In the article, Waller also addressed what was described as a passive demeanor. Waller said that he needs to get to a point where his “passion for the game is just there rather than having to think about it.”
He also acknowledged that his two-game suspension at the start of the season was for a positive marijuana test.
Waller finished his career strongly. After DeAndre Smelter’s ACL tear against Georgia in the final regular-season game, Waller caught a career-high five passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Against Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl, Waller had his first 100-yard receiving game with five catches for 114 yards and a touchdown.
In his final two games, he had 19 percent of his career yards, 10 percent of his catches and 22 percent of his touchdown catches.
Former Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy is also playing in the Shrine Game, Saturday at 4 p.m. on the NFL Network.