Aaron Curry (American football)

Infobox CollegeFootballPlayer


name=Aaron Curry
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school=Wake Forest Demon Deacons
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currentposition=Linebacker
class=Senior
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birthdate=birth date and age|1986|4|6
birthplace=Fayetteville, North Carolina
heightft=6
heightin=3
weight=247
highschool=E.E. Smith High School
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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* Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2005-present)
highlights=
* Second team All-ACC (2006)
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espn=161170

Aaron Curry (born April 6, 1986 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is an American football linebacker for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. He is considered one of the best linebackers in college football and is expected to be a first round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. [ [http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=57137&draftyear=2009&genpos=OLB Aaron Curry - NFL Draft Scout] ]

Early years

Curry attended E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina. While there he played linebacker and tight end. He earned earned all-conference and all-region honors and was the conferences defensive player of the year as a senior after recording 123 tackles. He was also selected to the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl as a tight end.

College career

Curry plays college football at Wake Forest University. As a freshman he started 10 of 11 games and was the teams fifth leading tackler. After his great season he was named second team Freshman All-American and ACC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News. As a Sophomore in 2006 he started all 14 games at outside linebacker, finishing second on the team in tackles with 83. Curry's breakout season came in 2007. During the season he tied the NCAA record for the most interception returns for touchdown in a season by a linebacker with three. [ [http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/08-acc-football-12days-wf.html 2008 Wake Forest Demon Deacons preview] ] He also broke the school record with 226 interception return yards. He finished the season second on the team and 13th in the ACC in tackles with 99, and earned Second team All-ACC honors and second team All-America honors from CollegeSportsReport.com.

References

External links

* [http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/curry_aaron00.html Wake Forest Demon Deacons bio]


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