Rennie Curran

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Rennie Curran
No. 35     Edmonton Eskimos
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-10) November 10, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Snellville, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Snellville (GA) Brookwood
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 97
Debuted in 2010 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-American CBS (2009)
  • First-team All-SEC (2009)
  • Sophomore All-American (CFN) (2008)
  • Freshman All-American ( (2007)
  • High School All-American (Prep Star, SuperPrep) (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Tackles 7
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 0
Stats at

Rennie Curran (born November 10, 1988) is a motivational speaker, author, musician, and American football linebacker for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at the University of Georgia. Curran was considered one of the top weakside linebackers of his class,[1] and has been called "the most dominant defensive player in the game" by The Sporting News.[2] In January 2010, Curran announced that he was forgoing his final year of eligibility to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[3] He was the 97th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Titans.

High school career[edit]

Curran attended Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, where he became the Broncos’ all-time leading tackler and was twice named Gwinnett County Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year. He was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 and Class AAAAA First-team Defense.

Considered a four-star recruit by, Curran was listed as the No. 11 inside linebacker prospect in the nation.[4]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman in 2007, Curran appeared in 11 games making five starts with 53 tackles including 9 for loss and 3 quarterback sacks. He received Freshman First-team All-America honors by, and Honorable Mention by The Sporting News.[5]

In his sophomore season, Curran started all 13 games leading the team in tackles (115), including a team-leading 10 for a loss and a team-high 3 sacks to go along with two forced fumbles. His 115 tackles were the most by a Bulldog since Orantes Grant recorded 120 in 1998.[6] Curran was a finalist for the Butkus Award and earned Sophomore All-American honors by College Football News.[7]

In 2009, his junior season, he was voted First-team All-SEC by the AP and Coaches, and was also named First-team All-America by after leading the SEC in tackles with 116.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans selected Rennie Curran with the 97th pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was given the number 53, the number of fan-favorite Keith Bulluck, a linebacker who was released earlier in the year. He was released on September 2, 2011.

Tampa-Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Curran spent some time as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaners of the National Football League during the 2012 NFL season, but did not see any playing time

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

Curran joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in time for the 2013 CFL season; of which he played in 16 of the 18 regualar season games. In his first season in the CFL he amassed 70 tackles, 10 special teams tackles, 2 sacks and 2 interceptions; one of which was for a defensive touchdown.


Curran became the author of his first book "Free Agent" - The Perspectives of A Young African American Athlete On April 4, 2012. The book was published by Rathsi Publishing and the forward was written by University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt.

Public Speaker[edit]

Curran is a well polished Public Speaker and has spoken to a wide variety of organizations including schools, churches, and corporate businesses.


Curran began playing the piano at the age of eight, the drums at the age of ten, and the viola at the age of thirteen.


  1. ^ NFL Draft - 2011 OLB Draft Prospects, 
  2. ^ Hayes, Matt (October 8, 2008), "Can't live without you: The 20 most indispensable college football players", Sporting News 
  3. ^ "Georgia's Curran leaves school". Associated Press. January 10, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ inside linebackers 2007, January 25, 2007 
  5. ^ Fox, David (November 27, 2007), "Crabtree leads scary list of young talent", 
  6. ^ Williams, Larry (July 28, 1999), "Grant to lead tough Dogs' defense", The Augusta Chronicle 
  7. ^ Cirminiello, Richard (December 11, 2008), "2008 CFN All-Sophomore Defensive Team", College Football News 

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