Curry, the 2011 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, was in the running for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation's best defensive player), the Chuck Bednarik Awards (nation's best defensive player) and Rotary Lombardi Awards (nation's best lineman) this season and ranks second nationally 21.5 tackles for loss, tied for third with six forced fumbles and is sixth with 11.0 sacks this season. He is also tied for second on the NCAA's active list for career tackles for loss with 48.0 and career sacks with 26.5 and is tied for seventh in career forced fumbles with nine. He earned National Defensive Player of the Week honors after the win over Rice and National Defensive Lineman honors after the win over Southern Miss. The 6-4 first-team All-C-USA selection has also been invited to the 2011 Senior Bowl.
Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as a junior after leading all defensive linemen in the nation in tackles with 94 total stops (7.83 per game) and ranking fifth in the nation with 12 sacks (one per game average). His 18 tackles for loss also ranked second in C-USA and ranked among the top totals in the country. He led the nation in sacks and tackles for loss for much of the first half of the season before a knee injury limited him in the final four games. He was named a midseason first-team All-America by SI.com and a third-team mid-season All-America by Phil Steele...he also received post-season All-America mentions and was named to ESPN.com's Non-BCS AQ All-Conference team.
Started all 13 games last season at defensive end and recorded 59 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks...named honorable mention All-Conference by the league's coaches...credited with a season-high 10 tackles against Southern Miss...recorded four tackles and a season-high two sacks in the win over SMU.
Made seven appearances...accumulated nine tackles including two unassisted tackles...against Cincinnati registered two tackles, assisted in one for a loss, and forced and recovered a fumble for the Herd.
A standout performer at Neptune High who garnered first-team All-State, All-Shore, All-County and All-Conference honors...Named team MVP and team captain at Neptune...Attended Harmony Community School in Cincinnati and earned MVP honors.
Son of Vincent Curry...has five siblings - Shawanda Johnson, Thomas Jackson, Amanda Johnson, Jillisa Curry and Renea Unverzaght...lists bowling as one of his hobbies...plans to major in education.