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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]

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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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, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 -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 ...
 
Statesville Record & Landmark
Tue, 12 May 2015 16:18:31 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons and Kids & Pros will be in Mocksville this weekend for a free youth football clinic. Buddy Curry, who spent eight NFL seasons (1980-87) as a Falcons linebacker, will lead the Heads Up Clinic from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Davie County ...
 
Statesville Record & Landmark
Wed, 13 May 2015 18:50:13 -0700

Buddy Curry, who spent eight NFL seasons (1980-87) as a Falcons linebacker, will lead the Heads Up Clinic from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Davie County High School. Boys and girls ages 6-14 are welcome to attend the non-contact event. No equipment is ...
 
GoDanRiver.com
Sat, 16 May 2015 14:11:15 -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 ...
 
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 ...

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 ...
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