We all know by now that former Buffalo Bills linebacker Darryl Talley is among 14 players that will be joining the College Football Hall of Fame, as announced Monday. One of the most decorated leaders in Buffalo franchise history, Talley’s accomplishments at West Virginia in college from 1979-82 made his selection well-deserved.
Though not talked about much, Talley isn’t the only former Bill who will be joining college’s most elite players. Former fullback Bill Enyart was also elected to the Hall on Monday. A first-team All-American at Oregon State in 1968 and two-time All-Conference selection, Enyart ran for then-school records of 1,304 yards, 293 carries and 17 touchdowns as a senior.
Enyart was a second-round (27th overall) selection by Buffalo in the 1969 NFL draft. He played two seasons for the Bills; rushing for 387 yards and a touchdown on 105 carries, and catching 54 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns.
He would play one season for Oakland in 1971 after being traded by Buffalo before his career was ended at just 24-years old with a severe knee injury. Ironically, Enyart was playing linebacker for Oakland when the devastating injury against the New York Jets occurred.
Enyart was inducted into the Oregon State Hall of Fame in 1991.
Joining Enyart and Talley in the 2011 Hall of Fame class are: Carlos Alvarez (Florida, 1969-71), Doug English (Texas, 1972-74), Eddie George (Ohio State, 1992-95), Marty Lyons (Alabama, 1975-78), Russell Maryland (Miami, 1986-90), Deion Sanders (Florida State, 1985-88), Jake Scott (Georgia, 1967-68), Will Shields (Nebraska, 1989-92), Sandy Stephens (Minnesota, 1959-61), Clendon Thomas (Oklahoma, 1955-57), Rob Waldrop (Arizona, 1990-93) and Gene Washington (Michigan State, 1964-66), as well as coaches Lloyd Carr and Fisher DeBerry.