Carlos Thompson hopes to go from “Last Chance U” to the XFL

Carlos Thompson, a wide receiver who hails from Houston, Texas, is best known as being featured as a player for the Independence Community College Pirates on season three of the Netflix series “Last Chance U”.

In 2017, as Carlos and his teammates were preparing for the football season, Netflix camera crews showed up. “It was just crazy,” Carlos said. “One day they just showed up with a bunch of trucks and everything and people started hopping out with cameras.”

According to Carlos, that event started a season where the team had cameras following them around almost 24/7.

“We had cameras following us just about every day, every second of the day. If you were waking up out of your room, or going to class, practice, anything like that, there was a camera,” Carlos explained. “It took some getting used to, you know, being on camera and just walking around having microphones and people around at all times.”

When asked about the gritty nature of the show, Carlos felt it showed exactly what it was like to be on a Junior College football team. “It shows the ups and the downs of JUCO, just how it really does get with just having to deal with certain struggles that you don’t have to deal with at universities.”

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After his time at Independence, Carlos played with the Missouri Western State Griffons, where he was enthusiastic about his experience.

“That was also a great experience,” Carlos explained. “Just a great experience with great fans and great facilities and just great coaches. Everything about the school was a great experience.”

After one year at Missouri Western State, Carlos decided to forego his senior season and declared for the 2019 NFL draft.

“I was ready just to take that next step in my life, and chase a dream that I had been wanting ever since I was a small kid.”

Unfortunately, Carlos is still waiting to fulfil his dream to play professional football. However, after working out in a Spring League showcase, the XFL is now interested in his services. Carlos hopes to be selected by a team in next week’s XFL draft. He is confident he will be an asset to whatever team chooses him to be a part of their roster.

“Whatever team I end up on, I’m going to be not only just a great football player, but a great player in the community, and a great teammate, and a hard worker,” Carlos said. “I’m going to be somebody who can come in and just go to work and be a great presence in the community, just showing the children and all the fans and everybody that I care about the team and the city.”

When asked about the specific rules of the XFL, and the plans for a shortened play clock, Carlos revealed that he was part of a Spring League squad that helped test the XFL rules.

“I’ve actually gotten to experience the shortened clock just a little at the Spring League showcase. They were implementing some of the XFL rules,” Carlos explained. “You’re going to have to be in top shape, because you’re going to run one play and get right back on the line and be ready to go.”

Soon, at the XFL draft, we will see just how interested the XFL is about getting Carlos on a roster.

Carlos has the skills, he has the energy, and he also has confidence. When asked if we will witness him catching long balls for the XFL this February, he responded, “Yes sir we will. Yes sir.”

To hear more of the interview with Carlos Thompson, check out our XFL Xtra podcast “XFL Xtra Episode 6-2019 – Here comes the draft! – Carlos Thompson and Greg Parks”

 

XFL Xtra Episode 6-2019 – Here comes the draft! – Carlos Thompson and Greg Parks

Most people know Carlos Thompson from season three of the Netflix series “Last Chance U.” We talk to Carlos about his time with the Independence Community College Pirates, and discuss his upcoming opportunity to be drafted into the XFL. Greg Parks is our team reporter for the Tampa Bay Vipers, and a football fan who has been independently tracking prospective XFL players since the summer showcases. We will discuss the upcoming draft, and how the XFL is doing with one of their biggest undertakings so far.

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The eyes of Texas are upon the XFL

Jerrod Heard – TexasSports.com

Saturday at 12 o’clock central standard time, the Longhorns and Sooners will battle for bragging rights and the golden hat, but mostly for bragging rights.

I emphasize “bragging rights” because that’s truly what the Red River Showdown is all about.

Even after players finish their collegiate careers at their respective universities, the rivalry continues to live on when former Sooners and Longhorns come together.

The likelihood of seeing this during next week’s XFL draft is highly likely.

In honor of the Red River Showdown, I want to highlight two former players from both universities and their success during this historical match-up, who are hoping to hear their name called come draft day.

JERROD HEARD

In 2015, Jerrod Heard stepped on the “40 acres” as a two time Texas state champion from Denton Guyer where he broke several records and was one of the best quarterbacks in the country.

Prior to the season starting, Heard lost the quarterback competition against Tyrone Swoopes.  Only to replace Swoopes after a lopsided loss to Notre Dame to start the season.

Heard, continued to utilize his dual threat style of play against the Rice Owls and again against the Cal Golden Bears accounting for 527 yards of total offense, breaking former Texas quarterback Vince Young single game record in a 45-44 loss.

For his fourth career start, Heard had to face the #10 Oklahoma Sooners. Heard and the Texas Longhorns entered that game as underdogs, and head coach Charlie Strong was under immense pressure to win against their bitter rivals after losing two consecutive games.

With pressure at its highest, the freshman quarterback answered the call.

Heard only attempted 11 passes but threw a touchdown, and was able to utilize his running ability again being one of two Longhorns to run for over 100 yards, in their 24-17 victory over the 10th ranked Sooners.

The Longhorns finished that season with a 5-7 record. The Longhorns fired Strong and hired the hot commodity in coaching, Tom Herman.

Heard went on to finish his collegiate career at Texas as a wide receiver totaling 45 receptions 425 and 4 touchdowns.

RYAN BROYLES

Ryan Broyles – Credit

The two time All-American, real estate developer in Oklahoma, and now XFL hopeful, last played professional football in 2015.

Broyles, a product of Norman, played defensive back and wide receiver in High School, finished his career with 79 receptions 1,688 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense and recorded 157 tackles and 20 interceptions on defense. He was named OCA All-State in football, and also a standout in track and field being one of the state’s top performers in high jump.

