April 19, 2024


It’s been quite the week for the McMahon family. Three days after WWE chairman Vince McMahon defeated Pat McAfee in WrestleMania 38, his grandson, Declan, committed to playing football at Indiana.

Declan McMahon – the son of Shane McMahon, who was reportedly released from WWE in February – will join Indiana’s 2022 recruiting class, a group 247Sports ranks 25th nationally and fifth in the Big Ten. The 6-foot, 192-pound running back/quarterback hybrid played his high school ball at Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

According to his Twitter account, Declan McMahon also received scholarship offers from East Carolina and Fordham. He earned an offer from Indiana and visited the Bloomington campus in March.  

While Declan McMahon’s athletic career is only beginning, his 76-year-old grandfather showed he still has some juice as well. Vince McMahon – with the repeated help of Austin Theory – defeated the NFL punter-turned-podcaster McAfee via pinfall in WrestleMania 38. 

But Vince McMahon didn’t have much time to celebrate. His old nemesis, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, raced into the ring to give him a stunner.  

Declan McMahon is unranked on 247Sports, so perhaps he gives the Hoosiers a stunner of his own by outplaying his recruiting pedigree. 

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