Who the hell is Curran?
You probably didn't notice him since his name isn't Ruud or Kuechly
Or maybe because he's a nobody who has never done anything.
2009: Named 1-of-12 finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and 1-of-16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
*All-SEC First Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Phil Steele
*Named defensive co-captain.
*Earned team’s Vince Dooley Most Valuable Player of the Year award.
*Named to Phil Steele Midseason All-America Third Team.
*Appeared in all 13 games making 12 starts recording a team and SEC leading 130 tackles, 10 quarterback pressures and three pass break-ups *First Bulldog since 1996-97 to record back-to-back 100-plus tackle seasons.
*Led or tied for team lead in tackles in 11 games.
*Earned CollegeFootballPerformance.com Honorable Mention Linebacker Performer of the Week after he set a career high with 16 tackles, seven solo, including 1.5 for loss vs. No. 4 LSU.
*Recorded double digit tackle totals in six games including vs. S. Carolina (15), at Arkansas (11), vs. No. 4 LSU (16), vs. No. 25 Auburn (12), vs. Kentucky (13) and at No. 7 Ga. Tech (15).
*Named to watch lists for Rotary Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Butkus Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
*Selected Preseason All-SEC First Team by Phil Steele and SEC Coaches and second-team by Lindy’s and SEC Media.
*Earned Herbie Award as #1 ranked “Outside Edge: Best Outside Linebackers”
*Tabbed by Sporting News as “SEC’s Best Hitter”
*Two tackles in spring G-Day game.
*Recipient of Leon Farmer Athletic Football Scholarship.
2008: Honored as the Collegiate Athlete of the Year by the Allied Athlete Group Foundation in Atlanta
*Named a Butkus Award finalist
*Selected Fourth-Team All-America by Phil Steele
*Named to CollegeFootballNews.com’s All-Sophomore First Team
*Named First Team All-SEC by SEC Coaches and by Phil Steele, also Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press
*Earned the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player Award
*Started all 13 games leading the team in tackles (115), including a team-leading 10.0 TFL and a team-high 3.0 sacks to go along with two forced fumbles
*His 115 tackles were the most by a Bulldog since 1998
*Named one of Sporting News Magazine’s 20 most indispensable college football players and labeled “the most dominant defensive player in the game”
*Named to Sporting News Today Midseason All-America Team
*Team-leader in tackles in nine games including five with double-digit tackles
*Notched six tackles in Capital One Bowl victory over No. 19 Michigan State
*Recorded a career-high 15 tackles at Kentucky
*Tallied a pair of 14 tackle outings at No. 11 LSU and vs. No. 8 Alabama
*Notched 11-tackle performances vs. No. 18 Ga. Tech and vs. Central Michigan
*Recorded three nine tackle games: at Auburn, vs. No. 8 Florida and at No. 24 Ariz. St.
*Team-high six tackles including and forced a fumble near the goal line late in the fourth quarter at South Carolina, and was a Pontiac Game-Changer nominee
*Selected to SEC Coaches’ Pre-season All-SEC Third Team
*Received the Coffee County Hustle Award at the end of spring practice