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Taylor Cornelius Selected by Tampa Bay Vipers in XFL Draft

Corn is headed to Tampa.

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Taylor Cornelius is headed to the XFL.

The Tampa Bay Vipers took Cornelius in the ninth round of the XFL skill player draft Tuesday morning. Cornelius joins former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray on the Vipers’ roster. Murray was the team’s assigned quarterback.

Tampa Bay’s coach and general manager is Marc Trestman. Trestman’s coaching career began in 1981, where he has since coached on the college, NFL and even CFL levels before this XFL job. Trestman was the Chicago Bears’ head coach for two seasons where he accumulated a 13-19 record. Trestman had a 72-54 record in his seven CFL seasons, where he won three Grey Cups.

Cornelius threw for 3,978 yards and 32 touchdowns at Oklahoma State in 2018. That’s the fifth-most passing yards and fourth-most passing touchdowns in a season in program history.

Cornelius went undrafted in the NFL Draft before signing a rookie mini-camp deal with the Green Bay Packers, where he didn’t stick.

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