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Aaron Curry biography

Date of birth : 1986-04-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fayetteville, North Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-30
Credited as : Football player NFL, Linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Aaron Curry is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks fourth overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest.

Selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NFLDraft. Highest drafted Seahawks player since Shawn Springs was selected third overall in 1997. Highest drafted linebacker in club history. First line- backer chosen in first round since 1998 (Anthony Simmons). Seventh time in eight years club has selected a defensive player with their first pick. Third player chosen from Wake Forest since 2006 (Ryan Plackemeier, 2006; Steve Vallos, 2007.

* Started 12 of 14 games during rookie season missing the final two with a shoulder injury. Totaled 60 tackles, 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.
* Finest game as a rookie came in a shutout versus Jacksonville (10/11/09) after leading the team with a career-high nine tackles to go along with a sack and forced fumble

The 2008 Butkus Award winner, given to the nation's top linebacker, Butkus surprised him in early December when he arrived on campus to personally hand the award to its recipient. Started 49 of the 51 games he appeared in, going on to rank third in school annals with 45.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Finished ninth on Wake Forest's all-time record list with 332 total tack- les. Named All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team choice as a senior lead- ing the team with a career-high 105 tackles (66 solo).

Attended E.E. Smith (Fayet- teville, N.C.) High School, playing football for head coach Mike Earwood. Standout outside linebacker and tight end. Named Conference Defensive Player of the Year and also earned All-Conference and All-Region honors after registering 123 tackles during his senior year. Selected to the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl as a tight end. Married to Jamila with a son Maxwell.

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