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Raiders, Aces stars to tie the knot in Las Vegas this weekend

Updated March 1, 2023 - 4:43 pm

INDIANAPOLIS — A busy wedding weekend is looming for the Raiders, and it includes the surprise revelation that two of Las Vegas’ biggest sports stars are tying the knot.

Raiders tight end Darren Waller and Aces guard Kelsey Plum are getting married Saturday in Las Vegas, according to Raiders coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler.

Also on Saturday, Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby is marrying longtime girlfriend Rachel Washburn.

The Clark County clerk’s office shows Waller and Plum applied for the marriage license on Jan. 22. The online bridal website theknot.com also shows that the couple had an online registry under their names.

They have been dating since last year.

Plum played a key role in the Aces winning the WNBA championship last year while averaging 20.2 points and 5.1 assists per game. She has been with the Aces since 2017, when she was selected first overall when the organization was still in San Antonio.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 WNBA draft out of Washington is also the all-time leading scorer in NCAA Division I women’s basketball with 3,397 points. She also won a gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in women’s 3x3 basketball and with Team USA at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.

Waller has been with the Raiders since 2018 when they plucked him off the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. He has since risen to become one of the best tight ends in the NFL, with his best season coming in 2020 when he had 107 catches for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns.

Crosby was drafted by the Raiders in 2019 and is regarded as one of the best pass-rush ends in the NFL. In four seasons, Crosby has 37.5 sacks.

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

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