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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 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]


  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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Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:01:01 -0800

David Curry, a 3-star safety from Buford High School, switched his commitment from UVA to Georgia Tech after taking an official visit with the Yellow Jackets this weekend. His father is Buddy Curry, who was 1980 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and and ...
Roanoke Times
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:04:33 -0800

References to Ralph Sampson have been flowing during the 17-0 start for the Virginia men's basketball team, and there should be some more tonight at John Paul Jones Arena. Sampson, a three-time national player of the year for Virginia during the early ...

Chatham Star Tribune

Chatham Star Tribune
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:03:45 -0800

Lewis said organizations like Danville's Parks and Recreation Department and people like Alger Pugh and Buddy Curry's father were vital to his success growing up. He and Curry became fast friends while in elementary school and later played high school ...
Bring On The Cats
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:33:22 -0800

And then, having spent the entire third quarter hitting Lockett play after play, Waters switched to his other best buddy, Curry Sexton. With just under five minutes to go, Waters scored on a one-yard keeper to bring the Wildcats within six. And then ...
Roanoke Times
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:41:15 -0700

Almost 40 years after Danville's Buddy Curry crossed the state line to play football at North Carolina, one of his sons will be re-establishing the family name in Virginia. David Curry, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive back and wide receiver from Buford ...
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:00:00 -0800

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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 ...


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 ...

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