Curtis Conway

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Curtis Conway
No. 80, 81, 89
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-01-13) January 13, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Career information
High school: Hawthorne (CA)
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Debuted in 1993 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 2004 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-American (1992)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 594
Receiving Yards 8,230
Touchdowns 52
Stats at NFL.com

Curtis Lamont Conway (born January 13, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California (USC). Conway also played for the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers.

High school years[edit]

Conway attended Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California and was a football and a track star. He won All-America honors as a senior quarterback. His high school quarterback coach was Dave Keller. Even though he was an All-American QB, he was more known for his exploits on the track. During that era, Hawthorne was a regular contender at the CIF California State Meet. In 1987 as a sophomore he was the anchor of the California State Record 4X100m relay team (40.24) set in the preliminaries, Hawthorne High School was DQ'd at the finals after initially finishing second. In 1988 as a junior he placed second in the 100m (10.85) and placed third 3rd in the 200m (21.30). In 1989 as a senior he won the 100m state title with the time of 10.42 and placed 2nd in the 200m (20.89).[1]

College career[edit]

Prior to USC, Conway attended El Camino Junior College in Torrance, California, but did not play.

Professional career[edit]

He had over 1,000 yards three times in his twelve-year NFL career, in which he played for the Chicago Bears, the San Diego Chargers, the New York Jets and the San Francisco 49ers.

During his twelve years in the NFL, Conway threw for two touchdown passes, a rarity for the wide receiver position. The most notable of the two came during a game against the Miami Dolphins on November 13, 1994. Conway lined up split off of and parallel to the holder, on a bizarre field goal formation. Rather than the snap being taken by Eric Kramer, Conway received it, and threw a pass which was tipped up into the air by a Dolphins' defender and caught by fellow Bears' teammate and tight end, Keith Jennings and run into the endzone for a touchdown.

NFl stats[edit]

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
1993 CHI 16 19 231 12.2 38 2 11 0 0
1994 CHI 13 39 546 14.0 85 2 28 0 0
1995 CHI 16 62 1,037 16.7 76 12 47 0 0
1996 CHI 16 81 1,049 13.0 58 7 51 1 0
1997 CHI 7 30 476 15.9 55 1 18 0 0
1998 CHI 15 54 733 13.6 47 3 36 1 1
1999 CHI 9 44 426 9.7 30 4 23 2 1
2000 SD 14 53 712 13.4 68 5 31 0 0
2001 SD 16 71 1,125 15.8 72 6 52 1 1
2002 SD 13 57 852 14.9 52 5 42 2 2
2003 NYJ 16 46 640 13.9 45 2 33 0 0
2004 SF 16 38 403 10.6 37 3 23 0 0
Career 167 594 8,230 13.9 85 52 395 7 5

[2]

Broadcasting[edit]

Beginning in 2009, Conway began working as a color analyst on national NFL radio broadcasts by Compass Media Networks. He teamed with Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton and Gregg "Free Beer" Daniels on play-by-play. He is currently a studio analyst for the Pac-12 Network and a cohost of Total Access on the NFL Network.

Personal life[edit]

On July 23, 2007, Conway married female boxing champ Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali.[3] He has three children from a previous marriage. Cameron and Kelton are 18-year-old twins, and Leilani who is 15. Curtis Conway and Laila Ali, welcomed their first son together on August 26, 2008, Curtis Jr. On April 4, 2011, they welcomed their second child, a daughter, Sydney.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25. 
  2. ^ "Curtis Conway Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (2007-07-23). "Laila Ali marries former NFL receiver Curtis Conway". ESPN Internet Ventures. 
Achievements
Preceded by
Alonzo Spellman
Bears 1st round draft pick
1993
Succeeded by
John Thierry