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Houston Roughnecks Roster (XFL Football)

June Jones returns to Texas for his latest head coaching job.

The state of Texas loves its football. And come next week, Houston will get its second active pro football franchise — the seventh team in the city's history. The XFL made a mistake in its ill-fated first season in 2001 by not including a Texas-based team, but that's been corrected with the establishment of the Houston Roughnecks (along with the Dallas Renegades).

 

To make sure this team hits the ground running, the XFL installed a head coach with a major connection to both Houston and Texas. June Jones is one of the most respected coaches in the game. He has well over 30 years of experience as both head coach and offensive assistant in the NFL, CFL, and NCAA.

 

Jones first made himself known to Houston when he coached the wide receivers for the USFL's Gamblers in 1984 and later worked with quarterbacks for the Houston Oilers from 1987-88. Jones made a few other stops before heading to the college ranks at Hawaii (1999-2007), where he introduced the Warriors to the spread offense and guided them to seven winning seasons and two WAC championships. He then returned to Texas in 2008 to coach SMU, where he led the Mustangs to back-to-back Conference USA Championship Game appearances (2009-10) and posted a 3-1 record in bowl games before resigning in 2014.

 

Now Jones will put his stamp on the Roughnecks and the XFL. And once his team kicks off he'll have a boatload of talent to work with, starting at quarterback. The Roughnecks were assigned former Temple star P.J. Walker but also selected former Michigan State standout Connor Cook during the 2020 XFL Draft in October. These two athletes are among a much wider group of talented players that Jones will get to coach in 2020.

 

Note: Roster subject to change.

 

No.

Name

 

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

College

1

Kahlil

Lewis

WR

5'10"

190

Cincinnati

3

Sam

Mobley

WR

5'10"

175

Catawba

5

Austin

Rehkow

P

6'3"

214

Idaho

7

Sergio

Castillo

K

5'10"

175

West Texas A&M

8

Saunders

Jalen

WR

5’9"

165

Oklahoma

10

Sammie

Coates

WR

6'1"

210

Auburn

11

P.J.

Walker

QB

5'11"

214

Temple

12

Trinnaman

Jonah

WR

6’0”

195

BYU

13

Ray

Bolden

WR

5'9"

165

Stony Brook

14

Cam

Phillips

WR

6'1"

201

Virginia Tech

15

Ryheem

Malone

WR

5'9"

187

Louisiana

17

Blake

Jackson

WR

5'11"

200

Mary Hardin-Baylor

18

Connor

Cook

QB

6'4"

217

Michigan State

20

Marqueston

Huff

S

5'11"

196

Wyoming

21

Charles

James II

CB

5'9"

185

Charleston Southern

22

Corrian

Ballard

S

6'3"

195

Utah

23

Trae

Elston

S

5'11"

193

Ole Miss

25

Cody

Brown

S

6'1"

208

Arkansas State

26

Saivion

Smith

CB

6'1"

190

Alabama

27

Ajene

Harris

CB

5'10"

190

USC

28

James

Butler

RB

5'10"

205

Nevada/Iowa

29

De'Angelo

Henderson

RB

5'8"

207

Coastal Carolina

30

Deji

Olatoye

CB

6'1"

205

North Carolina A&T

32

Deatrick

Nichols

CB

5'9"

185

South Florida

33

Nick

Holley

RB

5'10"

194

Kent State

36

Williams

Marquez

RB

5’10”

259

Miami (Fla.)

40

Ty

Schwab

LB

6'1"

225

Boston College

41

Jeremiah

Johnson

CB

6'1"

185

Concord

42

Beniquez

Brown

LB

6'0"

229

Mississippi State

43

Carl

Bradford

LB

6'1"

250

Arizona State

44

Andre

Williams

RB

6'0"

220

Boston College

47

DeMarquis

Gates

LB

6'2"

221

Ole Miss

50

Kaelin

Burnett

LB

6'4"

234

Nevada

51

Edmond

Robinson

LB

6'3"

245

Newberry

53

Drew

Lewis

LB

6'2"

229

Colorado

54

LaTroy

Lewis

LB

6'3"

240

Tennessee

56

Tejan

Koroma

OL

6'1"

300

BYU

58

Colton

Taylor

LS

5'11"

241

Virginia Tech

59

Vantrell

McMillian

DL

6'3"

255

Chattanooga

65

Demetrius

Rhaney

OL

6'2"

305

Tennessee State

66

Marquez

Tucker

OL

6'3"

300

Southern Utah

69

Isame

Faciane

OL

6'3"

300

FIU

73

Sebastian

Tretola

OL

6'3"

325

Arkansas

74

Avery

Gennesy

OL

6'5"

315

Texas A&M

76

Juwann

Bushell-Beatty

OL

6'5"

333

Michigan

77

Kelvin

Palmer

OL

6'4"

290

Baylor

79

Terry

Poole II

OL

6'5"

307

San Diego State

90

Johnny

Maxey

DE

6'4"

293

Mars Hill

91

Caushaud

Lyons

DL

6'5"

284

Tusculum

93

Corey

Crawford

DE

6'5"

283

Clemson

94

Kony

Ealy

DE

6'4"

273

Missouri

96

Walter

Palmore

DL

6'4"

320

Missouri

97

Gabe

Wright

DL

6'3"

285

Auburn

98

Nick

James

DL

6'4"

314

Mississippi State

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