Kevin Curtis (safety)

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Kevin Curtis
Sport(s) American football
Current position
Title Cornerbacks coach
Team Louisiana Tech
Conference C-USA
Biographical details
Born (1980-07-28) July 28, 1980 (age 36)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Alma mater Texas Tech University
Playing career
1998-2001 Texas Tech
2002-2004 San Francisco 49ers
2004 Green Bay Packers
2005 Oakland Raiders
2006 Cologne Centurions
2006 Houston Texans
2007 Cologne Centurions
Position(s) Safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008-2009 Navarro College (CBs)
2010-2012 Louisiana Tech (CBs)
2013-2015 Texas Tech (DBs)
2016-present Louisiana Tech (CBs)

Kevin Curtis (born July 28, 1980 in Frankfurt, West Germany) is an American football coach and former safety. He was current the cornerbacks coach for Louisiana Tech.

Early years[edit]

Curtis was born in Frankfurt, Germany but was raised in Lubbock, Texas where he attended Coronado High School. At Coronado, he played quarterback.

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

Curtis played safety for the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 1998-2002. He was named second-team All-American for his junior and senior seasons, and was a three time All-Big 12 selection. During the 1999 season, he was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week following a Red Raider victory against Colorado and was named to the Jim Thorpe Award watchlist prior to the 2000 season. He graduated in 2002 with a degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management.[1]

Professional[edit]

Curtis was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers, where he spent three seasons. He has also been a member of the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Cologne Centurions and Houston Texans.

Coaching career[edit]

Curtis began his coaching career in 2008 at Navarro College where he served two seasons as secondary coach. He was named cornerbacks coach at Louisiana Tech University under coach Sonny Dykes on February 22, 2010. Dykes was an assistant at Texas Tech during Curtis's college playing career. In his second season at Louisiana Tech, the secondary ranked third nationally in interceptions and pick-6s.[2]

In December 2012, Curtis accepted the same position at his alma mater Texas Tech University under former teammate and now head coach Kliff Kingsbury.[3]

In November 2015, Curtis was dismissed from Texas Tech.[4]

On January 15, 2016, Curtis was hired as the cornerbacks coach at Louisiana Tech.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Curtis Profile". Texas Tech University. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Louisiana Tech Football Announces Additions to Coaching Staff". LATechSports.com. 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  3. ^ Williams, Don. "Kingsbury starts Tech staff with former Red Raiders". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Silva, Carlos (November 29, 2015). "http://lubbockonline.com/filed-online/2015-11-29/texas-tech-coaches-mike-smith-kevin-curtis-wont-return-next-season#.Vpk2UFLLIso". Lubbock Avalanche Journal. Retrieved January 15, 2016.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ Isabella, Sean (January 15, 2016). "Ex-Texas Tech coach Kevin Curtis coming back to Ruston". The News-Star. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 

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