NAME: Shawn Jones
SCHOOL: Lackawanna Trail
LAST SEASON: 2017
Expectations are pretty high when you are the nephew of a NFL Hall of Fame lineman (Mike Munchak), but Shawn Jones has made his uncle proud. Jones was a three-year starter on both sides of the ball for the Lions. He anchored both their offensive and defensive lines leading Trail to three straight district championship appearances winning the district championship in his junior season in 2016. At 6’2 290 pounds, he was an integral part of the total offensive output of 3,778 total yards in 2016 and 3,570 yards in 2017. On the defensive side of the ball, he was quick off the ball and had great technique. He could play any one of our four defensive line positions.
Jones was a 2017 NPF first-team Lackawanna Football Conference Division III offensive lineman and also an NPF All-District 2 offensive lineman. He was named an all-state offensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football Writers and a second-team all-state offensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football News. Jones was also named a first-team offensive lineman by EasternPAFootball.com. He continued his football career at Division 1 FCS Duquesne University.
Lackawanna Trail coach Steve Jervis on Jones: “His strengths were his unique combination of size, athleticism and football IQ. There was a strong football lineage in his family and it showed. Maybe his best attribute overall was his personality. Shawn was always smiling and always willing to help younger players. He still works out with our players in the offseason.”