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#88 Darren Waller

Darren Waller - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-5
Weight 241
Birthdate 09/13/1992
Hometown Acworth, Ga.
Last School North Cobb
Year Senior
Height / Weight 6-5 / 241
Darren Waller - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2014 (Senior): Played in 12 games, making eight starts … Caught 26 passes for 442 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 17.0 yards per catch … Hauled in career-high 114 yards on career-high-tying five receptions with one TD in Tech’s Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) … Had five receptions for 73 yards and caught 25-yard touchdown pass with 1:47 left in game vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) … Caught seven-yard touchdown pass at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Hauled in two receptions for 10 yards vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) … Had one catch for 16 yards at NC State (Nov. 8) … Recorded two catches for 17 yards, including 11-yard touchdown reception vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Had two receptions for 24 yards at Pitt (Oct. 25) … Caught 55-yard touchdown pass at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Hauled in career-high five receptions for 96 yards vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Saw action against Miami (Oct. 4) … Saw action at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Had two receptions for 30 yards, including four-yard touchdown catch against Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with bachelor’s degree in management.

2013 (Junior): Played in 12 games and started four times … Recorded 17 receptions for 367 yards and team-best 21.6 yards per reception … Had three touchdown receptions … Caught two passes for 38 yards and touchdown vs. North Carolina (Sept. 21) … Had three receptions for 28 yards vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) … Caught two passes for 41 yards at Miami (Oct. 5) … Had 46-yard reception vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19) … Hauled in 68-yard reception vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) … Caught two passes for 79 yards including 72-yard TD reception vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).

2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 14 games and started 10 times … Started final six games when Yellow Jackets went 4-2 down stretch … Had two receptions longer than 40 yards … Recorded eight receptions for 162 yards (20.2 yards per reception) … Made first two receptions of career vs. Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 29) … Caught two passes for 19 yards following Saturday at Clemson (Oct. 6) … Broke loose for 68-yard reception in win at North Carolina (Nov. 10) … Had two receptions for 59 yards, including one catch for 42 yards, against Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 1).

2011 (True Freshman): Played in 12 games as top reserve at wide receiver and as blocked kick/punt specialist … Had forced fumble on special teams.

High School: North Cobb HS … Played for coach Shane Queen … Good student with lofty high school GPA … Earned three stars from both Rivals and Scout … Earned three varsity letters and served two years as team captain … Played wide receiver and defensive back … Played on regional championship team in 2007 … Named first-team all-county and all-region, and second-team all-state as senior … Invited to play in Cobb Senior Bowl … Had 71-yard TD reception against Hillgrove … Recorded 19 tackles as junior against Cherokee … Played three seasons on basketball team.

Personal: Full name is Darren Charles Waller … Parents are Dorian and Charlena … Has one sibling, Deanna … Born Sept. 13, 1992 in Landover, Md. … Has previously lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marietta, Ga. … Has three uncles who all played for Johnson C. Smith University … Great grandfather was Fats Waller, legendary jazz musician.

Receptions: 5, three times – last time vs. Mississippi State, Dec. 31, 2014
Receiving Yards: 114 vs. Mississippi State, Dec. 31, 2014
Longest Reception: 72 vs. Ole Miss, Dec. 30, 2013
Receiving TDs:1, nine times – last time vs. Mississippi State, Dec. 31, 2014


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