CHEYENNE – Three former University of Wyoming football standouts were selected on the first day of the XFL Draft on Tuesday.
Wide receiver Tanner Gentry was the third pick in the third round by the New York Guardians, while offensive lineman Ryan Cummings was the first pick in the seventh round by the Los Angeles Wildcats. Linebacker Lucas Wacha was chosen in the 27th round by the Tampa Bay Vipers.
Gentry played for the Cowboys from 2013-16, where he played in 42 games, recorded 2,815 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch over his career. Gentry spent the past two seasons on the Chicago Bears practice squad. He played in four games in 2017, recording three receptions for 35 yards.
Cummings played for UW from 2014-17. A 6-foot-6, 309-pound interior lineman, Cummings received a spring camp invite from the NFL’s Houston Texans and then played for the Alliance of American Football’s Salt Lake Stallions before the league folded prior to the conclusion of its first season this past spring.
Wacha finished with 344 tackles from 2013-16, including 177 solo stops. The 6-1, 225-pounder spent time in camp with the Dallas Cowboys and eventually suited up for the Hamilton Tiger Cats in the Canadian Football League.
The XFL Draft concludes today.
Six other former UW players are eligible for the draft. That group includes: Nico Evans (running back); D.J. May (running back); Youhanna Ghaifan (defensive tackle); Marqueston Huff (safety); and Robert Priester (safety).