|Date of birth:||June 4, 1958|
|Place of birth:||Greenville, North Carolina|
|High school:||George Washington High School (Danville, Virginia)|
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
High School Career
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. He blocked a field goal during a 26-14 victory against the Los Angeles Rams on October 12, 1986.
His son, Jessel Curry was a 2009 recruit to West Virginia University football team.
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- "Falcons' short drives bump Rams off the top". Chicago Sun-Times. Associated Press. October 13, 1986. Retrieved 26 March 2014.(subscription required)
- Casazza, Mike (May 18, 2009). "Mountaineer football 2010 commitment list grows". Charleston Daily Mail. Retrieved 26 March 2014.(subscription required)