|Born:||August 10, 1978|
Atlantic City, New Jersey
|NFL draft||2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91|
Cory James Bird (born August 10, 1978 in Atlantic City, New Jersey) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts from 2001–2004. Bird played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
Bird was known for his ability to make open field tackles in crucial situations. At Virginia Tech, Bird was a three-time winner of the best conditioned athlete award, though his professional career was cut short with injuries. He attended Oakcrest High School in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, where he was a standout wide receiver and wrestler. He lives with his wife and four children in Atlantic County, New Jersey.
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