Darryl Tapp Position: Defensive Line
Class: Freshman
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
High School: Deep Creek H.S.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
photo         Recorded 22 career sacks while helping Deep Creek to a 34-4 record during his three varsity seasons ... Excelled as a defensive end for Coach David Cox ... Earned first-team all-Group AAA honors from the state coaches following the 2001 season ... Was a second-team pick by The Associated Press ... Named first-team All-Southeastern District, All-Tidewater and All-Eastern Region ... Was in on 89 tackles his senior season, including a school-record 15 sacks ... Recovered five fumbles ... Posted three sacks against both Hickory High and Booker T. Washington ... Earned preseason All-America honors from Tom Lemming's Prep Football Reports ... Selected an All-American and rated the No. 2 defensive lineman in the Atlantic Region by PrepStar following his senior season ... Ranked the No. 38 weak-side end by Rivals ... Rated the No. 14 player in Virginia by SuperPrep and the No. 15 player by The Roanoke Times ... One of just three juniors to start on offense and defense for Deep Creek in 2000 ... Played in all 14 games and posted eight quarterback sacks ... Earned first-team all-district honors ... Helped team to the state championship game as a junior and to a regional championship in 2001 ... Lettered three seasons in basketball ... Also lettered as a weight man in track ...

Personal: Darryl Anthony Tapp ... Born 9/13/84 in Portsmouth, VA ... Son of Charles, Sr., and Ruth Tapp.