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Deon Curry
Deon Curry

Hometown:
Oakland Township, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Country Day

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
09/08/1985

Experience:
4L


AS A SENIOR: Fifth-year senior and four-year letterwinner appeared in eight games with two starts (Purdue, Georgia) . . . had five catches for 46 yards (9.2 avg.) . . . was slowed by injuries (back/hamstring) during preseason workouts and the first half of the season . . . in his first action of the season, had one reception for 4 yards vs. Notre Dame . . . caught a 9-yard pass vs. Wisconsin . . . recorded season highs in catches (3) and yards (33) at Penn State . . . earned a bachelor's degree in hospitality business in December 2008 . . . AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in all 13 games, including 10 starting assignments (six starts at split end) . . . ranked fourth on the team in receptions with 24 for 200 yards (8.3 avg.) . . . caught at least one pass in 10 games . . . scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 14-yard grab from Brian Hoyer against No. 14 Boston College (2007 Champs Sports Bowl), as the Spartans pulled to within three at 24-21 with 6:04 left in the game . . . had four catches each at Ohio State (24 yards) and vs. Michigan (21) . . . also caught four passes for a career-high 45 yards at No. 9 Wisconsin . . . his career-long 18-yard reception on a third-and-16 play against the Badgers kept a TD drive alive in the third quarter . . . had one catch for 7 yards in his first career start vs. Pittsburgh . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in six games in 2006, primarily on special teams . . . first career reception came against Eastern Michigan, good for 7 yards . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . saw action in the final four games of the 2005 season (vs. Indiana, Purdue, Minnesota and Penn State) . . . sidelined for the first seven games of the season after undergoing knee surgery on Aug. 16 . . . made great strides over the final two weeks of spring ball, catching five passes for 148 yards (29.6 avg.) in the last two scrimmages . . . had three receptions for 117 yards (39.0 avg.) in the April 22 scrimmage, including grabs covering 23, 49 and 45 yards . . . 2004 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Hawaii . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top 75 wide receivers by Rivals.com (No. 74) . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 70) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 13), Rivals.com (No. 15), Lansing State Journal (No. 16) and The Detroit News (No. 21) . . . named to The Daily Oakland Press Dream Team in 2003 . . . earned All-North honors from the Detroit Free Press (first team) and The Detroit News (second team) . . . three-year starter for Coach Dan MacLean at Detroit Country Day in Beverly Hills, Mich. . . . caught 28 passes for 631 yards (22.5 avg.) and eight touchdowns in 2003 . . . also saw action at cornerback and safety as a senior, posting 21 tackles and an interception . . . scored on a 40-yard pass play on fourth-and-6 in the fourth quarter vs. Birmingham Brother Rice . . . had five receptions for 104 yards vs. River Rouge, including a 17-yard TD grab . . . sat out half of the 2002 season while recovering from knee surgery . . . had 21 catches for 540 yards (25.7 avg.) and five TDs as a junior . . . recorded 45 tackles and five interceptions in 2002 . . . caught eight passes for 210 yards (26.3 avg.) as a sophomore . . . contributed 15 tackles and an interception in 2001 . . . had 57 career receptions for 1,381 yards (24.2 avg.) and 13 TDs . . . also earned three letters in basketball . . . earned all-area and all-region honors after averaging 10.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.2 steals as a junior . . . runs 4.5 in the 40 . . . son of Michael and Katrina Curry . . . father Michael, who played 12 years in the National Basketball Association, is in his first season as head coach of the Detroit Pistons . . . born Sept. 8, 1985 . . . majoring in hospitality business.

CAREER HIGHS
Catches: 4, three times (last vs. Michigan, 11/3/07)
Receiving Yards: 45, vs. Wisconsin (9/29/07)

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