|Alpha Acquico, LLC: (RedBird Capital Partners; Dwayne Johnson; Dany Garcia)
Houston Roughnecks Info
The Houston Roughnecks are a football team who compete in the Xtreme Football League (XFL). The Houston Roughnecks was founded by Vince McMahon in 2018 as part of the first season of the XFL. The team was suspended in 2020 following the cancellation of the 2020 XFL. However, the Houston Roughnecks were restored in 2023 to play in the 2023 XFL season. The Roughnecks had an undefeated season in the 2020 edition of the XFL till it was cancelled. The team returned for the 2023 XFL season with a new logo and now competes in the South division of the XFL.
Location, Stadium, and Team Colors
The Houston Roughnecks are based out of Houston, Texas. They became the second football team based out of Houston, Texas with the NFL team Houston Texans also based out of the city. The Houston Roughnecks have two rivals in the XFL with the other two Texan teams being the Dallas Renegades and the newly added San Antonio Brahmas.
The John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
The team’s home stadium is the John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium. It is the official stadium of the University of Houston. The stadium also hosts the Houston Cougars college football team of the NCAA. The TDECU stadium was revamped in 2013 costing $128 million. The stadium can host up to 40,000 people.
The Houston Roughnecks have their team colors set in red, navy blue and gray. All jerseys and helmets for the Houston Roughnecks are designed and manufactured by Under Armour.
Houston Roughnecks Roster
|New Mexico State
|San Jose State
|Dir. Team Operations
|Dir. Player Personnel
|Offensive Quality Control
Houston Roughnecks Schedule and Results
Sat., Feb. 18 – Houston Roughnecks vs. Orlando Guardians (TDECU Stadium), 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/FX
Final Score: Roughnecks 33, Guardians 12
Sun., Feb. 26 – Houston Roughnecks vs. Arlington Renegades (TDECU Stadium), 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Sun., March 5 – Houston Roughnecks vs. San Antonio Brahmas (TDECU Stadium), 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Sat., March 11 – Houston Roughnecks at Orlando Guardians (Camping World Stadium), 7 p.m. ET on FX
Thurs., March 16 – Houston Roughnecks at Seattle Sea Dragons (Lumen Field), 9 p.m. ET on FX
Mon., March 27– Houston Roughnecks at D.C. Defenders (Audi Field), 7 p.m. ET on FX
Sat., April 1 – Houston Roughnecks vs. St. Louis Battlehawks (TDECU Stadium), 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2
Sun., April 9 – Houston Roughnecks at San Antonio Brahmas (Alamodome), 3 p.m. ET on ABC
Sat., April 15 – Houston Roughnecks vs. Vegas Vipers (TDECU Stadium), 12:30 p.m. ET on ABC
Sun., April 23 – Houston Roughnecks at Arlington Renegades (Choctaw Stadium), 3 p.m. ET on ESPN
Who are the Houston Roughnecks' top players?
The Houston Roughnecks can be one of the best teams in the league with the backing of their head coach Wade Philips. The Super Bowl 50 winner (as defensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos), Wade Philips has a ton of experience to get the best out of his team. Quarterback Cole McDonald has the arms to provide the Roughneck with a distribution that can get their offense going.
Wide Receivers Deontay Burnett (former Philadelphia Eagles player) and Jontre Kirklin are notable players to aid McDonald.
Houston Roughnecks’ Standout players:
Cole McDonald - Quarterback
Deontay Burnett- Wide Receiver
Jontre Kirklin- Wide Receiver
What is the Houston Roughnecks’ Win-Loss record?
The Houston Roughnecks will have 10 regular season games in the season. In the 2020 XFL season, the Roughnecks had a record of 5-0 before the season was canceled.
Roughnecks 2023 XFL record
Where can I watch Houston Roughnecks games?
The games for the 2023 XFL are being streamed and aired across a number of channels. To catch the Houston Roughnecks live in action you can check out either FX, ESPN, or ABC depending on the schedule.
How do the Houston Roughnecks compare to the other XFL teams?
The Houston Roughnecks are strong contenders in the South Division of the XFL. With Wade Phillips as their head coach, they have the backing of years of experience to see them out of tough situations. The Roughnecks have more going on for their offense than their defense which makes the team more reliant on their offensive prowess to see through games. They will look to win over their Texas rivals, the Arlington Renegades and the newly formed San Antonio Brahmas.
Who is the owner of the Houston Roughnecks?
All teams in the XFL are owned by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale. Dwayne Johnson’s company Alpha Acquico LLC along with Dany Garcia and Red Bird Capital’s Gerry Cardinale acquired the XFL from original owner Vince Mcmahon in 2020 and they revamped the league since then, finally restarting it in 2023.
How much did the Houston Roughnecks cost to purchase?
The teams competing in the XFL including the Roughnecks were all purchased by Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia when they bought over the XFL from Vince McMahon for $15 million.
How many championships have the Houston Roughnecks won?
The XFL 2023 is the revamped season for the Spring football league. The 2020 XFL season could not be fully completed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Houston Roughnecks will be competing for the first XFL Championship which can be won. They are one of the strongest contenders for the XFL Championship title.