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Buddy Curry
No. 50
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-06-04) June 4, 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth: Greenville, North Carolina
Career information
High school: Virginia
College: North Carolina
NFL draft: 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 5.5
Interceptions: 7
Touchdowns: 1
Player 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 made 229 tackles, which remains the most by a Falcons defender in a season, followed by 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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217 news items

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:13:28 -0800

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is counting down the Top 50 players in Atlanta Falcons history during the franchise's 50th anniversary season. No. 41 is linebacker Buddy Curry. Years played for Falcons: From the time he was drafted in 1980 out of ...
 
Post Searchlight
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:03:45 -0800

Former FSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward, former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry and other guest speakers educated the mothers for an hour before taking them out to the fields to put them through their own football training.

GoDanRiver.com

GoDanRiver.com
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:23:58 -0700

The Kids and Pros camp concluded Friday with a two-hand touch football game between the Pros and Joes, an eight year tradition. Chesley Graves makes the reception here at J.T. Christopher Stadium. Matt Bell/Register & Bee. Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 ...

GoDanRiver.com

GoDanRiver.com
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:57:59 -0700

For the eighth straight year former George Washington High School and Atlanta Falcon football player Buddy Curry is hosting the Kids & Pros free youth football clinic in Danville. The clinic started Wednesday at Dan Daniel Memorial Park with close to ...

Post Searchlight

Post Searchlight
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:42:23 -0800

“It lets them get a feel for what its like,” former Falcon and USA football master trainer Buddy Curry said. “You want to hit with the front part of the shoulder and we show the drills we use to teach that.” The clinic is free to attend, but moms that ...

Marietta Daily Journal

Marietta Daily Journal
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 05:59:43 -0800

Ben Goble, left, shares a laugh with MDE School Director Mindy Elkan and music and life skills teacher Bobby Robinson at the east Cobb school Thursday afternoon. A ninth-grader at the school, Ben will be presenting the oath at tonight's opening ...
 
Broadway World
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:40:08 -0800

Area radio personality Moby will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, while the Opening Ceremony Grand Marshal is former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry. Competitions will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at various locations. The venues ...
 
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:45:00 -0800

Area radio personality Moby will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, while the Opening Ceremony Grand Marshal is former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry. Competitions will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at various locations. The venues ...
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