The instant he suited up for the Sooners he was a star, recording 7 receptions and 141 yards, both freshman school records, against the University of Cincinnati. He finished the 2008 season setting multiple freshman records, including tying the record for receptions in a lone season (46) and receiving yards (687) and touchdowns (6).

In his sophomore season he recorded 76 receptions for 964 yards and 12 touchdowns. In the season finale in the Sun Bowl vs Stanford Broyles received the honor of being name Sun Bowl MVP after totaling 13 catches for 156 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Although Broyles was highly productive , his stats against the Longhorns were not as impressive as they were against other teams.

In 2008,  the Sooners lost to the Longhorns 45-35. He recorded 5 receptions for 36 yards and 1 TD. In 2009, the Sooners lost to the Longhorns again in a close game 16-13. He recorded 2 receptions for 33 yards and 1 TD. (Lowest receptions recorded playing Texas) In 2010,  his Sooners finally got the “monkey off their back” and beat the Longhorns, but Broyles only recorded 5 receptions for 36 yards and 1 touchdown.

Keep in mind 2010 was the best year he had statistically, leading the FBS in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He also entered the season as a preseason All-American and finished the season first team All-Big 12.

In 2011, he flipped the script.

Broyles went off for a game-high nine receptions for 122 yards and 1 touchdown against Texas leading his team to a 55-17 victory against the Longhorns.

He went on to finish his career breaking the record for career receptions in the FBS, recording 349 receptions (now 3rd) and receiving, recording 4,586 yards (now 3rd).  His record of 4,586 yards still stands as the most yards ever recorded by a receiver in the Big 12.

Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 2nd round of the 2012 draft (54th overall), Broyles played two full seasons with the Lions, and in 2015 decided to focus on life outside of football.

Broyles has elected to come out of retirement to enlist his services to one of the eight teams in the XFL, and I am sure he will find a home where he can have just as much impact on his new team as he did when he played for the University of Oklahoma.

In conclusion, this rivalry has provided more than exciting moments in football history, elite talent, and intense battles for the golden hat.

A trophy? No. This is much more than a trophy. This is about the chance to dig at your arch nemesis each and every year. This is about being able to say “my team got the better of your team” for the next 365 days.

I am sure the two players I highlighted, are prepared to bring that same intensity from their collegiate rivalry to the XFL.

The Sooners the Better

Head coach Bob Stoops gives high fives to quarterback Landry Jones after a touchdown against Idaho State.  (The Oklahoman)

The XFL draft is upon us, and the Dallas Renegades will have a choice of who will represent the team in their first round draft pick. Many have speculated that the former Oklahoma quarterback and also former Pittsburgh Steeler Landry Jones will be the franchise player to bear the title.

Why does this sound so sweet? Landry Jones and Bob Stoops built a solid relationship on and off the field during their tenure at the University of Oklahoma.

Let’s go back to 2008 shall we?

Jones, backup to Sam Bradford his freshman year, was inserted into the first week of action once Bradford went down with an shoulder injury. The Sooners lost that game, but this did not stop Jones and Stoops from building an instant connection the next week against the Idaho State Vandals.

The Landry Jones era began with a BANG!

Jones finished the day completing 18 out of 32 passes, 286 yards through the air, and 3 passing touchdowns in a 64-0 victory over the Vandals. The next week Jones had another impressive day against the Golden Hurricanes of Tulsa University throwing a Sooner record of six passing touchdowns and received AT&T All America Player of the Week honors.

This was just the beginning of a dominating career Jones would go on to have at the University of Oklahoma, finishing his collegiate career with 16,646 passing yards and 123 touchdowns.

Typically, the constructs of a team begin with having the franchise quarterback, and then the franchise adds the other foundational pieces to the puzzle.

All sights are set on this duo and the success they were able to achieve at the University of Oklahoma. Bob Stoops was hired primarily to build a dynastic team in Dallas to win several championships. With Jones, the Renegades may find the perfect fit to spread the gospel of Stoops in the locker room.

With the draft less than a week away the Renegades can get off to an amazing start as a franchise if the front office can pull this off. I am predicting with Jones at the helm as the starting quarterback, the Renegades may be the team to beat. That’s an amazing way to kick the inaugural season off as the new team in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

XFL Draft Tracker

The XFL Draft will be held on 15-16 October, 2019. As the XFL releases the list of draft eligible players, they will be added to this page.

