Two weeks – that’s all we have left until kick-off against North Dakota State. 14 days until football and with it comes a preview of #14 Curry Sexton (pictured above in a great effort against Texas A&M). Sexton, a redshirt junior, looks to assume the #3 receiver role this season following the departure of Chris Harper to the Seattle Seahawks.
Sexton was ranked as the #14 prospect in Kansas in 2001 and was a First-Team All-State defensive back for Abilene. He also played quarterback and was an all-league player at the position after playing receiver earlier in his career. A selection to the Kansas Shrine Bowl, he had over 300 tackles for Abilene.
After grayshirting a year, Sexton played in 11 games as a freshman and had four catches for 43 yards. He was a regular special teams player and contributed five tackles on coverage. In 2012 his production increased, and over 11 games he had four tackles on special teams and had seven catches for 75 yards – including a touchdown against Miami. He was also recognized with First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors for the second consecutive year.
Sexton is expected to fill the slot position this year, although he’s a unique fit for the spot and brings more strength than quickness to the field. He relishes being an inside receiver, engaging safeties and linebackers bigger than his 5’11”, 185 pound frame. He’s also got a younger brother Collin that just started playing for the Wildcats as a well, as football seems to be in the family’s blood (he grew up going to every game the family could attend). With experience as a defensive back, receiver, quarterback, and significant special teams contributor, Curry is a jack-of-all-trades player capable of contributing in multiple areas. Look for him to see increased playing time this year on offense and spared a bit of the special teams wear and tear.
To work backwards in the countdown, visit 15 days and our preview of defensive back Randall Evans.