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Around the XFL: Ice in his veins, snow on his beard

In this edition, you'll find two stories of perseverance and one player who's ready to deal with the elements this season.

COLD-WEATHER SNAKE

Just because you’re going to start playing for the Tampa Bay Vipers doesn’t you have to be trapped in the heat. 

Punter Jake Schum shows us how to embrace the cold of Buffalo: 

Who needs sleeves anyway?

OVER-THE-FIELD ANALYST?

The buzz from the announcement of ABC and ESPN's XFL broadcast crews is still humming.

ESPN's Dianna Russini and the hosts of The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz had some Friday fun while chatting about the XFL's "field analyst" role. They suggest kicking things up a notch by using a jet pack and soaring on a tight rope.

Just like the XFL's campaign to innovate, they're aiming high.

For more on what the XFL will actually be doing, listen to Russini and the show interview Steve Levy.

WATCH: NEW PRIORITIES

St. Louis BattleHawks safety Will Hill shares his thoughts on his life between the NFL and joining the XFL, including family time and spending time helping others.

A teacher on the field at safety. The St. Louis BattleHawks got a good one in Will Hill.

READ: LOCKING DOWN A SPOT

“He’s got height, weight, speed, a guy I see developing into a lockdown corner. He’s got the skills to be a great corner in this league.”

That's what Seattle Dragons assistant defensive backs coach Marcus Ungaro said about Jhavonte Dean, a former top JUCO recruit and Miami Hurricane. Follow the winding road that brought him to his upcoming crack at the XFL