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Updated 11 October 2019

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KhalidAbdullahRBJames MadisonXFL 7 Oct
DevinAbrahamSAFSouth FloridaXFL 7 Oct
KendallAdamsSAFKansas StateXFL 8 Oct
TonyAdamsOGNC StateXFL 10 Oct
JarellAddoSAFUMassXFL 9 Oct
JudeAdjei-BarimahCBBowling GreenXFL 7 Oct
PatrickAfriyieLBColgateXFL 11 Oct
JordanAgasivaOTUtahXFL 7 Oct
RobertoAguayoKFlorida StateXFL 7 Oct
WalvenskiAimeDTFlorida StateXFL 10 Oct
FrankAlexanderDEOklahomaXFL 7 Oct
DonnieAlexanderLBLSUXFL 7 Oct
TerrenceAlexanderCBLSUXFL 8 Oct
DeontezAlexanderWRFranklin CollegeXFL 10 Oct
JustinAlexandreDEIncarnate WordXFL 11 Oct
AustinAllenQBArkansasXFL 7 Oct
FloydAllenWROle MissXFL 7 Oct
JulianAllenTESouthern MissXFL 7 Oct
DejonAllenOGHawaiiXFL 7 Oct
TyAllenOCTennessee StateXFL 7 Oct
JoshAllenOGLouisiana MonroeXFL 8 Oct
BrysonAllen-WilliamsLBSouth CarolinaXFL 8 Oct
AnthonyAmosWRMiddle Tennessee StateXFL 7 Oct
SiupeliAnauDTNorthern ArizonaXFL 7 Oct
RyanAndersonPRutgersXFL 7 Oct
KevinAndersonQBFordhamXFL 8 Oct
Kiante'AndersonDEEast CarolinaXFL 8 Oct
DrewAndersonQBMurray StateXFL 9 Oct
RyanAndersonOTWake ForestXFL 10 Oct
AndrewAnkrahDEJames MadisonXFL 11 Oct
AustinApplebyQBFloridaXFL 8 Oct
MarcusApplefieldOGVirginiaXFL 9 Oct
KareemAreOGFlorida StateXFL 10 Oct
CameronArtis-PayneRBAuburnXFL 11 Oct
RichardAshDTWestern MichiganXFL 8 Oct
NateAskewTETexas A&MXFL 8 Oct
DravonAskew-HenrySAFWest VirginiaXFL 10 Oct
JoshAugustaDTMissouriXFL 9 Oct
DemarcusAyersWRHoustonXFL 8 Oct
ShermanBadieRBTulaneXFL 8 Oct
DrewBaileyDTLouisvilleXFL 8 Oct
TannerBalderreeTEBYUXFL 10 Oct
AlexBalducciOGOregonXFL 8 Oct
ParkerBaldwinSAFSan Diego StateXFL 11 Oct
MarcusBallSAFMemphisXFL 8 Oct
JoshBanderasLBNebraskaXFL 11 Oct
JonathanBanksRBTulaneXFL 7 Oct
JoshBanksDEWake ForestXFL 9 Oct
BrandonBarnesTEAlabama StateXFL 9 Oct
TavarisBarnesDEClemsonXFL 9 Oct
TJBarnesDTGeorgia TechXFL 10 Oct
BrandonBarnesTEAlabama StateXFL 11 Oct
JohnBaronKSan Diego StateXFL 8 Oct
KirkBarronOGPurdueXFL 7 Oct
TylerBaschKMissouri WesternXFL 9 Oct
TylerBaschKMissouri WesternXFL 10 Oct
KhalilBassLBPortland StateXFL 9 Oct
ElijahBattleCBWest VirginiaXFL 9 Oct
EmmanuelBealLBOklahomaXFL 8 Oct
DillonBeardTESouthernXFL 8 Oct
SteveBeauharnaisLBRutgersXFL 11 Oct
AbdulBeechamOGKansas StateXFL 10 Oct
EricBeiselLBMissouriXFL 7 Oct
MitchellBellOGLouisiana TechXFL 7 Oct
BrandonBellLBPenn StateXFL 7 Oct
MikeBellSAFFresno StateXFL 8 Oct
WilsonBellOGFlorida StateXFL 10 Oct
AlejandroBennifieldQBChattanoogaXFL 11 Oct
DashawnBentonSAFEast CarolinaXFL 7 Oct
JonteBerryOTNW Oklahoma StateXFL 7 Oct
IanBerrymanPWestern CarolinaXFL 10 Oct
EJBibbsTEIowa StateXFL 7 Oct
JusticeBishopDEUnion CollegeXFL 8 Oct
FreddieBishopLBWestern MichiganXFL 10 Oct
BryanBluntSAFMcNeese StateXFL 10 Oct
TommyBohanonRBWake ForestXFL 11 Oct
RaymondBoldenWRStony BrookXFL 11 Oct
LanardBonnerOTArkansas StateXFL 9 Oct
DanteBooker, Jr.LBOhio StateXFL 11 Oct
ColeBoozerOTTempleXFL 11 Oct
NoahBordenLSHawaiiXFL 7 Oct
JoelBouagnonRBNorthern IllinoisXFL 8 Oct
VenzellBoulwareOGTennesseeXFL 8 Oct
KevinBowenOTEast Central (OK)XFL 8 Oct
MichaelBowieOTOklahoma StateXFL 9 Oct
ToreeBoydOGHowardXFL 9 Oct
DinoBoydOTCincinnatiXFL 11 Oct
NateBoyerLSTexasXFL 8 Oct
PaulBoyetteDTTexasXFL 9 Oct
MalikBoyntonCBAustin PeayXFL 8 Oct
JordanBradfordDELouisiana TechXFL 7 Oct
CarlBradfordLBArizona StateXFL 8 Oct
