CHEYENNE -- Nico Evans, the Mountain West's leading rusher in 2018, received an official invite Friday to join the XFL Player Draft Pool.

The former Wyoming Cowboy running back could potentially be drafted by the new expansion football league that is set to begin in February of 2020.

"Extremely Blessed!" Evans wrote on Twitter Friday afternoon. "Let's get to it."

Evans went undrafted last spring but received an invite to Philadelphia Eagles camp. He was released shortly after.

Last season, Evans had a breakout year in the Cowboys' backfield, rushing for 1,325 yards on 204 carries. He also scored eight touchdowns. The Los Angeles product is listed at 5-feett, 9-inches and 211 pounds.

The XFL will have franchises in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Saint Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay and Washington D.C.

The new league is owned by Vince McMahon's Alpha Entertainment. McMahon started the original XFL in 2001. It last just one season.

The new league will feature a 10-game season and a two-week postseason. Oliver Luck, father of recently retired Colts' quarterback, Andrew Luck, is the league's commissioner.

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