Sport: Football (1964-66)
An all-Southwest Conference selection as a junior defensive tackle in 1965 and a pre-season all-American choice in 1966, Diron was the youngest of the three Talbert brothers to play and letter at Texas. A three-year letterman (1964-1966), he was a tri-captain of the 1966 Longhorn team. A fifth-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams in 1966, he entered the NFL with the Rams in 1967 and played four seasons there before moving on to the Washington Redskins, where he would make his mark in the league. In a remarkable 10 year career at Washington (1971-80), Talbert was an all-pro selection, and competed in the Pro Bowl in 1975. He was captain for nine years and played in over 200 games. On the 70th anniversary of the Washington team, he was chosen as one of the 70 greatest players to have played with the Redskins. He also played in one Super Bowl with the Redskins in 1973. Following his pro career, he returned to the Texas City area where he has been in partnership with his brother Don, and manages business interests.