Yellow Jackets remain unbeaten with a victory against Virginia Tech
Friday's scrimmage that was played as a full, four-quarter contest with officials
The Yellow Jackets completed a 110-play scrimmage Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium
Notes and highlights from Saturday's scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Georgia Tech wide receiver Darren Waller spoke with teammate JC Lanier about his offseason and the Yellow Jackets opening night game at Virginia Tech for RamblinWreck.com.
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia (USATSI)
#GTCAMP14: Practice 1 Photos
Georgia Tech falls to Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl, 25-17
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia
Georgia Tech Falls to Virginia Tech In Whiteout Game, 17-10
A tall, athletic receiver with a great deal of potential... hoping to have a breakout season in 2014... Tech's most experienced returning wide receiver... coming off a solid junior campaign... played as a true freshman in 2011... will sit out the first two games of 2014 for a violation of team rules.
2014 (senior): Had one catch for 16 yards at NC State (Nov. 8) ...Recorded two catches for 17 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown reception vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ...Had two receptions for 24 yards at Pitt (Oct. 25) ...Caught a 55-yard touchdown pass at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Hauled in a career-high five receptions for a career-best 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 a four-yard touchdown catch against Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Was suspended for the first two games of the season.
2012 (sophomore): Played in all 14 games and started 10 times... started the final six games of the season when the Yellow Jackets went 4-2 down the stretch... had two receptions longer than 40 yards... recorded eight receptions for 162 yards (20.2 yards per reception)... made the first two receptions of his career in the game vs. Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 29)... caught two passes for 19 yards the following Saturday at Clemson (Oct. 6)... broke loose for a 68-yard reception in the win at North Carolina (Nov. 10)... had two receptions for 59 yards, including one catch for 42 yards, against Florida State in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 1).
2011 (true freshman): Played in 12 games as a top reserve at wide receiver and as a blocked kick/punt specialist... had a forced fumble on special teams.
High School: North Cobb HS... played for coach Shane Queen... a good student with a 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 a regional championship team in 2007... named first team all-county and all-region, and second team all-state as a senior... invited to play in the Cobb Senior Bowl... had a 71-yard TD reception against Hillgrove... recorded 19 tackles as a junior against Cherokee... played three seasons on the 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, a legendary jazz musician... majoring in business administration.