Darryl was an all-league performer for Shaw High School and Coach Vince Shelby. He was also the captain of both the football team and the track teams as a senior, while also earning three letters in each sport. Darryl redshirted the 1978 campaign. He, however, returned the next season (1979) and was ranked as the Mountaineers' fourth leading tackler with 83 stops. He was also credited with four tackles for losses and two quarterback sacks. He also intercepted two passes against Richmond including a 12-yard return for a touchdown. Returning for his second year as a starter at outside linebacker he was the second leading tackler on the team, despite a nagging neck injury over the last week of the season. For the year he had 127 total tackles with 67 unassisted. He also had nine tackles for losses, four sacks, two fumble recoveries and one blocked kick. That year he was selected honorable mention Al-America by the Associated Press. For his career Darryl has recorded three career interceptions, returning two for touchdowns (Virginia in 1980 and Richmond in 1979). As a junior he recorded a phenomenal 139 tackles which topped the team. He was also named AP All America, 3rd team and AP All East, 1st Team. Returning his senior year he was considered one of college football's top defensive players.
Football Facilities at WVU (1960s)
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