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Defenders supplemental draft results

The DC Defenders added to its inaugural 2020 XFL roster on Friday, making 13 selections in the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft.

The supplement draft, held via conference call with all eight teams, signaled the final time for teams to add players before minicamp begins in early December.

 The Defenders added a litany of former college stars and NFL draft picks like local standout Jesse Aniebonam and former LSU wideout Malachi Dupre.


DC Defenders Roster: Supplemental Draft Results

Jesse Aniebonam, DE. Maryland (2014-2017)
Ken Bigelow, DT. West Virginia (2018), Southern Cal (2014-2017)
Jay Bromley, DT. Syracuse (2010-2013)
Malcolm Bunche, OT. Miami (2011-2013), UCLA (2014)
Malachi Dupre, WR. LSU (2014-2016)
Donnie Ernsberger, TE. Western Michigan (2013-2017)
A.T. Hall, OT. Stanford (2015-2018)
Deion Harris, CB. North Dakota (2014-2018)
Dorian Johnson, OG. Pittsburgh (2013-2016)
Kerron Johnson, LB. Coastal Carolina (2013-2016)
Kamrin Moore, S. Boston College (2014-2017)
Tyler Palka, WR. Gannon (2016-2017), Saginaw Valley State (2014-2015)
Eli Rogers, WR. Louisville (2011-2014)

Meet the newest DC Defenders:

Jesse Aniebonam, a Silver Spring, MD native who starred at Good Counsel High School, played in 38 games for the Terrapins before suffering a season-ending injury in Maryland’s season-opening win over Texas in 2017. He signed with the Houston Texans after going undrafted in 2018.

A participant in the US Army All-American Game, Kenny Bigelow Jr. played three seasons at Southern Cal before transferring to West Virginia, where he started all 12 games and was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and was named Defensive Newcomer of the year.

Jay Bromley, a third-team All-ACC selection his senior season, was selected by the New York Giants with the No. 74 overall (3rd Round) pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played 39 games over the course of four seasons with the Giants, and recorded a career-high 36 tackles in 2015. 

After spending three seasons as a reserve lineman at Miami (FL), Malcolm Bunche transferred to UCLA and helped pave the way for Paul Perkins, the Pac-12’s leading rusher in 2014.

A USA Today High School All-American, a member of the All-SEC Freshman Team and a  Second Team All-SEC selection, Malachi Dupre finished his three-year career at LSU with 98 receptions for 1,609 yards and 11 touchdowns. He played alongside Trey Quinn, D.J. Chark and Leonard Fournette before entering the 2017 NFL Draft, where he was selected with the No. 247 overall (7th Round) pick by the Green Bay Packers.

Donnie Ernsberger finished his Western Michigan tenure as a two-time All-MAC selection and participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

A stalwart on the Stanford offensive line for four seasons, A.T. Hall helped Bryce Love set a single-game rushing record against Arizona State in 2017, and a year later, protected QB K.J. Costello, who finished with the second-most passing yards in a season in Stanford history.

A FCS Second-Team All-American as a junior, Deion Harris led North Dakota to a Big Sky title thanks to a league-leading five interceptions and led FCS with three interception returns for touchdowns.

A three-time selection to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, Kerron Johnson played both safety and linebacker for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, finishing his career with 141 tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss.

Kamrin Moore, a District Heights, MD native who attended Bishop O’Connell High School was the No. 189 overall (6th Round) pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2018 NFL Draft following a standout college career at Boston College.

A college quarterback at Saginaw Valley State and Gannon University, Tyler Palka was invited to Pittsburgh Steelers minicamp in 2018, before converting to wide receiver and joining the Arena Football League for the 2018 season.

Eli Rogers spent three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers after going undrafted in 2015 out of Louisville University. The Florida native attended Miami Northwestern High School, the same school that produced NFL players Teddy Bridgewater, Vernon Carey, Amari Cooper, and Lavonte David.