Eddie Lee Ivery

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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
Organizations
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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