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Buddy Curry
No. 50
Linebacker
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]

References[edit]

  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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2 news items

 
Savannah Morning News
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:24:07 -0700

This is a non-contact, no-equipment clinic. Free parent informational session 6:15-7:15 p.m., led by former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry. Parents will learn about proper equipment fitting, concussion awareness and the Heads Up tackling technique.
 
5newsonline.com
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:48:45 -0700

JOHNSON [KFSM] – Johnson Mill Boulevard opened to travelers last week after two years of construction. Mayor Buddy Curry said once the crews lay the final layer of asphalt and paint new stripes, the speed limit will increase from 25 miles-per-hour to 40.
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