Orlando Guardians

Orlando Guardians

Team Information

Founded 2018
Owner(s) RedBird Capital Partners, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia's Alpha Acquico, LLC.

2023 Regular Season Leaders

All Statistics

Orlando Guardians Bio

Orlando Guardians Info

The Orlando Guardians are a professional football team based out of Orlando, Florida. The Orlando Guardians was established in 2018 as the New York Guardians. They were part of the eight original teams playing in XFL 2020. When the league became defunct in 2020 it was taken over by new ownership. The team was shifted from New York to Orlando and rebranded as the Orlando Guardians to compete in XFL 2023. They became the only professional football team to represent the city of Orlando when the XFL decided to set up the franchise there. The Orlando Guardians compete in the South Division of the XFL.

Location, Stadium, and Team colors

The Orlando Guardians are headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando Guardians are currently the only outdoor football team in Orlando after the Orlando Apollo's of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) disbanded in 2019. The Orlando Guardians will be the representatives of football in the city which also has the Orlando Magic (NBA), Orlando City SC (MLS), Orlando Solar Bears (NHL), and the Orlando Pride (NWSL).

Camping World Stadium

The home stadium for the Orlando Guardians is the Camping World Stadium located in Orlando, Florida. The stadium has a long history as it was established under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. It opened as the Orlando Stadium and has been famous since 1947 for being the host stadium of the Citrus Bowl. Currently it is the host stadium for the Cheez-It Bowl apart from being home to the Orlando Guardians.

The official colors for the Orlando Guardians are green, lime and gray. Their logo is that of a panther and is represented in the colors of the team. The jerseys for the Orlando Guardians are created by Under Armor who are the official kit provider for all XFL teams.

Orlando Guardians Roster

12Quinten DormadyQBCentral Michigan
3Deondre FrancoisQBHampton
6Paxton LynchQBMemphis
26Devin DarringtonRBVirginia
30Jah-Maine MartinRBNorth Carolina A&T
16Dontez ByrdWRTennessee Tech
5Stephen GuidryWRMississippi State
18Andrew JamielWRStonehill
11Cody LatimerWRIndiana
15Javonta PaytonWRTennessee
14Charleston RamboWRMiami
17Eli RogersWRLouisville
10Deddrick ThomasWRMississippi State
80Ryan BeckerTESMU
87Logan CarterTEOklahoma State
75Ja'Chai BakerOLSouth Alabama
77Abdul BeechamOLKansas State
70Sunday DengOLNorthwestern Oklahoma State
59Ze'Veyon FurcronOLSouthern Illinois
65Jordan IghofoseOLGrambling
64Fred LauinaOLOregon State
55David MooreOLGrambling
58Jalen SpadyOLFlorida A&M
48Ja'Quain BlakelyDLTennessee
34Nick CoeDLAuburn
36Jacoby JonesDLTexas
56Stansly MapongaDLTCU
49Emmanuel OlengaDLTennessee State
88Caeveon PattonDLTexas State
99Trevon SandersDLTroy
94Khristian TateDLGeorgetown
9Gerald WillisDLMiami
41Jeremiah GemmelLBNorth Carolina
31Lakia HenryLBOle Miss
44Terrance PlummerLBUCF
46Tegray ScalesLBIndiana
53Terrance SmithLBFlorida State
40Erroll ThompsonLBMississippi State
35Baylen BuchananDBLouisiana Tech
2Javaris DavisDBAuburn
22Matt ElamDBFlorida
43Josh Harvey-ClemonsDBLouisville
1C.J. HolmesDBJackson State
23Najeem HoseinDBFerris State
13Mike LeeDBKansas
38Marcus MurphyDBMississippi State
32Justin RogersDBUTEP
24Roman TatumDBSouthern Illinois
21Shaquille WigginsDBTennessee
0Jose BorregalesKMiami
19Johnny TownsendKFlorida

Coaching Staff

Terrell BuckleyHead Coach
Patrick AustinDir. of Team Operations
Larry LeeDir. Player Personnel
Robert FordOffensive Coordinator
Lamar ThomasAssistant Head Coach/ Wide Receivers/ Special Teams
Brett JohnsonTight Ends
Tony CarterDefensive Coordinator
Ty WarrenDefensive Line
Mark SnyderLinebackers
Keith WagnerOffensive Line
Chris StampsQuality Control
Rachel SharpeAthletic Trainer
Robert M. MonicaEquipment Manager
Ben LawsonVideo Manager

Orlando Guardians Schedule and Results

Week 1

Sat., Feb. 18 – Orlando Guardians at Houston Roughnecks (TDECU Stadium), 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN/FX

