Vinny Curry, a ninth year defensive lineman in the National Football League and member of the New York Jets, has signed with ProVantage Solutions LLC.
“We are very excited to have Vinny Curry join the ProVantage Family. As a former NFL athlete, providing service to another player and brother brings more meaning to me. This signing of Vinny Curry will be the gate for other players to see that there is so much out there during football and after. It starts now and you have to buy into the plan. Our clients have our best interest immediately before our services to make sure that they are willing and comfortable to do the things that will mold a plan for their future. It’s never too early and too late, start today to create a solid foundation for your future with ProVantage Solutions.” – Trent Cole
Following Curry’s impressive career at Marshall University, where as a senior he ranked sixth in the nation in sacks and second in the nation in forced fumbles, he was selected with the 59th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to his signing with the New York Jets, Curry spent the majority of his career with the Eagles as well as one season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This next chapter with the Jets gives him the opportunity to build upon his already accomplished NFL career.
Curry played a significant role during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles including an extremely productive 2014 season in which he was second on the team in sacks with a total of nine on the season. In 2017, Curry helped the Eagles lift the coveted Lombardi trophy with a four tackle performance in their Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots.
“I’m at loss of words for how excited I am to work with ProVantage. Trent (Cole) has been a brother to me and as soon as I was drafted into the league with the Eagles, he took me under his wing. There is no better person I’d feel qualified for this job than Trent. It is already clear that my goals and best interests are going to be paramount with ProVantage and I can look forward to reaching all of them.” -Vinny Curry
If interested in sponsoring Vinny Curry, please email Michael Colleluori at Michael@ProvantageSolutions.com
Curry was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (59th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the highest selected player from Marshall since Darius Watts in 2004. Curry signed a four-year contract with the team on May 9, 2012. His first year was uneventful, he played 6 games, started zero, and finished with 9 combined tackles. He was given an increased role in his second year, finishing with 17 tackles, 5 assists, 4 sacks, and 2 pass deflections. Curry had a breakout season in 2014, where he played all 16 games. Although he did not start a game, and he only recorded 17 tackles and 2 assists, he recorded 9 sacks, second on the team only to Connor Barwin and led the team in forced fumbles, with 4. In a disappointing 2015 season, Curry was moved to outside linebacker and struggled to find a groove, totaling 12 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games and no starts.
Although there was speculation that Curry could leave the Eagles in free agency, the arrival of new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and the transition back into a 4-3 defense cemented his return to Philadelphia. On February 2, 2016, Curry signed a five-year, $47.5 million contract extension with the Eagles with $23 million guaranteed. The Eagles won Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots 41–33. Curry recorded four tackles in the victory.