Curt Singer was a stalwart two way
lineman for three years with the Hopewell Vikings and in his senior year made All Conference, All WPIAL, a Penn-Ohio All
Star, the Keystoners’ MVP, and the Big 33 All Star Game. But football wasn’t his only success:
Curt was a pretty good baseball player, pitching the
Vikings to a playoff win over Dan Marino and Central Catholic.
Listed on the Gold List of Blue Chip Magazine, Curt was the target
of many recruiters but he decided to attend the University of
Tennessee, where Johnny Majors had just taken over. Curt became an
outstanding lineman with the Volunteers, and one of his main reasons
for his development was the daily challenge of facing Reggie White in
practice. Curt lettered all four years at UT and was a starter for
three, leading Tennessee to a 24-9 record and making a bowl game in
all of his years as a starter. Curt was All Southeastern Conference
as a senior and was on the line that produced Tennessee’s first ever
1000 yard rusher. At the end of the season, Curt was awarded the
Bobby Majors Award for his dedication to football and academics.
Curt was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of
the 1984 draft, but a herniated disc forced him to miss the 1985
season. After the Redskins released him, Curt
signed with Seattle and played there two years and then was traded
to Detroit in 1988. In 1989 Curt played with the New York Jets and
finished his career with Seattle, retiring in 1991. He earned a game
ball for his performance against Dallas in the annual nationally
televised Thanksgiving game.