Rennie Curran

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Rennie Curran
No. 36 BC Lions
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-10) November 10, 1988 (age 27)
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
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 (Rivals.com) (2007)
  • High School All-American (Prep Star, SuperPrep) (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Tackles: 7
Sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Rennie Curran (born November 10, 1988) is a motivational speaker, author, musician, and American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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 Rivals.com, 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 Rivals.com, 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 CBSSports.com 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 regular 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 had 53 defensive tackles and 7 special teams tackles in the 2014 CFL season. He was not resigned by the Eskimos prior to the start of CFL free-agency on February 10, 2015, and thus was a free agent.

BC Lions[edit]

On September 22, 2015, it was announced that Curran had signed with the BC Lions.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Author[edit]

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 foreword was written by University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt.[citation needed]

Public speaker[edit]

Curran is a very polished public speaker and has spoken to a wide variety of organizations including schools, churches, and corporate businesses.[citation needed]

Musician[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Draft - 2011 OLB Draft Prospects, CBSSports.com 
  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. ^ Rivals.com inside linebackers 2007, January 25, 2007 
  5. ^ Fox, David (November 27, 2007), "Crabtree leads scary list of young talent", Rivals.com 
  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 
  8. ^ Lions sign former Esks LB Rennie Curran

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