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LSU Running Back Chris Curry Transfers To Utah Football

Jan 13, 2021, 11:35 AM
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Chris Curry #18 of the LSU Tigers runs the ball against the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on December 19, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Parent/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Parent/Collegiate Images/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former LSU running back Chris Curry announced on Wednesday morning that he is transferring to the Utah football program.

Chris Curry spent three seasons with LSU before deciding to enter the portal and transfer to Utah football. He entered the portal on December 21, 2020.

“Ima level up for every time I was left out,” Curry wrote on Twitter.

Curry spent three seasons with LSU from 2018-20 where he was a member of the 2019 National Championship team. As a freshman in 2019, Curry played in four games, with 8 carries for 2 yards. He was able to utilize his redshirt that season. As a redshirt freshman in 2019, Curry had 38 carries for 189 yards, along with 3 catches for 23 yards in 7 games. This past season, he recorded 45 carries for 145 yards.

Through three years in Baton Rouge, Curry 91 rush attempts for 336 yards, along with 4 receptions for 33 yards.

Before joining the Tigers, Curry was a star running back at Lehigh Senior High School in Lehigh Aces, Florida. As a four-star recruit, Curry was the 15th ranked running back in the country in the 2018 class and the No. 64 overall prospect in the state of Florida.

When he came out of high school, the 5’11, 200 lbs. back received scholarship offers from LSU, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Oregon, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC, USF, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin.

Curry joins former Oklahoma running back T.J. Pledger as tailbacks that will transfer to Utah. The Utes have picked up two running backs in the last three days, coming from the Big 12 and the SEC.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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