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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]

References[edit]



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Packers.com

Packers.com
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:04:54 -0800

Lacy (758) and Starks (601) gave the Packers two players with 600-plus rushing yards in the same season for the first time since 1985 (Jessie Clark-633 / Eddie Lee Ivery-636). Starks (993) and Lacy (946) each recorded over 900 yards from scrimmage, ...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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 ...

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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 ...

Packers.com

Packers.com
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 ...

Packers.com

Packers.com
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:08:47 -0800

Lacy (758) and Starks (601) gave the Packers two players with 600-plus rushing yards in the same season for the first time since 1985 (Jessie Clark-633 / Eddie Lee Ivery-636). Starks (993) and Lacy (946) each recorded over 900 yards from scrimmage, ...

Packers.com

Packers.com
Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:38:42 -0800

If Starks (577) records 23 or more rushing yards he would reach 600 for the season and give the Packers two players with 600-plus rushing yards (Eddie Lacy-724) in the same season for the first time since 1985 (Jessie Clark-633 / Eddie Lee Ivery-636).

Packers.com

Packers.com
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:43:56 -0800

Lacy (758) and Starks (601) gave the Packers two players with 600-plus rushing yards in the same season for the first time since 1985 (Jessie Clark-633 / Eddie Lee Ivery-636). Starks (993) and Lacy (946) each recorded over 900 yards from scrimmage, ...

NBCSports.com

NBCSports.com
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:41:35 -0800

Why is Packers running back Eddie Lacy playing so badly? Some people say his ankle is bothering him. Others say he's overweight. Lacy says neither of those is the case. Shortly after coach Mike McCarthy announced that James Starks has been promoted ...
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