Derek Rackley
Rackley in 2006.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-18) July 18, 1977 (age 42)
Place of birth: Apple Valley, Minnesota
High School: Apple Valley (Apple Valley, Minnesota)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
College: Minnesota
Undrafted in 2000
Debuted in 2000 for the Atlanta Falcons
Last played in 2007 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Derek Lance Rackley (born July 18, 1977) is a former National Football League long snapper/tight end and a current a football analyst and broadcaster for the Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast nightly television show, SportsNite. He joined the Big Ten Network (BTN) in the fall of 2010 as a game and studio analyst. Rackley regularly appears on The Big Ten Pulse also on BTN.

High school yearsEdit

Rackley was born in Apple Valley, Minnesota and attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley.[1] As a senior, he was an All-State Honorable Mention honoree and an Academic All-State honoree. He graduated in 1995 from Apple Valley High School with honors.

College careerEdit

Rackley attended the University of Minnesota[2] and was a four-year letterman in football. He saw action as tight end, in addition to handling long snapping duties for four years. He worked for General Mills in Minnesota before he began his professional career.

Professional careerEdit

Rackley caught the only touchdown of his career on December 30, 2001 when the Falcons were playing at the Miami Dolphins.


  1. "Derek Rackley". Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. "Derek Rackley". Retrieved October 16, 2012.

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