Las Vegas sports power couple get married
A Las Vegas sports power couple tied the knot this weekend.
Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum announced on Instagram that she and Raiders tight end Darren Waller got married on Saturday.
The two are among the most prominent athletes on the city’s sports teams.
Plum was the first overall pick in the 2017 WNBA draft after a standout career at Washington that saw her leave as the all-time leading scorer in Division I women’s basketball. She was the 2021 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year before earning All-Star honors (and the All-Star MVP) last season, which culminated in the Aces winning the WNBA title. She also won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics playing 3-on-3 basketball.
Waller joined the Oakland Raiders in 2018 and has blossomed into one of the NFL’s standout tight ends. Like Plum, who was drafted by the Aces when the franchise played in San Antonio, Waller arrived in Las Vegas when his franchise relocated. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2020 after making 107 catches for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns. The Raiders signed Waller to a three-year, $51 million deal ahead of the 2022 season.