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Devon Wylie recalls his road to the Raiders training camp and the unsuspecting Uber Driver who helped him get there. (KFSN)

Devon Wylie recalls his road to the Raiders training camp and the unsuspecting Uber Driver who helped him get there.

When you are fighting to find your way on to an NFL roster, sometimes you have to take the road less traveled. On the night before for his first day of camp, former Fresno State wide receiver Devon Wylie was in Bakersfield and in an instant was looking for a way to get to the Bay Area.

"I got a call said I needed to be in Napa, 7:00 am the next day. Couldn't rent a car, couldn't really take a train, so I just called an Uber guy got me to Sacramento and drove into Bapa the next day," Wylie said.

After being asked how the drivers reaction to the ride to Sacramento, "He (the Uber driver) was a little bit blown away, he probably didn't believe me when I said yeah the Raiders are going to sign me in a couple of hours. He kind of looked at me weird and I was like yeah man I can prove it right now just get me home so I can take care of business."

Wylie made it to camp and a familiar face was ready to greet him, former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr. Carr enters his second season as the Raiders starting quarterback, "Oh my goodness he's so wiggly, so fast, it's really awesome, when he texted me and said he was signed I was so fired up."

Wylie is a Sacramento native and now finds himself fighting for a spot on a team he grew up watching. "It's hard to grasp it, it's pretty overwhelming, I'm just full of gratitude. I love the silver and black, it looks good, it feels good, grew up watching, in a way it's a dream scenario."

A scenario and a story that could fill the time in any long distance car ride.



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