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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