Watch out Sam Darnold and Daniel Jones, there’s a new quarterback in New York. His name is Matt McGloin.
The former Oakland Raider is the new signal caller for the XFL’s New York Guardians. Each of the league’s eight teams was assigned a quarterback Tuesday.
McGloin, who played for the Raiders from 2013-16, also spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles (2017 practice squad), Houston Texans (2017) and Kansas City Chiefs (2018 practice squad).
In 2010, he became the first walk-on quarterback to start at Penn State since scholarships were reinstated in 1949. During his senior season with the Nittany Lions (2012), McGloin, now 29, broke several records including career touchdown passes (46), single-season passing yards (3,276) and single season completions (270).
He also won the Burlsworth Trophy in 2012, awarded to the most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on.
Skills Player Selection
With their first-round selection in the skill position draft, the Guardians selected wide receiver DeAngelo Yancey.
As a senior at Purdue, Yancey, now 24, was a second-team All-Big Ten selection. He totaled 2,344 career receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns during his collegiate career.
Yancey was selected in the fifth round (pick 175) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent time with the Green Bay Packers (2017-18), New York Jets (2018-19) and Tennessee Titans (2019). Yancey, however, never played in an NFL game.
Here are the rest of the Guardians’ selections:
2nd round: WR Mekale McKay, Cincinnati
3rd round: WR Tanner Gentry, Wyoming
4th round: RB Tim Cook, Oregon State
5th round: WR Demarcus Ayers, Houston
6th round: TE EJ Bibbs, Iowa State
7th round: TE Keith Towbridge, Louisville
8th round: Justin Stockton, Texas Tech
9th round: RB Darius Victor, Towson
10th round: Marquise Williams, North Carolina