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Defenders QB Jordan Ta’amu named XFL Offensive POY

Feb 25, 2023; Las Vegas, NV, USA; D.C. Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta'amu (10) warms up before the game against the Vegas Vipers at Cashman Field. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

D.C. Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu was named the 2023 XFL Offensive Player of the Year on Friday.

Ta’amu guided the Defenders to a 9-1 regular-season record and a berth in the XFL Championship Game on May 13.

He completed 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,894 yards with 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

He also rushed for 298 yards and three scores and ranked second in the league in total offense (215.2).

Ta’amu, 25, played at Ole Miss before going undrafted in the NFL in 2019. He spent time with the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Washington Football Team and Carolina Panthers but has never appeared in an NFL game.

Ta’amu played for the St. Louis Battlehawks in the XFL in 2020 and for the USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits in 2022, leading the league in passing yards and touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

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