Day 27: Rashaan Curry '99
Curry is now scouting for the Bills
Rashaan Curry came to Columbia in 1995 hoping to carve out a spot for himself on a varsity defensive line that was unusually deep with stars like Marcellus Wiley '97, Eric Keck '96 and Charlie Bettenelli '97.
Curry was a rare Georgia native for a California-dominated team at the time, but he was an All State star for Atlanta's S.H. Archer High School here he also starred in basketball, baseball and track.
Curry had only two tackles in his freshman year, but Head Coach Ray Tellier was impressed with his progress in practice, and by 1996 he was a speedy 6-2, 260-pound force at defensive end.
After Wiley and the others graduated, Curry helped the Lions defense stay strong in 1997, and then in the exciting 1998 season he kicked it up a notch with 32 tackles, six and a half sacks, and nine tackles for a loss. For his efforts, he was named to the All Ivy First Team.
Today, Curry is a highly-regarded scout in the NFL who has worked for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Arizona Cardinals, and now with the Buffalo Bills.