Five former Wyoming Cowboys football players drafted by the XFL

The new American football league that will start in February 2020, the XFL has drafted five former Pokes to play in the league. During the first day of the draft, Wide Receiver Tanner Gentry was drafted by the New York Guardians. Gentry was named to the mountain west all-conference second team his senior season. After Wyoming,Gentry signed with the Chicago Bears in 2017 as an undrafted free agent and appeared in four games.

The next former Cowboy drafted during day one by the Tampa Bay Vipers, was linebacker Lucas Wacha. Wacha was the eighth all time leader in tackles for the Pokes before Logan Wilson passed him this year. After Wyoming, Wacha played for the Canadian football league and most recently has been coaching high school football.

The third former Cowboy drafted during day one by the Los Angeles Wildcats, was Offensive Lineman Ryan Cummings. Cummings blocked for Josh Allen during his time at Wyoming and after Wyoming he played for the Alliance of American football.

Day two of the XFL draft was held on Wednesday and two more former Cowboys were drafted. Running back Nico Evans was drafted by the Los Angeles Wildcats. Evans rushed for 1,325 yards in 10 games at Wyoming. Evans went undrafted in the 2019 NFL draft before being invited to the Philadelphia Eagles rookie camp.

Another former Cowboy drafted by the Houston Roughnecks was defensive back Marqueston Huff. Huff was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. Huff also played for the Jaguars, Ravens, Chiefs and most recently the Cowboys.