Tampa Bay Vipers Roster (XFL Football)

Marc Trestman returns to the sidelines with the XFL

When thinking about pro football in Tampa, Florida, most people point to the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But the city has been the home to two other professional franchises. The USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits (1983-85) launched the careers of many NFL greats, while the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm (1987-2017) was the summer attraction in town long before the arrival of the MLB's Devil Rays in 1998. The Storm won five Arena Bowl titles (1991, '93, '95, '96, 2003), with the first four coming before the Buccaneers took home the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XXXVII.

 

Thanks to the XFL, Tampa will welcome its fourth pro franchise when the Tampa Bay Vipers move into Raymond James Stadium next week. This will be the XFL's second foray into the state of Florida. Back in 2001, the original XFL set up shop just a few hours northeast with the Orlando Rage. The Vipers will also become the second Florida team within the calendar year to kick off an inaugural campaign (Orlando Apollos, AAF).

 

Leading this team will be a name that is familiar to many football fans: Marc Trestman. Trestman has nearly 40 years of experience as a head coach, offensive coordinator, and quarterbacks coach with the NFL, CFL, and NCAA. His resume speaks for itself. And he'll have a talented roster to work with featuring some big names. His quarterback will be Aaron Murray, who spent a legendary career at Georgia before bouncing around the NFL and later the AAF's Atlanta Legends.

 

Another player that Tampa area fans will be familiar with is running back Quinton Flowers, who is no stranger to Raymond James Stadium as he spent four collegiate seasons there as the starting quarterback for South Florida. He was the American Athletic Conference's all-time leader in total offense (11,796 total yards, 112 total touchdowns) before converting to running back and spending some time with the Cincinnati Bengals.

 

The Vipers' roster also includes former Florida Gator Antonio Callaway, a fourth-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft. Callaway showed promise as a rookie but played in just four games this past season due to a pair of suspensions for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. In between suspensions, he was waived by the Browns in mid-November for reportedly showing up late to meetings and practices.

 

Note: Roster subject to change.

 

No.

Name

 

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

College

3

Andrew

Franks

K

6'1"

205

Rensselaer Polytechnic

4

Taylor

Cornelius

QB

6'6"

232

Oklahoma State

8

Chase

Litton

QB

6'5"

230

Marshall

9

Quinton

Flowers

QB/RB

5'10"

211

South Florida

10

Jake

Schum

P

5'11"

212

Buffalo

11

Aaron

Murray

QB

6'1"

207

Georgia

12

Ryan

Davis

WR

5'10"

189

Auburn

13

Donteea

Dye

WR

5'10"

195

Heidelberg

15

Seantavius

Jones

WR

6'4"

209

Valdosta State

17

Jalen

Tolliver

WR

6'3"

209

Arkansas-Monticello

18

Reece

Horn

WR

6'3"

213

Indianapolis

19

Tanner

McEvoy

WR

6'6"

230

Wisconsin

20

Tarvarus

McFadden

DB

6'2"

205

Florida State

21

Robert

Priester

S

5'9"

181

Wyoming

22

Rannell

Hall

DB

6'0"

200

UCF

23

Anthoula

Kelly

DB

5'10"

183

Fresno State

24

De'Veon

Smith

RB

5'11"

225

Michigan

26

Herb

Waters

CB

6’2"

194

Miami (FL)

27

Micah

Hannemann

S

6'0"

190

BYU

28

Bryce

Canady

CB

6'0"

193

FIU

29

Jacques

Patrick

RB

6'3"

235

Florida State

30

Demontre

Hurst

CB

5'10"

183

Oklahoma

31

Corey

Moore

DB

6'2"

200

Georgia

32

Jalen

Collins

CB

6'1"

203

LSU

34

Mack

Brown

RB

5'11"

213

Florida

35

Marcelis

Branch

S

5'11"

190

Robert Morris

41

Terrance

Plummer

LB

6'1"

234

UCF

42

Nick

Moore

LS

6'3"

245

Georgia

43

Emmanuel

Beal

LB

6'0"

223

Oklahoma

45

Lucas

Wacha

LB

6'1"

230

Wyoming

49

Nikita

Whitlock

DT

5'10"

250

Wake Forest

50

John

Yarbrough

OC

6'4"

300

Richmond

52

Reggie

Northrup

LB

6'1"

231

Florida State

53

Deiontrez

Mount

DE

6'5"

253

Louisville

54

Anthony

Stubbs

LB

6’0"

220

Prairie View A&M

63

Jordan

McCray

OC

6'3"

322

UCF

67

Jerald

Foster

OG

6'3"

335

Nebraska

69

Na’Ty

Rodgers

T/G

6’5"

302

Houston

71

Isaiah

Williams

OT

6'3"

306

Akron

73

Martez

Ivey

OT

6'5"

315

Florida

76

Daronte

Bouldin

OG

6'6"

331

Mississippi

78

Marquis

Lucas

OT

6'4"

315

West Virginia

80

DeAndre

Goolsby

TE

6'5"

240

Florida

81

Dan

Williams

WR

6'3"

201

Jackson State

85

Nick

Truesdell

TE

6'5"

249

Grand Rapids CC

86

Colin

Thompson

TE

6'4"

258

Temple

89

Pharoah

McKever

TE

6’6"

259

Florida International

91

Bobby

Richardson

DE

6'3"

286

Indiana

92

Josh

Banks

DT

6'4"

290

Wake Forest

95

CeCe

Jefferson

DE

6'1"

266

Florida

96

Jason

Neill

DE

6'3"

278

UTSA

97

Ricky

Walker

DT

6'2"

295

Virginia Tech

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