Shawn Oakman was probably best known for his massive frame as a defensive lineman when playing for the Baylor Bears. When he returned for his senior season, some scouts saw him as a potential No. 1 overall pick.
As his stock dropped during his final year of college, Oakman was charged with sexual assault, a charge which he was later found not guilty. Before finding his way to the XFL in 2020, Oakman was best known for an internet meme due to his size compared to the other players when standing at midfield during a coin toss.
You can watch Oakman register his first career sack below with the Los Angeles Wildcats.
— Tom (@XFLTom) February 9, 2020
Due to the legal issues at the time, Oakman went undrafted and was not signed to an NFL roster. He took his talents to the American Arena League in 2018 by signing with the Triangle Torch.
He transitioned to the Champions Indoor Football league that same season by joining the Bismark Bucks. In 2019, he was assigned to the Austin Generals of The Spring League before later rejoining the American Arena League with the West Virginia Roughriders.
Oakman originally did not make the roster for the Wildcats after he was drafted. He was waived in December before being resigned in January.
This 2020 XFL marks the start of what is the second incarnation of the league. The XFL was originally founded in 1999, but only held one season in 2001 before the league ceased operations. The current league features eight teams, with the season lasting through April 26 when the XFL Championship Game is held.
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