Larnel Coleman – Houston Roughnecks, OL, Massachusetts
Larnel Coleman, born on June 22, 1998, has recently joined the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL as an offensive tackle. A former UMass player, Coleman began his collegiate career as a defensive end before converting to an offensive lineman. Ranked as a two-star recruit coming out of high school, he made a significant transition in his play style during his college years. His journey to the XFL included a stint in the NFL, where he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 2021 NFL Draft (231st pick) and later signed with the Carolina Panthers before being released in 2023. On December 13, 2023, he signed with the Houston Roughnecks, marking a new chapter in his professional football career.
Dedrick Vanover – Orlando Guardians, WR, Florida
Dedrick Vanover is set to join the Orlando Guardians as a wide receiver. Although specific details about his career progression are not readily available, it’s known that he has a background in both football and track. Vanover, a Gainesville, FL native, had a standout football career at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, and also pursued a track career at the University of Florida. His multi-sport background suggests a versatile athletic profile, which could be an asset to the Orlando Guardians.
Tamarick Vanover Jr. – Orlando Guardians, WR, Morehouse
Tamarick Vanover Jr., a wide receiver from Morehouse College, has signed with the Orlando Guardians. Prior to joining the Guardians, Vanover Jr. was involved in the Indoor Football League. He played one game for the Cedar Rapids River Kings in 2020, and later signed with the Tucson Sugar Skulls in 2022. As a native of Gainesville, FL, Vanover Jr. was a two-sport athlete at Morehouse College, participating in both football and track & field. In football, he appeared in 34 games as a wide receiver for the Maroon Tigers, and in track & field, he was a sprinter and long-jumper.
Kentel Williams – Orlando Guardians, RB, Austin Peay
Kentel Williams, a dynamic running back, has joined the Orlando Guardians. During his senior year at Austin Peay, Williams led his team with 895 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns, along with 1,414 all-purpose yards. He was a key player in several victories, including a standout performance against Jacksonville State with 173 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Known for his versatility, Williams was also effective as a receiver, exemplified by a 103-receiving-yard game against Furman in the NCAA Playoffs. In his junior year, he led the FCS with an average of 7.99 yards per carry and amassed 1,510 all-purpose yards, showcasing his ability as a multifaceted offensive threat.
Quinn Oseland – San Antonio Brahmas, OL, San Jose State
Quinn Oseland, an offensive lineman, is set to play for the San Antonio Brahmas. Oseland transferred to San Jose State as a graduate student from the University of Minnesota, where he had a notable collegiate career. He played in 13 games from 2016 to 2018 at Minnesota and was recognized for his academic achievements as well as his distinct hairstyle. His high school career was equally impressive, helping Sacred Heart-Griffin High to Class 5A state championships and earning an all-state selection. Rated as one of the top prospects in Illinois by various sports platforms, Oseland’s background indicates a strong and versatile lineman ready to make an impact in the XFL.
Aaron Monteiro – San Antonio Brahmas, OL, Boston College
Aaron Monteiro, joining the San Antonio Brahmas as an offensive tackle, had a solid career at Boston College. He played four seasons (2015-18), earning All-ACC Third Team in his senior year and starting 32 consecutive games. After college, Monteiro signed as an undrafted free agent with Miami in 2019, followed by stints on practice squads for the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers. His journey through the NFL practice squads reflects his persistence and adaptability, attributes he brings to the Brahmas’ offensive line.
Evan Worthington – San Antonio Brahmas, DB, Colorado
Evan Worthington, who played college football at Colorado, has signed with the San Antonio Brahmas as a safety. At Colorado, he completed his career with 167 tackles and 15 passes broken up. Worthington earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors in 2018, finishing with 48 tackles and an interception. He experienced setbacks, including a concussion and a suspension for violating team rules in 2016, but rebounded with strong performances in subsequent seasons. After college, his professional journey included stints with the Baltimore Ravens, Calgary Stampeders, The Spring League’s Generals, and the Philadelphia Stars in the USFL before joining the XFL’s Brahmas on December 13, 2023.
Carson Wells – St. Louis Battlehawks, LB, Colorado
Carson Wells, a linebacker from Colorado, has re-signed with the St. Louis Battlehawks for the 2024 season. In his college career at Colorado, Wells played 40 games with 34 starts, tallying 187 career tackles, 38 tackles for losses, and 15½ quarterback sacks. He earned multiple All-Pac-12 honors throughout his collegiate career, including second-team recognition from the Pac-12 Hotline and Phil Steele’s College Football in 2021. His versatility was highlighted by playing both Defensive Line and Linebacker positions, and he led the team in quarterback hurries and third down stops in 2021. Wells was a supplemental draft pick for the Battlehawks in 2023, and after a stint with the Cincinnati Bengals, he joined the team and totaled 45 tackles and 3.5 sacks over 10 games.
Summary of Recent XFL Signings
- Larnel Coleman: OL, Houston Roughnecks, Massachusetts
- Dedrick Vanover: WR, Orlando Guardians, Florida
- Tamarick Vanover Jr.: WR, Orlando Guardians, Morehouse
- Kentel Williams: RB, Orlando Guardians, Austin Peay
- Quinn Oseland: OL, San Antonio Brahmas, San Jose State
- Aaron Monteiro: OL, San Antonio Brahmas, Boston College
- Evan Worthington: DB, San Antonio Brahmas, Colorado
- Carson Wells: LB, St. Louis Battlehawks, Colorado
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