Friday, January 22, 2016

Star Walla Walla High School Athlete Made NFL

Wa-Hi Blue Devil graduate Dean Derby went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers, then wrapped up his career with the Minnesota Vikings. He was a defensive back.
  He graduated in the same class as my mother and my uncle.  I met him at my mom's class reunion picnic in 1973.  Like fellow Wa-Hi graduate and NFL great Drew Bledsoe, Derby operates a winery in Walla Walla.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of a student many years ago who could not be with the basketball team at the state playoffs due to his at the same time taking steps to enter the first class of the United States Air Force Academy.