Chesapeake native, former Hokie Darryl Tapp lands NFL coaching gig

Darryl Tapp
Posted at 8:40 AM, Jan 28, 2021

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Portsmouth native and Virginia Tech product Darryl Tapp is returning to the National Football League, this time, as a coach.

Virginia Tech announced on Wednesday that its co-defensive line coach accepted a position as an assistant defensive line coach in the National Football League.

Virginia Tech did not mention which NFL team Tapp is joining because the franchise has yet to announce the news, but he's expected to by hired by the San Francisco 49ers as their assistant defensive line coach, as originally reported by Field Yates.

Tapp attended Deep Creek High School before playing college ball at Tech, where he helped the Hokies win the 2004 ACC Championship.

In 12 NFL seasons, Tapp played in 165 regular season games (39 starts) and participated in six playoff contests. He enjoyed stints with Seattle (2006-09), Philadelphia (2010-12), Washington (2013), Detroit (2014-15), New Orleans (2016) and Tampa Bay (2017). He accumulated 331 tackles (261 solo), 53.0 TFL, 29.0 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries and two INTs with one TD.