Fall Camp for the Class of 2007: Curran

ATHENS – Half a year ago, the Class of 2007 was the big news. Now most of that group is fighting to avoid a redshirt. Dean Legge takes a quick look at each member of the Class of 2007 and his situation this fall camp. Today: Rennie Curran.

Rennie Curran Profile

Vital Stats:

HT/WT/Class/Jersey Number

5-11/202/Fr/35

Position/Depth Chart Spot

Linebacker/Unknown

How he can get onto the field this fall:

Curran has to perform on special teams. Like his two freshman linebacker counterparts, Charles White and Justin Houston, Curran has to impress the likes of special teams guru Jon Fabris or Tony Ball to secure a spot on one of their groups' two-deep. A host of veteran players are at linebacker, but in the middle there is a chance for Curran to sneak in if Marcus Washington is not fully ready to go after recovering from an injury last season.

Will he redshirt?

It depends on the need at special teams and at linebacker. Curran is a natural leader, but getting onto the field in his first season would be a significant achievement. He has said in the past that his goal is to do just that, but that's easier said that done, and he realizes that. Curran, like White, is one determined player. I think there is a shot that Curran and White could play, but I don't think they will both play this season. Still, the likely outcome – two days into camp – is that I believe all freshmen will redshirt until proven otherwise. I still think that's true with Curran, too.


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