Betting on the St. Louis BattleHawks

The new XFL football league has come to the St. Louis area in the form of the St. Louis BattleHawks, and with it, pro football betting once again has a place in the region. Football bettors are lining up to wager on their favorite XFL teams and are puffing out their chests for the kickoff of the 2020 XFL season.

Before 2015, St. Louis was the home of the NFL’s Rams, when they returned to Los Angeles.  But who wants to be a sheep, anyway? Now, the BattleHawks glide into St. Louis to build a nest, develop a perennial XFL powerhouse, and ruffle the feathers of the NFL.

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St. Louis Battlehawks

St. Louis BattleHawks Betting Odds & Team Info

The BattleHawks are ready to shred the competition for the XFL 2020 season, and oddsmakers are lining up to provide attractive lines for St. Louis bettors. We have all the latest odds for the St. Louis BattleHawks below, but be sure to keep checking back for new and up-to-date XFL weekly lines.


St. Louis, MO

The Dome at America’s Center


Team Colors:
Navy, Blue, and Gray

Head Coach and GM:
Jonathan Hayes

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St. Louis BattleHawks Coaches

Head Coach/GM: Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes is a former standout tight end at the University of Iowa.  After his senior season in 1985, he was drafted by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, where he spent the next nine years. Hayes then moved to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the final three years of his NFL playing career, after which he directed his aim toward a future in coaching.

Hayes joined current Dallas Renegades head coach Bob Stoops' staff at the University of Oklahoma as a tight end coach in 1999.  While there, he won a national title.  In 2003, Hayes was hired by the Cincinnati Bengals as a tight ends coach, and he remained there until 2018 when the team parted ways with head coach Marvin Lewis.

The 2020 season will mark the first time that Hayes has held the position of head coach, and his professional career has come full circle, back to Missouri where it all began. While the Bengals ran a balanced offensive attack during his time there, it remains to be seen whether the BattleHawks offense will favor the pass or the run. The team name obviously implies an emphasis on the air game, but the only sure thing is that Coach Hayes will have opposing defenses sweating the BattleHawks’ every move as they try to figure out what he’s up to.

Offensive Coaching Staff
  • OC/QB Coach – Chuck Long
  • RB Coach – Reggie Davis
  • WR Coach – Az-Zahir Hakim
  • OL Coach – Brian Braswell
  • TE Coach – Nick Siciliano
  • Asst. OL Coach/alumni relations – Grant Williams
Defensive Coaching Staff
  • DC/DL Coach – Jay Hayes
  • Co-DC/LB Coach – Matt Raich
  • DB Coach – Tim Lewis
  • Asst. DB Coach – Chris Crocker
  • Asst. DL Coach – Michael George
2020 St. Louis BattleHawks Roster
Battlehawks Active Roster - 2020

