|Height: 5-11 | Weight: 186 | College: Clemson|
Positives Has above average speed and balance Despite his slight frame, he is a relatively strong athlete Has adequate explosion coming off the line of scrimmage, using a quick stutter-step and upper body fake to elude the jam Quick in and out of his breaks, doing an effective job of running underneath routes from the slot Has enough field vision to find the crease in the zones and is very aware of chains and the sidelines Has some burst in the short area to gain separation Has enough top-end speed to get deep and decent tracking ability Shows good juking ability after the catch to escape defenders in the open field.
Negatives Has adequate muscle development and a small frame with little room for additional growth Marginal blocker who does little to get his body into position, but will sometimes make an effort Has very small (8-inches) and inconsistent hands, dropping a few easy passes Does not show the toughness or desire to go for the ball in traffic Needs to do a better job of securing the ball before attempting to head up field.
Played in ten games, starting seven contests Sat out the Virginia and North Carolina State games after suffering a right ankle sprain vs. Maryland Still managed to catch 43 passes for 560 yards (13.0 avg) and four touchdowns.
2003 GAME Analysis
Georgia Opened the season with seven catches for 56 yards.
Furman Followed with a season-long 72-yard touchdown grab.
Middle Tennessee Set a school game-record with 12 receptions, good for 133 yards and a 4-yard score.
Georgia Tech Gained 78 yards on six grabs, including a 33-yard touchdown.
North Carolina Snared four passes for 87 yards.
South Carolina Accounted for 56 yards on four catches with a 26-yard score.
Tennessee (Peach Bowl) Closed out the year with 50 yards on five catches.
Played in thirteen games, starting six contests Finished with 282 yards and three touch-downs on 16 receptions Also rushed three times for 20 yards (6.7 avg) Changed his jersey number from #9 as a freshman to #1 (Woodrow Dantzler's old number).
2002 GAME ANALYSIS
Florida State Had two catches for 49 yards and a 28-yard score.
Duke Made some big plays for the Tigers, but none bigger than the 47-yard touchdown catch from Charlie Whitehurst Clemson was facing a fourth-and-10 play at the Duke 47, trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter Tigers went on to a 34-31 victory, but that play jump started Clemson's comeback.
North Carolina Grabbed a pair of passes for 90 yards, including a career-long 83-yard score.
Texas Tech (Tangerine Bowl) Added a 2-yard catch and a 9-yard reverse.
Had 320 receiving yards on 18 catches to break the previous Tiger freshman mark for yards per reception (17.8) Led the team in yards per catch with that 17.8 figure Ran six times for 27 yards (4.5 avg) and a score Had 54-yard touchdown reception at South Carolina for his first career touchdown Did not waste time before scoring his second, he scored on an 18-yard run on a fumble-rooskie play vs. Louisiana Tech in the Humanitarian Bowl Had a season-long 79-yard reception from Woodrow Dantzler at North Carolina State, longest play of the year for the Tigers and longest pass completion for the Tigers in five years Also had a big 36-yard catch at Wake Forest Had his season high in catches vs. North Carolina with five for 59 yards Made four catches for 35 yards vs. Florida State.
2000: Underwent right foot surgery in December to have a pin inserted for a fracture.
2003: Missed the Virginia and Duke games with a right ankle sprain.
2005: Discovered in March that he was working out for teams with a broken bone in his foot The right foot was placed in a cast.
2003-04 Season Outdoor - Member of Clemson's 2004 ACC Championship outdoor team NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay ran a 10.27 in the preliminaries of the 100m at the national meet ran a season-best 10.22 in the 100m at the Orange & Purple Classic member of the ACC Championship 4x100m relay team Indoor - Had a season-best time of 21.75 in the 200m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic.
2002-03 Season Outdoor - East Region Champion in the 100m with a time of 10.29 member of Clemson's ACC title 4x100m relay team, earning all-conference accolades ACC runner-up in the 100m, earning All-ACC honors (10.52) Indoor - Earned All-ACC honors in the 60m with a third-place finish.
2001-02 Season Outdoor - 2002 All-American as member of 4x100m relay team 400m relay finished second in the nation at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Baton Rouge, LA, setting a school and ACC record time of 38.82 Indoor - did not compete during the indoor season.
Marketing major Born Airese K. Currie on 11/16/82 Resides in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
COMBINE: 4.57 in the 40-yard dash 2.76 20-yard dash 1.72 10-yard dash 4.07 20-yard shuttle 10.91 60-yard shuttle 7.05 three-cone drill 31 -inch arm length 8-inch hands Right-handed 23 Wonderlic score.
Attended Richland Northeast (Columbia, S.C.) High School, playing for coach Jay Frye Ranked as the fourth-best wide receiver and the #21 player overall in the nation by Super Prep Had 42 catches for 630 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, despite missing several games as a senior due to an ankle injury Returned eight punts and kickoffs for touchdowns over the last two years Earned Student Sports All-American honors Shrine Bowl selection who was an all-state choice by The State In track, he won the 200- and 400-meter dash championships in South Carolina and had a personal best of 10.36 in the 100m.
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