Dallas Renagades

Breaking down the notable names on the Dallas Renegades XFL roster

The Dallas Renegades are coached by former Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops. Former Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones, who played for Stoops, will be the quarterback. Stoops brought in offensive coordinator Hal Mumme, who is one of the founders of the “Air Raid” offense.

There are plenty of interesting names on the Renegades, including a few NFL players you will recognize.

Jones was the first player to sign a contract with the XFL and will reunite with his old coach Bob Stoops. Jones was drafted by the Steelers in in 2013 in the fourth round. Jones played sparingly for the Steelers but did have a few good appearances and finished his time with the Steelers with five starts and 18 total appearances in three season. He completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,310 yards, 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions.

Unfortunately, Jones hurt his knee and is questionable to play Week 1. If he can’t go, Philip Nelson, who played in the AAF, would likely get the start.

Artis-Payne had success at Auburn, earning first-team All-SEC honors and was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round. He was a backup for the Panthers from 2015 to 2018 and finished his NFL career with 118 rushing attempts for 491 yards and five touchdowns, while catching 10 passes for 86 yards.

Dunbar put up big numbers at the University of North Texas, breaking multiple school records. He was passed over in the 2012 draft, but did end up signing as an UDFA with the Cowboys. Dunbar played six season with the Cowboys, rushing 105 times for 473 yards and two touchdowns, while catching 69 passes for 647 yards. His ability as a receiver should come in handy in the Renegades up-tempo, Air Raid offense.

Ferguson is 6’5” and ran a 4.45 at the combine after putting up a strong senior year at Northwestern State, which had plenty of scouts taking another look at him, but he ultimately went undrafted and signed with the Seahawks. He flashed a bit in training camp, but ultimately didn’t make the team. His size and speed make him a difficult receiver to cover and Mumme’s offense should give him plenty of opportunities to make plays.

Dallas Renegades Roster

No. First Last Pos. Ht. Wt. College
No. First Last Pos. Ht. Wt. College
12 Landry Jones QB 6-4 225 Oklahoma
7 Eric Dungey QB 6-4 226 Syracuse
9 Philip Nelson QB 6-3 222 East Carolina
25 Lance Dunbar RB 5-8 205 North Texas
34 Cameron Artis-Payne RB 5-10 212 Auburn
22 Marquis Young RB 5-11 210 Massachusetts
27 Austin Walter RB 5-7 194 Rice
1 Jazz Ferguson WR 6-5 228 Northwestern State
13 Jeff Badet WR 5-11 182 Oklahoma
3 Flynn Nagel WR 5-11 188 Northwestern
11 Joshua Crockett WR 6-2 197 Central Oklahoma
16 Jerrod Heard WR 6-1 201 Texas
18 Freddie Martino WR 6-0 195 North Greenville
80 Sean Price TE/H 6-2 245 South Florida
86 Julian Allen TE/H 6-3 245 Southern Mississippi
49 Donald Parham TE 6-8 240 Stetson
8 Austin MacGinnis K 5-10 175 Kentucky
2 Drew Galitz P 6-0 221 Baylor
62 Darius James OT 6-4 327 Auburn
70 Willie Beavers OT 6-5 321 Western Michigan
71 Justin Evans OT 6-5 300 South Carolina State
77 Pace Murphy OT 6-6 296 Northwestern State
47 Tobenna Okeke OLB 6-3 244 Fresno State
52 John Keenoy OG 6-3 300 Western Michigan
61 Maurquice Shakir OG 6-4 313 Middle Tennessee
64 Salesi Uhatafe OG 6-5 324 Utah
66 Josh Allen OG 6-3 312 UL Monroe
65 Alex Balducci OC 6-4 309 Oregon
44 Hau’oli Kikaha OB 6-2 253 Washington
55 James Folston OB 6-3 233 Pittsburgh
59 Johnathan Calvin OB 6-3 272 Mississippi State
40 Tre Watson LB 6-2 242 Maryland
43 Christian Kuntz LB 6-2 228 Duquesne
46 Tegray Scales LB 6-0 230 Indiana
48 Greer Martini LB 6-3 232 Notre Dame
50 Reshard Cliett LB 6-2 235 South Florida
51 Ray Ray Davison LB 6-2 230 California
58 Asantay Brown LB 6-0 215 Western Michigan
91 Tomasi Laulile DT 6-4 285 BYU
93 Tony Guerad DT 6-3 297 UCF
57 Frank Alexander DE 6-4 270 Oklahoma
96 Winston Craig DE 6-3 288 Richmond
98 Gelen Robinson DE 6-1 283 Purdue
23 Josh Thornton CB 5-11 181 Southern Utah
24 Treston Decoud CB 6-2 206 Oregon State
26 Donatello Brown CB 6-0 192 Valdosta State
28 Josh Hawkins CB 5-10 189 East Carolina
41 Dashaun Phillips CB 5-11 182 Tarleton State
20 Tenny Adewusi S 5-11 200 Delaware
21 Micah Abernathy S 6-0 195 Tennessee
31 Derron Smith S 5-10 200 Fresno State
45 Doyin Jibowu S 6-1 200 Fort Hays State

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