UD Football BIO
69 Ben Curtis

Earned four letters as a four-year starter on offensive line at Delaware in 2012-15 • played in 43 career games with 40 starts and started each of his final 40 career games at tackle • earned All-American honors by Associated Press and College Sports Madness as a senior in 2015 and was a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection (1st team in 2015) during his career • showed constant improvement throughout his career. 

Enjoyed one of the best seasons ever for a Blue Hen offensive tackle and put himself in position for an NFL free agent tryout • fourth-year starter • started all 11 games at left tackle • earned second team All-American honors by the Associated Press and third team All-American honors by College Sports Madness • also was a first team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection and a second team All-East (ECAC pick) • played in the Dream Bowl in Virginia Beach, Va. in January • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior on Offense • anchored an offensive line that allowed just 18 sacks (No. 2 in the CAA) and helped the running game rank No. 2 in the CAA (219.4 yards per game) • 

Earned second team All-CAA honors • one of four UD linemen to start all 12 games during the season • started 11 games at left tackle and Elon game at right tackle • helped lead a rushing attack that ranked No. 5 in the CAA in yards per game (167.2) • team also ranked No. 6 in the CAA in total offense (353.8).

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 CAA 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 • 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 • has worked at the National 5 & 10 on Main Street in Newark during the summer • guest reader at I Love to Read Month at Marshall Elementary School last two years.

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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