|High School:||Jesuit HS '11|
HS: Graduated from Jesuit HS in 2011. He finished his career with 5,425 all-purpose yards (rushing, receiving, returns), including 4,547 rushing yards, as Jesuit was 33-6 in three seasons. He earned Oregonian second-team 6A All-State honors as a senior running back when he rushed 346 times for 2,660 yards (221.8 average per game and 7.7 per carry) and 34 touchdowns. He rushed for at least 131 yards in every game, with six performances of at least 200 yards and a season-high of 303 versus Westview. He also had 24 catches for 381 yards and three touchdowns receiving. In addition, he averaged 25.4 yards on 14 kickoff returns to finish with a total of 3,387 all-purpose yards (282.3 per game and 8.8 per touch, with a touchdown every 10.4 times he touched the ball). He led Jesuit to an 11-2 record, including three postseason victories as the Crusaders advanced to the semifinals of the State 6A Playoffs. As a junior in 2009, he racked up 1,808 yards (129.1 per game and 6.5 per carry) and 22 touchdowns. He had 11 100-yard rushing performances, including a season-high 249 against South Medford. He also caught nine passes for 74 yards and had 66 yards in returns, giving him 1,948 all-purpose yards for the year. He helped Jesuit to a 12-2 record, as it finished as the runner-up in the State 6A Playoffs. Jesuit fell to Sheldon 50-42 in the title game, when Talley finished with 95 yards to snap his string of consecutive 100-yard performances at 11. As a sophomore, he rushed for 79 yards and had 90 total all-purpose yards as the Crusaders finished 10-2. He also competed in basketball and track and field, placing fourth in State 6A in the long jump (22-6 1/2) and helping his school’s 4x100 relay team (43.81) win the State title.
Personal: Born 9/18/92 in Portland, Ore. Will turn 19 one day after Eastern plays Montana. His parents are Wendell and Phyllis Talley. Intends on majoring in pre-medicine.