QuintonBradleyDEIdahoXFL 8 Oct
LatariusBradyDTMemphisXFL 7 Oct
WalterBradyDTAkronXFL 8 Oct
DominickBragaloneRBLehighXFL 7 Oct
JackBramswigWRBoston CollegeXFL 8 Oct
GrantBranchOGEastern IllinoisXFL 10 Oct
MarcelisBranchSAFRobert Morris UniversityXFL 11 Oct
AlexBrionesLBCentral MichiganXFL 11 Oct
RomelloBrookerTEHoustonXFL 11 Oct
SeanBrownOTMississippi Valley StateXFL 8 Oct
LeonBrownOGAlabamaXFL 8 Oct
ArthurBrownLBKansas StateXFL 8 Oct
CodyBrownSAFArkansas StateXFL 8 Oct
FrankBrownWRBethune CookmanXFL 9 Oct
BeniquezBrownLBMississippi StateXFL 9 Oct
DonatelloBrownCBValdosta StateXFL 10 Oct
DarrellBrownOTLouisiana TechXFL 10 Oct
AsantayBrownLBWestern MichiganXFL 11 Oct
RyanBroylesWROklahomaXFL 8 Oct
GarrettBrumfieldOCLouisiana StateXFL 11 Oct
OmariusBryantDTWestern KentuckyXFL 9 Oct
ChristianBryantSAFOhio StateXFL 11 Oct
RayBuchanan JrCBNorthern IowaXFL 7 Oct
TerranceBullittLBTexas TechXFL 7 Oct
MalcolmBuncheOGUCLAXFL 10 Oct
FreddieBurdenOCGeorgia TechXFL 11 Oct
IzaahBurksDTBowling GreenXFL 11 Oct
KaelinBurnettLBNevadaXFL 7 Oct
JuwannBushell-BeattyOTMichiganXFL 10 Oct
JamesButlerRBNevadaXFL 10 Oct
DontezByrdWRTennessee TechXFL 7 Oct
TreyCaldwellCBLouisiana MonroeXFL 7 Oct
KendallCalhounOTCincinnatiXFL 8 Oct
JoeCallahanQBWesleyXFL 7 Oct
TereCallowaySAFAlabama A&MXFL 9 Oct
JohnathanCalvinDEMississippi StateXFL 9 Oct
BlakeCamperOTSouth CarolinaXFL 9 Oct
BryceCanadyCBFlorida InternationalXFL 8 Oct
KDCannonWRBaylorXFL 8 Oct
DeshawnCapers-SmithSAFTexas A&MXFL 8 Oct
TannerCarewLSOregonXFL 9 Oct
ShakirCarrOGCentral MichiganXFL 7 Oct
KJCarta-SamuelsQBColorado StateXFL 11 Oct
KyleCarterTEPenn StateXFL 10 Oct
CoryCarterPTexas SouthernXFL 10 Oct
JonathanCelestinLBMinnesotaXFL 10 Oct
JakeCeresnaDECortland StateXFL 11 Oct
KyleCerge-HendersonDTGeorgia TechXFL 8 Oct
OrsonCharlesTEGeorgiaXFL 11 Oct
BryceCheekCBAkronXFL 9 Oct
GeraldChristianTELouisvilleXFL 9 Oct
KyleChungOGVirginia TechXFL 7 Oct
KaimiChungRBHawaiiXFL 11 Oct
AustinCieslakDTNorth Dakota StateXFL 11 Oct
MichaelCirinoSAFAdams StateXFL 7 Oct
DarionClarkTEUSCXFL 7 Oct
KhairiClarkDTFloridaXFL 7 Oct
CamClearTETexas A&MXFL 8 Oct
SammieCoatesWRAuburnXFL 10 Oct
DavidCobbRBMinnesotaXFL 7 Oct
MatthewCohenOCLehighXFL 8 Oct
MatthewColburnRBWake ForestXFL 8 Oct
ReggieColeCBMary Hardin BaylorXFL 8 Oct
StacyColeyWRMiami (FL)XFL 10 Oct
CJCollinsQBSW Assembly of GodXFL 7 Oct
Te'VonConeyLBNotre DameXFL 11 Oct
ZachConqueTEStephen F. AustinXFL 9 Oct
MattConroyLBSalve ReginaXFL 8 Oct
ConnorCookQBMichigan StateXFL 7 Oct
JonathanCookSAFMemphisXFL 7 Oct
TimCookRBOregon StateXFL 9 Oct
DanielCooneyOTSan DiegoXFL 8 Oct
MarshaunCoprichRBIllinois StateXFL 8 Oct
WillCorbinOGAppalachian StateXFL 8 Oct
TaylorCorneliusQBOklahoma StateXFL 8 Oct
DavidCornwellQBEast Central (OK)XFL 7 Oct
JeromeCouplinLBWilliam & MaryXFL 9 Oct
QuaCoxCBJackson StateXFL 7 Oct
AnthonyCoyleOTFordhamXFL 10 Oct
WinstonCraigDTRichmondXFL 10 Oct
JoshuaCrockettWRCentral OklahomaXFL 9 Oct
ChristianCronkOGFresno StateXFL 11 Oct
MickyCrum IIITELouisvilleXFL 8 Oct
RyanCummingsOTWyomingXFL 9 Oct
NickD'AvanzoLBNew MexicoXFL 11 Oct
TorreyDaleDEMississippi StateXFL 9 Oct
ScottDalyLSNotre DameXFL 8 Oct
BJDanielsQBSouth FloridaXFL 8 Oct
ErickDarganSAFOregonXFL 8 Oct
JordanDascaloPEastern WashingtonXFL 8 Oct
ChrisDavisCBSouthern IllinoisXFL 7 Oct
RyanDavisDEBethune-CookmanXFL 8 Oct
