The XFL back office staff of the continues to grow, this time a member of the Penn State football staff is leaving the University.
Justin King has been hired by the XFL to becomes its new manager of football operations; an XFL spokesperson told PennLive. King spent the last two years as an assistant recruiting coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
He will work under senior vice president for football operations, Doug Whaley, the former general manager of the Buffalo Bills, the XFL spokesperson said.
Penn State coach James Franklin said, “This is a tremendous opportunity for Justin and his family, and we couldn’t be more excited for him.“
”Justin brought so much passion for Penn State to the recruiting department, and we are thankful for his contributions. We wish Justin nothing but the best with the XFL.”
King was one of Penn State’s first ever five-star recruits and was also an All-Big Ten selection in 2007. He played offense and defense for the Lions, as receiver for the 2005 team that capped its season with an Orange Bowl victory. He started his last two seasons as a corner and later played in the NFL for six seasons.
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