Thirty-Six C-USA Players Selected in XFL Draft

CHICAGO - A total of 36 players from Conference USA schools were selected in the recent inaugural XFL Draft, including three of the top five selections. The XFL begins play this February in eight cities: Birmingham, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Memphis, New York, Orlando and San Francisco.

After Maryland's Scott Milanovich and Florida State's Casey Weldon were taken with the first two selections, three consecutive quarterbacks from C-USA were chosen. The Memphis Maniax selected former East Carolina signal-caller Marcus Crandell, the Orlando Rage took Louisville's Jeff Brohm and the Las Vegas Outlaws chose Chuck Clements, who led Houston to Conference USA's first football championship.

Of the 36 players chosen, a league-high 20 were taken by the Memphis Maniax, including nine from the University of Memphis, the most from any league school. Players from seven of the nine C-USA schools were selected, including seven each from Houston and Louisville. Army and UAB were the only teams that did not have any players taken.

2000 XFL DRAFT (475 selections total)

3. Memphis Maniax Marcus Crandell QB EastCarolina
4. Orlando Rage Jeff Brohm QB Louisville
5. Las Vegas Outlaws ChuckClements QB Houston
35. Memphis Maniax RicoClark DB Louisville
60. Las Vegas Outlaws LamontBurns OG East Carolina
62. Memphis Maniax KetricSanford RB Houston
67. Memphis Maniax OLesterPope OT Southern Miss
69. Las Vegas Outlaws LeroyCollins RB Louisville
99. Memphis Maniax JeffKerr LB East Carolina
185. Chicago Enforcers AaronBailey WR Louisville
227 Memphis Maniax DashoneMallard CB Southern Miss
229 Las Vegas Outlaws AdrianoBelli DT Houston
238 Memphis Maniax Tim Seymour OC Memphis
261 Las Vegas Outlaws OrlandoSmith FB Cincinnati
290 Birmingham Bolts BradPalazzo K Tulane
291 Memphis Maniax CasporStiles LB Memphis
296 Chicago Enforcers PierreBrilliant OT Cincinnati
321 Los Angeles Extreme TinkerKeck DB Cincinnati
334 Memphis Maniax KevinCobb DB Memphis
339 Memphis Maniax RussellCopeland WR Memphis
342 San Francisco Demons OtisFloyd OB Louisville
345 Chicago Enforcers DedricMathis DB Houston
371 Memphis Maniax JustinStille OL Houston
382 Memphis Maniax LeontaRheams DT Houston
387 Memphis Maniax MikeJames DB Houston
394 N.Y. N.J. Hitmen FredBrock WR Southern Miss
413 Orlando Rage Garin Patrick C Louisville
419 Memphis Maniax RaphelCooper RB Louisville
438 San Francisco Demons CarlesterCrumpler TE East Carolina
462 Memphis Maniax DamienDodson WR Memphis
467 Memphis Maniax MitchellGalloway WR East Carolina

Territorial Selections

Memphis Maniax Darrius Belvins WR Memphis
Memphis Maniax T.J. Frier DE Memphis
Memphis Maniax Richard Hogans LB Memphis
Memphis Maniax Tramont Lawless DL Memphis



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