GarrettDavisSAFHoustonXFL 9 Oct
DeshaunDavisLBAuburnXFL 10 Oct
RashardDavisWRJames MadisonXFL 10 Oct
ConnorDavisTEStony BrookXFL 11 Oct
RyanDavisWRAuburnXFL 11 Oct
ChrisDavisCBAuburnXFL 11 Oct
DavanteDavisWRUNLVXFL 11 Oct
KahlilDawsonWRPortland StateXFL 9 Oct
DillonDayOCMississippi StateXFL 10 Oct
Gerhardde BeerOTArizonaXFL 8 Oct
DillonDeBoerOCFlorida AtlanticXFL 10 Oct
TrestonDecoudCBOregon StateXFL 10 Oct
ChaseDeMoorDECentral WashingtonXFL 7 Oct
RubenDemostheneLBSouthern NazareneXFL 8 Oct
LukasDenisSAFBoston CollegeXFL 10 Oct
MasonDenleyOGHoustonXFL 9 Oct
NoelDevineRBWest VirginiaXFL 11 Oct
DelfonteDiamondWRMcMurryXFL 9 Oct
JohnDiarseWRTCUXFL 8 Oct
MarseanDiggsSAFUABXFL 8 Oct
WinstonDimelRBUTEPXFL 8 Oct
RyanDiSalvoLSSan Jose StateXFL 8 Oct
KenzelDoeWRWisconsinXFL 9 Oct
BrianDolceOGAlbanyXFL 8 Oct
ThomasDolesOTNorthwesternXFL 7 Oct
MalikDortonDTUSCXFL 7 Oct
BryceDouglasDTNorthern IowaXFL 8 Oct
KurtisDrummondSAFMichigan StateXFL 7 Oct
BJDuboseDTLouisvilleXFL 11 Oct
CliftonDuckCBAppalachian StateXFL 10 Oct
LanceDunbarRBNorth TexasXFL 8 Oct
StevenDunbarWRHoustonXFL 11 Oct
EricDungey (to CLE Browns)QBSyracuseXFL 9 Oct(to CLE Browns)
JessamenDunkerOGTennessee StateXFL 7 Oct
JaylenDunlapCBIllinoisXFL 8 Oct
BrionteDunnRBOhio StateXFL 9 Oct
MichaelDunnOTMarylandXFL 10 Oct
TravinDuralWRLouisiana StateXFL 11 Oct
LashardDurrCBMississippi StateXFL 9 Oct
DonteeaDyeWRHeidelbergXFL 8 Oct
EdEaganWRNorthwestern StateXFL 11 Oct
KonyEalyDEMissouriXFL 11 Oct
MatthewEatonWRIowa StateXFL 10 Oct
AlecEberleOCFlorida StateXFL 9 Oct
BerkleyEdwardsRBMichiganXFL 7 Oct
SaQwanEdwardsSAFNew MexicoXFL 7 Oct
MattElamSAFFloridaXFL 10 Oct
TraeElstonSAFMississippiXFL 11 Oct
AndrewErbesOGUNLVXFL 7 Oct
NicoEvansRBWyomingXFL 10 Oct
AaronEvansOTCentral FloridaXFL 11 Oct
DannyEzechukwuDEPurdueXFL 8 Oct
TayoFabulujeOTTCUXFL 9 Oct
IsameFacianeOGFlorida InternationalXFL 8 Oct
BrandonFanaikaOGStanfordXFL 11 Oct
ChaseFarrisOTOhio StateXFL 8 Oct
KennethFarrowRBHoustonXFL 11 Oct
JoshFatuDTUSCXFL 9 Oct
DrewFerrisLSFloridaXFL 7 Oct
BrianFineanganofoOTIdaho StateXFL 9 Oct
JamesFisherLSNorth Dakota StateXFL 8 Oct
ConnorFlagelDECentral MissouriXFL 9 Oct
DimitriFlowersRBOklahomaXFL 9 Oct
BrianFolkertsOGWashburnXFL 10 Oct
JamesFolstonLBPittsburghXFL 7 Oct
TareanFolstonRBNotre DameXFL 8 Oct
MikeFordRBLSUXFL 9 Oct
JacobyFordWRClemsonXFL 9 Oct
DontezFordWRPittsburghXFL 11 Oct
KeithFordRBTexas A&MXFL 11 Oct
ArmantiForemanWRTexasXFL 8 Oct
KhairiForttLBUCLAXFL 7 Oct
JoeFortunatoLSDelawareXFL 9 Oct
ArtrelFoster-BellCBTempleXFL 8 Oct
KhrisFrancisRBNorth CarolinaXFL 8 Oct
JarvionFranklinRBWestern MichiganXFL 11 Oct
AndrewFranksKRPIXFL 8 Oct
MarcellFrazierDEMissouriXFL 9 Oct
JabrilFrazierLBBoise StateXFL 11 Oct
KeShunFreemanLBGeorgia TechXFL 8 Oct
ChristianFrenchLBOregonXFL 9 Oct
AustinFreyLSTexas A&MXFL 9 Oct
KristopherFrostLBAuburnXFL 11 Oct
ElliottFryKSouth CarolinaXFL 10 Oct
GarrettFugateQBCentral MissouriXFL 8 Oct
JoshGableKNo CollegeXFL 10 Oct
DrewGalitzPBaylorXFL 11 Oct
JordonGandyWRMurray StateXFL 7 Oct
Ja'QuanGardnerRBHumboldt StateXFL 9 Oct
TimGardnerOGAlcorn StateXFL 9 Oct
ColeGardnerOTEastern MichiganXFL 10 Oct
KeyarrisGarrettWRTulsaXFL 9 Oct
TerenceGarvinLBWest VirginiaXFL 8 Oct
DeMarquisGatesLBMississippiXFL 11 Oct
QuentinGauseLBRutgersXFL 7 Oct
TylerGauthierOGMiamiXFL 10 Oct
WillGearyDTKansas StateXFL 8 Oct
YouhannaGhaifanDTWyomingXFL 7 Oct
