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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 28, 2014 07:11 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

L.A. Angels 6 Miami 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Texas 12, Seattle 4

Tampa Bay 3, Baltimore 1

Toronto 5, Boston 2

N.Y. Yankees 8, Detroit 4

Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 2

Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1

Oakland 5, Houston 4

Thursday's Games

N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 9-8) at Detroit (Lobstein 0-0), 1:08 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2) at Baltimore (B.Norris 11-8), 7:05 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 5-4) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 9-8), 8:10 p.m.

Minnesota (Milone 6-4) at Kansas City (Guthrie 10-10), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Tepesch 4-8) at Houston (McHugh 6-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 13-7) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 10-8), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games

Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 1

Philadelphia 8, Washington 4

Atlanta 3, N.Y. Mets 2

Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 5

San Diego 3, Milwaukee 2, 10 innings

L.A. Dodgers 3, Arizona 1

San Francisco 4, Colorado 2

Thursday's Games

Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 7-4) at Cincinnati (Axelrod 0-0), 12:35 p.m.

Colorado (Lyles 6-1) at San Francisco (Y.Petit 3-3), 3:45 p.m.

Atlanta (Minor 5-8) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-9), 7:10 p.m.

NFL PRESEASON

Thursday, Aug. 28

Atlanta at Jacksonville, 6 p.m.

Kansas City at Green Bay, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Miami, 7 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Giants, 7:30 p.m.

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m.

Baltimore at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Denver at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Arizona at San Diego, 10 p.m.

Seattle at Oakland, 10 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday's Games

Los Angeles 4, D.C. United 1

Friday's Games

Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m.

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KEYE-TV Sports Team


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