Rambo To Play In The Metroplex on Sunday

Charleston Rambo, a 2017 Cedar Hill High School Graduate, will compete in the Metroplex at the professional level this Sunday.

Rambo, a wide receiver for the XFL’s Orlando Guardians (0-2), will face the Arlington Renegades (1-1) at 3 p.m. Sunday at Choctaw Stadium.

“It’s going to be a show – we’re going to go out there and leave with a win,” said Rambo, who has five receptions for 26 yards through two games.

Rambo, 23, is part of the new XFL, which was re-started by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – three years after the COVID-19 Pandemic curtailed the league. 

While the eight franchises represent cities from Orlando to Seattle, they all practice in North Texas during the week.

“I’ve been in the DFW area my whole life, and it’s great playing football here while living out my dreams,” Rambo said.

Rambo will see a familiar face on Sunday in Arlington. Renegades head coach Bob Stoops recruited Rambo to the University of Oklahoma but retired before his freshman season.

The Sooners won the Big 12 Conference in each of Rambo’s four seasons in Norman. He transferred to Miami for the 2021 season where he truly flourished, setting the Hurricanes’ record for receptions in a single season (79) and receiving yards in a season (1,172). 

Rambo’s 210-yard receiving game against Georgia Tech was the second-most yards in a game by a Hurricane receiver and the most in 37 years.

Rambo signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers where his CHHS teammate, Garret McGuire, was an assistant coach. He played in the preseason but was released last August.

Rambo is hoping that his XFL experience this spring will propel him to an NFL roster this summer.

“I have the talent to make it, and I’ll be ready for the opportunity,” Rambo said.