Dominique Curry, former All-Public League standout at George Washington High, has signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Lions. Curry previously played two seasons with the St. Louis Rams.
In 2010, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Rams. As a rookie, he played in two games. In 2011, he played in all 16 games, picking up 10 tackles as a member of the special teams unit. He played on the Rams’ kickoff team.
Curry is not only a good special teams player, but also a talented wide receiver. He had a great college career. He finished his career at California University of Pennsylvania in 2009. He played his first three seasons at Cheyney University.
At Cheyney, he had 134 receptions for 2,002 yards and 14 touchdowns while earning Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference honors. Curry also played basketball for the Wolves. He had 1,079 career points and grabbed 606 career rebounds.
As a high school standout, he played football, basketball and track and field. He played in the Sonny Hill League. The 6-foot-2, 225-pounder, comes from a big sports family. His father, Dominique Stephens, played basketball with Hank Gathers, Bo Kimble and Doug Overton at Dobbins. Stephens was a member of the Mustangs’ 1985 Public League basketball championship team. Stephens played his college basketball for North Carolina Central where he led the Eagles to the 1989 NCAA Division II basketball title.
Curry’s aunt is Marilyn Stephens, who was a star basketball player at Simon Gratz and Temple. Stephens scored 2,194 points and grabbed 1,519 rebounds during her college basketball career at Temple. The Owls retired her jersey, which now hangs in the Liacouras Center. Dominique and Marilyn are both currently head basketball coaches at Cheyney. Dominique is the men’s head basketball coach while Marilyn is the women’s head basketball coach.
After adding Curry to the Lions’ 90-man roster, the team has 13 wide receivers on their roster. Most of them will be competing for the final wide receiver spot. Curry will have a chance to land a spot on the Lions as a special teams player.
The NFL rosters can remain at 90 until the third preseason game. A year ago, Curry played against his hometown team, the Philadelphia Eagles, in the season opener.
If Curry can land a spot on the Lions, he will have an opportunity to play against the Eagles again. The Eagles will host the Lions on October 14 at Lincoln Financial Field.