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|Date of birth:||March 1, 1939|
|Place of birth:||Louisville, Mississippi|
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|High school:||Texas City|
|NFL draft:||1961 / Round: 8 / Pick: 100|
|AFL draft:||1962 / Round: 34 / Pick: 271|
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Don Larry Talbert (born March 1, 1939 in Louisville, Mississippi) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, and the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at the University of Texas at Austin and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1961 NFL Draft. Talbert was also selected in the 34th round of the 1962 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers.
Talbert attended the University of Texas at Austin where he was a two-way tackle. He missed the 1958 season with a broken leg. As a fifth year senior in 1961, he earned All-American and All-SWC honors.
In 1992, he was inducted into the Longhorns Hall of Honor.
Dallas Cowboys (first stint)
Talbert was selected in the eighth round of the 1961 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie in 1962, although he played on the defensive line, he was mostly the backup at right offensive tackle and got a chance to start in 4 games.
The Atlanta Falcons selected him from the Cowboys roster in the 1966 NFL Expansion Draft. He was a two-year starter in Atlanta, before being traded on July 3, 1969, along with Errol Linden to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for Roy Schmidt, Jim Ferguson and Jerry Jones.
New Orleans Saints
Dallas Cowboys (second stint)
In 1971 he was a backup until replacing Ralph Neely in the starting lineup, after he was injured in a motorcycle accident. After spraining his ankle, he was first replaced with Forrest Gregg and later by Tony Liscio. He was able to be a part of the Super Bowl VI winning team and was eventually waived on September 7, 1972.
Houston Texans/Shreveport Steamer (WFL)
Talbert was signed by the Houston Texans of the World Football League in 1974. After playing 11 games, the team relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana on September 18, where they were renamed as the Shreveport Steamer.