As an Eagle, Vinny Curry still pays his respect to Marshall
At first Curry selected No. 75 because of the legends that have worn the number such as Deacon Jones and “Mean” Joe Green, but when he arrived back at home near his college university, Marshall, he realized the number carried a significant meaning.
A total of 75-people died in the tragic plane crash in 1970, including the 37 members of the football program.
“When I realized that was the actual number of people who died in the plane crash, it just made it more important to me,” Curry told the Herald-Dispatch, “I was like, ‘Wow, now I know why that number stuck out to me. I realized that it would mean a lot to everyone, too,” Curry said. “So, when the Eagles called me earlier this week and asked if I wanted to change it, I said, ‘Nah, I’ll stick with No. 75. I realized how it was going to affect the whole community here. So, I am going to try to live up to wearing that No. 75 and perform like I know how to perform.”
As a fan favorite at Marshall, Curry relies on his speed more than a wide repertoire of pass rush moves.
NFLDraftScout.com had Curry with a Round 2 grade, 58th overall, and the #6 DE in the draft.
FFToolBox.com stated, “He displays a very good array of pass rushing moves. Whether he is ripping offensive tackles to the ground or shoving them back into the quarterback, he does a great job consistently getting after the quarterback (especially if the pocket collapses). Curry will need to improve his technique on running plays that attack his side of the field. He is sometimes too caught up in attacking the quarterback that he’ll either take himself out of position or a well-timed double team will severely compromise his gap assignment.”