When the XFL returned earlier this year it was a huge moment for players looking to make their mark on the game of football. It opened opportunities for guys that were looking to get back into the NFL as well as some trying to get their foot in the door.
One of those players was Houston Roughnecks wide receiver, Sam Mobley. Since the league folded, the former Parkwood High standout returned to coach at the school where he made a name as a speedy down the sideline receiver who could also turn short passes into big gains. He told Union County Weekly:
“I just wanted to come back and provide a little knowledge and what I have learned from my years of playing,” Mobley said. “And it was a good opportunity with a new coach and a fresh start. I have known the kids. I am familiar with the area, and I want to help as much as possible.”
Since the XFL officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a lot has happened, mainly the league has been purchased by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital. When asked is he’d be open to return to the XFL Mobley said he’s fully onboard.
“I definitely plan on going back (to the XFL) if the opportunity presents itself,” Mobley said. “I think it will come back. I don’t know how it will look with the coronavirus, but I think they have plans to bring it back in 2021.”
Mobley started out the season struggling to find his spot, but had a stellar week 5 against the Seattle Dragons securing six catches for 95 yards. Unfortunately, this ended up being the last game of the season after the league was forced to suspend due to the coronavirus.
He plans on coaching at Parkwood for the rest of the season, the rest of the coaches and players support him following his dreams. It’s great to see him going back to build up his community and we hope see see him back on the field at TDECU Stadium for the Houston Roughnecks.