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Buddy Curry

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.[2]

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
    • Film 4.1
    • Television 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

High School Career

Buddy Curry was the defensive stalwart on Coach Alger Pugh's fine mid-70's George Washington Eagles teams in Danville, VA.[3]

College career

NFL 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.[4] He blocked a field goal during a 26-14 victory against the Los Angeles Rams on October 12, 1986.[5]

Personal life

His son, Jessel Curry was a 2009 recruit to West Virginia University football team.[6]

References

  1. ^ Sarasota Herald Trubune, November 13, 2010
  2. ^ Casper Van Dien: Cast in conflict
  3. ^ Staff. "Tarzan of Tarzana", Daily News of Los Angeles, April 22, 1998. Accessed September 22, 2011. "When I was growing up in Ridgewood, NJ, we lived on Van Dien Avenue, which was named after my great-great-great grandfather."
  4. ^ a b Magazine interviewPeople
  5. ^ Casper Van Dien bio at Tribute.ca
  6. ^ Tarzan and the Lost City official site Michael Lake, producer
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  9. ^ Celebrity Ambassadors - ChildHelp.org Retrieved August 6, 2008.
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250390/releaseinfo#release_dates
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