Former Warhawks selected in XFL draft

Seventy rounds, 560 draft picks later, and the XFL teams have been drafted and set for the first ever season of this rendition of the XFL.
The XFL draft differed from the NFL’s in many areas as should-be starting quarterbacks were given to teams, not selected and position groups were drafted one at a time before an overall free-for-all like the NFL.
Two of those draft picks were former ULM players as both Josh Allen and Trey Caldwell have been drafted to play in the XFL.
Warhawk fans will have an opportunity to see the two play again the week after the Superbowl as of now the XFL is set to start on Feb. 8.
With the 44th pick of the offensive line round the Dallas Renegades selected Texas native Josh Allen.
Allen played for the Warhawks from 2010-2013.
His junior year he was an All-Sun Belt Second team member.
For Allen just getting the invite was a relief as he was a participant in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football league.
“I just want another chance to play football,” Allen said.
Before being selected, Allen began to think about life after football, even beginning to open new doors for his future in personal training.
“Even though I received the invite, I still wasn’t expecting to get drafted. I thought I’d be a late pick up to fill a roster so it was definitely a blessing to get a phone call from the home team,” Allen said.
Just like Allen, Caldwell had a successful career with the Warhawks before getting drafted to play in the NFL.
But injuries put him in the position to be drafted into the XFL.
Caldwell would be drafted 71st overall in the defensive back round by the St. Louis BattleHawks.
Just like Allen, Caldwell had success during his tenure as a Warhawk becoming a two-time All-Sun Belt Honorable Mention.
“It’s such a blessing and wonderful feeling to get drafted again,” Caldwell said.
Similar to Allen, Caldwell wants to use this opportunity as a way to keep playing football, but Caldwell also wants to propel himself back into the NFL.
“I want to make the best of this opportunity and give everything I got. I want to prove that I’m still that lockdown corner and great special team player,” Caldwell said.