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Top Offensive Players of 2023 XFL Season: Dinucci Leads in Passing, Smith Dominates Rushing, Pearson Leads In Receiving

The 2023 XFL regular season has concluded, and it’s time to review the top offensive player stats. As we look back on the impressive performances from the league’s standout quarterbacks and running backs, the competitiveness and excitement of the season are evident.

Passing Leaders

Sea Dragons Ben DiNucci led the league in passing, with 2,671 yards and a 64.7% completion rate. DiNucci threw for 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, while his longest pass of the season reached 68 yards. Battlehawks A. J. McCarron followed closely behind, with 2,150 yards, a 68.8% completion rate, and an impressive 24 touchdowns to just six interceptions. Defenders Jordan Ta’amu rounded out the top three, amassing 1,894 passing yards with a 62.4% completion rate, throwing for 14 touchdowns and only three interceptions.

Rushing Leaders

On the ground, Defenders Abram Smith led the XFL in rushing, with 791 yards on 158 attempts, averaging 5.0 yards per carry and scoring seven touchdowns. Smith also tallied 21 rushes of 10+ yards and five of 20+ yards, with his longest run being 70 yards. Brahmas Jacques Patrick followed with 443 yards on 115 attempts, averaging 3.9 yards per carry, and scoring five touchdowns. Battlehawks Brian Hill ranked third in rushing, accumulating 416 yards on 88 attempts, averaging 4.7 yards per carry, and scoring one touchdown.

Notable Dual-Threat Quarterbacks

Ben DiNucci and Jordan Ta’amu showcased their versatility as dual-threat quarterbacks, contributing significantly to their teams’ rushing attacks. DiNucci rushed for 305 yards on 53 attempts, averaging 5.8 yards per carry, and scoring three touchdowns. Ta’amu carried the ball 67 times for 298 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and adding another three touchdowns on the ground.

Receiving Leaders

Sea Dragons Jahcour Pearson emerged as one of the most prolific wide receivers, finishing the season with 60 receptions for 670 yards on 84 targets. Averaging 11.2 yards per reception, Pearson managed to score four touchdowns with eight receptions of 20+ yards and two of 40+ yards. He also achieved a first-down conversion rate of 38.1% and only had one fumble.

Battlehawks Hakeem Butler put up impressive numbers as well, racking up 51 receptions for 599 yards on 73 targets. Averaging 11.7 yards per reception, Butler scored a remarkable eight touchdowns, with ten receptions of 20+ yards and two of 40+ yards. His first-down conversion rate stood at 31.5%, with only one fumble throughout the season.

Guardians Cody Latimer was a force to be reckoned with, finishing the season with 50 receptions for 593 yards on 66 targets. He averaged 11.9 yards per reception and scored four touchdowns. Latimer also managed nine receptions of 20+ yards, two of 40+ yards, and a first-down conversion rate of 43.9% with no fumbles.

Other standout players include Battlehawks Darrius Shepherd (WR, #11) with 48 receptions for 519 yards and six touchdowns; Sea Dragons Blake Jackson (WR, #80) with 45 receptions for 440 yards and two touchdowns; and Renegades Sal Cannella (TE, #80) with 42 receptions for 415 yards.

Sea Dragons Josh Gordon made an impressive comeback, securing 38 receptions for 540 yards and four touchdowns. He was especially effective in gaining yards, with eight receptions of 20+ yards and three of 40+ yards.

As the XFL playoffs approach, these top performers will undoubtedly play a significant role in their teams’ quest for the championship. The 2023 regular season showcased the talent and excitement of the XFL, leaving fans eager for more as the playoffs kick off.

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Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of XFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL coverage since its 2018 revival. Launching XFL News Hub soon after the league's return announcement, Mark has established the platform as a primary source for comprehensive XFL updates. Renowned for his in-depth knowledge and commitment to sports journalism, Mark actively engages the XFL community, welcoming interactions at

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