“Yes, I remember that day,” he said. “I thought I played very well. I played that way because I wanted to beat Pitt,” he said.
Besides 12 years as a professional with Buffalo, he played one year with Atlanta and the other with Minnesota. He also appeared in four Super Bowls and two Pro Bowls.
Talley, who was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 1996, was then inducted into the National Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame a year ago. A deserved spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame will follow soon, we hope.
Asked what made him so tough and successful as a linebacker, Darryl had a simple reply: “I’ve got a couple things. No. 1, it was my desire to win. No. 2, it was my upbringing that you have to work for everything you get (because) nobody gives you anything.”
Talley and wife Jeannie have two daughters, Alexandra and Gabrielle.