Sophomore Aaron Curry emerged as a starter at defensive tackle at the mid-point of the 2013 season and is part of an impressive group of young talent on the defensive line. The 6-1, 280-pound Curry started all eight conference games and helped a defense that made large improvements from the start of the season.
Curry finished the year with 24 tackles, three tackles for loss and a pair of sacks, and had at least four tackles in three Big Ten games. Curry is one of four underclassmen in the Huskers’ top five defensive tackles.
Curry played in every game and started all eight Big Ten games. He had a season-high five tackles against Michigan State and added four tackles against Minnesota and Penn State. Curry notched his first career sack with an 11-yarder against South Dakota State. He added his second sack of the year with a five-yarder on the first play of the game at Purdue. He also had a tackle for loss at Minnesota. Curry had three quarterback hurries on the year.
Curry was one of five true freshmen to see action for Nebraska last season, playing in the first four games, before he was slowed by injuries the remainder of the year. Curry totaled three assisted tackles on the year, including one stop against Southern Miss and two tackles against Idaho State.
Before Nebraska (Fossil Ridge HS)
Curry joins the NU program as part of a strong group of defensive linemen in the class. The 6-1, 280-pound Curry is one of four players expected to begin their careers on the defensive front, including two on the interior. Curry is one of two Texans in the Huskers’ class, giving NU at least one signee from Texas for the 12th straight year. As a senior, Curry had 59 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble for Fossil Ridge High. His play helped Coach Tony Baccarini’s team to a 6-5 record and a trip to the state playoffs. Curry was an all-district performer at the 5A level as a senior. As a junior, Curry had 68 total tackles, including four sacks. Curry was ranked among the top 50 defensive tackles in the country by Scout.com and Rivals.com. In addition to Nebraska, Curry also visited Iowa, Missouri and Boise State and had dozens of other scholarship offers.
Curry was born on June 12, 1994, and is the son of Aaron Sr. and Peggie Curry. Aaron Curry Sr. played college basketball at Oklahoma.
» Tackles – 2 vs. Wyoming (2013), vs. Southern Miss (2013)
» Solo Tackles – 1 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Tackles for Loss – 1 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Sacks – 1-11 vs. SDSU (2013)