JustinGibbonsCBAuroraXFL 7 Oct
KyleGibsonSAFUCFXFL 8 Oct
OwenGilbertLSMarianXFL 9 Oct
KennanGilchristLBAppalachian StateXFL 7 Oct
FrankGindaLBSan Jose StateXFL 8 Oct
RandallGoforthSAFUCLAXFL 9 Oct
AustinGolsonOCAuburnXFL 9 Oct
DeAndreGoolsbyTEFloridaXFL 11 Oct
JakhariGoreRBMarianXFL 8 Oct
JoeGoreOTClemsonXFL 10 Oct
TysonGrahamSAFSouth DakotaXFL 10 Oct
DoranGrantCBOhio StateXFL 10 Oct
JonasGrayRBNotre DameXFL 7 Oct
DonaldGrayWRMississippi StateXFL 10 Oct
DevinGrayWRCincinnatiXFL 10 Oct
DavonGraysonWREast CarolinaXFL 11 Oct
RyanGreenRBFlorida StateXFL 7 Oct
JohnGreenSAFUConnXFL 8 Oct
KhaseemGreeneLBRutgersXFL 9 Oct
JalenGreeneWRUtah StateXFL 10 Oct
AntoineGriffinWRWest FloridaXFL 7 Oct
NicholasGrigsbyLBPittsburghXFL 11 Oct
TonyGueradDTUCFXFL 7 Oct
FabianGuerraWRFairmont StateXFL 8 Oct
StevenGumolaOCArizonaXFL 10 Oct
LadariusGunterCBMiami (FL)XFL 7 Oct
ObumGwachamDEOregon StateXFL 11 Oct
RannellHallWRUCFXFL 7 Oct
JeremiHallOGSouth FloridaXFL 10 Oct
DariusHamiltonDTRutgersXFL 8 Oct
KarelHamiltonWRSamfordXFL 11 Oct
DeQuanHamptonWRUSCXFL 9 Oct
MicahHannemannSAFBYUXFL 7 Oct
AJHantakLSEastern IllinoisXFL 7 Oct
ClayHarborTEMissouri StateXFL 11 Oct
HeathHardingCBMiami (OH)XFL 8 Oct
MarcusHardisonDTArizona StateXFL 9 Oct
IsaiahHardyOGWest VirginiaXFL 8 Oct
RandallHarrisOTTowsonXFL 7 Oct
J-ShunHarrisWRIndianaXFL 8 Oct
TankHarrisDTNorth DakotaXFL 8 Oct
MalikHarrisDEIncarnate WordXFL 8 Oct
DujuanHarrisRBTroyXFL 9 Oct
CharlesHarrisDEBuffaloXFL 10 Oct
JacksonHarrisTEGeorgiaXFL 11 Oct
DelaneHart-JohnsonWRNew MexicoXFL 10 Oct
BrandonHaskinOTTennessee StateXFL 9 Oct
DonaldHawkinsOTTexasXFL 8 Oct
JayHayesDTNotre DameXFL 7 Oct
JesseHayesLBWisconsinXFL 10 Oct
JonathanHaynesOTStony BrookXFL 9 Oct
DerrickHaywardTEMarylandXFL 8 Oct
MattHazelWRCoastal CarolinaXFL 7 Oct
JakeHeapsQBKansasXFL 7 Oct
JerrodHeardWRTexasXFL 7 Oct
TaylorHearnOGClemsonXFL 10 Oct
DominiqueHeathWRAppalachian StateXFL 7 Oct
SethHebertLSCentral MissouriXFL 10 Oct
ColeHedlundKNorth TexasXFL 10 Oct
RoderickHendersonDTAlabama StateXFL 7 Oct
QuadreeHendersonWRPittsburghXFL 10 Oct
De'AngeloHendersonRBCoastal CarolinaXFL 10 Oct
ZurilHendrickSAFEdinboroXFL 7 Oct
TimmyHernandezWROregon StateXFL 8 Oct
MarkHerndonRBFloridaXFL 8 Oct
JeremyHickeyOTEastern MichiganXFL 7 Oct
SeanHickeyOGSyracuseXFL 7 Oct
KyleHicksRBTCUXFL 10 Oct
WillHillSAFFloridaXFL 8 Oct
TreydonteHillWRWestern New MexicoXFL 9 Oct
WillHinesCBSE LouisianaXFL 10 Oct
D'JuanHinesLBHoustonXFL 10 Oct
BrandonHodgesOTTexasXFL 11 Oct
ColinHolbaLSLouisvilleXFL 11 Oct
MikahHolderWRSan Diego StateXFL 8 Oct
TyreeHolderCBBall StateXFL 8 Oct
DarnellHollandRBKennesaw StateXFL 7 Oct
NickHolleyRBKent StateXFL 7 Oct
DeionHollimanWRMissouri StateXFL 7 Oct
TyrinHollowayCBWestern IllinoisXFL 9 Oct
JustinHolmanQBUCFXFL 9 Oct
ElijahHoodRBNorth CarolinaXFL 9 Oct
ReeceHornWRIndianapolisXFL 7 Oct
Ro'DerrickHoskinsLBFlorida StateXFL 8 Oct
Ra'ZahnHowardDTPurdueXFL 8 Oct
AltonHowardWRTennesseeXFL 9 Oct
ReggieHowardDTToledoXFL 11 Oct
VitasHrynkiewiczOCYoungstown StateXFL 11 Oct
AdrianHubbardDEAlabamaXFL 10 Oct
ChrisHubertWRFayetteville StateXFL 8 Oct
GarrettHudsonTERichmondXFL 7 Oct
TrevinHuffOGBethune CookmanXFL 7 Oct
MarquestonHuffSAFWyomingXFL 9 Oct
FarringtonHugueninDEKentuckyXFL 10 Oct
AkeemHuntRBPurdueXFL 8 Oct
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Press Release: XFL GETS SOCIAL WITH PLAYER DRAFT

