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12 Players From Utah Colleges On Rosters For XFL’s 2020 Reboot

Feb 8, 2020, 5:00 AM | Updated: Feb 25, 2023, 6:06 pm

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The official XFL game ball for the Tampa Bay Vipers during the XFL's Vipers Minicamp on December 16, 2019 at Plant City Stadium in Plant City,FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

(Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – This is the XFL! The XFL 2020 football season kicks off on Saturday and it’s not anywhere near the same league as it was once was back in 2001.

This iteration of Vince McMahon’s football league focuses more on actual football rather than gimmicks and wrestling sideshows and storylines.

Can spring football work? No one has been able to pull it off yet. But if there’s any league that has the potential to pull it off, it would seem this version of the XFL is the best one to do it.

A total of 12 former college football players from the state of Utah are on the active 52-man rosters for the eight-team league. Along with the 12 players, former BYU and Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow is the head coach of the Los Angeles Wildcats.

Former BYU players

Micah Hannemann, Defensive Back – Tampa Bay Vipers

Tejan Koroma, Center – Houston Roughnecks

Tomasi Laulile, Defensive Line – Dallas Renegades

Colby Pearson, Wide Receiver – New York Guardians

De’Ondre Wesley, Offensive Tackle – DC Defenders

Former Southern Utah players

Brock Miller, Punter – Seattle Dragons

Lenard Tillery, Running Back – St. Louis Battlehawks

Marquez Tucker, Offensive Line – Houston Roughnecks

Former Utah players

Corrian Ballard, – Houston Roughnecks

Pasoni Tasini, Defensive Line – Seattle Dragons

Salesi Uhatafe, Offensive Line – Dallas Renegades

Former Utah State players

Jalen Greene, Wide Receiver – Los Angeles Wildcats

How to Watch XFL Games

The XFL signed a television contract with ESPN and FOX for the rights to their games. Four games will take place this weekend with two on Saturday and then two more on Sunday. The first XFL game of the 2020 season is the Seattle Dragons at the DC Defenders at noon.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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