Donovan Curry named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Sept. 18, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Freshman place kicker Donovan Curry was named Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week after tallying seven points, including a pair of field goals, in a 41-13 loss to Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 16 at Strawberry Stadium.

Curry, who connected on his first collegiate field goals in the contest, nailed a 23-yard attempt to put the Dolphins on the board first. He ended the half with 37-yard attempt to match the longest made field goal by former kicker Ryan Feely in 2005. Curry also added an extra-point in the third quarter to finish the perfect night.

"Donovan performed well in his first road game and he continues to make progress," said JU head coach Steve Gilbert. "He is a young guy with a strong leg and we are looking forward to him performing on the field for next four years."

A three-year letterwinner as a kicker at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Curry also played four years of soccer for the Rams. He won the kicking job during fall camp, as well as kickoff duties, in a four-man freshman tryout.

The Dolphins (0-2) will open PFL play this weekend as JU faces Butler at the Butler Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. EST. Barry Milligan will handle the play-by-play on ESPN 1460 WZNZ with the Dolphin pre-game show beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST.