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The scion of perhaps the biggest dynasty in professional wrestling is going to be playing college football in the fall.
Declan McMahon, the son of wrestler Shane McMahon and grandson of WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, announced his commitment as a preferred walk-on to the Indiana Hoosiers on Twitter. Declan McMahon, who is primarily a running back but can also play quarterback, played high school football in New York at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. McMahon also said on Twitter that he visited with Duke and Rutgers over the past few weeks and said he received offers from Fordham and East Carolina University.
McMahon comes from a notable athletic family. His father, Shane, has been a professional wrestler for over 30 years, and Vince, his 76-year-old grandfather, most recently gave former NFL punter Pat McAfee a match at WrestleMania 38, pinning him before receiving a stunner from “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, who was wrestling his first WWE match in nearly two decades.
Declan McMahon celebrated his commitment on Twitter, with proud father Shane also posting a touching tribute to his son.
I am extremely grateful and excited to announce my commitment to play Football at Indiana University. Go Hoosiers! #LEO pic.twitter.com/Tpb0OxVzSg
— Declan James McMahon (@ODmcmahon) April 7, 2022
Then. ➡️ Now. pic.twitter.com/aMhlXIfabi
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) April 8, 2022