Former University of Northern Colorado quarterback Kyle Sloter will continue his pro career in the XFL.
The Arlington Renegades selected Sloter in this week’s XFL quarterback selection show. The league is set to resume in 2023.
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Sloter will play under former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops in the second edition of the league. It is finished the design selection process on Thursday.
The XFL hosted its inaugural season in 2020. It was designed to have eight teams play 10 games in the regular season, with four teams progressing to the playoffs. It filed for bankruptcy in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams had only played five weeks of the season.
In the first edition of the league, the team was based in Dallas. Stoops coached the first season and announced his return to the league this summer.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, along with business partner and ex-wife Dany Garcia, was part of a group that bought the league.
Sloter played with the New Orleans Breakers in the inaugural season of the United States Football League that spring.
At the Breakers, Sloter was named Offensive Player of the Week for week two when he helped lead the team to a 34-3 win over Tampa Bay.
He also helped the team defeat Houston after a game-winning touchdown with 10 seconds remaining in Week 4. In Week 7, the Breakers defeated Michigan in the league’s first overtime game, recording 2 of 3 two-point conversions.
Sloter earned a spot on the All-USFL team and finished second in the newly formed league with 1,798 passing yards. He had nine passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown, despite injuries late in the season.
The team ended its season in the USFL Playoff Semifinals.
Throughout his career, Sloter has bounced around the professional leagues, mostly signing reserve contracts before teams gave him up, including stints with the Denver Broncos in the 2017 preseason and on the Minnesota Vikings practice team for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, making him a Became fan favorites for both teams.
Sloter played for UNC in 2015 and 2016. He achieved record-breaking success in his senior campaign, recording 198 completions from 319 attempts for a Division I program record 29 touchdowns in a single season. He leads the program’s Division I rankings for single-game passing yards (438), total yards (447), and touchdowns responsible for (7).
The former standout is tied with Northern Colorado Hall of Fame QB Corte McGuffey for the number of touchdown passes in a single game (6), who has helped lead the program to back-to-back Division II national championships.
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