By Vince Ferrara / @VinceSports
Below is a list of VFLs, former University of Tennessee football players, that are on opening day rosters for the rebirth of the XFL.
The XFL is now owned by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The season begins Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 3pm on ABC. See the full schedule of games and get more info on the XFL here.
The list also notes one-time Vols that transferred out and finished their careers at different schools.
There are 9 VFLs and 3 ex-Vols on XFL rosters to start the season. Look for them with jersey numbers provided.
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Orlando Guardians (head coach Terrell Buckley)
(15) WR JaVonta Payton
(48) DL Ja’Quain Blakely
(21) CB Shaq Wiggins
(20) CB Baylen Buchanan (La Tech)
(12) QB Quinten Dormady (Central Michigan)
DC Defenders (head coach Reggie Barlow)
(81) WR Josh Malone
(82) TE Ethan Wolf
Vegas Vipers (head coach Rod Woodson)
(69) OL Kahlil McKenzie
Seattle Sea Dragons (head coach Jim Haslett)
(27) CB Bryce Thompson
San Antonio Brahmas (head coach Hines Ward)
(38) LB Jordan Williams
Arlington Renegades (head coach Bob Stoops)
(15) TE Alex Ellis
Houston Roughnecks (head coach Wade Phillips)
(17) LB Deandre Johnson (Miami)
St. Louis Battlehawks (head coach Anthony Becht)
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