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Former Falcons great Buddy Curry to be inducted into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

It’s a well-deserved honor for the Falcons legend.

Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame, the Falcons announced on Friday.

Curry spent his eight-year NFL Career with the Falcons from 1980-1987, where he was a two-time All-Pro selection (1980, 1982) and earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1980.

Off the field, Curry has made a huge impact in the community. In 2002, Curry founded Kids & Pros, a non-profit, character-based youth sports organization that engages retired NFL players in their communities to teach football fundamental skills and build character with youths.

Buddy Curry will be inducted on Feb. 8, 2019, with fellow inductees Dave Hunter, Curtis Lovejoy, and Ernie Johnson Jr. He’ll join former Falcons such as Steve Bartkowski (2008), Gerald Riggs (2018), Deion Sanders (2013), and Jessie Tuggle (2011). The 74-member Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring Atlanta’s sports heroes.

Congratulations to Buddy Curry!