Mark Richardson

markrichardsonThe Erie Express are happy to announce the signing of 4x All-Pro DE-Mark Richardson (Buffalo State University) for the 2016 season. Mark begins his first season with the Express and will compete for a starting spot at DE or LB. Mark joins the Express after having played the past eight seasons with the Jamestown Chiefs. While with the Chiefs Richardson led the NFA in sacks in back to back seasons with (16 and 17). Mark led the Chiefs in sacks four consecutive years and has racked up an impressive 76 total sacks over an eight year period. For his efforts Mark has been named NFA All-Pro four times.

Richardson is a graduate of Sherman Central, HS (NY) and played his college ball at Buffalo State University before finishing his degree at Edinboro University. Richardson has coached locally for the past seven years at Fairview, Harbor Creek and Sherman High Schools. In 2013 Mark was the assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Pitt.

“We are excited to see what Mark can do in our system. He clearly has a nose for the ball racking up some impressive numbers. He has a team first attitude and seems willing to do or play whatever the teams needs to succeed. You can never have enough guys like that. We are expecting another All-Pro season from him in 2016”-Director of Operations Paul Pennington.