Marshall unveils new Vinny Curry Football Locker Room
Before Saturday’s annual spring football game, the Marshall University football team unveiled its newly renovated locker room.
The newly titled Vinny Curry Football Locker Room is the latest improvement to Marshall’s athletic facilities and was unveiled before Saturday’s green-white spring game, which was played in the Marshall’s Cline Indoor Practice Facility, which was opened in 2014.
The new locker room project was spearheaded by former Marshall great, and current NFL player, Vinny Curry. Last summer, Curry signed a 5 year, $46 million extension with the Philadelphia Eagles. A short time later, Curry returned to Huntington to start the Vinny Curry Project.
Curry donated $200,000 to Marshall’s Big Green Scholarship Foundation, officially starting the project.
The money was split between an endowed scholarship that was named after his late mother Linda Jackson and the locker room project.
Curry was also the main speaker at Friday's nights Big Green dinner.
Curry, a Neptune, NJ native, played with the Thundering Herd from 2008 to 2011. During his time with the Herd, Curry had 239 total tackles, 49 tackles for loss, 26.5 sacks and forced 10 fumbles.
In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Curry in the second round with the 59th overall pick.
In his five seasons with the Eagles, Curry has registered 88 total tackles, 19 sacks and forced four fumbles. His production on the field let to the Eagle’s signing Curry to an extension that will keep him with Philadelphia through 2020.
Curry and the Eagles will get the regular season started on September 10 against the Washington Redskins.
After the new locker room was unveiled, Marshall fans and former players got to watch the current squad square off in the annual spring game.