STL BattleHawks Roster Breakdown


Dallas Renegades wide receiver Jazz Ferguson (1) has a pass sail out of reach as St. Louis Battlehawks safety Joe Powell (44) defends during the second half on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Logan Potts, Sports/News Editor

As many know, St. Louis finally has a professional football team for the first time since the former St. Louis Rams left for Los Angeles in 2016. No, it’s not an NFL team. It’s the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL which is a professional football league started by WWE chairman Vince McMahon. This is a reboot as the XFL was together for one season in 2001. It was an absolute failure as the league was basically the football version of the WWE, so it was all fake and for entertainment purposes. This time around, the league is filled with former college football stars and former NFL players looking for a second chance. The team is lead by head coach Jonathon Hayes.

Here are some of the most notable players and coaches that are listed on the current BattleHawks roster:

Jordan Ta’amu, Quarterback, University of Mississippi:

Ta’amu was the quarterback the BattleHawks picked in the quarterback draft. Ta’amu does not have any professional playing time, as he is most known for his time at the University of Mississippi. In two years with the Rebels, Ta’amu threw for 5,600 yards and 30 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. He was the first quarterback the BattleHawks selected, so he figures to be the starter at the beginning of the season.

Christine Michael, Running Back, Texas A&M University

Michael was the BattleHawks first round selection, and for good reason. Michael spent 7 seasons in the NFL. He spent 4 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, 1 with the Dallas Cowboys, 1 with the Green Bay Packers, and 1 with the Indianapolis Colts. In his NFL career, he rushed for 1,089 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also had 135 receiving yards with 2 receiving touchdowns.

Terrance Williams, Wide Receiver, Baylor University

Williams is the most accomplished offensive player the BattleHawks have on their roster. Williams spent 6 seasons in the NFL, all with the Dallas Cowboys, and he amassed 3,377 yards and 20 touchdowns. Williams enjoyed a solid first three seasons in the NFL, showing flashes of a superstar receiver, but ultimately fell off and only played in 2 games in 2018.

Will Hill, Defensive Back, University of Florida

Hill is the most notable player on the defensive side of the ball, as he spent 4 years in the NFL between 2012 and 2015. Hill played 2 seasons for the New York Giants and 2 seasons for the Baltimore Ravens. In his career, Hill totaled 215 total tackles and 4 interceptions, with 2 of them being returned for touchdowns.

Az-Zahir Hakim, Receivers Coach

Az Hakim was a member of the St. Louis Rams during the greatest show on turf and has a championship ring from the 1999 season to show for it. Hakim was a wide receiver during his NFL career, but he was most known for his flashy punt and kickoff returns.