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How Talley came to be ‘Big Chief’

Posted by Chris Brown on July 20, 2012 – 12:13 pm

Bills Wall of Famer Darryl Talley, who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this weekend for his exploits at West Virginia, had a path to football stardom that took a different turn or two before college and the NFL.

As written in an informative piece about Talley’s high school days in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the linebacker was barely recruited out of high school because he broke his ankle in the summer workouts before his senior season and played in just three games.

But when he did play he was a menace. And despite redshirting his freshman year with the Mountaineers, Talley went on to become a consensus All-American LB in 1982.

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