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The XFL May Have Its First Star On Its Hands In PJ Walker

PJ Walker of the Houston Roughnecks takes the field.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 16: P.J. Walker #11 of the Houston Roughnecks walks on to the field before the XFL game against the St. Louis BattleHawks at TDECU Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas Campbell/XFL via Getty Images)

A star is being born right before out eyes. PJ Walker of the Houston Roughnecks is quickly making a name for himself in the XFL. For the third-straight week, the former Temple quarterback put on a show.

Walker spent three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before leaving for an opportunity with the Roughnecks. Andrew Luck recommended Walker to his father, Oliver, who happens to be the commissioner of the XFL.

In his XFL debut, Walker threw for 272 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. He followed up that performance with 170 passing yards and three touchdowns.

This afternoon Walker carried the Roughnecks to a win over the Tampa Bay Vipers. Not only did he throw for 306 yards and three touchdowns, he added 34 yards and another score on the ground. His performance caught the attention of many analysts, including Louis Riddick.

During the second quarter of today's game between the Roughnecks and Vipers, Walker may have pulled off the play of the year. Walker fumbled the snap, picked it up and somehow scramble all the way to the end zone for a touchdown. ESPN's broadcast duo of Greg McElroy and Steve Levy couldn't believe what they saw.

That wasn't the only jaw-dropping play that Walker made this afternoon.

Walker somehow threw an 84-yard touchdown to Cam Phillips while a defender was draped all over him.

At this pace, it might not be too long until Walker is back in the NFL.

Next up for the Roughnecks is a showdown with the Dallas Renegades. All eyes will be on Walker as he tries to boost his stock even further.