Christian Darrisaw
No. 71 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1999-06-02) June 2, 1999 (age 22)
Petersburg, Virginia
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
Games played:12
Games started:10
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 drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life and college

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 at 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-ACC 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]

References

  1. ^ Bitter, Andy. "Starting OT Christian Darrisaw is latest example of Virginia Tech uncovering an under-recruited gem". The Athletic.
  2. ^ Niziolek, Mike. "Hokies offensive lineman Darrisaw thriving despite missing spring practices". Roanoke Times.
  3. ^ Niziolek, Mike. "Hokies' Christian Darrisaw early gem from 2018 signing class". Roanoke Times.
  4. ^ Wood, Norm. "Increased depth, experience provides flexibility for Hokies' offensive line". dailypress.com.
  5. ^ "Virginia Tech offensive lineman Christian Darrisaw named to Outland Award watch list". SI.com.
  6. ^ "Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech, OT, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved September 7, 2021.
  7. ^ "Christian Darrisaw taken by Vikings after trade with Jets for added draft pick". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 2021-04-30.
  8. ^ "Vikings Sign First-Round Pick Christian Darrisaw". Pro Football Rumors.
  9. ^ "Will Christian Darrisaw be the Vikings left tackle for years to come?". 21 January 2022.