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Buddy Curry
No. 50
Position: 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
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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Lexington Dispatch
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:37:30 -0700

WINSTON-SALEM — The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma and the Matthew Gfeller Foundation are partnering to host two free Kids & Pros Heads Up football clinics led by former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry in Davidson and Davie counties ...

Northwest Georgia News

Northwest Georgia News
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:56:06 -0700

For helmets, the key is to make sure the helmet isn't modified in any way, that the straps are secured and that the helmet is still within a 10-year period of use. “Helmets are a protective device,” Buddy Curry said. “It was designed to protect, not as ...

The Bell Ringer

The Bell Ringer
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:56:15 -0700

The night started with an introduction from Millman, followed by talks from former Atlanta Falcon George “Buddy” Curry and Bill Peake, a representative from sports equipment company Riddell. Curry played eight seasons with the Falcons as a linebacker, ...
Roanoke Times
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:46:21 -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 ...
Winston-Salem Journal
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:58:06 -0700

By his own admission, Buddy Curry looks good. There are none of the visible scars, obvious limps or other ill effects often associated with playing eight years as an NFL linebacker. Curry, 55 and retired since 1987, can also still move and was hard to ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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