#69 Ben Curtis
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 290
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
High School: Calvert Hall
Major: Criminal Justice
Experience: 1 Letter
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Fourth-year member of the team as a junior • two-year letterwinner and a third-year starter on the Blue Hen offensive front • joins guard JD Dzurko as lone returning starters from a unit that lost All-Colonial Athletic Association selections Brandon Heath at center and Bobby Kennedy at guard and Oakland Raider signee Erle Ladson at tackle • has appeared in 20 career games with 17 starts and 17 consecutive starts - all No. 2 among active UD linemen behind Dzurko • has shown continued improvement throughout his career. 

After being a part-time starter in 2012, took over the full-time starting spot at right tackle • part of an offensive front that saw all five starters start all 12 games • unit helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring offense (32.8 ppg) and No. 4 in rushing offense (177.0 yards per game) • unit allowed just 18 sacks (No. 3 in CAA) all season •
enjoyed an outstanding spring and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club's Most Improved Offensive Player for spring drills.

Named a College Sports Journal FCS Freshman All-American • earned first letter as a key member of the Blue Hen offensive front • saw action in eight games with five starts • opened the season as a backup at offensive tackle, but moved into the starting spot at right tackle for the final five games when Brandon Heath moved over to center due to injury to Jake Geiser • team averaged 25.4 points per game with Curtis as a starter.

Did not see game action as a backup offensive tackle and retained freshman eligibility.

Two-way lineman for head coach Donald Davis at Calvert Hall College High School • played at Cardinal Gibbons High School as a junior • earned second team All-State and first team All-Metro honors as a senior in 2010 • two-time first team all-conference selection on the offensive line • named to Baltimore Touchdown Club Super 22 Team as a junior • led Calvert Hall to 11-1 record, the MIAA conference title, and a No. 1 ranking in the state of Maryland last fall • team had four All-State, four All-Metro, and 10 all-conference players • led Cardinal Gibbons to a record of 7-4 in 2009 as a junior • played in the Crab Bowl and the Chesapeake Bowl All-Star Games • also played basketball for two seasons at Cardinal Gibbons and helped team win MIAA title as a freshman • honor roll student • also had offers from Duke, James Madison, Marshall, Towson, and New Mexico State.

Benjamin Howard "Ben" Curtis • born Jan. 5, 1993 • criminal justice major at Delaware • son of Laurie (Governor) Curtis and the late Benjamin Curtis • has a younger sister • mother is a member of the University of Richmond Athletics Hall of Fame as a former basketball standout • mother is a realtor and a faculty manager • enjoys basketball and listening to music in his spare time • plays the cello • worked at the National 5 & 10 on Main Street in Newark during the summer.

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