Stamford, Conn., October 7, 2019 – The XFL player draft will take place Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16. Player selections will be announced on XFL.com, @xfl2020 on Twitter, @xfl on Instagram, and through the social media channels of the eight XFL teams.

Over the two-day draft, each XFL team will populate a 71-man roster by selecting players from a set of positional groupings. One quarterback will be assigned to each team prior to a five-phased draft, phased as follows:

  1. Skill Players (QB, RB, WR, TE)
  2. Offensive Line (OT, OG, OC)
  3. Defensive Front Seven (DL, LB)
  4. Defensive Backfield (CB, NB, SS, FS)
  5. Open Draft (all remaining players after positional drafts, in addition to P/K/LS)

The draft pool will include approximately 1,000 professional football players, all of whom accepted a Commissioner’s Invitation and passed a standard background check. In Phases 1-4, each team will choose ten players for a total of 40 players. In Phase 5, each team will choose from the pool of remaining players to complete its initial roster.

Using a “snake” format, the selection order within each phase reverses after every round: the team selecting first in the first round will pick eighth in the second round, first in the third round, eighth in the fourth round and so on. The order of selection was determined by lottery under the supervision of Commissioner Oliver Luck.

The grid below summarizes the pick order for each of the five draft phases:

Pick Order Skill Phase OL Phase D7 Phase DB Phase Open Phase
1 DC LA TB DAL STL
2 HOU SEA STL NY NY
3 NY STL SEA HOU SEA
4 DAL TB LA DC LA
5 TB DAL DC LA TB
6 STL NYC HOU SEA HOU
7 SEA HOU NY STL DC
8 LA DC DAL TB DAL

The coaches and scouts for each XFL team will gather in their local markets to draft their initial rosters. Teams will be given 90 seconds to make a selection and declare their picks through a video conference with the XFL home office in Stamford, Connecticut.

Today, the XFL will begin to reveal, through XFL.com and the league’s social channels, the players entering the draft, with additional groups to be announced regularly leading up to the draft. The entire draft pool will be revealed by October 11.

XFL team Twitter and Instagram handles are the same for both platforms and as follows:

Dallas Renegades @xflrenegades

DC Defenders @xfldefenders

Houston Roughnecks @xflroughnecks

Los Angeles @xflwildcats

New York Guardians @xflguardians

Seattle Dragons @xfldragons

St. Louis BattleHawks @xflbattlehawks

Tampa Bay Vipers @xflvipers

What Google Trends can tell us about interest in the XFL

The success of the XFL in 2020 and beyond is tied to the interest the league can drum up both locally and nationally for the teams, the players, and the product in general. Unfortunately, four months out from the first game, there’s no metric we can use to gain insight into how the league has taken hold thus far.

Merchandise sale numbers are unavailable to the media and general public; the same goes for season ticket deposits. There are no television ratings or game-day attendance numbers to analyze. One data point we can look at to see where interest in the league lies is with Google Trends.

Google Trends measures Google searches, where those searches emanate from, and what similar keyword searches are made. I’ve dug into the data of searches related to the XFL as well as all eight teams over a 365 day period (though the previous two months are the only ones relevant to the specific teams given the recency of the name reveals). The conclusions we can reach are limited at this point – but this information will be helpful to track as the season nears, as well as once it gets underway.

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You can see that the highest interest level over the last 365 days occurred when the team names were revealed. That beat out a number of the other peak search periods, including the small bump you see in May during the time period of the LA head coach reveal, coinciding with the announcement of the league’s television deals. The earliest spike in the data is back in December of 2018 when the cities were officially announced. Then, over a longer time period of two weeks in February, the increase could be attributed to the announcements of Bob Stoops and Pep Hamilton as the league’s first two head coaches.

The next image shows searches by region over the same time period. For those concerned about the viability of St. Louis as a founding member, the fact that the most searches for the XFL have come from Missouri has to be a good sign. The only state represented on the top five that doesn’t have a team is Oklahoma, which comes in at number two. One would have to assume that is largely the result of Stoops being named coach. Even so, ranking second on the list is high and represents the value Stoops brings to the league.

Finally, it’s topics searched related to the XFL. This is another example of the power of Stoops, as he’s first in related topics as well as first AND second in related queries (while his team, XFL Dallas, comes in third there). Obviously the rumors of Antonio Brown’s status in football have linked him to the XFL despite league denials. That is a second-place related topic. The Seattle Dragons are the only full team name to register here alongside the XFL, as they’re fifth in related queries. Perhaps that nickname is the one that is really taking hold among the fanbase at large.

Team Searches

I won’t go through each individual team’s Google search results, because so many of them look similar: A huge spike at the time the name was announced, then very low ebbs and flows since then. But some of the teams have interesting regional splits and/or related searches. Take Dallas, for example:

Dallas Renegades

Dallas by region

The term “Dallas Renegades” has the highest search results from Texas, no surprise, and while it’s also no surprise that Oklahoma is second given the Stoops connection, it is somewhat surprising to see how close Oklahoma is to first place. Hopefully the Renegades can take advantage of the obvious interest from that state in making it a part of their market. There does seem to be a broad interest in this team in the northeast and southeast as well. Missouri even shows up once again in the top five.

DC Defenders

DC by region

While the DC area, Virginia, and Maryland should be the obvious top three searches, the Defenders apparently also have some fans in Pennsylvania and New York, which could mean the Guardians have some competition for fandom to deal with in the northeast.

Houston Roughnecks

Houston by region

Texas is a strong first-place for the Roughnecks. Louisiana is the state that comes in number two, but it’s not in the same ballpark as the number of Texas searches. Missouri once again shows up in the top five, as do other XFL states like Florida, Washington, New York, and California. You have to wonder if the fans in states with XFL teams may be searching to learn more about other teams in the league. It could also be a case of the larger states (Texas, California, Florida, New York) just naturally producing more of the results.

Los Angeles Wildcats

There doesn’t appear to be much interest in the Wildcats outside of California – it’s the only state that showed up in the regional results.

New York Guardians

The northeast states, plus the usual other areas like California, Florida, and Texas are the most interested in the Guardians. Interestingly enough, West Virginia makes the top ten. Also interesting: New Jersey tops New York in the state with the most searches, perhaps because MetLife Stadium, home of the Guardians, is in New Jersey rather than New York.

