Five former Rainbow Warriors selected in 2022 XFL Draft

XFL Draft 2022
XFL Draft 2022(kylechinen | Hawaii News Now)
Published: Nov. 16, 2022 at 11:32 AM HST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2022 at 6:18 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two former University of Hawaii football players were selected in the 2022 XFL Draft.

Former UH wide receiver/running back Calvin Turner Jr. was drafted in the second round with the 14th overall pick by the San Antonio Brahmas while wide receiver Cedric Byrd was taken in the third round with the 24th overall pick by the Houston Roughnecks.

On the defensive side, former UH defensive backs Cortez Davis and Rojesterman Farris were taken in the later rounds — Davis was taken by the D.C. Defenders and Farris was selected by the Seattle Sea Dragons.

Rounding out the first day of the draft, offensive lineman Kohl Levao who was also taken by the Brahmas.

During his two seasons in the Green and Black, Turner Jr. did it all playing wideout, running back and returned kicks and punts. He tallied 647 yards rushing, 1,422 yards receiving while scoring 23 touchdowns during his tenure.

Byrd was also a two-year player for the Rainbow Warriors, racking up 2,067 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns.

The 2022 XFL Draft will conclude on Thursday, November 16th.