Stony Brook Football is going to be well represented in the restart of the XFL.
For the uninitiated, the once defunct league owned by WWE founder Vince McMahon, announced its return in 2018 after it shut down after running one season back in 2001.
The new league — which features eight teams — held its inaugural draft on Tuesday, where three former Seawolves were selected.
Linebacker Victor Ochi (Class of 2015) was picked by the New York Guardians, wide receiver Raymond Bolden (Class of 2017) was nabbed by the Houston Roughnecks, and tight end Connor Davis (Class of 2017) was selected by the St. Louis Battlehawks.
Since graduation, all three Seawolves have had stints in professional football.
- Ochi, one of three Stony Brook alums to be activated to an NFL roster, recorded a tackle with the New York Jets in 2016. He also spent time on the Baltimore Ravens, Kanas City Chiefs, and Tenessee Titans practice squads.
- Bolden, who had 66 receptions for 780 yards and nine touchdowns his senior year, landed a rookie minicamp invite with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018 before spending time in the Canadian Football League.
- Davis is the most recent to play pro ball, having participated in Alliance of American Football (AAF), a professional league that ran earlier this year before closing up shop after filing bankruptcy.
The XFL season will begin the weekend following the Super Bowl.
According to the Chicago Tribune, all 43 XFL games will be televised. Viewers will able to watch on either ABC, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 or FS2.
Top: The former Seawolves selected in the XFL draft (credit: Twitter).