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Georgia Tech greats: Record-setting Eddie Lee Ivery

Running back Eddie Lee Ivery is a member of the Tech Athletic Hall of Fame. Ivery played at Georgia Tech from 1975 to 1978.
He set a then-NCAA record for rushing yards in a game in 1978 by piling up 356 yards on a frozen field against Air Force. Bill Parcells, later to become a legendary NFL coach, was Air Force’s coach that day. Ivery averaged 13.7 yards per carry on 26 carries. Ivery ran for 3,517 yards in his college career. “Although he was probably the greatest football player in America in his