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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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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, ...

Kansas.com (blog)

Kansas.com (blog)
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:25:23 -0700

David was a fan of the Squeezer's Palace – what he calls a “goody shack” – that Edgar “Buddy” Curry owned in Riverside in the 1970s. Curry was inspired to open the business in 1971 after travels to Mexico where there were lots of fresh-squeezed fruit ...
Lynchburg News and Advance
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:41:15 -0700

When he walked on the gridiron in 2004 with the Oakland Raiders, Jake Grove knew football in the NFL wasn't for the faint of heart. The Jefferson Forest High and Virginia Tech standout still describes pro football as a big-man's game, one full of ...

Columbia County News Times

Columbia County News Times
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 21:17:24 -0700

Buddy Curry, who played linebacker for Atlanta for eight seasons during the 1980s, returned for the Moms Clinic with former Falcons Bobby Butler and Ken Oxendine and current players in defensive linemen Cliff Matthews and Malliciah Goodman. Curry said ...

The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Chronicle
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:00:00 -0700

Buddy Curry, who played linebacker for Atlanta for eight seasons during the 1980s, returned for the Moms Clinic with former Falcons like Bobby Butler and Ken Oxendine and current players in defensive linemen Cliff Matthews and Malliciah Goodman.


Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:45:00 -0700

Number two, they want to get involved with their associations, with their teams and they want to be part of the solution," Former Falcons linebacker and clinic leader Buddy Curry said. "It gave me insight into what my sons do and how they come home all ...
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 ...

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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