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|Date of birth:||January 13, 1971|
|Place of birth:||Los Angeles, California|
|High school:||Hawthorne (CA)|
|NFL draft:||1993 – 1st round – 7th pick|
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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
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).
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.
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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.
On July 23, 2007, Conway married female boxing champ Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali. 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.
- "California State Meet Results - 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
- "Curtis Conway Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
- Associated Press (2007-07-23). "Laila Ali marries former NFL receiver Curtis Conway". ESPN Internet Ventures.
|Bears 1st round draft pick