Catching Up With Darryl Tapp

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Darryl Tapp Profile

Current home: Tapp has a place to live in Suffolk and Seattle, but
considers Virginia his home. “I’m 757 through and through. During business
hours, I’m a Seattle native. In the summers, I’ve been doing the same thing
since I was a freshman in college. When I come home, I stay on my mom and dad’s
couch.”

Current job: defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks.

Family: engaged to Tiffany Robinson. She’s a Seattle native and former
softball player at Syracuse. They met at a church cookout in Seattle and will
get married on Feb. 20.

At Virginia Tech: 2002-05 seasons. Tapp played as a true freshman. He was
a two-time All-ACC pick and the 2005 Dudley Award winner as the player of the
year in the state. Tapp had 21.5 career sacks as a Hokie.

Nicknames: “Fast Forward. Jim Davis and some other guys gave me
that. Tapper, that’s been with me for a while. And then just Tapp.”

Best Virginia Tech moment: “It might be a Top 3. Being able to play
as a freshman and scoring that touchdown against U.Va. My game against North
Carolina my senior year, really the last 3-4 games my senior year. And I guess
my final game at Tech, the Gator Bowl against Louisville.”

Least favorite Virginia Tech moment: “The Insight.com Bowl (after
the 2003 season). That was a tough year. I don’t feel like that was a great year
for us, and that was just a bad game. It did help us for that next year, though.
Everything happens for a reason.”

Favorite Blacksburg restaurant/hangout: “Macado’s. And Mike’s Grill
to get a cheeseburger.

Last time back on campus: “Two years ago, I came for pro day. It
never really works out to where I can get back during the season. Something is
always getting in the way.”

Teammates you stay in touch with most: “I just talked to James
Anderson last night. Chris Ellis and Vince Hall, I see a lot of the guys during
the season when we play.”

Life Far Away from Home

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