Fifth-year senior • one of the top offensive linemen in the Colonial Athletic Association and an All-American candidate • selected to coaches pre-season All-CAA first team and College Sports Madness pre-season All-CAA team • will start for fourth straight year at offensive tackle (right side) • one of just eight seniors on the roster and one of just two offensive linemen (backup Justin Glenn) • three-year letterwinner who has played in 32 career games with 29 starts • enters 2015 season having started in a team-leading 29 consecutive games • has shown continued improvement throughout his career.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
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.