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Vinny Curry is a Philadelphian.
Curry grew up in Neptune, New Jersey, just a little over an hour outside of Philadelphia.
Curry grew up an Eagles fan.
The New Jersey native attended Marshall University after not receiving many division-1 scholarships. He churned out a stellar college career in which he was named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year following his senior season. He finished his college career with 26.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles.
The Philadelphia Eagles plucked Curry in the second round with the 59th overall pick. This was a dream come true for the local kid being drafted by his local team.
So what could have gone wrong?
The Eagles, looking for a sustainable pass rush, appeared ecstatic that Curry fell to them. Eagles general manager repeatedly stated that they would take “the best player available.”
Things could not have gone better. Except, Curry could not get on the field. Defensive ends Trent Cole and Jason Babin blocked him. The Marshall alumnus was low man on the totem pole.
Once Babin was released, Curry saw his opportunity, and grabbed it. He played in six games, but registered only nine tackles.
In the offseason, the Eagles changed defensive philosophies. Curry, in an effort to …read more
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