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Eddie Lee Ivery
Date of birth: (1957-07-30) July 30, 1957 (age 57)
Place of birth: McDuffie County, Georgia
Career information
Position(s): RB
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1
As player:
1979-1986 Green Bay Packers
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

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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Packers.com (blog)

Packers.com (blog)
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:06:46 -0700

Still, just months after Middleton's breakthrough season in 1978, the Packers used their first two draft picks in 1979 on running backs (Eddie Lee Ivery and Steve Atkins). Middleton rushed for only 831 yards over his final four seasons in Green Bay.
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 ...
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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, 21 Apr 2012 11:09:28 -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 ...

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Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:07:40 -0800

Running backs Eddie Lee Ivery and Gerry Ellis were solid players. Dickey threw for 4,458 yards and 32 toucheowns in 1983, both franchise records at the time. Unfortunately, the defense couldn't get off the field. "I had quality players to throw to in ...


Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:23:35 -0700

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:56:15 -0800

It goes on and on for the players that have held this particular record: Indiana's Anthony Thompson (377 in 1989); Washington State's Reuben Mayes (357 in 1984); Georgia Tech's Eddie Lee Ivery (356 in 1978); Michigan State's Eric Allen (350 in 1971) or ...


Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:49:39 -0800

356 — Eddie Lee Ivery, Georgia Tech, 1978 357 — Rueben Mayes, Washington State, 1984 357 — Mike Pringle, Cal State Fullerton, 1989 377 — Anthony Thompson, Indiana, 1989 386 — Marshall Faulk, San Diego State, 1991 396 — Tony Sands, Kansas, ...

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