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Training Camp: Vipers roster preview

#24 RB De'Veon Smith and #29 Jacques Patrick

The Vipers call Tampa Bay their home, but for the next three weeks, their home base will be Houston, Texas.

That is where the XFL will be hosting its league-wide Training Camp for all eight teams.

As the Vipers open camp, here's an overview of the current 70-man roster.


Quarterbacks: Aaron Murray (Georgia), Quinton Flowers* (South Florida), Taylor Cornelius (Oklahoma St.)

Running Backs: Tarean Folston (Notre Dame), D.J. May (Wyoming), Jacques Patrick (Florida St.), De'Veon Smith (Michigan)

Wide Receivers: Jawill Davis (Bethune-Cookman), Ryan Davis (Auburn), Donteea Dye (Heidelberg), Rannell Hall (Central Florida), Reece Horn (Indianapolis), Seantavius Jones (Valdosta St.), Freddie Martino (North Greenville), K.J. Maye (Minnesota), Tanner McEvoy (Wisconsin), Alonzo Moore (Nebraska), Chris Thompson (Florida), Jalen Tolliver (Arkansas Monticello), Willie Quinn (Southern), Daniel Williams (Jackson St.)

Tight Ends: DeAndre Goolsby (Florida), Pharoah McKever (FIU), Colin Thompson (Temple), Nick Truesdell (Grand Rapids JC)  

Offensive Line: Tony Adams (NC State), Daronte Bouldin (Mississippi), William Campbell (Michigan), Jerald Foster (Nebraska), Zack Golditch (Colorado St.), Martez Ivey (Florida), Tre' Jackson (Florida St.), Marquis Lucas (West Virginia), Jordan McCray (Central Florida), Christian Morris (Mississippi), Andrew Tiller (Syracuse), Isaiah Williams (Akron), John Yarbrough (Richmond)

*also listed at RB


Defensive Line: Josh Banks (Wake Forest), Obum Gwacham (Oregon St.), Deiontrez Mount (Louisville), Jason Neill (UTSA), Jacob Pugh (Florida St.), Bobby Richardson (Indiana), Trevon Sanders (Troy), Devin Taylor (South Carolina), Ricky Walker (Virginia Tech), Nikita Whitlock (Wake Forest) 

Linebackers: Emmanuel Beal (Oklahoma), Reggie Northrup (Florida St.), Terrance Plummer (Central Florida), Ike Spearman (Eastern Michigan), Anthony Stubbs (Prairie View A&M), Lucas Wacha (Wyoming)

Defensive Backs: Marcelis Branch (Robert Morris), Bryce Canady (FIU), Jalen Collins (LSU), Lashard Durr (Mississippi St.), John Green (Connecticut), Micah Hannemann (BYU), Demontre Hurst (Oklahoma), Anthoula Kelly (Fresno State), Shelton Lewis (Florida Atlantic), Tarvarus McFadden (Florida St.), Corey Moore (Georgia), Robert Priester (Wyoming), Rodney Randle (Lamar), Robenson Therezie (Auburn), Herb Waters (Miami)

Special Teams

Kickers: Andrew Franks (RPI), Matthew Wright (Central Florida)

Punter: Jake Schum (Buffalo)

Long Snapper: Nick Moore (Georgia)

Vipers in the NFL Draft

Jalen Collins, CB: No. 42 Overall (2nd), Atlanta Falcons, 2015

Tre' Jackson, OG: No. 111 Overall (4th), New England Patriots, 2015

Devin Taylor, DE: No. 132 Overall (4th), Detroit Lions, 2013

Aaron Murray, QB: No. 163 Overall (5th), Kansas City Chiefs, 2014

William Campbell, OG: No. 168 Overall (6th), New York Jets, 2013

Deiontrez Mount, DE: No. 177 Overall (6th), Tennessee Titans, 2015

Andrew Tiller, OG: No. 179 Overall (6th), New Orleans Saints, 2012

Obum Gwacham, DE: No. 209 Overall (6th), Seattle Seahawks, 2015

Vipers by the Numbers

38 players on the current 70-man roster played college football in one of the Power Five conferences -- ACC (13), SEC (10), Big Ten (7), Big 12 (5), Pac-12 (2).

17 members of the Vipers played college football in the state of Florida -- Florida St. (6), UCF (4), UF (2), FIU (2), U. of Miami (1), USF (1), Florida Atlantic (1)

25 members of the Vipers are originally from Florida. Four of those players are Tampa Bay natives -- Ryan Davis, Aaron Murray, Robert Priester, Bobby Richardson