Arlington Renegades

XFL (2020) team based in Arlington, Texas
Arlington Renegades
Team logo
Established2018; 4 years ago (2018)
Based inArlington, Texas
Home stadiumChoctaw Stadium
Arlington, Texas
Head coachBob Stoops
General managerBob Stoops
Owner(s)Alpha Acquico, LLC[1]
  • (RedBird Capital
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Dany Garcia)
LeagueXFL
DivisionWest[2]
ColorsBlack, light blue, red[3]
     
Websitexfl.com/teams/arlington
Current uniform
Dallas renegades unif.png
Current sports event2023 Arlington Renegades season

The Arlington Renegades are a professional American football team based in Arlington, Texas. The team was founded as the Dallas Renegades by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL owned by Dwayne Johnson’s Alpha Acquico. The Renegades play their home games at Choctaw Stadium.

The team branding and imagery draws from the outlaw motorcycle club mythos. For sponsorship, The Renegades are sponsored by Bud Light Seltzer, a hard seltzer produced by Anheuser-Busch.[4]

History

2020 season

Logo as the Dallas Renegades in 2020
Dallas in action against New York in 2020

Dallas joined Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. as the league's inaugural cities. It was the first professional outdoor football team to play in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in a league other than the NFL since the Dallas Rockets and Fort Worth Braves of the Texas Football League folded midway through the 1971 season; the metro area has been represented by numerous indoor teams, such as the Arena Football League's Dallas Texans, Fort Worth Cavalry, Dallas Desperados and Dallas Vigilantes, and the Allen Wranglers and Texas Revolution. It entered a relatively crowded winter sports market against the NHL's Dallas Stars, NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and MLS's FC Dallas.

On February 7, 2019, Bob Stoops, the longtime head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners football team, was hired as the Dallas team's head coach. Stoops was the XFL's first head coaching hire.[5][6]

On April 23, 2019, Stoops named Chris Woods as his defensive coordinator.[7]

On May 16, 2019, Stoops named Hal Mumme as his offensive coordinator.[8]

The Renegades' name, logo and colors were revealed August 21, 2019 along with the rest of the league's.

On February 9, 2020, the Renegades played their first game, a 15-9 loss to the St. Louis BattleHawks.[9]

The Renegades are in-state rivals with the Houston Roughnecks. Games between the two are marketed as the Texas Throwdown.[10]

Dallas lost their first game, against the St. Louis BattleHawks, by a 15–9 final. Kicker Austin MacGinnis tallied all of the Renegade points via field goals, but Dallas' failure to reach the end zone came back to haunt them, as St. Louis scored nine unanswered fourth quarter points to erase a slim deficit. Linebacker Tegray Scales had 13 Dallas tackles, three for a loss.

The Renegades picked up their first win on the road, a 25–18 triumph over the Los Angeles Wildcats. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne reached the end zone three times on two touchdowns and a one-point conversion. His final score, a 17-yard scoring run in the penultimate minute, was the final blow in a fourth quarter that saw the two teams combined for 34 points.

Another road victory awaited the Renegades in Week 3, as they topped the Seattle Dragons 24–12. Two MacGinnis field goals sandwiched a 65-yard touchdown pass from Landry Jones to Donald Parham in a fourth quarter that saw Dallas break a 12–12 tie. Parham reached the end zone twice over the afternoon.

In July 2022, Arlington was revealed as a team location for the 2023 XFL season, being announced as "Arlington" instead of "Dallas", and that Bob Stoops would return as the team's head coach. The team will be the league's flagship, with all teams practicing and residing in Arlington as part of an agreement with the city.[11]

Players

Current roster

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Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • -- Jackson Anthrop
  • -- Brandon Arconaudo
  • -- Sean Modster
  • -- Flynn Nagel
  • -- Jordan Smallwood
  • -- JaCorey Sullivan
  • -- LuJuan Winningham

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs


[ Roster] updated November 15, 2022
57 active, inactive, 9 unsigned

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Staff

Arlington Renegades staff
Front office
  • Director of team operations – Matt McMillen
  • Director of player personnel – Rick Mueller
Head coach
Offensive coaches
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator – Jonathan Hayes
  • Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks – Chuck Long
  • Running backs – Reggie Davis
  • Offensive Line / Special Teams – Jon Himebauch
  • Tight Ends/Special Teams – Scott Spurrier


 
Defensive coaches
Team operations
  • Quality Control – Michael George
  • Equipment Manager – Blake Kuenzi
  • Video Manager – Chris Crooks

References

  1. ^ Perry, Mark (August 3, 2020). "More Details On The Rock Purchase Of The XFL, How Many Bidders". XFL News Hub. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "FOX Sports announces 2020 XFL schedule". KMPH. January 7, 2020. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "Dallas Renegades' uniforms, helmet". XFL.com (Press release). December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Steinberg, Brian (2020-02-18). "XFL, Bud Light Work To Shake Up Football Advertising". Variety. Retrieved 2020-02-19.
  5. ^ Crosby, Jack (February 6, 2019). "Report: Ex-Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops will join Dallas XFL franchise as coach, general manager". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Bob Stoops will coach the Dallas XFL team". WFAA. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Stoops Names Chris Woods Defensive Coordinator For XFL Dallas". April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "Bob Stoops hires Hal Mumme as OC for Dallas XFL team". May 16, 2019. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Dallas Renegades' loss to St. Louis BattleHawks was a disappointment in what was a positive opening weekend for the XFL". Dallas News. 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  10. ^ Halliburton, Suzanne (February 29, 2020). "XFL's first rivalry? Houston vs. Dallas is a 'Texas throwdown'". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  11. ^ "XFL UNVEILS TEAM MARKETS AND VENUES: ARLINGTON, HOUSTON, ORLANDO, LAS VEGAS, SAN ANTONIO, SEATTLE, ST. LOUIS, WASHINGTON D.C." www.xfl.com. Retrieved 2022-07-28.

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