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Husker Football: Former DT Aaron Curry Transferring to TCU

Former Nebraska defensive tackle Aaron Curry has announced his new destination. The young Texan will depart the Husker football program to return home and play for the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs.

The final decision was relayed to Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World Herald  by Aaron Curry Sr. on Monday.

Kaipust wrote:

Aaron Curry Sr. said moving closer to home “was the main reason” behind his son’s decision but Curry also liked TCU’s defensive style and how it uses its tackles. The 6-foot-1, 280-pounder will have to redshirt this season.

Curry started eight games in 2013 and contributed 26 tackles and two sacks for the Nebraska football team.

Curry Sr. continued on in regards to his son being forced to redshirt this season in the Kaipust article:

“He didn’t like that part at all, but that’s the rules,” Aaron Curry Sr. said. “He’ll just get stronger, just get quicker and just learn the defense.”

According to Bo Pelini in previous post-practice comments, the junior-to-be also didn’t like being buried on the depth chart.

“He didn’t like the fact that he was the fifth tackle…so there ya go.”

He was surpassed by Vincent Valentine and Maleik Collins as starters, but likely would have contributed as a reserve, especially considering Kevin Williams’ injury.

Curry will join former Husker I-back Aaron Green at TCU as well.

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