The University of Virginia is reporting that former defensive back/wide receiver Darryl Hammond, who went on to become a Arena Football League Hall of Famer passed on Sunday at the age of 49 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Hammond, a former Essex High School star who played at Virginia from 1984-87. Hammond attended Ferrum for his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to Uva was the Wahoos leading receiver in 1985. In 1991 he debuted with the Arena Football League and was inducted into the Arena Football League Hall of Fame in 2013.
Among the many things that Hammond did outside of the game itself, he was a stunt double for Michael Irvin in ‘The Longest Yard’ and played Harold Charmichael in Mark Wahlberg’s movie ‘Invincible.’
Hammond is survived by his wife, and their three children. Funeral arrangements are not known at this time.