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Diron Talbert

Diron Talbert
No. 72
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-07-01) July 1, 1944
Place of birth: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Career information
High school: Texas City (TX)
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 66
Debuted in 1967
Last played in 1980
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 186
Games started 157
Fumble recoveries 10
Stats at

Diron Vester Talbert (born July 1, 1944) is a former American football defensive end.


  • Football career 1
  • After football 2
  • Personal 3
  • References 4

Football career

Talbert played college football at the University of Texas where he was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Fame in 2005.[1]

Talbert played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1967 to 1970. In 1971 he began playing defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins[2] until his retirement in 1980. It was during this period that Talbert played an iconic role as part of the long standing 1970s rivalry between the Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys.[3][4]

Talbert was a key member of 1972 NFC Championship team. He played for 14 NFL seasons for a total of 186 games. He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1974 season.

After football

After retiring from football, Talbert entered the investment business and was involved with hotels, real estate and oil. He also owns and operates a retail grocery business along with his brother Don in Rosenberg, Texas.[1]


His older brother Don Talbert also played in the NFL. Prior to attending the University of Texas, both of the Talbert brothers were high school linemen at Texas City High School in Texas City, Texas.


  1. ^ a b "Catching up with...Diron Talbert, 1964-66".  
  2. ^ "Talbert Hoping To Avoid Raiders' Grip".  
  3. ^ "Garrison, Talbert recall the '72 Cowboys-Redskins rivalry".  
  4. ^ "Hail to the Redskins".  
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