Vinny Curry

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Vinny Curry
No. 75 Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-30) June 30, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Neptune, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 279 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Neptune (NJ)
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • C-USA Defensive Player of the Year (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 88
Sacks: 19.0
Pass deflections: 2
Forced fumbles: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Vinny Curry (born June 30, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Marshall, he was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

Curry had his breakout season in 2010, as a junior where he had a career high 12 sacks.[1] As a senior in 2011, Curry had 74 tackles, 11 sacks, and 6 forced fumbles.[2] The 11 sacks were the sixth most in the nation and the 6 forced fumbles were second.[3] Curry became the first Marshall player to win C-USA Defensive Player of the Year since Albert McClellan in 2006.

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Curry was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (59th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He is the highest selected player from Marshall since Darius Watts in 2004.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 266 lb 32.6 in 9.2 in 4.98 s 4.40 s 6.90 s 32 in 9 ft 2 in 28 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Curry signed a four-year contract with the team on May 9, 2012. His first year was uneventful, he played 6 games, started zero, and finished with 9 combined tackles. He was given an increased role in his second year, finishing with 17 tackles, 5 assists, 4 sacks, and 2 pass deflections. Curry had a breakout season in 2014, where he played all 16 games. Although he didn't start a game, and he only recorded 17 tackles and 2 assists, he had an impressive 9 sacks, second on the team only to Connor Barwin and led the team in forced fumbles, with 4. In a disappointing 2015 season, Curry was moved to outside linebacker and struggled to find a groove, totaling 12 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games and no starts.

Although there was speculation that Curry could leave the Eagles in free agency, the arrival of new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and the transition back into a 4-3 defense cemented his return to Philadelphia. On February 2, 2016, Curry was re-signed to a 5-year deal with the team, worth up to $47.5 million with $23 million guaranteed.

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