Christian Darrisaw
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Darrisaw with Virginia Tech in 2020
No. 71 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1999-06-02) June 2, 1999 (age 24)
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Riverdale Baptist
(Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
College:Virginia Tech (2018–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:41
Games started:39
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Christian Darrisaw (born June 2, 1999) is an American football offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Vikings in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early years

Darrisaw was born on June 2, 1999, in Petersburg, Virginia. He attended Riverdale Baptist School in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, where he played at left tackle for their football team. He committed to play college football for the Virginia Tech Hokies of Virginia Tech, the only NCAA FBS offer he received, but was assigned by the school to attend Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia for academic reasons.[1]

Darrisaw rejoined Virginia Tech in 2018 and started at left tackle for the Hokies.[2][3][4] He would later start every game during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, being named to the first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference team in the latter.[5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 4+34 in
(1.95 m)
322 lb
(146 kg)
34+14 in
(0.87 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
All values from Pro Day[6]

Following the 2020 season he declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, in which he was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round, 23rd overall.[7] On May 14, 2021, Darrisaw signed his four-year rookie contract with the Vikings.[8] Darrisaw missed the first four games of his rookie season with a groin injury.[9]

Regular season statistics

Legend
First Team All-Pro
Second Team All-Pro
No type penalty
Bold Career high
Year Team Games Offense
GP GS Snaps Pct Holding False start Decl/Pen Acpt/Pen
2021 MIN 12 10 653 84% 1 1 0 3
2022 MIN 14 14 853 88% 1 2 0 3
2023 MIN 8 8 532 99% 0 1 0 2
Career 34 32 2,038 90% 2 4 0 8

References

  1. ^ Bitter, Andy (December 14, 2018). "Starting OT Christian Darrisaw is latest example of Virginia Tech uncovering an under-recruited gem". The Athletic. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  2. ^ Niziolek, Mike (August 14, 2019). "Hokies offensive lineman Darrisaw thriving despite missing spring practices". Roanoke Times. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  3. ^ Niziolek, Mike (November 14, 2018). "Hokies' Christian Darrisaw early gem from 2018 signing class". Roanoke Times. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  4. ^ Wood, Norm (August 21, 2019). "Increased depth, experience provides flexibility for Hokies' offensive line". Daily Press. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  5. ^ Manning, Bryan (July 22, 2020). "Virginia Tech offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw named to Outland Award watch list". SI.com. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  6. ^ "Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech, OT, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Goessling, Ben (April 30, 2021). "Christian Darrisaw taken by Vikings after trade with Jets for added draft pick". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on April 30, 2021. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  8. ^ Parks, Rory (May 14, 2021). "Vikings Sign First-Round Pick Christian Darrisaw". Pro Football Rumors. Retrieved May 28, 2023.
  9. ^ Siddiqui, Ali (January 21, 2022). "Will Christian Darrisaw be the Vikings left tackle for years to come?". The Viking Age. Retrieved May 28, 2023.