Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Darryl Talley

Darryl Talley


  • Position: Linebacker
  • School: West Virginia
  • High School: Shaw HS (East Cleveland,OH)
  • Years: 1979-1982
  • Inducted: 2011
  • Place of Birth: Cleveland,OH
  • Date of Birth: Jul 10, 1960
  • Jersey Number: 90
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 210

Member Biography

As a linebacker that could play either at the line of scrimmage or on the perimeter, Darryl Talley was a true force on the West Virginia Mountaineer defense. Talley registered 484 career tackles which was a school record that stood for 21 years. Talley also collected 28 tackles for loss, 19 sacks, and five interceptions in his four seasons in Morgantown. Talley, the sixth Mountaineer player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, was a unanimous All-America and was named the team�s Most Valuable Player in 1982 as a senior. Darryl was a second-round selection in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He played 12 seasons for the Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings, starting 187-of-216 career outings. The two-time Pro Bowler played in four Super Bowls with Buffalo and was named First Team All-Pro by the Sporting News in 1990 and 1993. Talley logged 38.5 career sacks and forced 17 fumbles. Today he works as the owner of Sentry Barricades and resides in Orlando, Fla. Talley has also established a charitable foundation in Rochester, N.Y., and he has worked with Anchor House Ministries in Orlando.