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XFL Roster Breakdown: What schools did the 83 small schoolers attend?

The XFL has 83 players from small schoolers on their current roster. Check out this breakdown


FCS Players

  1. Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State
  2. Tenny Adewusi, S, Delaware
  3. Josh Thornton, CB, Southern Utah
  4. Christian Kuntz, LB, Duquesne
  5. Donald Parham, TE, Stetson
  6. Justin Evans, OT, South Carolina State
  7. Pace Murphy, OT, Northwestern State
  8. Winston Craig, DE, Richmond

D2 Players

  1. Joshua Crockett, WR, Central Oklahoma
  2. Freddie Martino, WR, North Greenville University
  3. Donatello Brown, CB, Valdosta State University
  4. Dashaun Phillips, S, Tarleton State University
  5. Doyin Jibowu, S, Fort Hays State University


FCS Players

  1. Carlos Merritt, S, Campbell
  2. Elijah Campbell, CB, Northern Iowa
  3. Khalid Abdullah, RB, James Madison
  4. Jameer Thurman, ILB, Indiana State
  5. Siupeli Anau, DT, Northern Arizona

D2 Players

  1. Tyler Palka, WR, Gannon

D3 Players

  1. Brian Khoury, LS, Carnegie Mellon


FCS Players

  1. Ray Bolden, WR, Stony Brook
  2. Charles James, CB, Charleston Southern
  3. De’Angelo Henderson, RB, Coastal Carolina
  4. Deji Olatoye, CB, North Carolina A&T
  5. Vantrell McMillian, DL, Chattanooga
  6. Demetrius Rhaney, OL, Tennessee State
  7. Marquez Tucker, OL, Southern Utah

D2 Players

  1. Sam Mobley, WR, Catawba College
  2. Sergio Castillo, K, West Texas A&M University
  3. Jeremiah Johnson, DB, Concord University
  4. Edmond Robinson, LB, Newberry
  5. Johnny Maxey, DL, Mars Hill
  6. Caushaud Lyons, DL, Tusculum

D3 Players

  1. Blake Jackson, WR, Mary Hardin-Baylor


FCS Players

  1. Chad Kanoff, QB, Princeton
  2. Colton Schmidt, P, UC Davis
  3. Josh Johnson, QB, San Diego
  4. Tre McBride, WR, William & Mary
  5. Jerome Couplin III, S, William & Mary
  6. Harlan Miller, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
  7. Martez Carter, RB, Grambling State
  8. Roman Tatum, CB, Southern Illinois
  9. Brandon Barnes, TE, Alabama State
  10. Montori Hughes, DT, UT Martin

D2 Players

  1. Willie Mays, LB, Tiffin University


FCS Players

  1. Justice Liggins, WR, Stephen F. Austin
  2. Darius Victor, RB, Towson
  3. Wesley Sutton, S, Northern Arizona
  4. Nick DeLuca, LB, North Dakota State
  5. Anthony Coyle, OG, Fordham
  6. Jake Sutherland, TE, Morehead State
  7. Jake Powell, TE, Monmouth

D2 Players

  1. Joe Horn, WR, Missouri Western
  2. Luis Perez, QB, Texas A&M Commerce
  3. DeJuan Neal, S, Shepherd


FCS Players

  1. Taylor Heinicke, QB, Old Dominion
  2. Lenard Tillery, RB, Southern
  3. David Rivers, CB, Youngstown State
  4. D’Montre Wade, CB, Murray State
  5. Andrew Ankrah, DE, James Madison
  6. Kellen Soulek, DT, South Dakota State

D2 Players

  1. Marquette King, P, Fort Valley State
  2. Harold Jones-Quartley, DB, Findlay
  3. Michael Miller, OL, Washburn
  4. Brian Folkerts, OL, Washburn

D3 Players

  1. Jake Payne, DE, Shenandoah
  2. Tyler Russolino, K, Millsaps

Junior College

  1. Joe Powell, CB, Globe Tech


FCS Players

  1. Brock Miller, P, Southern Utah
  2. John Santiago, WR, North Dakota
  3. Dontez Byrd, WR, Tennessee Tech
  4. Tyson Graham, S, South Dakota

D2 Players

  1. Ja’Quan Gardner, RB, Humboldt State University


  1. Marko Myers, DB, Southeastern University


FCS Players

  1. Marcelius Branch, S, Robert Morris
  2. John Yarbrough, C, Richmond
  3. Daniel Williams, WR, Jackson State

D2 Players

  1. Seantavious Jones, WR, Valdosta State University
  2. Jalen Tolliver, WR, Arkansas-Monticello
  3. Reece Horn, WR, University of Indy

D3 Players

  1. Andrew Franks, K, Rensselaer Polytechnic
  2. Donteea Dye, WR, Heidelberg University

Junior College

  1. Nick Truesdell, TE, Grand Rapids Jr. Co.

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