Darren Waller

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Darren Waller
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Waller with the Baltimore Ravens
No. 83 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-13) September 13, 1992 (age 26)
Landover, Maryland
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:North Cobb
(Kennesaw, Georgia)
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:18
Receiving yards:178
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Darren Charles Waller (born September 13, 1992)[1] is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Tech.[2][1][3] He is the great-grandson of jazz legend Fats Waller.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

Darren Waller was born in Landover, Maryland, to Dorian and Charlena Waller.[1] He has a sister, Deanna. He was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Marietta, Georgia.[1] Dorian Waller's great-grandfather was jazz musician Fats Waller.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Darren was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[4] On October 28, 2015, Waller was placed on the injured reserve list, ending his season.

On July 1, 2016, Waller was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season for violating the substance-abuse policy.[5]

On June 30, 2017, Waller was suspended for one year without pay for again violating the league's substance-abuse policy.[6]

On August 7, 2018, Waller was reinstated by the league after the year-long suspension.[7] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On November 26, 2018, Waller was signed by the Oakland Raiders off the Ravens practice squad.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Darren Waller". RamblinWreck.com. CBS. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Georgia Tech WR Darren Waller's size a selling point to scouts". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Waller among intriguing UGA and Tech draft prospects". myajc.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Baltimore Ravens select Darren Waller". Baltimoreravens.com. May 2, 2015. Archived from the original on October 24, 2017. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Florio, Mike (July 1, 2016). "Ravens tight end Darren Waller suspended four games". NBCSports.com. National Broadcasting Company. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (June 30, 2017). "Ravens TE Darren Waller suspended for at least a year". NFL.com. National Football League.
  7. ^ Downing, Garrett (August 7, 2018). "Tight End Darren Waller Reinstated From Year-Long Suspension". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 1, 2018). "Ravens Make Final Cuts to 53 Players". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  9. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 2, 2018). "Ravens Assemble Their 2018 Practice Squad". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  10. ^ Gantt, Darin (November 26, 2018). "Raiders signing tight end off Ravens practice squad". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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