Wyoming: Saw time at defensive tackle off the bench... notched a pair of assisted tackles. Southern Miss: Came off the bench to make a pair of tackles in the 56-13 win. UCLA: Did not play against the Bruins. SDSU: Made the most of his one tackle on the day... notched an 11-yard sack in the fourth quarter, his first career sack. Illinois: Started at defensive tackle, his first career start... finished the game with one tackle and one QB hurry. Purdue: Finished the game with two tackles, including a five-yard sack on the first play of the game. Minnesota: Came off the bench to make a then-career-high four tackles, doubling his previous high... added his third TFL of the season. Northwestern: Made this third start of the season, but didn’t record any stats. Michigan: Started at defensive tackle and helped hold Michigan to -21 yards rushing. Michigan State: Started at defensive tackle and made a career-high five tackles.
Sophomore Aaron Curry is expected to be a key contributor on the Nebraska defensive line in 2013. The 6-1, 280-pound Curry saw action as a true freshman last season before an injury slowed him during Big Ten play.
This spring, Curry saw significant snaps with the top defensive unit and is a strong contender to earn a starting spot at defensive tackle in a new-look Nebraska front four. The defensive line graduated five experienced seniors from the 2012 team, leaving Curry and several other young players openings for playing time this fall.
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)