Curt Warner

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Curt Warner
No. 28, 21, 25
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-03-18) March 18, 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth: Wyoming, West Virginia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Pineville (WV)
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Debuted in 1983 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 1990 for the Los Angeles Rams
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 6,844
Average 4.0
Touchdowns 56
Stats at NFL.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Curtis Edward Warner (born March 18, 1961) is a former professional American football running back. A two-time All-American at Penn State University, Warner was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft. Warner was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 8, 2009.[1][2][3]

Warner was the 1983 AFC Offensive Player of the Year in his rookie NFL season.

Penn State[edit]

Warner was a standout at Pineville High School in Pineville, West Virginia, graduating in a class of only 90 students. He would lead Penn State in rushing in 1980, 1981, and 1982, and help the Nittany Lions capture their first national championship in the 1983 Sugar Bowl.[4] When his collegiate career was over, he owned 42 Penn State records (his 3,398 career rushing yards is 2nd in school history, and his 18 100-yard rushing games remains a Penn State record). On October 30, 2010, Evan Royster surpassed Warner to take over the career rushing yards record.[4] He was named an All-American twice, in 1981 and 1982.

Warner earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication from Penn State in 1983.

Statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD NO. YDS AVG LNG TD
1979 84 391 4.7 21 2 10 129 12.9 62 1
1980 196 922 4.7 53 6 13 92 7.1 35 0
1981 171 1,044 6.1 69 8 9 106 11.8 26 0
1982 198 1,041 5.3 46 8 22 335 15.3 69 5
Totals 649 3,398 5.2 69 24 54 662 12.3 69 6

Professional career[edit]

Warner was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round (#3 overall) 1983 NFL Draft.

He led the AFC in rushing yards his rookie season, helping his team to the franchise's first Conference Championship game which they lost to the Los Angeles Raiders. The following year Warner suffered a torn ACL in the season opener against Cleveland and was sidelined for the rest of the year. He came back in 1985 and had a number of successful seasons before ending his career with the Los Angeles Rams.

Warner is a three-time Pro Bowler (1983, 1986, 1987). He was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1994.[4]

After football[edit]

Warner has owned Curt Warner Chevrolet in Vancouver, Washington since 1990.[5] He is also the current running backs coach at Camas High School in Camas, Washington and founder and president of the Curt Warner Autism Foundation.[4]

Warner and his wife Ana have three sons, Jonathan, who is currently a wide receiver at his father's alma mater Penn State, twins Austin and Christian, and a daughter, Isabella.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (2009-04-30). "Station, Spielman and Warner enter Hall". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "NFF Announces 2009 Football Bowl Subdivision College Football Hall of Fame Class". National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. 2009-04-30. 
  3. ^ Staats, Wayne (2009-12-09). "RB Warner inducted into Hall of Fame". The Daily Collegian. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Curt Warner Elected to College Football Hall of Fame". Penn State Sports Information. 2009-04-30. 
  5. ^ a b Flounders, Bob (2009-12-07). "Curt Warner, an all-time Penn State great, set to join Hall of Fame". The Patriot-News. 

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