Former Cowboys Wacha, Huff and Priester Make XFL Rosters

Tracy Ringolsby

Former Wyoming linebacker Lucas Wacha, the younger brother of big-league pitcher Michael Wacha, made the 52-man roster of the XFL Tampa team. Safety Robert Priester, a teammate of Wacha's at Wyoming, also is among the players to make the Tampa roster.

Safety Marqueston Huff, who played for Cowboys during the 2010-13 seasons made the roster of the Houston Roughnecks.

Wacha, who was a free-agent in the Dallas Cowboys camp in 2017, was helping coach his high school team in Pleasant Grove, Tex., when he learned he had been selected by Tampa.

Check out the reaction: https://twitter.com/i/status/1217860902000766977

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgvJspzy06Q

Wacha, 6-1, 230,  appeared in 46 games for the Cowboys, finishing 23rd in Mountain West history with 177 solo tackles, 14th on the MW all-time list with 167 assists, and 15th all-time with 344 total tackles.

His brother, Michael, who attended Texas A&M, was a first-round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals, and pitched the past six seasons in St. Louis before signing with the Mets as a free agent in the off-season.

Wacha's Wyoming highlight film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgvJspzy06Q

Priester, 5-9,181, is a native of Tampa.

Huff, 5-11, 196, appeared in 41 NFL games in a three-year stretch in whic he played for Tennessee (2014-15) and Baltimore (2016). He finished his Wyoming career with 249 tackles, including 140 solo tackles, and four intercepitons. 

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