CAREER: Third-year defensive end who emerged as a starter late in the 2005 season ... ... his productivity increased with more playing time ... joins seniors Victor Abiamiri and Chris Frome to give Irish solid experience at defensive end for 2006.
2005 (SOPHOMORE):Played extensively at defensive end ... saw action in 11 games, starting five (BYU, Tennessee, Navy, Syracuse and Ohio State) ... registered 23 tackles (nine solos), 1.5 tackles for loss (eight yards), one quarterback sack (seven yards), one fumble recovery and two pass deflections ... made three tackles (one solo), recovered a fumble and deflected a pass against Ohio State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... credited with two tackles versus Syracuse ... made one tackle in the win over Navy ... made one tackle versus Tennessee ... garnered his first start for the Irish against BYU and responded with seven tackles (two solos), including a quarterback sack (seven yards) ... played extensively against USC after starter Chris Frome left with an injury, racking up four tackles (all assists) and sharing a tackle for a loss ... made one solo tackle against Washington ... had two tackles and deflected a pass in the 17-10 win at Michigan ... credited with two tackles in the win at Pittsburgh ... logged 162:43 of playing time with six special teams appearances.
2004 (FRESHMAN):Did not see action as a reserve defensive end in 2004.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Renaissance High School in Detroit, Mich. ... rated 11th on the Best in the Midwest team by the Detroit Free Press ... named to the Detroit Free Press Division 4 all-state team and to the all-Detroit first team as a defensive lineman in 2003 ... made 80 tackles, 42 solos and 38 assists, as a senior, adding 12 tackles for loss and five sacks ... an honorable mention pick on the 2003 Detroit News all-metro squad ... helped Renaissance post a 6-4 mark as a senior ... had 122 tackles and 30 tackles for loss as a junior in 2002 ... full name is Ronald Talley ... born Feb. 21, 1986, in Detroit, Mich. ... son of Tina Turner ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, with majors in film, television and theatre as well as computer applications ... earned 3.042 grade-point average in `05 fall semester.
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