Derek Rackley returns in 2018 for his sixth year as an analyst for Westwood One’s NCAA Football coverage.
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. He was a four-time letterman and an academic All-American in his senior year.
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 is also the owner of Sugar Hill Fit Body Boot Camp in the Atlanta suburbs.
ATLANTA, GA – Jalen Hurts replaced the injured Tua Tagovailoa and threw the game-tying touchdown and ran for what would become the game-winning score as Alabama rallied past Georgia for a 35-28 win in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game. Georgia led 28-14 late in the third quarter but didn’t dent the…Read More »
MORGANTOWN, WV – West Virginia and Oklahoma each scored eight touchdowns on Friday night, but a lone field goal by Oklahoma gave the Sooners their three-point winning margin in a 59-56 victory. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
ORLANDO, FL – McKenzie Milton had three touchdown passes and a touchdown run as UCF extended its winning streak to 23 games with a 38-13 win over Cincinnati on Saturday night. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
ATHENS, GA – Jake Fromm had a pair of touchdown passes and the defense pitched a shutout in the second half as Georgia defeated Auburn 27-10 on Saturday night to win the latest installment of the Deep South’s oldest rivalry. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood…Read More »
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Trevor Lawrence tossed four touchdown passes as Clemson defeated Florida State 59-10 on Saturday. The 49-point drubbing is the worst home loss in Seminoles history. Ted Emrich and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
ANN ARBOR, MI – Michigan ran the ball early and often as the Wolverines steamrolled the Wisconsin Badgers 38-13 on Saturday night. The Michigan offense racked up 320 yards on the ground in a dominating display. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
GAINESVILLE, FL – Lamical Perine had a pair of touchdown runs, Feleipe Franks had a touchdown pass and Brad Stewart took an interception back for a score as 22nd-ranked Florida defeated #5 LSU 27-19 on Saturday afternoon. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »
ATHENS, GA – D’Andre Swift and Justin Fields each had a pair of touchdown runs as Georgia dominated Tennessee 38-12 on Saturday. The Bulldogs gained 251 yards rushing and controlled the ball for 37:27. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.Read More »