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Keep Calm and "Curry" On: Marcus Curry's Second Chance at Texas State

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
Running back Marcus Curry scored three touchdowns in Texas State's upset win vs. Houston in week one of the college football season. But because of an injury, the fifth year senior has not played since. Curry will be back on the field for the Bobcats Saturday. Don't call it a comeback though. He's already made one of those.

As a high school senior in the Dallas area, Curry's only scholarship offers prior to signing day were from Navy and Georgetown.

"I felt like i was a quality player, but I just got overlooked by my high school coaches," Curry told KEYE TV sports.

But the talented tailback that couldn't seem to get a look soon underwent his own eye-opening experience.

"I feel like I wouldn't be the same person if I didn't go through Navy," says Curry. "Life life with no regrets."

After playing in eleven games for the Naval Academy in 2009 and finishing as the team's third leading rusher, Currys' tenure at Navy encountered some rough waters. He abruptly left the Academy prior to the 2010 season. Finding a clear answer on what caused his departure is about as difficult as defending the Midshipmen's triple-option offense.

"I don't think was any problem for Marcus," Texas State head coach Dennis Franchione told KEYE TV. "It was just that he didn't fit in that situation and that happens sometimes."

"He told me a little bit about [his situation]," says Texas State wide receiver Isaiah Battle. "He just didn't really fit in that scheme, you know."

However, the Navy Times reported in May 2010 that Curry left the Academy because he was dismissed from the football team. In the same article, Curry stated he left Navy on his own and was not kicked out.

"I learned a lot and I do not regret anything," Curry told KEYE TV sports.

Regardless of how it got to that point, the computer science major was now forced to reboot his college career. He chose Texas State as his new home and the Bobcats are happy he's here.

"He knows how to work he knows how to get things done," says Franchione. "You believe him, you trust him. He's one of those guys through the years that you just know he's going to be a success."

He may have made his name at Navy, but for Marcus - it's San Marcos that is home to his fresh start. It has not always been smooth-sailing for the former Midshipman 3rd Class, but he says past experiences have helped him make a splash.

"There's ups and downs in everything that you do," says Curry. "If I didn't go through the things I did, I wouldn't be the same man I am today. So I don't have any regrets and I'm proud of the things I've done so far."Keep Calm and "Curry" On: Marcus Curry's Second Chance at Texas State


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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