55 Curtis Terry

Curtis Terry Ohio State
usaUnited States
Cleveland, OH
High School
Past Teams
Ohio State
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Post-OSU Update: Curtis Terry went undrafted in 2009, but spent time in camp with the Bengals. Terry played in two professional indoor football leagues before pursuing a career in coaching. He got his start at his high school (Glenville) as the linebackers and special teams coach. In 2021, Terry was promoted to defensive coordinator at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. (updated: Jun. 2023)

Major: African-American and African Studies (2008), Sports and Leisure Studies (2006-07)

Jersey #: 55 (2006-08), 44 (2005)

Weight: 229 (2008), 234 (2006-07), 220 (2005), 205 (2004)

2008 Media Guide: Heads into the season listed as the strong side linebacker replacing Larry Grant … returning off a medical redshirt … played in all 37 games from 2004-06 … very athletic and plays well in
space … has all the tools to be an effective blitzer.

2007: Did not see action all season … bothered by recurring foot and ankle sprains.

2007 Media Guide: Has played in all 37 games the past three years and earned his third varsity letter in 2006 … made his first collegiate start in the 2006 win vs. Michigan.

2006:  Played in all 13 games and made three starts … started vs. Iowa and Minnesota at weakside linebacker and vs. Michigan on the strong side … collected 17 tackles, including 3.5 behind the line of scrimmage.

2006 Media Guide: Has played in all 24 games the past two years and has earned two letters with the special teams … coming off an excellent spring in which he made a very favorable impression at sam linebacker … expected to be in the rotation in the fall and will continue in his role with the special teams … very athletic and plays well in space … has all the tools to be an effective blitzer .. has a good grasp of the defense … coaches may elect to play him with his hand down this year, ala Bobby Carpenter last year … has a 40-inch vertical leap … was one of the more pleasant surprises of the spring and should have a very good year.

2005: Played in all 12 games, almost all of his time coming with the special teams … had two tackles – one against Texas on kickoff coverage and the other against Northwestern.

2005 Media Guide: Another of the talented Glenville athletes who dot the Ohio State roster … was a starter on the special teams last year as a true freshman and earned his first letter … has excellent quickness and a nose for the ball … coaches like his athletic ability and believe he has a bright future … listed as a backup to All-American A.J. Hawk so may not get a lot of playing time at linebacker, but will continue to be a valuable member of the special teams … has a 40-inch vertical.

2004: Carved a niche for himself with the special teams and played in all 12 games … was a member of the punt coverage, punt return, kickoff and kick return units … earned his first varsity letter.

High School: Yet another of the outstanding players from Glenville High School on this year’s team, joining the likes of Troy Smith, Donte Whitner, Dareus Hiley and Ted Ginn … tremendous athlete who is coming off a monster senior year in which he had 25 tackles-for-loss and 12 sacks – totals that qualify him for residency in the opposition’s offensive backfield … finished his senior season with 48 total tackles … has outstanding speed (21.7 in the 200-meter) and a 40-inch vertical jump … will start out at linebacker, but could grow into a defensive end position before his career is over.

Personal: Is the son of Tommy Miller and Angela Terry … has five siblings … enjoys video games as a way of relaxing … African-American studies and English were two of his favorite subjects as a freshman at Ohio State … would like to start a community center after his playing days are over and help underprivileged children … favorite food is lasagna … dream vacation is a cruise to St. Thomas … favorite American from history is Malcolm X … favorite music artist is Gucci Mane.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2004Ohio State12011000000000000
2005Ohio State12021100000000000
2006Ohio State13NA17893.57001000200
2008Ohio State9NA6422.05000000000