DALLAS – The Dallas Renegades of the newly reformed XFL professional football league selected former Fort Hays State standout safety Doyin Jibowu in the 2019 XFL Draft on Wednesday (Oct. 16). Jibowu was an undrafted free agent signing in the spring of 2019 with the Chicago Bears of the NFL, but was released prior to the start of the regular season in September.
Jibowu played in four preseason games with the Chicago Bears in 2019 before his release when the Bears trimmed their roster for the regular season. Over the four games, he recorded seven tackles and one interception.
Training camps for XFL teams will begin in November of 2019. The first regular season games are set to begin in February of 2020. The regular season will consist of 10 weeks, while the playoffs and championship game will be in April. The Dallas Renegades will be playing home games inside of Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, the long-time home of the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.
Jibowu was a two-time All-America selection by the Don Hansen Football Committee and finished his senior year of 2018 with 57 tackles, including 6 for loss, 2 interceptions, 1 sack, and 11 pass breakups. He wrapped his impressive four-year career at FHSU with 276 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, and 26 pass breakups. Jibowu was a three-time All-MIAA First Team selection at defensive back and received Academic All-America honors from CoSIDA in his time at FHSU. Jibowu helped FHSU to back-to-back MIAA Championships and NCAA Playoff appearances in 2017 and 2018 and a pair of bowl game appearances in 2015 and 2016.