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Buddy Curry
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-06-04) June 4, 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth: Greenville, North Carolina
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Debuted in 1980
Last played in 1987
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks 5.5
Interceptions 7
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

George Jessel "Buddy" Curry (born June 4, 1958) is a former American college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons from 1980 to 1987. He played college football for the University of North Carolina A second-round pick in the 1980 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, he was selected as the 1980 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and was a All-Pro selection in 1980 and 1982.

He is currently the head master trainer for USA Football's "Heads Up Football Program", which teaches youth athletes proper tackling techniques.[1]

High School Career[edit]

Buddy Curry was the defensive stalwart on Coach Alger Pugh's fine mid-70's George Washington Eagles teams in Danville, VA.[2]

College career[edit]

NFL career[edit]

In his rookie year, Curry co-shared the award with fellow Atlanta linebacker Al Richardson. In 1983, Curry got 229 tackles, which remained the most by a Falcons defender until Keith Brooking's 212 tackles in 2002.[3] He blocked a field goal during a 26-14 victory against the Los Angeles Rams on October 12, 1986.[4]

Personal life[edit]

His son, Jessel Curry was a 2009 recruit to West Virginia University football team.[5]


  1. ^ "Buddy Curry helping Heads Up program with Kids & Pros". NFL Evolution. 2013-04-27. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ http://www.gwfootball.com/curry.htm
  3. ^ "FALCONS RE-SIGN BROOKING". The Boston Globe (Associated Press). February 21, 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Falcons' short drives bump Rams off the top". Chicago Sun-Times (Associated Press). October 13, 1986. Retrieved 26 March 2014. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Casazza, Mike (May 18, 2009). "Mountaineer football 2010 commitment list grows". Charleston Daily Mail. Retrieved 26 March 2014. (subscription required)

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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:03:45 -0800

Warrick Dunn, the 2003 and 2004 Falcons Man of the Year, announced the winner to the crowd. Previous winners of the award, Buddy Curry and Brian Finneran, were in attendance, as well as the nominees for this year's award, including 2014 September ...
Roanoke Times
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:03:45 -0800

Haynesworth said Buddy Curry — who played football with Lewis in high school and also went on to a college and professional career — was contacted in Atlanta and asked to attend. “They've remained good friends,” Haynesworth said. “Kenny helps Buddy ...


Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:51:47 -0700

Police Chief Vernon Sisemore notified the Sheriff's Office of the potentially illegal acts, saying a recording exists of Mayor Buddy Curry instructing city employees not to tell anyone about $200 that went missing out of the Johnson Recorder/Treasurer ...
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:00:00 -0800

This is an interview series in which we ask the plaintiffs of the NFL concussion lawsuit one question (and maybe a few more): Knowing what you know now, if you could do it over again, would you still play football? Buddy Curry was born in North ...
Teague Chronicle
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:44:56 -0800

When we talk of the pioneer families who first settled Brewer?s Prairie, the family of Teague resident R.C. ?Buddy? Curry was one of the prominent settlers. Noah Curry and Mattie Driver Curry settled on their ranch at the Pyburn Community in the early ...
Roanoke Times
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Buddy Curry was a two-time, first-team All-ACC linebacker who was selected in the second round of the 1980 NFL Draft by Atlanta. He was the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, a two-time Pro Bowler and the Falcons' record-holder for tackles in a season ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:01:37 -0700

“I meet a lot of people,” Curry said. “In 3 years, it takes a lot of time to meet these people, to know who to go to to ask for a grant, where everything is at. It takes a long time to do that, Curry said. Keeney says his service as a police officer is ...


Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:46:18 -0700

Chief Vernon Sisemore received the four votes needed out of six council members to overturn Mayor Buddy Curry's decision to fire Sisemore. The Johnson City Council deliberated for nearly two hours before announcing its decision. Four council members ...

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