Derek Rackley

Derek Rackley

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.

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Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

NFL Highlights: Ravens make statement with win over 49ers

25 December 2023
SANTA CLARA, CA – The AFC-leading Baltimore Ravens dominated the NFC-leading San Francisco 49ers 33-19 on Christmas night at Levi’s Stadium. The Ravens defense forced five 49ers turnovers, including four Brock Purdy interceptions, while Lamar Jackson threw a pair of touchdown passes in the win. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley…
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Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions

NFL Highlights: Packers upset Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving

23 November 2023
DETROIT, MI – After scoring three first quarter touchdowns, the Green Bay Packers held on to defeat the Detroit Lions, 29-22, on Thanksgiving afternoon at Ford Field. Packers quarterback Jordan Love threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns in the win, while the Lions committed three turnovers in the loss.…
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NFL Highlights: Ravens top Titans 24-16 in London

15 October 2023
LONDON, UK – Lamar Jackson had a touchdown pass and Justin Tucker kicked six field goals as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Tennessee Titans 24-16 on Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The Ravens are now 4-2 on the season, while the Titans drop to 2-4. John Sadak and Derek Rackley…
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NFL Highlights: Vikings win 28-25 thriller over Saints in London

02 October 2022
LONDON, UK – Will Lutz’s 61-yard field goal attempt as time expired went off the upright and then the crossbar before falling short as the Minnesota Vikings hung on for a thrilling 28-25 win over the New Orleans Saints at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Lutz had hit from 60 yards earlier…
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SEC Championship Highlights: LSU smashes Georgia 37-10

07 December 2019
ATLANTA, GA – LSU solidified its place in the College Football Playoff with a 37-10 demolition of Georgia in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game. The Tigers were led, once again, by quarterback Joe Burrow, who threw four touchdown passes on the day. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on…
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NCAA Football Highlights: Clemson blasts FSU 45-14

12 October 2019
CLEMSON, SC – For the second straight year what has traditionally been one of the ACC’s best rivalries was all orange on Saturday as Clemson defeated Florida State 45-14. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.
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NCAA Football Highlights: Auburn beats Texas A&M 28-20

21 September 2019
COLLEGE STATION, TX – Auburn defeated Texas A&M 28-20 on Saturday in an SEC West showdown at Kyle Field. Bo Nix and Joey Gatewood each tossed touchdown passes for the unbeaten Tigers. Ryan Radtke and Derek Rackley called the action on Westwood One Sports.
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