Andrew Luck’s Father to Become Commissioner of XFL
Andrew Luck has been in the headlines all offseason long, but now his father Oliver is in the news as he will reportedly become the commissioner of the new XFL.
One of the reasons Andrew Luck has been a phenom from a young age has been the influence of his father.
Oliver Luck was a successful college quarterback at West Virginia before he was drafted in the second round by the Houston Oilers in 1982.
Oliver spent five years in the NFL as a backup quarterback with the Oilers from 1982-86.
Oliver Luck has been extremely active in sports management ever since his playing career ended.
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He was the first president and general manager of the MLS’s Houston Dynamo during the 2000’s, and his most recent occupation was at his alma mater West Virginia where he was the Director of Intercollegiate Athletes.
Oliver also held an executive role with the NCAA where he oversaw the organization’s regulatory functions during his time at West Virginia.
Oliver Luck will now return to professional sports as the commissioner and CEO of the XFL as they reboot their league.
The original XFL only lasted one season before it folded back in 2001. Vince McMahon, the CEO of the WWE and the founder of Alpha Entertainment, announced in January that he would bring back the alternative football league with a target launch date of 2020.
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Hiring Oliver Luck as the commissioner and CEO gives the league a certain amount of credibility as they try to tap back into the football market.
Let’s just hope Oliver doesn’t convince his son to leave Indianapolis for an opportunity in the XFL.