The Marshall Thundering Herd are looking to make some renovations to Joan C. Edwards Stadium, but that certainly takes a lot of money. They will be getting some help from former defensive end Vinny Curry, who recently donated $200,000 to the school.
Curry is one of the best players in the Thundering Herd’s history and he is still pretty connected with the school. He even wears No. 75 with the Philadelphia Eagles, who drafted him in 2012, to honor the victims killed in the Marshall plane crash.
He donated the large sum of money to the Big Green Scholarship Foundation and it will be used to help jumpstart a stadium renovation and it will also endow a scholarship in his mother’s name.
“Marshall means a lot to me,” Curry said. “Without the opportunity I was given to receive an education and play football, I would not be in the position I am today. I haven’t forgotten that.
“The people of Huntington are special and have always had my back and my best interests in mind. This financial commitment is a token of my appreciation to ensure we can continue football’s winning tradition.”
In four years with Marshall, Vinny Curry recorded 239 tackles, 49 for loss, and 26.5 sacks. He led the Conference USA in sacks in 2010 and led the team in total tackles that year as well.