Airese Currie

Airese K. Currie (born November 16, 1982) is a former professional American and Canadian football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Clemson Tigers.

Airese Currie
No. 2
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1982-11-16) November 16, 1982 (age 38)
Lumberton, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Columbia (SC) Richland Northeast
College:Clemson
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 140
Career history
CFL status:International
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Currie was also a member of the, BC Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Early yearsEdit

Currie attended Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina, and was a letterman in football and track. In track, he was the South Carolina state champion on the 200 and the 400 meter dashes, and ran a personal best of 10.22 seconds on the 100 meter dash.

College careerEdit

Currie attended Clemson University and was a letterman in football and track. In track, he was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, and as a senior, he won the NCAA Regional East title on the 100 meter dash.

Track and fieldEdit

Currie was also a track star. He was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, and as a senior, he won the NCAA Regional East title on the 100 meter dash, posting a time of 10.22 seconds.

In 2004, he ran anchor for the Tigers' 4 x 100 meter relay team, which was ranked as the 14th-fastest time of that season. He also ran the 60 meters and 200 meters, posting personal bests of 6.79 seconds and 20.65 seconds, respectively.

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
55 meters 6.59 Columbia, January 12, 2013
60 meters 6.79 Chapel Hill, February 22, 2003
100 meters 10.22 Clemson, May 8, 2004
200 meters 20.65 Fairfax, May 31, 2003

Professional careerEdit

2005 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
186 lb
(84 kg)
4.49 s 1.63 s 2.65 s 4.07 s 7.07 s 38 in
(0.97 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
All values from NFL Combine

Chicago BearsEdit

He was selected with the fourth pick of the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Clemson University. He spent his entire rookie season in 2005 with the Chicago Bears on injured reserve. In the 2006 season he was again placed on injured reserve on September 29, 2006 soon after playing his first NFL game. He was released on May 7, 2007.

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Currie was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on April 9, 2009.[1]

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