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Darryl Talley Biography

Darryl Talley was born July 10, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio and is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.

Talley played college football at West Virginia University. Many scouts were pushed away from Talley, due to the fact that he played fullback and linebacker in high school, never settling on either position. He also missed his last seven prep games with a broken ankle.

Talley's five tackles for a loss against Penn State University stand as a single-game record and his personal-best 15 tackles against Boston College won Sports Illustrated Player of the Week honors. For his career, he had 282 unassisted tackles (first all-time), 202 assisted tackles (second), 28 tackles for loss (second) and 19 quarterback sacks (fourth). During his four year tenure, Talley amassed a school record of 484 career tackles; which has been passed by Grant Wiley.

Talley was announced to the 2008 College Football Hall of Fame ballot for nominees for induction.]

Talley was a 14-year NFL veteran and played in four Super Bowls. Talley never missed a game in his 12 years with the Buffalo Bills.

Talley was selected in the second round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Bills and played in Buffalo for 12 seasons. He is the Bills' all-time leading tackler with 1,137, and also recorded 38.5 sacks, 12 interceptions for 189 return yards and 2 touchdowns, and 14 fumble recoveries for 76 return yards. He averaged 120 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 6.2 takeaways per season and his mark of 188 regular season games played ranks fifth-most in team history.

In the NFL, Talley continued to hunt down Dan Marino who played for the Miami Dolphins. During a 1983 38-35 overtime victory, Darryl sacked Marino five times. Talley played in the Bills' four Super Bowls and played in two Pro Bowls himself.

In 2003 Talley became the 20th member on the Wall of Fame in Ralph C. Wilson Stadium.

Darryl left the Bills to play with the Falcons in the 1995 campaign and then with the Vikings. He left Atlanta on a sour note when it was discovered that he played his last game in Atlanta with a loaded U-Haul out in the parking lot. Darryl had a packed U-Haul so he could go home to spend the holiday with his family once the game was over. He ended his career after the 1996 season and won the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 2000.

 


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