XFL Names Oliver Luck Commissioner/CEO

McMahon’s football league taps former NFL quarterback
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Former NFL player and league executive Oliver Luck will helm Vince McMahon's XFL.

The XFL, the professional football league being started by WWE founder Vince McMahon, has named Oliver Luck as commissioner and CEO.

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Luck played quarterback in the NFL — his son Andrew now plays for the Indianapolis Colts — and has been an exec in both the NFL and NCAA.

“Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for re-imagining the game of football,” said McMahon, XFL founder and chair. “His experience as both an athlete and executive will ensure the long-term success of the XFL.”

The XFL is scheduled to kick off in early 2020 and promises a more fan-centric experience, with faster paced games and a family-friendly environment across media platforms.

Plans for the XFL at launch include eight teams, 40-man active rosters and a 10-week regular-season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game.

“Football has always been a constant in my life, and I’m excited about the unique opportunity to present America’s favorite sport to fans in a new way,” Luck said. “The XFL will create first-class organizations that local cities across the country will be proud of.”