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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " ERIC CURRY " IS A FORMER COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO WAS A DEFENSIVE END IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE :: GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Eric Curry


Eric Curry
No. 75
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth:February 3, 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth:Thomasville, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Thomasville (GA)
College:Alabama
NFL draft:1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
*Offseason and/or Practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:75
Games started:44
Tackles:95
Quarterback sacks:12.5
Forced fumbles:7
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Eric Felece Curry   former American college and professional football a player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1990s. He played college football for the University of Alabama, and earned All-American honors. A first-round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Tampa Bay BuccaneersGreen Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.

Early years

Curry was born in Thomasville, Georgia.[1] He graduated from Thomasville High School,[2] and played for the Thomasville High School Bulldogs high school football team.

College career

Curry accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Alabama, where he played for coach Bill Curry and coachGene StallingsAlabama Crimson Tide football teams from 1989 to 1992. As a senior in 1992, Curry was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and the United Press International Lineman of the Year. He was a member of the Crimson Tide squad that won the first SEC Championship Game in 1992, and a consensus national championship by defeating the Miami Hurricanes 34–13 in the Sugar Bowl. Curry and fellow defensive end John Copeland were known as the "bookends" during their time at Alabama, and were key players in the Crimson Tide's No. 1 rated defense in 1992.

Professional career

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Curry in the first round, with the sixth overall pick, of the 1993 NFL Draft.[3] He gained notoriety for happily hugging the NFL Commissioner, Paul Tagliabue, after he was picked by the Buccaneers in the draft. He played for the Buccaneers from 1993 to1997. He signed a free agent deal with the Green Bay Packers in 1998, but was released during the preseason.[4] Curry played for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1998 to 1999.[5]In seven NFL seasons, Curry played in 75 regular season games, started 44 of them, and contributed 95 tackles, 12.5 quarterback sacks, and seven forced fumbles.[5]

NFL stats

YearTeamGamesCombined TacklesTacklesAssisted TacklesSacksForced FumblesFumble Recoveries
1993TB10181445.021
1994TB15231763.020
1995TB16292542.011
1996TB128802.010
1997TB61100.000
1998JAX116330.000
1999JAX55410.500
Career7590721812.562

Life after football

As of June 2013, Curry resides in Jacksonville, Florida.[7]