Houston XFL star quarterback P.J. Walker has confirmed he will sign with the Carolina Panthers.
Walker will become the first XFL player to join an NFL team since the upstart football league announced Friday that its inaugural season had been canceled.
The signing will reunite Walker with Panthers first-year coach Matt Rhule, who coached Walker for four years at Temple.
Walker was one of the XFL's top players this season, leading the Houston Roughnecks to a 5-0 record. He led the league in passing yards (1,338 yards) and passing tocuhdowns (15).