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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
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
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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GoDanRiver.com
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:03:28 -0700

The curriculum challenges experienced players while effectively introduces newcomers to the game. Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler head the camp and bring in current and former NFL players to help lead instruction time. To register and get more information ...
 
Winston-Salem Journal
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:03:48 -0700

... in Pfafftown when more than 200 administrators, athletes and coaches gathered for a football clinic. Instead, it was Buddy Curry, a former Atlanta Falcons linebacker who was leading the coaches through drills on a balmy evening at Reagan High School.
 
GoDanRiver.com
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:21:23 -0700

The curriculum challenges experienced players while effectively introduces newcomers to the game. Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler head the camp and bring in current and former NFL players to help lead instruction time. To register and get more information ...

Macon Telegraph (blog)

Macon Telegraph (blog)
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:07:30 -0700

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE -- Atlanta Falcons fans who remember watching Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler play in the 1980s might think injuries were not as common then, but they will tell you different. “We didn't call it a concussion, we called it a ding ...

41 NBC News

41 NBC News
Mon, 04 May 2015 20:16:45 -0700

Former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry will be at Baldwin High School to lead the clinic and speak to parents about football safety, proper equipment fitting, heads up tackling techniques, concussion awareness and more. It gets started at 6 p.m. Click ...
 
GoDanRiver.com
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:12:17 -0700

The curriculum challenges experienced players while effectively introduces newcomers to the game. Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler head the camp and bring in current and former NFL players to help lead instruction time. To register and get more information ...
 
GoDanRiver.com
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:20:07 -0700

The curriculum challenges experienced players while effectively introduces newcomers to the game. Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler head the camp and bring in current and former NFL players to help lead instruction time. To register and get more information ...
 
GoDanRiver.com
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:06:21 -0700

The curriculum challenges experienced players while effectively introduces newcomers to the game. Buddy Curry and Bobby Butler head the camp and bring in current and former NFL players to help lead instruction time. To register and get more information ...
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