Few people have earned the right more to be called a steward of the game of football than the legendary Bill Curry. From beginning his career in earnest as a self-described “chubby eighth-grader” in College Park, Georgia, Curry traveled in the very highest circles of the sport for seven decades. On the field, he was a cornerstone on the offensive line under such legendary Head Coaches as Bobby Dodd, at his alma mater Georgia Tech, and in the NFL with Vince Lombardi and Don Shula. That’s not even counting all of the legendary quarterbacks he was responsible for protecting.
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Editor’s note: Longtime columnist David Lauderdale retired in July, and we are reprinting some of his columns as a tribute to his career. This column originally was published Feb. 20, 2015. Bill Curry returned to Hilton Head Island this week with a different playbook in hand. As a young man...