Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Darren Waller had a career day this past Sunday for the Oakland Raiders.
In attempt to deepen our coverage of Georgia Tech athletics here on Yellow Jacked Up, we’re going to start trying to talk about what former Yellow Jackets are up to in the professional ranks. Today’s update is out of the NFL, where former Georgia Tech wide receiver Darren Waller had a career day for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Waller, a Yellow Jacket from 2012 to 2014, had a 13-reception and 134-yards in the Oakland Raiders 34-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. It was a career day for Waller who has quietly turned into one of the best tight ends in the National Football League over his five year career so far.
After spending the first three seasons of his career with the Baltimore Ravens, Waller joined the Oakland Raiders in 2018 and is in his second season with the Raiders this year.
During Waller’s time with the Yellow Jackets, he was one of the Jackets top wide receivers, with 51 receptions for 971-yards and nine touchdowns in 33 games. He left the program following the 2014 season and entered the NFL Draft. He was selected in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens during the 2015 NFL Draft.
During his time with the Ravens, Waller struggled staying on the field. He struggled with injuries as well as being suspended for an entire year due to substance abuse off the field. He was able to get past his demons and now is making his mark on the field with the Raiders, a tremendous redemption story to say the least.
Waller and the Raiders will look to improve their record to 2-2 next Sunday afternoon when they take on the Indianapolis Colts.