Derek Rackley

Derek Rackley

Derek Rackley returns in 2014 for a second year as an analyst for NCAA Football broadcasts on Westwood One Sports. He will also act as a sideline reporter for select NFL broadcasts.

An eight-year NFL veteran as a tight end and long snapper, Rackley spent the first six years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons (2000-2005) before playing for the Seattle Seahawks in his final two seasons (2006-2007).

Rackley was born and raised near Minneapolis and was the captain of both his football and basketball team in high school. He played four years in college at the University of Minnesota, beginning his career as a quarterback before switching to tight end and becoming the team’s long snapper.

Since retiring from the NFL, Rackley has worked for Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) and the Big Ten Network as a studio host/analyst and color commentator for football games. He currently works with 120 Sports as a football analyst.

Rackley also spends time developing his R.A.C.K. Foundation, where he funds college scholarships in Minnesota and also supports medically fragile children and their families in Georgia as a board member for the Fragile Kids Foundation.

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NFL Highlights: Panthers top Packers 31-24

18 December 2017 Comments are off for this post.
CHARLOTTE, NC – Aaron Rodgers returned from injury, but it wasn’t enough for Green Bay as the Carolina Panthers defeated the Packers 31-24 on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. Rodgers threw three touchdowns and three interceptions…
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NFL Highlights: Jaguars move atop AFC South after 30-24 victory over Seahawks

10 December 2017 Comments are off for this post.
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Leonard Fournette rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown as the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Seattle Seahawks 30-24 on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, Jacksonville improved to 9-3 on the season. Tennessee’s loss to Arizona allowed the Jaguars to take over sole possession of first place in…
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NFL Highlights: Chargers dominate Bills 54-24

19 November 2017 Comments are off for this post.
CARSON, CA – The Los Angeles Chargers defense intercepted rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman five times in the first half and never looked back, blasting the Buffalo Bills 54-24 on Sunday afternoon. Peterman completed just six passes and was pulled at halftime. John Sadak and Derek Rackley called the action on…
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NCAA Football Highlights: Miami tops Virginia Tech 28-10

04 November 2017 Comments are off for this post.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Malik Rosier threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for another as the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 28-10 on Saturday night. Jason Horowitz and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.
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NFL Highlights: Vikings top Browns in final London game of season

29 October 2017 Comments are off for this post.
LONDON, UK – Case Keenum had a pair of touchdown passes and Jerrick McKinnon had a touchdown run as the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Cleveland Browns 33-16 on Sunday at Twickenham Stadium. Tom McCarthy and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One.
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NCAA Football Highlights: Alabama crushes Tennessee 45-7

22 October 2017 Comments are off for this post.
TUSCALOOSA, AL – Top-ranked Alabama continued to look every bit the part on Saturday, destroying Tennessee 45-7 at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The Crimson Tide amassed 604 yards of offense, while surrendering just 108 to the Volunteers. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.
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