XFL Names Andrew Luck's Father, Oliver, Commissioner and CEO

XFL Names Andrew Luck's Father, Oliver, Commissioner and CEO

Oliver Luck will become the first commissioner and chief executive officer of the XFL, it was announced Tuesday.

"The XFL will be a labor of love as I get to combine my experiences as a player and executive", Luck told ESPN in an email.

He said the XFL presents an opportunity to reimagine football, from how it is played to how it is delivered and consumed by fans.

Luck will leave his leadership role at the NCAA, where he oversaw the organization's regulatory functions, including eligibility requirements and academic affairs, and the eligibility center.

Luck said McMahon assured him the XFL will be a more serious endeavor than the first time around, when the league tried to use some of the WWE's sexed-up, tough-talking antics to spice up second-rate football.

Vince McMahon's XFL now has a boss. and it's the same man who happened to raise one of the NFL's best quarterbacks - Oliver Luck!

Luck played quarterback at West Virginia and earned his law degree at the University of Texas during National Football League offseasons while playing for the Houston Oilers. He graduated from University of Texas law school in 1987.

"Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football", XFL founder and chairman Vince McMahon said in a statement, via ESPN. He also noted that they submitted a proposal to 30 markets that could potentially host one of the planned eight teams for the league launch in 2020.

Delivering authentic, high energy football for the whole family at an affordable price, the XFL will offer fast-paced games with fewer play stoppages and simpler rules. The XFL will also establish a health, wellness and safety program that meets the needs of today's athletes.

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