AS A JUNIOR: Started the season as a backup offensive tackle for Irish. . .recorded first career start vs. Michigan State at right tackle replacing Kurt Vollers, who moved to right guard after the injury to Sean Milligan. . . started at right tackle again vs. Texas A&M. . . started at left tackle in 2001 vs. Tennessee, Navy, Stanford, and Purdue after injury to Milligan forced Jordan Black to move to right guard. . . played 209:57 in 2001. . .part of offensive line helping Irish to finish 30th in the nation in rushing offense.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in four games in 2000 as top
reserve at offensive tackle . . . made first career appearance vs. Navy in
14-minute stint . . . also appeared on offense vs. West Virginia, Rutgers
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see varsity action as rookie offensive
tackle in '99.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today honorable mention
All-America pick . . . one of 10 offensive linemen on Atlanta
Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 team . . . a third-team pick on
Sports South Countdown to Signing Day All-South team . . . played
offensive guard and defensive tackle in '98 at The Benjamin School in
Palm Beach, Fla. . . . four-year starter in wing-T offense who started at
tackle as freshman and sophomore and at guard his last two seasons . . .
first player in school history to start on both offense and defense for
four years . . . career totals on defense include 96 tackles, 24 for loss
and nine sacks . . . earned all-Palm Beach honors as junior and
senior...second-team all-state in Class 2A in '97. . . one of only two
juniors named to Class 2A-6A all-district team . . . three-time
all-conference pick . . . selected for district all-star game . . . won
three letters in basketball, starting at center as sophomore and junior
helping team to league title as junior . . . father Barry is a 1965 Notre
Dame graduate . . . cousin Brian Baker was Irish walk-on receiver from
Wayne, Ind., from 1991-94 . . . attended Notre Dame summer football camp.
. . full name is John Brennan Curtin . . . born 6-30-80 in Daytona Beach,
Fla. . . .enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.