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Background On Marc Ross, New XFL Vice President of Football Operations

The XFL announced that Marc Ross has been named the Executive Vice President of Football Operations. According to the XFL, Ross will be responsible for all aspects of football operations, including rules and gameplay, logistics and league planning, innovation, data, and analytics.

Ross has a BA in Sociology from Princeton and a MS in Sports Management from UMass Amherst. Almost immediately after graduating from UMass Amherst, Ross began his football career as he was a Director of College Scouting for the Philadelphia Eagles.

He was then a National Scout for the Buffalo Bills before joining the New York Giants as the Vice President of Player Evaluation. After his time with the Giants, Ross moved to the league office to work as a consultant and then as an analyst for NFL Network. 

Looking at Ross’s resume it seems as if he will be responsible for scouting. Obviously, finding diamonds in the rough is a huge aspect of the XFL, so Ross bringing his valuable scouting experience to the league should benefit them tremendously.

Based on his duties listed by the XFL it seems as if Ross will take over most responsibilities that were held by Sam Schwartzstein in 2020. Schwartzstein was the Director of Football Operations, Innovation and Strategy.

Similar to Ross, Schwartzstein was responsible for the rules and strategy of the league. 

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Growing up northwest of Los Angeles, Matthew Shapiro has lived and breathed sports from a young age. As a youth writer/reporter for the LA Wildcats, Matthew has combined his love for writing and sports. Outside of football, Matthew is a huge Lakers fan and wrote about the Lakers prior to joining XFL News Hub. You can follow Matthew on Twitter @matthewxfl or email him at

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