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Former FCS Football Stars Prepare To Make A Mark In The XFL

The 2023 XFL season begins on Saturday as the Vegas Vipers and Arlington Renegades kick the season off at 2pm/CT on ABC. The league is filled with former FCS football players, who are looking to make their mark at the professional level. 

Below we take a look at the former FCS football standouts who will take part in the first season of the XFL in 2023. 

Arlington Renegades

Kevin Anderson (Fordham; QB)

Kyle Sloter (Northern Colorado; QB)

Lujuan Winningham (Central Arkansas; WR)

Aaron Adeoye (Southeast Missouri; OL)

Donald Payne (Stetson; LB)

Darnell Sankey (Sacramento State; LB)

Willie Taylor (Eastern Kentucky; LB)

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D.C. Defenders

Chris Blair (Alcorn State; WR)

Jequez Ezzard (Sam Houston State; WR)

Malik Fisher (Villanova; DL)

Caraun Reid (Princeton; DL)

Joseph Wallace (Sam Houston State; DL)

Daniel Whelan (UC Davis; P)

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Houston Roughnecks

Brycen Alleyne (Delaware State; RB)

Dejoun Lee (Delaware; RB)

Davion Davis (Sam Houston State; WR)

Justin Smith (Norfolk State; WR)

Garrett Owns (Duquesne; TE)

John Yarbrough (Richmond; OL)

John Brannon (Western Carolina; DB)

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Orlando Guardians

Deondre Francois (Hampton; QB)

Jah-Maine Martin (North Carolina A&T; RB)

Dontez Byrd (Tennessee Tech; WR)

Andrew Jamiel (Stonehill; WR)

Ze’Veyon Furcron (Southern Illinois; OL)

Jordan Ighofose (Grambling State; OL)

David Moore (Grambling State; OL)

Jalen Spady (Florida A&M; OL)

Emmanuel Olenga (Tennessee State; DL)

C.J. Holmes (Jackson State; DB)

Roman Tatum (Southern Illinois; DB)

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San Antonio Brahmas

Jawon Pass (Prairie View A&M; QB)

Reid Sinnett (San Diego; QB)

Travis Jonsen (Montana State; WR)

Jamal Pettigrew (McNeese State; TE)

Chidi Okeke (Tennessee State; OL)

Tenny Adewusi (Delaware; DB)

Terrell Bonds (Tennessee State; DB)

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Seattle Sea Dragons

Morgan Ellison (Southeastern Louisiana; RB)

Charlie Taumoepau (Portland State; RB)

Kelvin McKnight (Samford; WR)

P.J. Hall (Sam Houston State; DL)

Niko Lalos (Dartmouth; DL)

Tre Walker (Idaho; LB)

Shabari Davis (Southeast Missouri; DB)

Zafir Kelly (South Carolina State; DB)

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St. Louis Battlehawks

Nick Tiano (Chattanooga; QB)

Darrius Shepherd (North Dakota State; WR)

Jake Sutherland (Morehead State; TE)

Lacale London (Western Carolina; DL)

Elorm Lumor (Towson; DL)

Chris Cooper (Stony Brook; DB)

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Vegas Vipers

Jamil Demby (Maine; OL)

Bryant Jones (Mississippi Valley State; DL)

Mister Harriel (Sacramento State; DB)

Nijuel Hill (Delaware; DB)

Bailey Griffen (Lamar; K)

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