XFL Football is back in Houston

Howdy, Houston! Just because the college football season and the NFL is over, doesn’t mean football is over.  The XFL is back, and guess what? The Houston Roughnecks are back, too!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia are bringing the Spring League back to life after it was shut down by COVID. As co-owners of the XFL, they’ve got a simple but powerful idea – to give hundreds of players the chance to chase their dreams. Johnson himself wanted to play pro-football after graduating from the University of Miami, so he knows what it’s like to have big dreams.

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“As owners, it feels amazing to create opportunities for the players that I wish I had,” said Johnson. And I couldn’t agree more!

The Roughnecks are one of eight teams that will kick off on February 18th. And let me tell you, we’re in for a treat! Longtime NFL Coach Wade Phillips will lead the Roughnecks in an air-raid style offense that promises to have fans on their feet. Phillips is on a mission to find some stars, saying “There are a lot of good football players out there. We want to help them fulfill their dreams to get into the NFL. We want to see them take that next step.”

So mark your calendars and get ready to cheer on the Houston Roughnecks! You can check out their full 2023 schedule at xfl.com. Go Roughnecks!

Eva Rogers

A Texan through and through, her passion for the Lone Star State is evident in every word she writes.Hailing from the vast plains of West Texas, Eva has a deep appreciation for the unique blend of tradition and innovation that defines the Texan spirit. Eva crafts articles that celebrate the diverse tapestry of Texas, from its bustling urban centers to its serene rural landscapes.