XFL

The XFL announced on Tuesday that former NFL quarterback and NCAA executive Oliver Luck will be the commissioner and CEO of the football league when it relaunches in 2020.

Luck is the father of current Indianapolis Colts NFL quarterback Andrew Luck and had previously been the president of the NFL Europe developmental league, as well as part of a group that kickstarted the Houston Texans NFL team when it launched in 2002.

ESPN has coverage of the announcement, with the following comments by Luck and XFL founder Vince McMahon about the move.

Luck: “The XFL will be a labor of love as I get to combine my experiences as a player and executive. I’m thrilled to have this unique opportunity to reimagine the game that has been a constant in my life for 40 years.”

McMahon: “Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football, his experience as both an athlete and executive will ensure the long-term success of the XFL.”