Eddie Lee Ivery

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Eddie Lee Ivery
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Ivery playing for the Packers during the 1982 season
No. 40
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1957-07-30) July 30, 1957 (age 61)
McDuffie County, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Thomson (GA)
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AP All-American (1978)
  • Georgia Tech Athletic Hall of Fame (1983)
  • 8th place Heisman voting (1978)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 2,933
Rushing average: 4.4
Rushing TDs: 23
Ivery (40) rushing the ball against the Cardinals in the 1982 NFC First Round Playoff game.

Eddie Lee Ivery (born July 30, 1957) is a former professional American football player.

Early years through college

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

  • 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

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

Since 2000 Ivery has worked as assistant strength coach for Georgia Tech after completing a stint with the McDuffie County 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]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. ^ http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/ot/fame/halloffame.html#fbc
  3. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/awards/heisman-1978.html
  4. ^ List of NCAA football records (individual)#Rushing
  5. ^ http://www.nationalchamps.net/NCAA/database/georgiatech_database.htm
  6. ^ http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/indivcareerlead.html
  7. ^ http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/ot/fame/halloffame.html#fbc
  8. ^ http://www.theacc.com/genrel/071100aab.html
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