Former Clemson wide receiver Airese Currie was drafted by the Chicago Bears during the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft on Sunday.
Currie, who was taken as the No. 140 overall selection, is the third Tiger taken in this year's draft. CB Justin Miller was selected in the second round by the New York Jets, and LB Leroy Hill was taken in the third round by the Seattle Seahawks.
Currie told CUTigers.com last week, "To tell the truth, I think I have a lot more to go in terms of growing as a player."
"I think maybe I could've been used more ways or excelled in things we didn't use. I feel I have a lot more potential left and I'm going to get much better."
Currie was a two-year starter at Clemson who recorded 61 catches for 868 yards and two scores as a senior, on his way to winning All-Conference honors. As a junior, he caught 43 passes for 560 yards and four touchdowns. Currie was also a collegiate sprint champion who had a personal best of 10.22 seconds in the 100 meter dash.
Currie Headed to "Da Bears"
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