West Virginia to Retire Football Legend’s Number

Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, West Virginia University announced that former Mountaineers defender Darryl Talley will be honored on October 2nd during the Texas Tech game by retiring his number, #90.

Talley, who was an All-American at WVU, is also in the College Football Hall of Fame.  During his time at West Virginia, Talley had 484 tackles and was a four year starter for the Mountaineers.

Following his collegiate career, Talley was selected 39th overall in the 1983 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he went on to play 12 seasons and started in four Super Bowls at linebacker for the Bills.

Talley was invited to play in the 1983 Hula Bowl and was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft (39th overall) by the Buffalo Bills.

Talley is only the the 4th player in WVU football history to have his number retired, joining Sam Huff (75), Ira Rodgers (21) and Bruce Bosley (7).