XFL Draft Player Tracker: 24 Texan colleges represented on early draft list

By Doug Holleman

The XFL has begun releasing draft-eligible participants for the first ever XFL Draft, which will be held next week. 

Six hundred names have been released at this point for the draft, and 86 of the players played college football in the state of Texas. Twenty-four different schools are represented on the list as of Friday. 

The list features a variety of interesting names, including a Baylor Freshman All-American, a Green Beret, a fullback and an NAIA star. All will compete to earn a spot on one of eight XFL teams, two of which are based in the state of Texas. 

The 2019 XFL Draft will take place next week, and features a convoluted mix of lottery, snake draft and position-specific rounds to pull together a 71-player roster. Click here to read the full list of XFL Draft rules. We will continue to update this draft tracker until all 1,000 names have been released. 

Abilene Christian

  • WR Carl Whitley (San Antonio Roosevelt)


  • WR KD Cannon (Mount Pleasant)
  • P Drew Galitz (Rowlett)
  • OL Patrick Lawrence (Waxahachie)
  • QB Jalan McClendon
  • TE Cordon Moog
  • CB K.J. Morton
  • OT Blake Muir
  • DE Shawn Oakman
  • OT Kelvin Palmer (Dallas Adamson)
  • OG Cyril Richardson (Fort Worth Crowley)
  • CB Verkedric Vaughns (Mesquite Poteet)
  • WR Terrance Williams (Dallas W.T. White)


  • WR DeMarcus Ayers (Lancaster)
  • TE Romello Brooker (Alief Taylor)
  • DB Garrett Davis (Red Oak)
  • OL Mason Denley (Columbus)
  • WR Steven Dunbar
  • RB Kenneth Farrow (L.D. Bell)
  • DT Joey Mbu (Richmond Foster)
  • LB D'Juan Hines (Houston Dekaney)
  • OT Na'ty Rodgers
  • CB Nick Watkins (Bishop Dunne)

Incarnate Word

  • DE Justin Alexandre
  • DE Malik Harris
  • RB Xavier Turner (Birdville)
  • TE Cole Wick (Hallettsville Sacred Heart Catholic)

Mary Hardin-Baylor

  • CB Reggie Cole (Houston Dobie)
  • WR Blake Jackson (Houston Dobie)


  • WR Delfonte Diamond (Houston Nimitz)

North Texas

  • RB Lance Dunbar (Haltom City)
  • K Cole Hedlund
  • OT Riley Mayfield (Cedar Park)

Prairie View A&M

  • LB Anthony Stubbs


  • RB Austin Walter (Crosby)

Sam Houston State

  • WR Yedidiah Louis (Richardson Berkner)


  • CB Sterling Moore
  • DE Taylor Reed (Beaumont West Brook)
  • CB Jordan Wyatt (Wylie East)

Southwestern Assemblies of God

  • QB CJ Collins (Bosqueville)

Stephen F. Austin

  • TE Zach Conque

Tarleton State

  • CB Dashaun Phillips (Duncanville)
  • DT Tyrell Thompson (Copperas Cove)


  • WR John Diarse
  • DT Tayo Fabuluje (Arlington Oakridge)
  • RB Kyle Hicks (Arlington Martin)
  • TE Cole Hunt (El Campo)
  • LB Jawuan Johnson
  • DE Stansly Maponga (Carrollton Hebron)
  • S Nick Orr (DeSoto)
  • CB Ranthony Texada (Frisco Centennial)
  • WR Taj Williams


  • LS Nate Boyer
  • DT Paul Boyette (Humble)
  • WR Armanti Foreman (Texas City)
  • OT Donald Hawkins
  • WR Jerrod Heard (Denton Guyer)
  • OT Brandon Hodges 
  • OT Kent Perkins (Lake Highlands)
  • DE Cedric Reed (Cleveland)
  • Patrick Vahe (Trinity Euless)

Texas A&M

  • TE Nate Askew (San Antonio Madison)
  • S Deshawn Capers-Smith
  • TE Cam Clear
  • RB Keith Ford (Cypress Ranch)
  • LS Austin Frey (Tomball Home School)
  • QB Trevor Knight (San Antonio Reagan)
  • OC Patrick Lewis
  • RB Christine Michael (Beaumont West Brook)
  • P Shane Tripucka (Allen)
  • RB Trey Williams (Houston Dekaney)

Texas A&M-Kingsville

  • TE Stehly Reden

Texas Southern

P Cory Carter

Texas State

  • S Stephan Johnson (Conroe College Park)
  • TE Keenen Brown (Alief Taylor)

Texas Tech

  • LB Terrance Bullitt (Garland Naaman Forest)
  • S Jah'Shawn Johnson (Ennis)
  • LB Will Smith
  • RB Justin Stockton (Cibolo Steele)
  • WR Carlos Thompson (Manvel)


  • FB Winston Dimel
  • TE Kent Taylor


  • Jason Neill (Flower Mound Marcus)
  • DE Marlon Smith (San Antonio Wagner)
  • WR Josh Stewart (A&M Consolidated)

West Texas A&M

  • DE John Sheehy (Leander)
  • WR Riley Smith

This tracker will be updated daily as more players become draft eligible. 

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