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Breaking down the notable names on the New York Guardians XFL roster

Get to know the XFL’s New York Guardians roster.

Quarterback Matt McGloin of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass down field during the first half against the Green Bay Packers on August 30, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

The New York Guardians are the Big Apple’s newest pro football team, and they’ll be competing in the XFL this season. Former New York Giants offensive coordinator (2007-2013) Kevin Gilbride will serve as the team’s head coach and general manager. It would appear Gilbride will also serve as offensive coordinator, while former longtime NFL linebackers coach Jim Herrmann will serve as defensive coordinator.

There are plenty of players looking to make names for themselves in this league, and here are a few you might recognize.

Matt McGloin, QB (Oakland Raiders)

McGloin never really stuck in the NFL, but did manage to spend four seasons with the Raiders after going undrafted in 2013. He then bounced around the league and spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans, and Kansas City Chiefs. Only Oakland used him in a regular season game though. McGloin made a name for himself playing under Texans coach Bill O’Brien at BYU and is looking to get another shot at a long-term starting gig.

Marquise Williams, QB (Green Bay Packers)

Williams spent four seasons at the University of North Carolina before going undrafted in 2016. He then signed a deal with with Green bay Packers, but never played in the regular season and was cut in September of the same year. He proceeded to bounce around after that and spent time with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and the AAF’s San Antonio Commanders before being selected by the Guardians with a 10th-round pick. Williams completed 73.5 percent of his passes through eight games as a backup in the AAF before the league ceased operations. Now he’ll try to contribute as a backup once again.

Joe Horn Jr., WR (Baltimore Ravens)

Horn is the son of former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn Sr., who was a four-time Pro Bowl player. The younger Horn signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of Missouri Western State, but was waived during final roster cutsThe XFL’s Houston Roughnecks drafted him in the inaugural player draft before trading him to the Guardians.

Justin Stockton (Detroit Lions)

Stockton should split work with Tim Cook in the Guardians’ backfield this year. He spent some time with the Detroit Lions after spending some time with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2018. His 4.5 40-yard dash time makes him the fastest of New York’s backs. His ability to act as a receiver out of the backfield gives him value above his peers.

New York Guardians Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College
14 McGloin, Matt QB 6-1 200 Penn State
7 Perez, Luis QB 6-2 222 Texas A&M Commerce
12 Williams, Marquise QB 6-2 233 North Carolina
20 Cook III, Tim RB 6-0 247 Oregon State
23 Stockton, Justin RB 5-9 197 Texas Tech
27 Victor, Darius RB 5-6 226 Towson
34 Colburn II, Matthew RB 5-8 190 Wake Forest
1 McKay, Mekale WR 6-5 195 Cincinnati
2 Horn, Joe WR 5-10 182 Missouri Western
3 Pearson, Colby WR 6-0 194 Brigham Young
9 Redding, Teo WR 6-0 176 Bowling Green
10 Duke, Austin WR 5-9 170 Charlotte
17 Liggins, Justice WR 6-1 164 Stephen F. Austin
83 Sutherland, Jake TE 6-4 250 Morehead State
85 Brown, Keenen TE 6-3 256 Texas State
87 Powell, Jake TE 6-5 231 Monmouth (NJ)
88 Bibbs, EJ TE 6-3 260 Iowa State
16 McCrane, Matthew K 5-10 167 Kansas State
8 Vogel, Justin P 6-4 215 Miami (FL)
73 Young, Avery OL 6-5 347 Auburn
70 Kling IV, John T 6-7 353 Buffalo
71 Weiss, Brant T 6-5 291 Toledo
74 Jones, Jarron T 6-6 320 Notre Dame
42 Daly, Scott LS 6-2 237 Notre Dame
44 Mueller, Ryan LB 6-2 247 Kansas State
45 Hines, D'Juan LB 6-1 227 Houston
47 Ginda, Frank LB 6-0 235 San Jose State
48 Johnson, Jawuan LB 5-11 230 Texas Christian
49 DeLuca, Nick LB 6-3 227 North Dakota State
56 Heeney, Ben LB 6-0 218 Kansas
59 Dooley, Garret LB 6-2 237 Wisconsin
77 Mama, Damien G 6-4 333 USC
78 Coyle, Anthony G 6-5 298 Fordham
93 Barnes, TJ DT 6-7 365 Georgia Tech
94 Mbu, Joey DT 6-3 341 Houston
95 Johnson JR, Toby DT 6-4 340 Georgia
99 Walker, Cavon DT 6-2 288 Maryland
55 Wright, Charles DE 6-3 221 Vanderbilt
58 Rotimi JR, Bunmi DE 6-3 265 Old Dominion
91 Owens, Jarrell DE 6-2 276 Oklahoma State
21 Summers, Jamar CB 5-11 186 Connecticut
24 Texada II, Ranthony CB 5-8 181 Texas Christian
26 Neal, DeJuan CB 5-11 193 Shepherd
29 Jones, Bryce CB 5'11 168 Akron
31 Alexander, Terrence CB 5-9 181 Louisiana State
68 Brumfield, Garrett C 6-3 299 Louisiana State
69 Silberman, Ian C 6-5 311 Boston College
22 Askew-Henry, Dravon S 5-11 188 West Virginia
28 Sutton, Wesley S 5-11 187 Northern Arizona
30 Soroh, Andrew S 6-0 206 Florida Atlantic
33 Hendy, A.J. S 6-1 202 Maryland
36 Cox, Demetrious S 6-0 196 Michigan State