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Talley gets HOF nod

Posted by Chris Brown on May 17, 2011 – 10:49 am

Bills Wall of Famer Darryl Talley will be adding another honor to his long and productive football career.

Talley was named one of the 14 players in the 2011 College Football Hall of Fame class. The former Bills linebacker played his college ball at West Virginia University where he earned consensus All-American honors as a senior.

“I think it’s a tremendous honor,” Talley said in an interview with the West Virginia sports information department. “To have that feather in your cap is really a wonderful, wonderful thing to have. Think about how many guys play college football. How many kids have come to West Virginia? To be honored is something really special.”

Talley becomes just the 12th Mountaineer elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. A four-year starter for the Mountaineers, Talley piled up 484 tackles, 19 sacks, five fumble recoveries and five interceptions.

Talley and the rest of the 2011 Divisional College Football Hall of Fame Class, which also includes two coaches, will be officially introduced at the National Football Foundation Awards Dinner on Dec. 6, 2011 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. He will be inducted and enshrined July 15-16 in the summer of 2012 in South Bend, Indiana.

Of the 4.79 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first played Rutgers on November 6, 1869, only 882 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. From the coaching ranks, 190 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction. Congrats to Darryl.

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