Declan McMahon, Son of WWE Legend Shane McMahon, Commits To Indiana

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He most likely won’t be jumping off cages anymore, but that doesn’t mean Shane McMahon is fading away. His son Declan James McMahon will be carrying on the name outside of the squared circle and onto the gridiron after he committed to play football for Indiana this past week.

The younger McMahon visited the campus back in March and received an offer to be a preferred walk-on for the Hoosiers. He also reportedly had interest from Fordham and East Carolina University during his recruitment process. McMahon mentioned on Twitter that he had taken visits to Duke and Rutgers as well.

Declan has played running back and a little quarterback during his time at Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, New York. It seems as though the athletic ability just runs in the family. His father Shane wrestled in some of the craziest matches in WWE history. Declan’s grandfather Vince McMahon is the current chairman of the WWE, but he was once the most hated villain in all of professional wrestling. Vince recently returned to the ring at WrestleMania 38.

I really start to feel old when I learn that Shane McMahon has a son who will now be playing college football. Maybe one day Declan McMahon will step inside the squared circle for a match, but for now, he is focused on the Indiana Hoosiers and smashing heads on the football field.


Written by Trey Wallace

Trey Wallace is the host of The Trey Wallace Podcast that focuses on a mixture of sports, culture, entertainment along with his perspective on everything from College Football to the College World Series.

Wallace has been covering college sports for 15 years, starting off while attending the University of South Alabama. He’s broken some of the biggest college stories including the Florida football “Credit Card Scandal” along with the firing of Jim McElwin and Kevin Sumlin. Wallace also broke one of the biggest stories in college football in 2020 around the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations against Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Wallace also appears on radio across seven different states breaking down that latest news in college sports.

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