Tony Curtis (American football)

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Tony Curtis
No. 89, 97
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-02-11) February 11, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: Fort Lewis, Washington
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Seaside (CA)
College: Portland State
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions: 11
Receiving yards: 50
Touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Tony Curtis (born February 11, 1983 in Fort Lewis, Washington) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. He played college football at Portland State.

Early years[edit]

Curtis graduated from Seaside High School in Seaside, California where he excelled in football and basketball. He then went on to play for Fresno City College under head coach Tony Caviglia where he earned a Division I scholar ship to Portland State.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

He was signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2005 NFL Draft, to serve mainly as a blocking tight end.

In a Monday Night Football game against the Buffalo Bills on October 8, 2007, Curtis recovered an onside kick with 18 seconds remaining to help set up Nick Folk's 53-yard game-winning field goal, giving the Cowboys a 25-24 win. He finished the season with three catches, all of which went for touchdowns.

He was waived on September 2, 2006 and was signed to the practice squad. In 2007, he was assigned to the Cologne Centurions of the NFL Europa League.

In the 2008 offseason, he was re-signed as an exclusive-rights free agent to a one-year deal. During the season he also saw snaps as a blocking fullback. He wasn't re-signed at the end of the year. In his career, he played in 36 games (6 starts) with 11 receptions for 50 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Curtis was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on April 24, 2009. He was released on August 4.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on August 25, 2009. He was waived on September 8.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Curtis signed with the Baltimore Ravens on September 22, 2009. He was released on October 13, to make room for wide receiver David Tyree.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on February 4, 2010. He was released September 3.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On August 16, 2011, he signed with the Washington Redskins. He was released on September 3.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Transactions Report, December 30, 2011