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Buddy Curry
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-06-04) June 4, 1958 (age 55)
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]

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.[2] He blocked a field goal during a 26-14 victory against the Los Angeles Rams on October 12, 1986.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His son, Jessel Curry was a 2009 recruit to West Virginia University football team.[4]


  1. ^ "Buddy Curry helping Heads Up program with Kids & Pros". NFL Evolution. 2013-04-27. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  2. ^ "FALCONS RE-SIGN BROOKING". The Boston Globe (Associated Press). February 21, 2003. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Falcons' short drives bump Rams off the top". Chicago Sun-Times (Associated Press). October 13, 1986. Retrieved 26 March 2014. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Casazza, Mike (May 18, 2009). "Mountaineer football 2010 commitment list grows". Charleston Daily Mail. Retrieved 26 March 2014. (subscription required)

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:45:00 -0700

Former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry said, "We all believe football is one of the greatest games you can play and we are concerned that there is a lot of negative publicity because people are panicking now. They are taking their kids out of football ...
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:22:30 -0700

Former Falcons' linebacker Buddy Curry is a leader in Georgia for this NFL initiative. “What we're doing in the NFL to teach them correctly, let's get it down to the youth level,” Curry said. “If youth coaches will be patient, and continue to train ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:53:44 -0700

I will take #58 Jessie Tuggle or if you want old school old school...............give me #50 Buddy Curry! RBI 5pts. Why did Hester pick #17? DASDGUY 5pts. ah. One less detail to consider. Dman 5pts. I'll be wearing Number 10 retro Steve Bartkowski ...

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:47:29 -0700

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