No. 72 Position: Defensive tackle Personal information Born: July 1, 1944 Pascagoula, Mississippi Career information High school: Texas City (TX) College: Texas NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 66 AFL draft: 1966 / Round: Red Shirt 2 / Pick: 17 (by the San Diego Chargers)  Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 186 Games started: 157 Fumble recoveries: 10
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Diron Vester Talbert (born July 1, 1944) is a former American football defensive end.
college football at the University of Texas where he was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Fame in 2005.
Talbert played for the
Los Angeles Rams from 1967 to 1970. In 1971, he began playing defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins 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. 
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 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
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.
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