St. Louis BattleHawks

Missouri and Illinois are the two states that show up in searches for the BattleHawks. Battlehawks 1942, a video game from 1988, is among the related searches.

Seattle Dragons

Nearly the entire west coast shows up as prominent in searches for the Seattle Dragons, though Washington is far and away the number one location. There’s a pretty wide spread of where interest in the Dragons come from, which could be a good sign for merchandising purposes.

Tampa Bay Vipers

tampa by region

Unlike other teams, Tampa has its second-and-third-most searches coming from states that aren’t bordered by its own. Behind Florida comes Massachusetts and Indiana, with a significant chunk of search results coming out of the Midwestern or central states. It will be interesting to see how that translates going forward.

Conclusion

As of right now, this data is more of something to store in the back of the mind. If results procured during training camp or the season mirror some of the results seen here, then I think we can begin to make more sweeping proclamations. If nothing else, it could be a worthwhile guide for teams and the league to see where the most interest is coming from, and attempt to monetize that.

Linebacker Eric Beisel wants to bring his leadership and character to the XFL

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Eric Beisel played his college ball as a linebacker with the University of Missouri Tigers, where he racked up over a hundred tackles. After graduation he played a short stint of football with the Birmingham Iron of the AAF, and “Team Power” of Your Call Football. Now, he has been invited to the XFL draft.

Eric’s hometown is Fenton, Missouri, located just south of St. Louis. In Fenton, he played football, and baseball, for Rockwood Summit High School. In fact, it was during his time with Rockwood Summit’s baseball team that he earned the nickname “Zeus.”

“I inherited the name Zeus from one of my coaches, and another player coach Dave Schroll, and a player named Brandon Henry.” Beisel explained. “I was at bat, and I believe I hit a bomb, and when I stepped on home plate on my way around the bases, someone said that’s ‘baby Zeus’ and it kind of stuck.”

Beisel was appointed captain of his high school football team. “I’m always one of those guys who just puts the team first,” he said. “Mainly because I prioritize, and the number one priority for me is always to win as many games as it takes to win a championship.”

As team captain of the Rockwood Summit Falcons, Beisel would amp up the locker room by playing Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” prior to every game. “Just to get the guys going… bring the positive energy and get everyone pumped up and you’re ready to play the game,” Eric explained. “It’s a team sport. You need all eleven guys on the same page.”

Out of high school Beisel had a lot of offers from colleges such as Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State, Nebraska and Arizona State. However, he chose the University of Missouri. He would cite Mizzou’s beautiful campus and goal-oriented football program as reasons for choosing to be a Tiger.

At Mizzou, Beisel maintained his hard-working attitude and was even voted-in as team captain in his senior year.

In 2016, as the Tiger’s final home game against the Arkansas Razorbacks approached, a colorful Beisel was seen on camera referring to the team as “Ar-Kansas.” This caused a major stir in the media, and created an important pre-game hype that somehow led the Mizzou Tigers to a 28-24 win over the superior Razorbacks.

When referred to as a “genius” for riling up his team, Beisel was quick to point out it was a superior team effort that was actually responsible for the win. “It was a really good game all across the board. J’Mon Moore had a stand out game, Aarion Penton with the interception in the end zone, Donavin Newsom with a ton of tackles, and all across the board, everyone showed up for that last game.”

Beisel is no stranger to disappointment, as he was expecting to be drafted by the Arizona Cardinals, but it never happened. “As much as they had communicated with me and my agent at the time, that fell through.” Beisel’s reaction to the setback was to go back into the gym. “I just kept training and training, and what I’d like to call patiently working,” he explained. “Just working and working.”


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Beisel had a short stint with the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football. When the AAF folded, he found himself playing with “Your Call Football” in Jacksonville, Florida, as captain of “Team Power.”

“I moved on to Jacksonville where Merrill Hodge was my head coach,” Beisel explained. “Man, that guy knows his football, and what an experience in Jacksonville. I ended up leading that league in tackles. What a phenomenal experience.”

Beisel’s time at “Your Call Football” put him directly in the crosshairs of the XFL.

“There was a number of XFL coaches who were there, and obviously Eric Galko who was the personnel guy for ‘Your Call’,” Eric said. “He’s the one who actually gave me the call and invited me out there and now he’s obviously helping out with the XFL.”

In just over one week we will find out if Eric Beisel’s hard work has paid off, when we see if he is drafted into the XFL.

“I just want a chance, you know, to show what I have,” Beisel pointed out. “I’m looking forward to hopefully being on a team here, and bringing out the most of my character, and most importantly delivering results for whoever decides to take me.”

Good attitude. We can’t wait to see the results.

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XFL Xtra Episode 5-2019 – Do you feel a draft in here? – Eric Beisel and Jackson Conner

The XFL Draft will be taking place in just over a week, on October 15-16. St. Louis native, linebacker Eric Beisel has been seen as a leader of every football squad he has been a member of… from high school, to the University of Missouri and onward to professional football with the Birmingham Iron and “Your Call Football.” Now, the XFL draft may give him an opportunity to join an XFL squad. Jackson Conner is the XFLBoard.com team reporter in Seattle. We talk about how the Dragons are being accepted by the city of Seattle, and we discuss the upcoming draft, and about players that are expected to be chosen.

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XFL Xtra Episode 4-2019 – Empowering Players – Kalias Robertson and Quincy Redmon

In this podcast, we will introduce two guests, Kalias Robertson and Quincy Redmon. Both of these young men are players who have been invited to the upcoming XFL Draft. We will discover that they have a lot in common. Both are very excited about the XFL, both are more than ready to go, and both are clamoring for an opportunity to show how they can play professional football.

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