Curtis Whitley

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Curtis Whitley
No. 64, 66
Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-05-10)May 10, 1969
Place of birth: Smithfield, North Carolina
Date of death: May 11, 2008(2008-05-11) (aged 39)
Place of death: Fort Stockton, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: Smithfield-Selma High School
College: Chowan JC / Clemson
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 5 / Pick: 117
Debuted in 1992 for the San Diego Chargers
Last played in 1997 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 1997
Games played 72
Games started 27
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Curtis Wayne Whitley (May 10, 1969 – May 11, 2008) was an American football center in the National Football League. He played six seasons for the San Diego Chargers (1992–1994), the Carolina Panthers (1995–1996), and the Oakland Raiders (1997). Born in Smithfield, North Carolina, he graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School before attending Clemson University. He was then selected by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.

He was found dead from a drug overdose in Texas on May 11, 2008. He was only 39 years old. His relatives are: parents - Norman and BJ Whitley, brother - Norman, Jr., son - Curtis Wayne, Jr., and daughter - Hannah.

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