Final Score: Roughnecks 33, Guardians 12

Week 2

Sun., Feb. 26 – Orlando Guardians vs. San Antonio Brahmas (Camping World Stadium), 4 p.m. ET on ESPN

Final Score: Brahmas 30, Guardians 12

Week 3

Sun., March 5 – Orlando Guardians at Arlington Renegades (Choctaw Stadium), 4 p.m. ET on FX

Week 4

Sat., March 11 – Orlando Guardians vs. Houston Roughnecks (Camping World Stadium), 7 p.m. ET on FX

Week 5

Sat., March 18 – Orlando Guardians at Vegas Vipers (Cashman Stadium), 10 p.m. ET on FX

Week 6

Sat., March 25 – Orlando Guardians vs. Seattle Sea Dragons (Camping World Stadium), 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN

Week 7

Sun., April 2 – Orlando Guardians vs. D.C. Defenders (Camping World Stadium), 7 p.m. ET on FX

Week 8

Sat., April 8 – Orlando Guardians vs. Arlington Renegades (Camping World Stadium), 4 p.m. ET on ESPN

Week 9

Sat., April 15 – Orlando Guardians at San Antonio Brahmas (Alamodome), 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2

Week 10

Sat., April 22 – Orlando Guardians at St. Louis Battlehawks (The Dome), 12 p.m. ET on ESPN

Who are the Orlando Guardians' top players?

The Orlando Guardians have a great offense with former Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch leading the line as quarterback. His former Broncos teammate Cody Latimer and former Pittsburgh Steelers player Eli Rogers will prove to be explosive options as wide receivers.

Defensive Backs Matt Elam and Marcus Murphy will provide experience and strength to the Guardians’ defense.

Orlando Guardians’ Standout players :

  • Matt Elam – Defensive Back

  • Cody Latimer – Wide Receiver

  • Paxton Lynch – Quarterback

  • Eli Rogers – Wide Receiver

What is the Orlando Guardians’ Win-Loss record?

The Orlando Guardians will have 10 regular season games in the season. In the 2020 XFL season when they played as the New York Guardians, the team had a record of 3-2 before the season was canceled.

Guardians’ 2023 XFL record

Win: 0

Loss: 2

Draw: 0

Where can I watch Orlando Guardians games?

The games for 2023 XFL are being streamed and aired across a number of channels. To catch the Orlando Guardians live in action you can check out either FX, ESPN, or ABC depending on the schedule.

How do the Orlando Guardians compare to the other XFL teams?

The Orlando Guardians have one of the youngest squads in the XFL and will look to rely on their energy to see through games. Quarterback Paxton Lynch has the ability to create impressive plays and the Guardians will be looking to rely on their wide receivers Cody Latimer and Eli Rogers. Running back Jah-Maine Martin will prove to be a focal point of the Guardians’ attack.

The Guardians have a team good enough to compete in the XFL however, they are certainly less favorable to win when pitted against Southern Division rivals Houston Roughnecks, Arlington Renegades or the San Antonio Brahmas.

Who is the owner of the Orlando Guardians?

The Orlando Guardians are completely owned by the XFL. Dwayne "The Rock '' Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Gerry Cardinale are the XFL's sole team owners. In 2020, Dwayne Johnson's Alpha Acquico LLC, Vince Mcmahon's Red Bird Capital, Dany Garcia, and Gerry Cardinale bought the XFL from its previous owner. Since then, they have made significant changes to the league finally relaunching its latest season in 2023.

How much did the Orlando Guardians cost to purchase?

The Orlando Guardians were purchased along with the rights to the XFL itself as all XFL teams are owned by the league. The teams competing in the XFL including the Guardians 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 Orlando Guardians won?

The Orlando Guardians are a brand-new XFL franchise that was formerly headquartered in New York. The COVID-19 epidemic caused the 2020 XFL to be canceled, hence it did not last past Week 5. The first championship up for grabs for any team in the XFL Championship in 2023. This year, the Guardians will try to engrave their name on the XFL Championship trophy.


Currently the Orlando Guardians are the only professional outdoor football team to be based out of the city of Orlando, Florida.  
The Orlando Guardians are owned by the XFL franchise itself. The XFL is jointly owned by Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale. 
The Orlando Guardians head coach is Terrell Buckley. He is a former NFL player who played for teams like the Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants and the New York Jets. The Super Bowl XXXVI winner (with the Patriots) was the cornerbacks coach for Ole Miss before taking up the head coach position for the Guardians. 
Tickets for the Orlando Guardians start at around $5 and can go up to $180 or even more. Season tickets for the Orlando Guardians can be purchased for around $100.
The Orlando Guardians home stadium is the Camping World Stadium located in 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, Florida.
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