00        Payne, Jake       DT        6'4       300      Shenandoah
2          Washington, L'Damian   WR       6'4       216      Missouri
4          Fitzgerald, Nick QB        6'5       227      Mississippi State
5          Russolino, Taylor           K          6'0       170      Millsaps
6          Heinicke, Taylor QB        6'1       205      Old Dominion
7          King, Marquette            P          6'0       192      Fort Valley State
10        Ta'amu, Jordan QB        6'2       221      Mississippi
14        Agudosi, Carlton           WR       6'6       220      Rutgers
15        Pierson-El, De'Mornay   WR       5'9       194      Nebraska
17        Mumphery, Keith          WR       6'0       210      Michigan State
20        Tillery, Lenard   RB        5'9       201      Southern University
23        Robinson, Kenny           S          6'2       198      West Virginia
21        Jones-Quartey, Harold   DB        5'11"    215      Findlay
24        Jones, Matt       RB        6'2       227      Florida
22        White, Ryan      CB        5'11"    196      Auburn
25        Hill, Will            S          6'1       202      Florida
26        McCoil, Dexter  S          6'4       224      Tulsa
28        Nelson, Robert  CB        5'10      174      Arizona State
29        Rivers, David     CB        6'0       185      Youngstown State
31        Caldwell, Trey   CB        5'8       188      Louisiana-Monroe
33        Michael, Christine         RB        5'10      220      Texas A&M
35        Wade, D'Montre           CB        6'0       200      Murray State
36        Ford, Keith        RB        5'10      219      Texas A&M
41        Hillary, Darius   DB        5'10      183      Wisconsin
42        Jones, Shaq       DE        6'2       248      Alabama-Birmingham
44        Powell, Joe       S          6'2       235      Globe Tech
48        Carew, Tanner  LS         6'1       245      Oregon
53        President, Gimel           DE        6'4       275      Illinois
54        Hendrix, Dewayne         DL        6'4       269      Pittsburgh
55        Ankrah, Andrew            DE        6'3       216      James Madison
56        Hoskins, Ro'Derrick       LB        6'2       230      Florida State
57        Garvin, Terence             LB        6'3       242      West Virginia
58        Beauharnais, Steve        LB        6'0       240      Rutgers
61        Reagan, Bruno  OT        6'3       322      Vanderbilt
64        Miller, Michael  OG       6'4       298      Washburn
66        Allen, Dejon      OG       6'3       290      Hawaii
67        Folkerts, Brian   OG       6'4       310      Washburn
69        McDonald, Andrew       OT        6'5       316      Indiana
72        Campos, Jake    OG       6'7       320      Iowa State
73        McCants, Matt  OT        6'5       309      Alabama-Birmingham
75        Wallace, Brian   OL        6'5       326      Arkansas
76        Perkins, Kent    OT        6'5       311      Texas
82        Hunt, Cole        TE        6'6       254      Texas Christian
83        Saxton, Wes      TE        6'4       240      South Alabama
84        Russell, Alonzo  WR       6'4       218      Toledo
85        Lucas, Marcus   WR       6'5       220      Missouri
87        Reilly, Brandon WR       6'1       202      Nebraska
90        Sayles, Casey    DT        6'3       289      Ohio
94        Soulek, Kellen   DT        6'4       310      South Dakota State
95        Ward, Channing            DT        6'4       260      Mississippi
96        Lambert, Davonte         DT        6'1       279      Auburn
98        Clarke, Will       DL        6'6       271      West Virginia

Battlehawks Notable Players
Jordan Ta’amu, QB

The BattleHawks are ready to soar in 2020 with Jordan Ta’amu under center. A dual threat to run or pass, Jordan is always keeping opposing defenses on their heels.  After spending the 2019 preseason with the Houston Texans of the NFL, Ta’amu was drafted by the BattleHawks. He quickly made an impression on Coach Hayes and has flown up the depth chart to gain the starting job.

Christine Michael, RB

Michael first turned heads as a member of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. His explosive speed and impressive size make him a tough ball carrier to bring down. After being out of the game for a season, Michael has once again tied up the cleats and is ready to make opposing defenses his prey.

Matt Jones, RB

A large and imposing presence, Jones will push Michael for playing time at the running back position. After a productive tenure at the University of Florida, Jones punished opposing defenses as a member of the Washington Redskins. Now Jones looks to get his career back on track and help the BattleHawks fly high in 2020.

2019 XFL Draft Recap
Offensive Draft

Tier 1 Quarterback Allocations

Jordan Ta'amu – QB - Ole Miss
Taylor Heinicke – QB – Old Dominion *Selected in supplemental draft

Phase 1: Skill Players

1          6          Christine Michael          RB        Texas A&M      
2          11        Brogan Roback  QB        Eastern Michigan         
3          22        De'Mornay Pierson-El    WR       Nebraska         
4          27        L'Damian Washington   WR       Missouri          
5          38        Wes Saxton       TE        South Alabama
6          43        Marcus Lucas    WR       Missouri          
7          54        Matt Jones        RB        Florida 
8          59        Ishmael Hyman WR       James Madison
9          70        Alonzo Russell   WR       Toledo 
10        75        Jordan Lasley    WR       UCLA

Phase 2: Offensive Line

1          3          Matt McCants   OT        UAB     
2          14        Brian Folkerts   G          Washburn        
3          19        Dallas Thomas   G          Tennessee       
4          30        Kent Perkins     OT        Texas   
5          35        Jake Campos     G          Iowa State       
6          46        Tyler Gauthier   C          Miami 
7          51        Blake Muir        G          Baylor  
8          62        James Murray   C          Holy Cross       
9          67        Juwann Bushell-Beatty  G          Michigan         
10        78        St. Louis BattleHawks    Dejon Allen       G          Hawaii

