UPDATE: We just spoke to a league representative and it seems Terrell Owens is not going to be in the XFL Draft Pool. The league has now made the fifth group available and T.O. is not on the latest list. Sorry for the confusion, we just report what we see.
Today we finally learned all of the players that will be entered into the XFL Draft pool. There was one name that jumped out above the others in today’s list, Terrell Owens.
Popularly known by his initials, T.O., played in the NFL for 16 seasons. A six-time Pro Bowl selection and five-time first-team All-Pro, Owens holds or shares several NFL records. He ranks third in career receiving yards at 15,934 and third in receiving touchdowns at 153.
After playing college football and basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Owens was selected in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Owens was a member of the team for seven seasons until he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004 following conflict with the 49ers front office. Two years later, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys before being released following three seasons with the team. Owens’ NFL career subsequently concluded after one season each with the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals. He last played professionally for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League in 2012.
While regarded as one of the best players of his era, Owens created a significant amount of controversy during his professional career and also attracted attention for his flamboyant touchdown celebrations. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.
The XFL Draft kicks off at 10am EST October 15th. The league will be announcing the picks via their official social media channels. We’ll also be having live coverage of the event on the site and YouTube.