PA-The Erie Express are happy to announce the signing of QB-Corey McWilliams (Mercyhurst University) for the 2018 season. Corey begins his third season with the Express and returns as the starting QB. This past season McWilliams passed for 1328 yards and 11 touchdowns and added another 393 yards on the ground with 4 TDs. In two seasons McWilliams has racked up an incredible 6020 yards of offense and 89 TD's (Passing- 4895 yds 69 TDs, Rushing- 1125 yds 20 TDs). His efforts helped lead the Express to a 2017 Division Championship game and earn himself All-Pro status.

Corey has also played for the Oil Region Rampage where he earned All-Pro Status. On the season McWilliams accounted for 4.299 yards of offense (3.567 passing. 732 rushing) and was responsible for 74 touchdowns (58 passing, 16 rushing).

"Corey did an amazing job for us last year. He proved himself to be a true warrior and led by example. His athletic ability and toughness on the field rubs off on the guys around him and brings out the best in everyone. We are expecting another All-Pro season from him in 2018"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.

Corey is sponsored by Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge. For your next new or used car purchase please visit this partner of Erie Express Football.


We are happy to have you back on board the PAINTRAIN Corey. GO EXPRESS!

Dajuan Smith

The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of 6x All-Pro DL-Dajuan Smith (Gannon University) for the 2018 season. Dajuan begins his seventh season with the Express and is a returning starter on the defensive line. Over the past six All-Pro seasons Smith has racked up some impressive numbers totaling 302 tackles, 134 tackles for loss totaling -690 yards of offense, 80 sacks and 14 caused fumbles. Last season Dajuan was able to rack up a recorded 42 tackles, 19 tackles for loss (-132 yds), 9 sacks and 1 caused fumble. For his efforts Dajuan was awarded All-Pro Status for the sixth consecutive year.

"The best never have to tell anyone how good they are....their opponents will do that for them. Dajuan has proven himself year in and year out as one of the top defensive lineman in the game. He willingly plays, and excels, at any of the down positions. He is an absolute professional. His work ethic and attention to detail is surpassed by none and it is evident in his performance. We are excited to see what he can do in our first year in the GDFL"-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.

Dajuan is sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts. For all your Auto Parts need please visit this partner of Erie Express Football.

We are happy to have you back on board the "PAINTRAIN" Dajuan. GO EXPRESS!!


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