PAFL Rushing leader Allen Jones II returns for 2016 season


The Erie Express are happy to announce the return of RB-Allen Jones (Mercyhurst University) for the 2016 season. Allen begins his second season with the Express and is a returning starter at at RB. Last season, in his rookie year with the Express, Jones ran re wrote the record books rushing for a team best 1513 yards and 15 TDs. Allen led the PAFL in yards rushing (758) and TDs (6). Jones holds Express records for most yards in a game, season and career as well as touchdowns in a game, season and career. For his efforts Allen was awarded with PAFL-All Pro status and selected to play in the PAFL All-Star Game. Jones was also selected to the Semi Pro Elite Top 25 All-Star Team.

Jones played three seasons at Mercyhurst University where he finished fifth all time in career yards (2,137). Jones was named All-PSAC in back to back seasons (12,13). His senior season Allen finished with 1,010 all purpose yards (155 carries for 993 yards 7 TDs. He also caught 5 passes for 17 yards. Allen finished his career as the all time leader in yards per carry with 6.4. Prior to Mercyhurst Jones played one season at Youngstown State University.

Jones played football and participated in track and field at Ursuline High School (Youngstown, Ohio) and holds the single-season and career rushing and touchdown records. Ursuline made three playoff appearances and won back-to-back state titles while Allen was there. Jones ran for 2,200 yards and 30 touchdowns in one season.

“Allen came in day one and established himself as a team leader both on and off the field. He posses the skills to go the length of the field on any play but more importantly he has the right attitude that those around him feed off of. Players like this are hard to find. Allen is extremely gifted yet extremely humble. We are very excited to have Allen back and are expecting another tremendous season from him in 2016”-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.

Allen is sponsored by Chiropractic Fitness. Dr. Hulse and his staff at Chiropractic Fitness are the official team chiropractors for the Erie Explosion, Erie Otters and your Erie Express. Please stop in and see them for any and all of your chiropractic and rehabilitation needs.