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

Watch: Eddie Lee Ivery was a Georgia Tech football great

Eddie Lee Ivery was like a one-man Army and the Air Force could not stop him in 1978. Neither could Bill Parcells, ice, snow or a howling wind.

The Georgia Tech star running back set an NCAA record at the time for rushing yards in a game by piling up 356 yards against Parcells-coached Air Force in the Jackets’ 42-21 win in frigid Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ivery was one of Tech’s greatest players ever. His statistics were astounding for that era: 3,517 rushing yards in college and 2,933 rushing yards plus 1,612 receiving yards in the NFL.

Watch the video above to reminisce or to learn about Ivery’s stellar career.

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