ACC has had many players succeed on both the hardwood and the gridiron
North Carolina: Julius Peppers. The future All-Pro end/linebacker averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in two seasons as a walk-on basketball player from 1999-2001. For the Tar Heels football team, Peppers became a unanimous All-American in 2001. Peppers had a future NFL teammate on both teams. Oakland Raiders receiver Ronald Curry was a UNC quarterback and point guard.
Ronald Curry added to New Orleans Saints coaching staff
The New Orleans Saints have hired former 49ers wide receivers coach Ronald Curry as an offensive assistant to replace Greg Lewis, who left to be a full receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Curry, a former dual-threat quarterback at UNC who shifted to wide receiver in the NFL, played seven years in the league, and he’s been with the 49ers for the past three.
NBA could've been a reality for Packers linebacker Julius Peppers
It was Feb. 6, 2001, against Wake Forest when Ronald Curry, the Tar Heels quarterback/point guard, threw that lob to Julius Peppers, a forward/defensive end. Matt Doherty isn’t sure if that’s the moment he knew Peppers could play in the NBA, but even today, his former coach said the 6-foot-7 Peppers was a legitimate NBA prospect in the making.
12 college quarterbacks who successfully changed positions for the NFL
Ronald Curry, 2002: Curry was one of the greatest two-sport athletes of his time, starring in both football and basketball at both Hampton (Va.) High School and at North Carolina. He played quarterback for the Tar Heels, setting the school's career passing yardage mark. The Oakland Raiders drafted him as a wide receiver in the seventh round, and he played eight seasons in the NFL.
UNC-Virginia Postgame Notes
Marquise Williams' 52-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest rush of his career. It was the 14th rushing touchdown of his career, which is a school record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. The previous record was 13 by Ronald Curry (1998-2001). Williams is now sixth in UNC history in total offense with 5,079 yards. He moved past legendary Charlie Justice today.
Marquise Williams only latest UNC QB to step in
Marquise Williams, who as result of Bryn Renner's misfortune, will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of ex-Tar Heel quarterbacks like Ronald Curry, Oscar Davenport, Rod Elkins and Scott Stankavage. All four received their first significant playing time for the Tar Heels due to injuries and all four rank among the top passers in school history.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions
There are those who don't like the two quarterback system, but it's occasionally been effective in North Carolina history (Oscar Davenport/Ronald Curry, Oscar Davenport/Chris Keldorf), and it might be happening again in 2013. Larry Fedora and Blake Anderson did a solid job of juggling Bryn Renner and Marquise Williams.
49ers hire former Raiders WR Ronald Curry as assistant coach
The 49ers on Monday hired former Raiders wide receiver Ronald Curry to be an offensive assistant. Curry spent seven seasons with the Raiders, including two when current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was a Raiders offensive assistant in 2002-03. Curry, 33, spent the past three years as the football coach and athletic director at Morrisville (N.C.) High School.
Video: Ronald Curry 48-Yard TD Run Las Vegas Bowl
North Carolina quarterback Ronald Curry gets a great block from Deon Dyer, who springs Curry down the sidelines for a 48-yard touchdown run against San Diego State in the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl.
Video: Ronald Curry 62-Yard Peach Bowl TD Run
North Carolina quarterback Ronald Curry scrambles for a dramatic 62-yard touchdown run against Auburn in the 2001 Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia on December 31, 2001. The Tar Heels won the game 16-10.
Video: 2001 Peach Bowl, UNC vs Auburn
North Carolina defeats Auburn 16-10 in the 2001 Peach Bowl behind the outstanding performance of Tar Heel quarterback Ronald Curry on December 31, 2001 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Walston: Catching Up With Ronald Curry
It's been a long time, Ronald Curry. The former Tar Heel quarterback visited football practice yesterday. Curry was the offensive MVP of the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl and the 2001 Peach Bowl. At one time he held school records for passing yards and total offense, and he remains the career leader with 13 rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. On the basketball court, Curry was the starting point guard on the 2001 team that earned a share of the regular-season ACC title.
Ex-QB Ronald Curry offers role model for Terrell Pryor
Despite a successful career as the Tar Heels’ signal-caller, Ronald Curry lasted until the seventh round of the 2002 Draft, ending up with the Oakland Raiders. He took three years to break into the Raiders’ rotation as a receiver, but in 2004, he broke out with 50 catches for 679 yards in only 11 games before tearing an Achilles’ tendon. Re-injuring the same tendon in 2005 cost him all but two games.
Strength & Conditioning Coach Jeff Connors Leaving UNC
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Jeff Connors will depart UNC to take the same position at East Carolina, according to sources. Connors, 54, has been UNC's S&C coach since 2001, working with such standouts as Kentwan Balmer, Jason Brown, Ronald Curry, Julius Peppers, Hakeem Nicks and David Thornton. In his Tar Heel tenure, 73 of 77 all-time football strength and conditioning records have changed.
Top 10 ACC Bowls of the 2000s
Dec. 31, 2001 – UNC 16, Auburn 10 (Peach Bowl) – At the time, it appeared that John Bunting might build something special at his alma mater in Chapel Hill. Carolina’s win over Auburn and quarterback Jason Campbell was impressive. UNC was physical, had some big plays, notably by MVP Ronald Curry, and notched an important win the program failed to capitalize on.