Date of birth: 1957 (age 62–63)
Place of birth: Salisbury, Maryland
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
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Ivory Sully (born 1957) is a retired American football player.

Sully grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and played high school football there at Leonia High School.[1] Undrafted as a running back from Division II Delaware, he was a co-captain of the 1981 and 1982 Los Angeles Rams. He is a member of the University of Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. With a pronounced resemblance to Omar Sharif, he played bit parts in several movies and television shows while playing in Los Angeles.[2]

High schoolEdit

By the time Sully graduated in 1975, he had a multitude of awards and trophies, including: All State Tennis Champion, All State Track Champion, Boy's State (New Jersey) Leadership Representative of Leonia H.S., Weringer Award for School's Best Athlete, and selected to the All Century Football Team by the Bergen Record newspaper.[3]


Sully was named Honorary Captain for the University of Delaware.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Sully was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Rams, who moved him to safety. There, he was a 1984 Pro Bowl alternate as a special teams player, although the presence of safeties Johnnie Johnson and Nolan Cromwell relegated him to backup status.[5] He was named the Outstanding Special Teams Player of the Year with the Los Angeles Rams five times (1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, and 1984). He was a member of the 1979 NFC Champions, Los Angeles Rams and played in Super Bowl XIV.

Life after sportsEdit


Sully successfully transitioned out of football and became the VP Sales, Merchandising & Licensing for Company b [6] In 2001 - 2011 Sully was Vice President of Licensing and International Business for Pelle Pelle [7] as seen on Sully's resume.


Sully is on the executive team on "Build It And They Will Come" and "From The Ground Up" a TV reality series about building a professional sports team.[8]

Major League FootballEdit

Sully was named as the officer of branding and licensing for the proposed league called Major League Football (MLFB). The league initially planned to begin play in spring 2016 but failed to launch.[9][10] The league reorganized in the summer of 2017 and terminated Sully from his position with the league.[11]


  1. Pro football, The Record (Bergen County), September 14, 2003. Accessed November 1, 2007.[dead link]
  2. Flanagan, Mike. "Ron Holmes gets his first start: is he ready to show his stuff?". St. Petersburg Evening Independent. 14 Sep 1985
  3. "Biography".
  4. "Major league Football Executive Ivory Sully Named Honorary Captain for the University of Delaware".
  5. Flanagan, Mike. "Sully". St. Petersburg Evening Independent. 29 Aug 1985
  6. "Archived copy".
  7. "Resume".
  8. "From the Ground Up".
  9. league., Major League Football announced its intentions to make LWR the training camp destination for its new 10-team. "Lakewood Ranch is Official Headquarters to Professional Spring Football".
  10. "Archived copy".
  11. "Major League Football, Inc. (OTCMKTS:MLFB) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers". Market Exclusive. July 28, 2017.
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