The XFL Draft started Tuesday and the New York Guardians announced that former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin had been their assigned quarterback. McGloin is one of eight quarterbacks assigned to the franchise and will have the first opportunity to be the Guardians starter.
The Scranton native had memorable career at Penn State where he went from walk-on to starter and led the 2012 team to an 8-4 record. McGloin finished his career with the Nittany Lions with 6,390 yards and threw for 46 touchdowns. He also added seven rushing touchdowns in his career, but none more memorable than his graceful go-ahead touchdown against Northwestern in 2012.
In his NFL career, McGloin appeared in 13 games for the Oakland Raiders where he threw for 1,868 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The XFL Draft features several other former Penn State players, including DeAndre Thompkins who was selected in the fourth round by the DC Defenders. Linebacker Brandon Bell, tight end Kyle Carter and offensive tackle Chasz Wright are still available to be drafted. The XFL season will begin in February 2020.