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Curtis Edward Warner (born March 18, 1961) is an American former professional football running back. A two-time All-American at Penn State University, Warner was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft. Warner was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 8, 2009.[1][2][3]

Curt Warner
No. 28, 21
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1961-03-18) March 18, 1961 (age 58)
Wyoming County, West Virginia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Pineville (WV)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:6,844
Average:4.0
Touchdowns:63
Player stats at NFL.com

Warner was the 1983 AFC Offensive Player of the Year in his rookie NFL season.

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Penn StateEdit

Warner was a standout at Pineville High School in Pineville, West Virginia, graduating in a class of only 90 students. He would lead Penn State in rushing in 1980, 1981, and 1982, and help the Nittany Lions capture their first national championship in the 1983 Sugar Bowl.[4] When his collegiate career was over, he owned 42 Penn State records (his 3,398 career rushing yards is 2nd in school history, and his 18 100-yard rushing games remains a Penn State record). On October 30, 2010, Evan Royster surpassed Warner to take over the career rushing yards record.[4] He was named an All-American twice, in 1981 and 1982.

Warner earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication from Penn State in 1983.

StatisticsEdit

Rushing Receiving
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD NO. YDS AVG LNG TD
1979 84 391 4.7 21 2 10 129 12.9 62 1
1980 196 922 4.7 53 6 13 92 7.1 35 0
1981 171 1,044 6.1 69 8 9 106 11.8 26 0
1982 198 1,041 5.3 46 8 24 335 14.0 69 5
Totals 649 3,398 5.2 69 24 56 662 11.8 69 6

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Professional careerEdit

Warner was the third overall pick of the 1983 NFL draft, selected by the Seattle Seahawks. He followed future hall of famers John Elway and Eric Dickerson.

Warner led the AFC in rushing yards his rookie season in 1983, helping Seattle to its first Conference Championship game which they lost to the Los Angeles Raiders, the eventual league champion. The following year Warner suffered a torn ACL in the 1984 season opener against Cleveland and was sidelined for the rest of the year. He came back in 1985 and had a number of successful seasons before ending his career with the Los Angeles Rams.

Warner is a three-time Pro Bowler (1983, 1986, 1987), and was inducted into the Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor in 1994.[4]

After footballEdit

Warner owned Curt Warner Chevrolet in Vancouver, Washington from 1999 until 2010.[6] He is the current running backs coach at Camas High School in Camas, Washington and founder and president of the Curt Warner Autism Foundation.[4]

Warner and his wife Ana have three sons, Jonathan, twins Austin and Christian, and a daughter, Isabella.[7]

In 2018, Little A published The Warner Boys: Our Family's Story of Autism and Hope, written by Curt Warner and Ana Warner with Dave Boling. The book explores Warner's family life, including how it has been impacted by having twin boys (Austin and Christian) severely impacted by autism.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (April 30, 2009). "Station, Spielman and Warner enter Hall". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on May 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Curt Warner". College Football Hall of Fame. Football Foundation. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Staats, Wayne (December 9, 2009). "RB Warner inducted into Hall of Fame". The Daily Collegian. Archived from the original on December 11, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d "Curt Warner Elected to College Football Hall of Fame". Penn State Sports Information. April 30, 2009.
  5. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/curt-warner-1.html
  6. ^ http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/jul/15/curt-warner-sell-dealership/
  7. ^ Flounders, Bob (December 7, 2009). "Curt Warner, an all-time Penn State great, set to join Hall of Fame". The Patriot-News.

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