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XFL News: NFL Star’s Father Named XFL Commissioner & CEO

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Vince McMahon’s reprised XFL project continues making strides like we’ve seen over the past few weeks, preparing for the league’s launch in 2020. Recently, the XFL created a hiring page on its website looking for everything from players to media editors and anything in between (which you can check out here).

Today, the XFL’s Commissioner and CEO has now been revealed as Oliver Luck has been hired on for the positions:

Luck is the father of NFL quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, also spending five years in the NFL himself as a quarterback for the Houston Oilers in the early 1980’s. Oliver Luck has a deep resume when it comes to working in front offices for sports leagues, as he was the first general manager and president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamo while leading the team to back-to-back MLS Cups in 2006 and 2007.

Luck most recently was in charge of regulatory functions for the NCAA, which includes academic affairs, eligibility requirements and the eligibility center. He also was previously the president of NFL Europe and also was the CEO of the Houston Sports Authority, which spearheaded bringing the Texans to the NFL.

Vince McMahon had the following to say on the hire of Oliver Luck:

 

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