Irby R. "Rabbit" Curry

Irby R. "Rabbit" Curry
Third Team All-American

A legend in Vanderbilt history, Curry was superb on and off the field.

Small in stature, Curry’s display of talent, heart and leadership and heart was cherished by Vanderbilt followers.

Selected as a Third Team All-America and All-Southern Conference pick in 1916, Curry was a field general at quarterback who displayed a knack for brilliant runs. The Texan guided the team to a 7-1-1 record in 1916 and directed the famous “Point-A-Minute” squad of 1915.

He was a gentleman and scholar athlete. Junior class president, Curry was elected as the school’s prestigious Bachelor of Ugliness by the student body.

Unfortunately, Curry’s life was cut short. Just two years after graduating, Curry died when his plane was shot down over France in WWI.