Defensive Draft

Phase 3: Defensive Front Seven

1          2          Casey Sayles     DT        Ohio    
2          15        Terence Garvin LB        West Virginia   
3          18        Andrew Ankrah DE        James Madison
4          31        Jamell Garcia-Williams  DE        UAB     
5          34        Channing Ward DT        Ole Miss          
6          47        Khyri Thornton  DT        Southern Miss  
7          50        Gimel President DE        Illinois 
8          63        Marcus Hardison           DT        Arizona State   
9          66        Nicholas Grigsby           LB        Pittsburgh        
10        79        Corbin Kaufusi  DE        BYU

Phase 4: Defensive Backs

1          7          Herb Miller       S          Florida Atlantic
2          10        Will Hill S          Florida 
3          23        D'Montre Wade            CB        Murray State   
4          26        Dexter McCoil   S          Toledo 
5          39        Kenny Robinson            S          West Virginia   
6          42        Marquez White CB        Florida State    
7          55        Trovon Reed     CB        Auburn
8          58        Joe Powell        S          Globe Institute of Technology   
9          71        Trey Caldwell    CB        Louisiana–Monroe       
10        74        Ryan White       CB        Auburn

Open Draft

Phase 4: Open Draft

Lenard Tillery    RB        Southern         
Ray Lawry         RB        Old Dominion  
Sherman Badie    RB        Tulane 
Brandon Reilly     WR       Nebraska         
Carlton Agudosi   WR       Rutgers
Damoun Patterson    WR       Youngstown State        
Davon Grayson    WR       East Carolina    
DeVozea Felton    WR       Tuskegee         
Cole Hunt         TE        TCU     
Connor Davis    TE        Stony Brook     
Andrew McDonald        OT        Indiana
Bruno Reagan   OT        Vanderbilt       
Avery Young     G          Auburn
Korren Kirven    G          Alabama          
Michael Miller  G          Washburn        
Farrington Hugenin       DE        Kentucky         
Markus Jones    DE        Angelo State    
Shaq Jones        DE        UAB     
Ulric Jones        DE        South Carolina
Davonte Lambert          DT        Auburn
Jake Payne        DT        Shenandoah    
Kellen Soulek    DT        South Dakota State      
Garret Dooley   LB        Wisconsin        
Ro'Derrick Hoskins        LB        Florida State    
Steve Beauharnais        LB        Rutgers
Charles James   CB        Charleston Southern    
Clifton Duck      CB        Appalachian State        
Elliott Fry          K          South Carolina 
Jack Fox            P          Rice     
John Wirtel       LS         Kansas

Supplemental Draft

Terrance Williams         WR       Baylor  
Ethan Wolf       TE        Tennessee       
Kevin Bowen     OT        East Central     
Chandler Miller G          Tulsa   
Will Clarke        DT        West Virginia   
Stevie Tu'ikolovatu        DT        USC     
Darius Hillary    S          Wisconsin        
Harold Jones-Quartey    S          Findlay
Marquette King P          Fort Valley State

2020 St. Louis BattleHawks Schedule

Week 1: @ Dallas Renegades
Week 2: @ Houston Roughnecks
Week 3: New York Guardians
Week 4: Seattle Dragons
Week 5: @ DC Defenders
Week 6: @ Tampa Bay Vipers
Week 7: Los Angeles Wildcats
Week 8: @ New York Guardians
Week 9: Tampa Bay Vipers
Week 10: DC Defenders

Post Season

Eastern Conference Playoffs: Saturday, April 18 at 3 PM
XFL Championship Game: Sunday, April 26 at 3 PM

Battlehawks Schedule

XFL Salaries - St. Louis Battlehawks

The St. Louis BattleHawks salary structure will be the same as all other teams in the XFL.  Based on what we’ve heard so far, the average salary for an XFL player will be $55,000 or so.  Weekly roster bonuses will be awarded based on player availability, and a winner’s share bonus will be given to the team that is victorious each game.

Quarterbacks and other skill position players that produce at a high level will have a chance to earn a salary that is considerably higher than the league average. These increases in pay will be based mainly on incentives being met, as is the case for the XFL coaching staff salary, which tops out at $500,000 annually.