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Eddie Lee Ivery
Date of birth (1957-07-30) July 30, 1957 (age 58)
Place of birth McDuffie County, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) RB
College Georgia Tech
NFL Draft 1979 / Round: 1
Career history
As player
1979-1986 Green Bay Packers
Career stats

Eddie Lee Ivery (born July 30, 1957) is a former professional American football player.

Early years through college[edit]

Ivery was born in McDuffie County, Georgia. He played high school football at Thomson High School in Thomson, Georgia. During the 1974 season he rushed for 1,710 yards.[1] He played college football for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team (1975–1978), and was an AP and UPI All-American in his senior season of 1978. Ivery was inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in 1983.[2] He finished 8th in the 1978 Heisman Trophy voting with 11 first place votes, 19 second place votes, 10 third place votes and 81 votes total.[3]

College records and honors[edit]

  • NCAA single game highest average gain per rush-(Min. 26 rushes) - 13.7 vs. Air Force, Nov. 11, 1978[4]
  • Division One single game rushing record- 356 yards vs. Air Force, Nov. 11, 1978
  • Georgia Tech Football single season rushing yards leader- 1,562 yards[5]
  • Georgia Tech 3rd in career (1975–78) rushing yards- 3,517 in 609 attempts and 22 TD.[6]
  • Georgia Tech 4th in career all-purpose yards- 4,324
  • Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame (1983)[7]

Professional career[edit]

Ivery played for eight seasons as a running back with the Green Bay Packers. He was forced to retire after suffering a leg injury.

Life after football[edit]

Since 2000 Ivery has worked as assistant strength coach for Georgia Tech after completing a stint with the McDuffie Board of Education and coaching at Thomson High School, where he played high school football. He completed his degree at Georgia Tech in 1992.[8]


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The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Chronicle
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:33:21 -0700

JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF. Thomson assistant coach Eddie Lee Ivery celebrates with running back Tyrek Braswell after Braswell scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs held on to beat Washington County 49-42 on Friday night.


Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Considering there was still a little left in John Jefferson's tank when he played opposite Lofton, and tight end Paul Coffman and running backs Eddie Lee Ivery and Gerry Ellis were all above average receivers at their respective positions, I'd say ...
From The Rumble Seat
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:33:45 -0700

Tom Cooksey played for Tech alongside Eddie Lee Ivery in 1978 and was awarded the Dean George Griffin Award for most-improved player. Tyler came into camp at 6-foot-3 220 pounds and ready to play. The thing that makes Cooksey stand out among this ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:07:26 -0800

A sober Eddie Lee Ivery worked on rebuilding his life in 1998 and repairing his relationship with his ex-wife and children. He joined the Georgia Tech athletic staff as a strength and conditioning coach in 2000, where he worked for the next eight years ...
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:26:15 -0700

With 40 days left until the start of the NFL season, our countdown to the big day continues. Thursday, Sept. 4, is the day when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. Over the course of the next 40 days we ...
Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:00:00 -0700

It's 9 a.m. in Georgia, the temperature is already climbing past 65 degrees, and Eddie Lee Ivery has his hands full with the wall of sound that is the Thomson High School girls track team. He is a legend at the Brickyard, the historic field at THS, but ...
From The Rumble Seat
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 05:02:32 -0800

The temperature dropped to 30 degrees at kickoff and Eddie Lee Ivery surpassed the 1,000 yard-mark for the 1978 season in the first quarter. He also set an NCAA single-game rushing record that day against Air Force, amassing 356 yards and 3 touchdowns.
McDuffie Progress
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 05:33:45 -0700

This year, Sonny Poss, DeWayne Patrick, Paul Leroy, George Drake, and Eddie Lee Ivery will find their place on the wall. The wall – at the historic Brickyard – was unveiled last year and is the vision of the Thomson Bulldog Athletic Booster Club. The ...

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